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Corporate Strategy/Financial Analyst

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Chicago, IL
$90,000 - $120,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 01, 2018
Job ID
Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Strategy- Chicago, IL
This is a salaried exempt position.   90-120k base salary  (Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder)
Position Summary:
The successful candidate will be a Senior Financial Analyst in our client’s Corporate Strategy and Strategic Planning group, which works under the direct oversight of the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer. The position provides a great opportunity to interact with and learn from key leaders across the organization as we work closely with them to drive actions that improve the firm’s performance. This is a demanding and rewarding position with very high visibility and exposure.
Job Responsibilities:
Research / Competitive Intelligence
  • Identify and monitor key trends influencing the various industries our client operates in
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data to form externally informed, actionable insights and enterprise wide outlooks that are then used to formulate corporate strategy
  • Build a robust competitive intelligence process to monitor activities of key industry players including competitors, suppliers, customers and consumers
Strategic Planning
  • Drive the strategic planning process within the firm to define company strategy, establish strategic goals & identify strategic initiatives
  • Perform both internal and external strategic analyses to become better informed about current business conditions
  • Funnel insights from industry, business and competitive analyses to facilitate development of company’s strategic plan
  • Develop scenarios centered around variations in business outlook and assess strategic responses including capital allocation
  • Establish and maintain a companywide calendar to facilitate the planning processes
Business Partnering
  • Perform the role of an in-house business consultant; Partner with teams across the organization to facilitate Deep-Dive analyses into selected businesses with varying objectives ranging from effecting a turnaround of a troubled business to accelerating the growth of a fledgling business
  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats; research and analyze relevant industries, markets, trends to identify strategies and initiatives to address desired objectives
Performance Management and Executive Communication
  • Assist in executing the Strategic Plan by supporting initiatives and by facilitating tracking and reporting of key performance metrics
  • Identify performance gaps and facilitate coordinated actions to address issues
  • Develop content that will be included in executive and board level presentations
Job Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in business, finance or economics preferred
  • 2-5 years’ experience participating in strategic planning / corporate strategy initiatives
  • Market research and competitive analysis skills
  • Experience working in strategy consulting and / or business process consulting strongly preferred
  • Should be proficient in Excel financial modeling
  • Confident, effective communicators with good executive presence and influence preferred
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to perform in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively
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