Junior-Level Consulting Staff (Paris)

Paris, France
Consulting
Full-time
Avascent is seeking candidates with strong academic performance, proven research and analytical skills, and an interest in business (Fortune 500 companies, private equity, mergers and acquisitions) and government-driven markets (defense, aerospace, technology). Open to relevant majors, including Economics, Business, Engineering, Political Science, Finance, Government, History, and International Relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Serving as an active participant in Avascent project teams to develop and deliver thoughtful, pragmatic and analytically rigorous responses to client inquires;
    • Conducting primary and secondary source research and analysis under the guidance of the project manager and overall project director;
    • Conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses using internal and external sources, including databases, information services, and internet resources;
    • Preparing memos, slides, e-mails, spreadsheets and other materials to capture the results of research and analysis and contribute to the preparation of client deliverables;
    • Completing defined segments of the overall analysis under the guidance of the project manager, to include structuring the problem, formulating and executing systematically a research plan, conducting analysis and developing coherent end-products that capture the results of the analysis;
    • Participating in a supporting role during client meetings and discussions, to include occasionally formally presenting segments of Avascent’s analyses to client personnel; and
    • Supporting Avascent’s operations through occasional participation on internal teams to develop and execute key functions such as recruiting, training, and knowledge management.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Solid and creative research skills and an ability to conduct sophisticated and pragmatic analyses of business and policy issues;
    • Solid quantitative skills sufficient to conduct analyses of market trends, company financials and other topics in support of Avascent’s client engagements;
    • Ability to execute project plans and work independently on relatively well-defined assignments;
    • Ability to work well both individually and as part of larger teams;
    • Ability to communicate ideas and interact in an effective manner with research contacts, more senior Avascent Group staff and client personnel; and
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in business, international relations, political science, economics, government, engineering or related field from a recognized institution with coursework relevant to Avascent’s core business (excellence in academics will be viewed as evidence of a prospective Analyst’s ability to fulfill successfully the demands of the position);
    • At least two (2) years' research and writing experience in an academic and/or work environment; and
    • At least six (6) months internship/work experience involving research and/or analysis related to indicated area(s) of study, or some combination of education/experience thereof.