Commercial Planning Analyst

Location CA-Toronto | US-IL-Northbrook
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General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Commercial Planning Analyst drives administrative, operational, and budgetary planning for Commercial Excellence. They understand how businesses work, is knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting UL, knows the competition, and is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. The Commercial Planning Analyst:

  • Collaborates with Commercial, Marketing and Regions to develop Strategic growth plans
  • Collaborates with Revenue Management and Region leaders to analyze, assess and commercialize growth opportunities
  • Collaborates with Revenue Management and Region leaders to identify inorganic growth opportunities
  • Supports Long Range Planning (LRP) activities and coordination
  • Supports the development of Executive Review materials
  • Supports data-based decision-making across teams to support a global One UL framework that produces a streamlined customer journey and meets revenue goals
  • Develops creative strategies and makes recommendations for revenue enhancements, cost reductions, and operating efficiencies
  • Collaborates with Corporate Finance to develop financial models for investment approval
  • Close interaction with Commercial Excellence team and Finance
  • Extensive collaboration with leaders across the Commercial Excellence team and Revenue Management
  • Builds personal relationships and establishes credibility and collaboration with internal stakeholders

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration preferred)
  • MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of total professional experience
  • Experience working with diverse, global teams strongly preferred
  • Experience conducting robust analysis, developing plans, preparing materials for presentation
  • Experience developing and delivering clear, impactful communications to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to build credible relationships with multiple functions
  • Considerable organizational skills, project management, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to identify and define business problems and issues, and develop strategic, analytical, and financial frameworks to conduct analysis and/or measure success

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

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Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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