Senior Consultant, CACI, London

PROPERTY CONSULTING GROUP

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CACI’s Property Consulting Group is one of the largest independent research advisors in the UK, working in partnership with the UK and Europe’s leading developers, investors, asset managers and local authorities. Our team of over 20 consultants act as trusted advisors to our clients and use CACI’s bespoke products and market leading expertise in consumer value, lifestyle habits and shopping patterns to deliver an optimised customer centric strategy on all aspects of a retail destination’s lifecycle.

The team have carried out projects throughout the world on a wide range of assets including high streets, shopping centres, retail parks and outlet centres. Our clients include Westfield, intu, British Land, McArthurGlen, Hammerson, Grosvenor, Lend Lease, The Crown Estate, Hines, Neinver, Immochan, The New West End Company and Redevco. For more information please refer to our website (www.caci.co.uk/property).

In the last few years, we have experienced significant double digit growth in consulting revenues; to support this continued growth, we have an opportunity for a Consultant to join us at the CACI UK Headquarters in Kensington.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The role is primarily to manage and deliver a variety of projects and accounts providing strategic recommendations, bespoke analysis and consultancy services, including:

  • Retail impact analysis & feasibility studies
  • Tenant mix assessment & recommendations
  • Customer behaviour analysis
  • Sales forecasts
  • Floorspace capacity assessment
  • Competitive positioning
  • Marketing strategies

The successful candidate is expected to take on the management of key accounts and projects within the Property Consulting Group. This will involve writing proposals in response to client requests, dealing with day to day client queries and overseeing analysts carrying out technical analysis. The candidate is also expected to carry out analysis themselves across a wide range of project areas.

The candidate must have proven experience in client management, problem solving, taking ownership of projects from inception to completion, ensuring high analytical standards, clear conclusions and prompt delivery.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the commercial growth of the team by utilising their experience and potentially contacts from across the industry.

The role involves significant contact with external parties including representatives of the client, key project team professionals (typically planners, property agents and marketing advisors) and other stakeholders (e.g. potential occupiers, local authorities and investors). You will have the opportunity to work with some of the UK and Europe’s leading retail destinations, making recommendations that go up to the highest levels.

CORE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The ideal candidate, as well as being a highly motivated self-starter, will have the following skills:

  • Educated to at least degree level at 2:1 or above, in a subject with high numerical content (e.g. Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or Geography)
  • Excellent written/verbal English
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate technical results to non-technical individuals
  • Proven experience in presenting reports and conclusions to a senior audience
  • Proven experience in managing complex projects and large accounts
  • The ability to draw on their industry experience to contribute to thought leadership and PR
  • The ability to distil conclusions from statistical outputs
  • Good understanding of Excel
  • Good understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Be experienced in the retail property sector
  • An excellent understanding of the UK retail landscape

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Exposure to and/or appreciation of GIS software and its applications
  • Understanding of statistical modelling techniques
  • Knowledge of BI dashboard tools such as QlikView/Qliksense or Tableau

TRAINING & REWARDS

Full training will be given to the successful applicant. Property Consulting Group supports individual development and career progression through a comprehensive learning and development framework of key analytical and professional skills training.
Competitive salary and benefits package available. This includes discretionary annual bonus, private medical insurance and membership of the onsite gym.

Our people, however, are what really make us different. We are a growing and dynamic group of around 20 data scientists and commercially savvy consultants, passionate, progressive and unafraid of challenge; our mission is to use data-driven insight to make a commercial difference. We also understand the importance of knowing your colleagues, providing regular opportunities to share with, learn from and collaborate with colleagues across the team and division, amongst many other social events throughout the year. If you are looking for the opportunity to work with like-minded people then Property Consulting Group would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Contact John Platt and or Lizzie Wheeler on jplatt@caci.co.uk / lwheeler@caci.co.uk

Visit: https://www.caci.co.uk/careers/career/senior-consultant-0