Position Summary

Center for Integrated Research (CIR): Assistant Manager - Job Description

Do you have a good knowledge of emerging technologies, business, and workforce trends? Do you have strong working knowledge of primary and secondary research methods? At Deloitte, we provide an opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with the professionals around the world. As a Center for Integrated (CIR) professional, you'll get to partner with global stakeholders on critical business issues that cut across industries and functions. At Deloitte, you’ll gain exposure to a variety of tools, effectively manage time, partner with business leaders that will help in enhancing your skills, your career growth and professional development.

Work you’ll do

As a CIR professional, you will focus on developing fresh perspectives on critical business issues that cut across industries and functions, from the rapid change of emerging technologies to the consistent factor of human behavior. You will

contribute to the advancement and quality of the Center's research and thought leadership initiatives based on rigorously researched and data-driven perspectives. Research deliverables include white papers, in-depth research reports, client presentations, case studies, articles, etc.  

Illustrative Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Thought leadership development: Help develop signature perspectives on campaign-related topics (such as Digital Transformation, Trust, Climate change and sustainability, Future of Work, etc.) by analyzing data and reviewing and critiquing drafts to bring them up to quality standards. Deploy strong research skills – research design, analysis methods, competence in research tools and techniques, novel ways to answer research questions with different types of data sets. Design executable and credible research studies consistent with Deloitte's professional standards, ensure reports are based on credible qualitative and quantitative methodologies and focused on unique insights and findings. Liaison with internal and external subject matter experts to research and synthesize new perspectives, write publications, and plan ongoing future studies. Coordinate key projects and data collection processes for each study, while performing technical analysis and reporting.

·       Strategic planning & program management: Support the campaign leaders within the team on the campaign’s program planning and stakeholder management. Cultivate relationships with internal practitioners and publishing teams to support global thought leadership agendas and initiatives.

·       Team development: Contribute to the broader thought leadership community in Deloitte by sharing ideas, methodologies, and best practices. Work alongside campaign leaders within the team to develop and implement programs/initiatives in a way that fosters a sense of community among research professionals across the firm. Mentor junior research staff and help them develop their skillsets and progress in their career paths.

Check Deloitte Insights and Center for Integrated Research for a quick peek into some of our work and a better understanding of what we are looking for.

Deloitte’s Center for Integrated Research team

The Deloitte Center for Integrated Research (CIR) is a research team that works with our firm's most senior leaders to develop rigorously vetted and data-driven thought leadership. We sit at the center of Deloitte's industry and functional expertise, combining the leading insights from across our firm to develop fresh thinking that helps clients confidently navigate today's most challenging issues. Our work helps enable Deloitte to speak with one voice and pave the way for new practices and capabilities.

We are looking for an assistant manager and subject matter expert to work on our global Digital Transformation thought leadership campaign. This individual will work alongside senior researchers in the CIR team and practitioners in Deloitte's digital technologies practice to drive a global thought leadership strategy and its highest visibility research initiatives. This person will support campaign leaders in managing day-to-day activities of the Digital Transformation team of researchers, writers, and analysts, while assisting with the production and deployment of a variety of research outputs to enhance Deloitte's reputation, build client relationships, and ultimately generate revenue.

A strategic and analytic mindset, program management experience, the ability to network, and develop fresh, deeply researched and engaging storylines are critical to success in this role. Background in research, journalism, marketing, thought leadership development or strategic communications are encouraged to apply.

Examples of work under the auspices of the CIR include campaign collections include:

·       Digital Transformation (link)

·       Future of Work (link)

·       Trust (link)

·       Climate change/sustainability (link)


·       6+ years’ work experience in business research & analysis, strategy consulting, organizational talent or technology research role

·       Master’s Degree like MBA/CFA/CA

·       Experience in technology research, business analysis, organizational talent, strategy consulting or IT transformation programs

·       Subject matter expertise in at least one of the campaigns (Digital Transformation and integrated technologies such as AI, cyber, cloud; Future of Work; Climate Change/Sustainability; Trust, etc.), gained through either prior research or work experience


·       Research Experience: Experience in primary research methods such as surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, etc. with the ability to lead from conception to deployment. Ability to perform rigorous secondary research with hands-on experience of using databases such as Factiva, Hoovers, OneSource, and Thomson; research providers such as Gartner and Forrester; and aptitude for identifying new data sources and answering research questions with different types of data sets. Experience in using statistical tools such as SAS, R, SPSS. Understanding of design thinking and exposure to visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI

·       Marketing and deployment: Broad understanding of social media platforms is preferable.

·       Communication skills: Confident verbal communication and strong writing skills with experience in storyboarding

·       Program management: Program management skills for complex research assignments extending to long durations and across geographies. Experience working with US/global teams is a plus. Ability to work across cultures is important.

·       Interpersonal skills: Self-driven and motivated; strong team player

Other Details

Work timing

11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. IST






Disclaimer: Please note that this Job Description is subject to change based on the business/project requirements and at the discretion of management.

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