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Strategy Analyst

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust.  That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing.  In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people.  We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

We truly believe in internal growth and career development. We're so excited that you are interested in growing your career with us!

What's the role?

The Corporate Strategy Analyst is a member of the Corporate Strategy team at Northwestern Mutual. You will partner with cross-functional team members, developing project plans, identifying risks and supporting the team to drive projects forward. You will also assess, gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data from internal and external resources to drive insights which result in telling a story through data. You will help formulate strategy and initiatives that create value for the organization. Development of business cases to drive business growth, change ideas into successful actions and timely complete of key projects are key to success; as is ongoing production of reports to track KPIs, identify areas of improvement, and identify root causes of problems to form recommendations. You'll work with a dynamic team that is on the forefront of setting company strategy in a collaborative and agile environment.

  • Manages projects that involve more complex decisions and project management. Projects typically rely less on established practices and involve greater coordination with cross-functional business clients and/or vendors. Coordinates the needs and opinions of different people in different departments with various areas of expertise.
  • Provides proactive research consultation to business stakeholders throughout the Company. Advises and assists them in solving business issues.
  • Develops proposals, designs research, and implements quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Integrates business, product, competitive research knowledge and information obtained to provide corporate direction and lead to insight regarding business objectives.
  • Provides consultation to cross-functional partners on more complicated business needs and evaluates and solves business problems using structured approaches.
  • Develops research reports that are more complex in nature, integrating results from many sources and presenting them in a clear and concise fashion. Able to present complex information in an understandable way.
  • Interacts with management to address objectives. Communicates to various levels within the company, including executive-level, and presents complex topics to large and diverse audiences.
  • Provides research consulting experience to develop white papers summarizing industry, competitor and consumer insights and trends.

Bring your best! What the role needs:

  • Minimum of 3 years in strategy, finance, market research, or equivalent experience in managing key growth initiatives. Industry, company and product knowledge is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Research or related field.
  • Proven track record for managing multiple projects simultaneously. Strong speaking and presentation skills coupled with excellent synthesis and writing skills, particular emphasis on writing for executive audience.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage cross-functional stakeholders and ability to influence.
  • Ability to gather information systematically; consider a broad range of issues or factors; grasp complexities and perceive relationships among problems or issues; use accurate logic in analysis.
  • Ability to be responsive to changing business needs, manage and prioritize concurrent assignments, and handle ambiguity.
  • Strong analytical capability with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proven skills in problem solving, research, quantitative analysis and analytical working techniques.
  • Strong aptitude and desire for learning new platforms, development, analytic and presentation tools; modeling, analytic and quantitative techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively work with clients at all levels of the company
  • Knowledge in word processing and presentation software programs (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Benefits:

Great pay package, 401K, Company sponsored retirement plan, educational assistance, Performance based incentive pay, Medical, dental and vision insurance, Parental leave, Caregiver time off….and more

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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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