19 May

Assistant Manager Strategic Research - Mumbai - Jlt India

Assistant Manager Strategic Research
Jlt India
Mumbai MH
19 May, 2017 30+ days ago

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson India



Knowledge Services


Strategic Research

Sub- Department

Construction (Specialist Research)

Job Title

Assistant Manager

Reports to

Manager/Senior Manager


Span of Control


Job Purpose

To provide high quality research, analysis and thought partnership to the UK Construction business.

Job Dimensions

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Broad understanding of the construction sector and the various sub segments of the sector

  • Familiarity with business models prevalent in the sector

  • Familiarity with the value chain of the sector and the inherent risks within the sub segments

  • Broad familiarity with different classes of risks, lines of business, and insurance products available to protect against risks

  • Broad understanding of financial statement analysis- able to read and interpret financial statements, perform basic financial analysis

  • Ability to link knowledge of global political, economic, social, technological and regulatory environment to business performance

  • Good knowledge of databases like Bloomberg and Factiva and free sources such as IMF/World bank databases

Job Complexity

  • Able to scope and execute requests of medium complexity- risk assessments, topical analysis etc.

  • Able to apply knowledge of strategic frameworks across companies operating in different industries

  • Able to produce accurate, relevant and insightful analysis within timelines

Client Relationships / Communication Skills

  • Understands the business context on the request and problem solves with the stakeholder to achieve the objective-asks the right questions to determine the scope of research efforts

  • Leverages previous research knowledge to problem solve the right analysis and sources to answer the question

  • Keeps internal and external stakeholders updated about the progress on projects

  • Able to use common end products- Word, Powerpoint and Excel proficiently

  • Able to piece together discrete data and information points to synthesize into a cohesive story

People Management and Strategic Impact

Experienced Contributor/supervisor
  • Coaches Analysts and peers in the specialist as well as the generalist pool

  • Quality checks the work of any team member who is providing capacity support to this individual

Financial Impact

  • Builds credibility to undertake increasing volume of work, thereby increasing team size

Geographical Impact


Principle Accountabilities

Delivery Management
  • Leverages research and problem solving skills to frame a sharp scope of research projects and estimates timelines accurately

  • Combines construction sector knowledge, knowledge of various data/information sources and strategic frameworks to collect information relevant to answer the stakeholder request

  • Uses strong written communication skills and proficiency in MS Office tools, specifically MS Word and Powerpoint to synthesize research into a logical as well as well designed output

  • Contributes proactively to knowledge development by identifying themes and writing points of view, blogs, chatter posts etc.

  • Manages projects effectively through strong planning, creating realistic plans with periodic checkpoints for self and any team member partnering on a project

  • Develops construction sector knowledge by studying market intelligence on emerging trends, established risk classes and overall building a strong understanding of the construction value chain and the various classes of risks within those

Stakeholder Management
  • Develops strong relationships with stakeholders through high quality research, responsiveness and agile and clear communication

  • Problem solves with stakeholders on developing a strategic research agenda to meet business needs

  • Coaches Analysts and peers through on the job coaching and participation in team knowledge sharing forums, on sector dynamics and research skills


Operating Environment

JLT India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT). The JLT Group has two main lines of business Employee Benefits and Insurance Broking and has its presence through owned companies in over 36 countries and through a network its presence is in over 100 countries.
A key member of the Strategic Research team, a team responsible for delivering high quality research and analytics to the group's UK construction business

Framework & Boundaries

As per the policies and frameworks followed by the UK construction team






Daily interaction for updates, reviews and progress


Within JLT India:

Need based interaction with all managers for escalations, discussions, information sharing

Outside JLT India:

Regular interaction with the stakeholders

Outside the company: Need based interaction with Database Vendors

Person Specifications



BS/MS from a well accredited university


MBA is definitely a plus.

Work Qualifications





Essential: None

Desirable: None


  • Experience in researching on construction topics such as company research, sector research or regional research

  • Between 2 to 6 years of experience in industry/country/business/market research with in-depth knowledge of global marketplace, key trends, economic and geo-political developments, global supply chain, and key business and financial risks.

  • Experience of working with a UK/US based insurance/re-insurance/insurance broking/consulting firm of global repute will be looked at preferably

  • Desirable:
  • Focused, substantial experience in researching and analysing the UK construction sector, understanding of the structure of the Construction sector- the market segments, value chain, business model, and risks



    Good understanding of one or more sub sectors/topics covered by the Construction sector in one geography, including key players, risks and market opinion on trends in the sector(s)


    Expert knowledge of one or more sub sectors covered by the UK Construction business

    Skills & Abilities

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Sound verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to coach effectively

  • Desirable:

    Able to create client ready thought leadership pieces substantially independently


    Essential: None

    Desirable: None

    Job Challenges

    • Demanding stakeholders in the UK who may have high expectations regarding domain expertise

    • Potential conflicts and prioritization challenges in managing concurrent deadlines

    Primary Location : Maharashtra-Mumbai-Supreme Business Park, Powai

    Job : Knowledge Services
    Organization : Knowledge Services

    Job Posting : May 19, 2017, 5:56:28 AM

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