This is a career defining opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in the Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis senior leadership team at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The CMA is one of the world's top agencies, working to promote competition for the benefit of consumers. The Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis Group provides business and financial analysis and designs remedies to tackle competition and consumer problems that we find.
As Director, you will play a central role ensuring high quality, financial and business advice is delivered in CMA cases, and that the remedies we put in place are effective, delivering substantial and sustained customer benefits. You will steer, manage, and coach teams to investigate and analyse commercial issues in regulatory, mergers, markets, consumer, antitrust and digital-focused projects. Your responsibility will extend to helping inform the CMA’s understanding of how business and markets are functioning, shaping decisions as to whether there is a competition or consumer concern. You will play a vital role in both deciding and putting in place effective solutions for those concerns, in a variety of contexts.
The role involves significant commercial and financial insight in overseeing well-evidenced analytical work and communicating clearly and with impact, both orally and in writing. Managing and developing staff is also a key part of the role, alongside working collegiately across the CMA with senior colleagues to deliver the best overall outcomes.
To be considered for this role, you will need a postgraduate business, finance, economics or accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CFA MA / MSc or MBA) or equivalent postgraduate experience, ideally alongside familiarity with economics and financial theory. In your application you will need to evidence a track record of leading, managing and delivering complex projects with defined resources and to tight timescales, along with experience of effective and inclusive team leadership.
The CMA is seeking to appoint the best qualified candidate for this role and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.
In return, the CMA is a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating place to work – an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, and favourable consideration of flexible working.
To find out more about this opportunity and working for the CMA please click the apply button.
Closing date for completed applications: 11:55 pm on Monday 20th June 2022.
The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.