Consulting Manager

London Area, United Kingdom

About the role

The consulting unit within IWSR is a small but high-powered team regularly advising the C-suite of virtually all multinational alcohol manufacturers as well as most major domestic players. Leveraging our best-in-class database, combined with our world-class consumer research arm and global network of market experts, we have a unique ability to provide insights into the trends shaping the industry. Due to our singular focus on beverage alcohol, we have an unrivalled position of trust and, as a result, responsibility, to provide the most accurate view of opportunities and threats facing our clients, and to shape their strategic planning.

As a consulting manager with a focus on EMEA and APAC, this role is critical in supporting all consulting activities in the IWSR’s most important regions, liaising with multi-disciplined teams in the HQ and regional offices of multinationals and domestic producers.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high level consulting output, develop key client relationships and build internal team capabilities. They will need to be comfortable and confident in intellectually challenging discussions with senior stake-holders within client organisations, and add value to the IWSR brand in these interactions.

The role reports to the Director of Consulting in London. We also have a US based team, and this role will be required to work very closely with them as projects demand.


Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Lead and manage large and complex projects
  • Deliver and present findings to a senior audience in a compelling and authoritative manner
  • Work closely with the commercial team and consulting leadership including market research leaders in scoping projects, developing proposals and pricing workstreams and delivery
  • Maintain continuous communication with clients to ensure projects are on-track and aligned with client expectations
  • Contribute to internal product and business improvement plans
  • Manage and develop more junior analysts and team members, including ensuring quality control for their work


Required skills and experience

  • Ability to define, drive and deliver projects to completion leveraging resources across multiple geographies
  • Steadfast curiosity and ability rapidly to model, analyse, interpret and distil large amounts of data (category x market as well as consumer research) into clear insights and recommendations
  • Proven ability to both deliver projects individually as well as through others
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, can communicate sophisticated concepts and findings simply and succinctly as clearly-expressed insights
  • Ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive manner
  • Can think on their feet with logic and fact backed responses to challenging questions
  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters level and/or professional qualifications advantageous
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience, preferably in a top-tier consultancy or internal insights role
  • Beverage alcohol industry experience is a distinct advantage



In addition to a highly competitive basic salary and company pension, there are 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and end of year company shutdown), a generous annual bonus scheme, lots of learning opportunities within a friendly and supportive working environment and flexible working hours. We also have a health cash plan, an independent EAP, regular socials, offer a volunteering policy and birthday treats.


About IWSR

For more than 50 years, IWSR has been trusted by the leaders of global beverage alcohol businesses as an integral part of their strategic planning and decision-making processes. We uniquely combine our proprietary longitudinal market data, consumer insights and AI-enhanced data science with valuable on-the-ground human intelligence, in more than 160 markets worldwide, to decipher what is really happening in the global beverage alcohol market. With access to our data, clients from across the drinks industry – including multinational spirits, beer and wine businesses; packaging and ingredient manufacturers; distributors and financial institutions – plan their strategies and future investment with a reliable, consistent and complete understanding of the global landscape.


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