Retaining talent is essential to Argus and that’s why we recognize leadership qualities and offer opportunities to broaden one’s scope of responsibilities. There are several key roles at Argus and we make sure each employee is equipped to perform the essential tasks.
Although all career paths at Argus are not the same for everyone, there is a model of milestones that are customarily achieved by those advancing in their careers.
Working in a team environment, our analysts are tasked to handle daily team/project objectives. In order to reach the set goals, they actively manage their own time and execute assignments in a self-directed, proactive manner that allows them to deliver accurate work. This includes formulating approaches to meet objectives and identifying implications of alternative methods as well as developing creative, actionable and efficient solutions to resolve any challenges that may arise. After having consistently demonstrated the initiative to take on additional tasks, an analyst may be ready to transition to a senior analyst role in an average of two years.
In this role, the senior analyst understands the industry and can actively apply their knowledge and perspective to the projects. Acting as a team leader, the senior analyst manages the responsibility of ensuring their team completes deadlines. As a senior analyst, contact with clients greatly increases, and therefore, outstanding communication skills are needed to correspond with them efficiently and accurately with little supervision. The senior analyst understands complex issues and formulates analytical approach options in a logical manner. After two to three years, a senior analyst may be ready to transition into a manager role, although some promotions occur sooner in one’s career.
As a supervisor of a team of individuals, the manager ensures progression of the group as a whole by providing clear and concise feedback, establishing timelines, and communicating the progress and implications of lack of progress with projects. The manager applies their strong comprehension of the industry to the advancement of team projects and providing qualified advice to team members. The balancing and prioritizing of multiple assignments is fundamental as manager. In this position, one actively trains and supervises analysts on problem solving, time management and analytical techniques. After having acquired additional knowledge and fine-tuned their leadership skills, the manager may potentially qualify for the Senior Manager role.
Although akin to the role of manager, the senior manager does a variety of tasks that further hone the efficiency of each department. The Senior Manager professionally supports the team by articulating how their work and each team member’s work contributes to project objectives. He/she is capable of interpreting and organizing results so that they may expertly design the deliverables. Then the Senior Manager ensures the utmost quality of team deliverables by frequently interacting with and directing team members.
Vice Presidents have demonstrated superior ability to interface with clients. The management of client expectations and satisfaction is an ongoing task and the efficient handling of client interfaces and communications is critical. In this role, the demonstration of thought-leadership and distinctive competence is crucial for the successful management of the team. Those in the Vice President role serve as role models throughout the firm and actively coach more junior members of the Argus community. They lead the execution of all deliverables and are expected to foster an environment conducive to innovation, high productivity, and superb quality.
Managing Directors are the senior leaders at Argus and oversee Argus’s key business groups. They have demonstrated expertise in fostering new client relationships, expanding the scope of Argus’s products and services, and identifying new revenue opportunities. Moreover, they have deep subject-matter expertise and exceptional people management skills. As visible leaders, they are committed to the success of the firm as a whole.