SMMT Job Vacancies


08 March 2024 #SMMT Job Vacancies

A vacancy now exists for an Economist in the Public Policy and Vehicle Legislation (PPVL) department.


  • To monitor, analyse, report and advise on economic, fiscal and market developments affecting the automotive industry in the UK and globally
  • To develop robust data sets, economic intelligence, analysis and arguments that inform SMMT policy positions, communication and member services on all key automotive issues within the economic, industrial and taxation agenda
  • To engage and represent SMMT’s views to members, SMMT colleagues, government, and other stakeholders as required through input to meetings, reports and other projects and services
  • To support on any SMMT projects and activities related to economic, fiscal and industrial policy issues, positions and reports as required


  • (Describe with referent to abilities/qualifications such as report writing, oral presentation, accuracy, reliability, administrative, interpersonal, confidentiality, computer use, professional, managerial, languages etc)
  • Economics, business or other data analytical degree
  • Proven professional experience in a business (automotive, industry or relevant service sector), or a government, trade association or research environment
  • Experience of applied economics and research, familiar with key sources of economic intelligence
  • Experience in economic policy work and ability to write and present policy-influencing documents, positions and reports
  • Strong numerical, analytical and reporting skills, competent in analytical methods relevant to post
  • Competent in the use of information and communication technology, competent in data capture and management
  • Good awareness of the commercial, regulatory and political issues affecting businesses in the UK
  • Highly motivated team player, able to work independently and in teams, with the drive to take responsibility, think strategically and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communications skills (oral/written), effective and comfortable in communicating and presenting technical detail in a concise and credible manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy, able to develop good working relationships with colleagues, members, government and key stakeholders
  • Able and willing to travel in the UK and abroad to attend meetings and other events


  • Economic monitoring and evidence
  • To regularly research and analyse key economic, sector and transport data and statistics, including a weekly Economics Intelligence Update (EIU)
  • To monitor, evaluate and brief on key research reports on the economic agendas
  • To maintain appropriate data management processes (data capture, reporting & analysis)
  • To support strategic development of SMMT economic data sets and their use
  • Regular data reporting and taxation
  • To provide data and analytical input to SMMT policy development and political communication
  • To support SMMT’s monthly data reporting releases on UK vehicle markets and production
  • To provide quarterly economic and market briefings to SMMT committees and working groups
  • To develop economic content for SMMT’s media engagement, website and publications
  • To develop and maintain database on global EV market trends and incentives
  • To run SMMT’s Tax Panel – eg setting agendas and organising member meetings, and maintaining good knowledge on automotive and business tax issues
  • Economic analysis and political engagement
  • To provide economic analysis, intelligence and written input to support SMMT’s political agenda
  • To manage regular and ad-hoc survey projects, develop evidence and write briefing papers
  • To represent SMMT economics agenda at internal and key external stakeholder fora and events
  • To brief staff, members, government and other stakeholders on key issues and analysis
  • To respond to internal/external requests for data/analysis in an appropriate and timely manner
  • To develop and lead on projects and influential relationships as required
  • Research, reports and surveys
  • To run SMMT’s quarterly car and LCV market outlook survey, including supporting pre- and post- survey webinars to members
  • To run SMMT’s quarterly member survey on business insights (Automotive Insights survey)
  • To research, develop and contribute economic analysis to key SMMT reports and projects, including annual Economics Symposium
  • To support SMMT input into Automotive Council, specifically the International Competitiveness and Business Environment agenda and projects
  • To support strategic development of SMMT’s portfolio of economic outputs

Prospective candidates should contact with a CV and covering letter by 19 March 2024.

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