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Senior Research Consultant, Agribusiness in Memphis - Shady Grove Road S

Senior Research Consultant, Agribusiness

Senior Research Consultant – IHS Markit, Agribusiness Consulting

Agribusiness Consulting, HIS Markit a world agribusiness research and consulting leader that covers the food supply chain from inputs to retail globally, is seeking a Senior Research Consultant to join its team in Memphis, TN or Washington, DC.

Role Description

The Senior Consultant is responsible for project management and execution. Project management includes leading multiple projects simultaneously, directing several project teams that may include consultants, senior consultants and senior executives, ensuring projects meet the required quality and analytical depth, ensuring projects are completed on time, writing parts of the consulting report, and reviewing the writing/content of the overall consulting report/deliverables. The Senior Consultant is also expected to work on the execution of projects and/or be part of a project team. Project execution involves obtaining primary and secondary information, working with databases, conducting quantitative analysis, developing and writing findings, formulating advice for businesses, government agencies and trade associations and interacting/presenting projects to clients. Projects also often involve financial analysis and strategy development.  This position also has responsibility for maintaining and improving a framework for long-term forecasts of the supply, demand and prices of grains and oilseeds in major countries, along with running scenarios of potential outcomes in connection with consulting projects.


Consulting Project Management

  • Manage/lead and execute entire projects or sections of projects
  • Guide research team to ensure analytic quality is met
  • Guide research team to meet project milestones and timelines
  • Work on several projects simultaneously
  • Seek feedback from and relay any issues in a timely manner to VPs or SVPs
  • Leverage VPs/SVPs by owning project delivery
  • Take part in presenting project findings to clients
  • Maintain a development plan with clear objectives
  • Work across a range of project types, and learn new skills as necessary
  • Help to motivate team members

Consulting Project Execution

Conduct extensive primary and secondary research and analysis of the markets relevant to the food and agriculture supply chain, including transportation, renewable energy sectors, agricultural and trade policy and overall regulatory environment

  • Manage, organize, and analyze sets of data using Excel, Access or related tools
  • Develop questionnaires and conduct interviews with industry participants
  • Analyze information by using economic, financial, statistical/econometric, business strategy principles and methods (e.g., financial statement analyses, price forecasting)
  • Develop original content and/or analytical approaches
  • Write parts of consulting reports, consolidate work from other members into a single report, and review overall report
  • Synthesize research findings to effectively communicate this research, findings and conclusions to clients

Sales and Marketing

  • Contribute to proposal submissions and business development opportunities
  • Support VPs and SVP to develop new business leads and interact with potential clients


  • Highly self-motivated and strong work ethic to work effectively under little supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to handle and lead multiple projects and priorities
  • Flexible to analyze a wide range of issues in a timely manner
  • Good communicator with clients and colleagues
  • Solid time management and organizational skills
  • Comfortable with tight deadlines and volatile work flow
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Ability to expand knowledge base to multiple markets, analytical tools and topical areas
  • Ability to conceptualize and synthesize complex issues
  • Strong communication skills including writing and oral presentation capabilities
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint and other software used within the group
  • Masters, MBA or PhD in business, economics, agricultural economics or a related field and work experience of over 2 years
  • Ability to manage consulting research projects and a team of analysts
  • Knowledge of agriculture or food markets is helpful but not required


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

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IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct
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Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

  • Req ID: R18425
  • Date Posted: 10/28/2020
  • Job Category: Consulting and Professional Services
  • Location: Memphis - Shady Grove Road S
  • City, State: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Country: United States of America

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