Celebrating over twelve years of innovative and collaborative work, Athena Infonomics has established itself as a data-driven global consultancy that leverages social science research, data science, and technology to provide user-centric, context-specific solutions and advice to decision makers. Our multidisciplinary and multi-cultural team of 70+ professionals spread across Asia, Africa, DC and London exemplify extensive experience in designing and applying research methods to co-design and co-produce useful research that is inclusive and relevant.
Our team of data scientists apply agile programming and ICT tools in order to deliver responsive and practical data and digital solutions—making for an innovative, technology-oriented business model that sets us apart in the international development space.
The international business community is taking notice of this unique approach: in 2021 alone, Athena Infonomics was recognized on The Financial Times, Nikkei Asia, and Statista’s High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021 ranking, and was selected as one of The Economic Times and Statista’s 2021, 2022, and 2023 India Growth Champions.
Core Job Responsibilities:
1. Strategic Planning:
- Assist the CEO in developing and executing the company’s strategic vision and plans by providing data-driven recommendations.
- Identify potential opportunities and threats in the market and analyze the company’s strengths and weaknesses to inform strategic initiatives.
2. Project Management:
- Coordinate and manage special projects and initiatives as assigned by the CEO, ensuring timely completion and high-quality outputs.
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to gather necessary information, facilitate communication, and ensure smooth project execution.
3. Competitive Intelligence:
- Monitor industry news, events, and competitors to understand the competitive landscape comprehensively.
- Develop and maintain a database of competitor profiles, including their strategies, strengths, weaknesses, and market positions.
4. Research and Analysis:
- Conduct in-depth research and analysis on industry trends, market dynamics, competitor activities, and other relevant topics to support the CEO’s strategic decision-making.
- Synthesize complex information from multiple sources to create clear, concise, actionable insights.
5. Internal Communication:
- Collaborate with various departments across the organization to gather relevant data and insights for the CEO’s strategic initiatives.
- Communicate research findings and recommendations to internal stakeholders, ensuring clarity and alignment on strategic objectives.
6. Confidentiality and Compliance:
- Maintain the highest level of confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism in handling sensitive company information.
- Ensure all research and analysis activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies.
7. Relationship Management:
- Build and maintain strong relationships with industry experts, partners, and other external stakeholders to gather valuable insights and support the CEO’s strategic initiatives.
- Represent the CEO in a professional and courteous manner when interacting with external parties.
8. Other Duties:
- Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the CEO in support of strategic objectives or company operations.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Master’s degree or another advanced degree in a relevant field such as business management or social sciences.
- Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in a mid-management role in corporate planning and strategy building. Preference for experience in Consulting firms with expertise in market research, business analytics, data analytics and reporting.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders within and outside the organisation. Should be comfortable in working with multicultural teams across countries and time zones.
- Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently, often within a required timeframe.
- Proven ability to be flexible, responsive, and adaptive to shifting priorities.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience to high-level audiences in English.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- This position requires successful completion of a reference check and employment verification.
- The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.
- Only candidates who have India work authorization will be considered.
Athena’s Work Culture
At Athena, we function in an outcomes-based work environment with flexible hours and a high level of autonomy. Professional development and thought leadership are key elements of our business model: we support our team members’ professional growth through on-the-job training, and we encourage the cultivation of our colleagues’ personal brands through participation in panels, events, publications, and other thought-leadership opportunities. We embrace a transparent, open work environment with meaningful leadership pathways for those with inventive ideas and initiatives.
- Build Trust Through Integrity: We are committed to driving positive change through accountability and honesty.
- Be Bold: We are irrational dreamers who operate in an entrepreneurial environment where those with agility and innovative ideas thrive and grow.
- Solve Together: We approach solutions as multi-talented equals, open to learning together with compassion, empathy, and respect.
- Strive for Excellence: With passion and grit, we devote ourselves to delivering high-quality outcomes for our clients, partners, and end-users.
Interested applicants can send their CVs, a statement of purpose, and a writing sample, along with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention “Application for Associate Manager / Manager – Corporate Planning, 2023” in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.
Athena Infonomics is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Athena Infonomics is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.