The Economist Operations Manager in Gurgaon, India

Operations Manager




Gurgaon - India


General Management

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The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

Currently The Economist India has an opportunity for an Operations Manager in our Gurgaon office. The Operations Manager will be responsible for general, facilities, personnel and security management. This individual will have a key role in the recruitment and hiring of new Economist employees and must possess excellent English language skills and be comfortable being the face of their assigned division.

The Operations Manager will report to senior management in the United States. The role will be based on local hours with some flexibility required to cover day-to-day contact U.S. personnel.


In this role you would be expected to:

  • Be the leader of the regional team, driving success and taking responsibility for overall team management.

  • Work actively and in a co-operative manner across the Economist’s business units to best leverage the regional team's expertise

  • Personally represent the Economist India within The Economist Group, working across the Group's businesses where appropriate

  • Take a role in maintaining the high quality and professional image of the Economist India and wider Economist Group, through all communications and interactions with clients and other departments

  • Work actively with team members abroad to share ideas and ensure the continuous development of management.

  • Ensuring that the regional team's costs are kept within budget and are managed efficiently

  • Support and implement the Economist India’s strategy, both through personal input and by ensuring that the regional team's efforts are aligned with the Company's businesses objectives. Where necessary, implementing and managing change within the team to support those business objectives

Experience, skills and professional attributes:

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • A university degree and 6-10 years experience leading an international office

  • Demonstrable experience in managing a team with diverse skill sets

  • Excellent English grammar and communication skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the India business landscape

  • Proven ability to convey ideas and opinions coherently and with authority

  • Superior organization skills

To succeed in this role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability and desire to build positive relationships across the team and the wider business, and work co-operatively to ensure the best overall result for the Economist

  • A strongly developed analytical mind set

  • Polished communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to build teams

  • Strong people management skills, being able to motivate and stimulate highly qualified individuals

  • Excellent organisational capability - able to efficiently schedule and manage large volumes of work across the team

  • Personal pride in producing output of high quality

  • Calmness under pressure; you will be even tempered and fair minded