Senior Associate, Global Macro

Global Counsel
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 26

Position description

Global Counsel is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Global Macro practice. The team helps global corporates, investors and organisations exploit growth opportunities across a wide range of markets and anticipate and manage macroeconomic, geopolitical, and country risks.

The successful candidate will have experience working in government, research, or consulting with a focus on international economic affairs. An understanding of European economies and important economic policy debates, especially in the EU and euro zone, would be considered a plus.​

The role​

  • Monitor and analyse macroeconomic, political and policy developments across a wide range of markets (especially in Europe) and draft regular update notes;
  • Support strategic planning exercises (e.g., scenario development, horizon scanning) for clients considering the impact of a wide range of economic and geopolitical events on business continuity and supply chains;
  • Advise global investors and corporates with macro political and economic due diligence both pre- and post-investment;
  • Support clients with their engagement strategies, including through topical briefing packs and stakeholder mapping;
  • Provide day-to-day contact for clients, building positive client relationships and delivering actions and projects to meet clients' needs and deadlines;
  • Support the growth of the practice by identifying companies and investors for business development campaigns and develop new policy insights and analysis relevant to these entities;
  • Act as an active ambassador for Global Counsel at relevant industry and policy events, and invest in developing the skills, expertise and reputation of yourself and others.

Skills profile

  • Degree in economics, international relations, political economy, or other related fields;
  • Experience working on economic affairs for a consulting firm, think tank, financial institution, government, or international/European organisation;
  • Strong knowledge of global and European politics and economic affairs. Geographical expertise in European countries preferred;
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to make inferences and draw conclusions about how politics and policy affect businesses and investors;
  • Clear, objective and engaging written communication, including on sensitive and technical subjects, and a proven ability to synthesize complex material;
  • Rigorous and entrepreneurial research skills, including using datasets for visual presentation;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English. Any other language skills are an advantage;
  • A motivated self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team;
  • Self-awareness and a strong commitment to professional and personal development.

Global Counsel is committed to equal opportunities, respect and wellbeing for all staff and applicants for employment. We are committed to building a team that genuinely reflects the diversity of the places we work. We are committed to achieving a culture where there is regard for all and there is no place for discrimination and harassment of any type.

Our aim is for GC to be a company where all our staff have the opportunity to grow, develop, succeed and be their authentic selves whatever their sex, race, colour, class, religion, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, redundancy, leaves of absence, salary and training.

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