Corporate Strategy Analyst

Location US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2022-30679
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Accounting/Finance

 

Strategic Support.HR.General - UL Employees Jumping - 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:

This role is hybrid based out of our Northbrook, IL corporate office

 

As a part of the Strategy, Partnerships and Acquisitions team, the Senior Strategy Analyst will support developing long term business strategy for the Enterprise and Advisory (E&A) groups within UL Solutions while reporting to the Director Strategic Development.  You will work closely with leadership to research macro, market trends and competition, understand sources of long term competitive advantage and develop business strategies for business units to create long term value.  This is a critical role within the company and provides an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact within fast growth digital software, data and advisory businesses.  You will play a primary role in defining the future strategic direction for E&A's businesses focused on ESG and sustainability solutions for multiple customer industries.

  • Collect and analyze market information to develop deep industry and competitive understanding for our industry segments and provide critical insights & recommendations.
  • Support definition of business unit level strategy, business development priorities, including collaborating with senior business leaders across Regional and Functional areas.
  • Plan and coordinate all activities globally as it relates to strategy development, execution and long-range business planning.
  • Coordinate input from cross-functional and cross regional business units and project manage strategic initiatives 
  • Support periodic reporting of business unit performance reviews, initiatives and market updates to senior executives. 
  • Support development of strategic roadmap for both organic and inorganic growth.
  • Where necessary, support specific M&A and partnership activities including sourcing and commercial due diligence.
  • Act as point of contact to maintain business unit and industry content including external contacts, industry research reports and data. 

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What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 2 years of experience in a management/strategy consultancy or an in-house corporate development/strategy role
  • Experience with financial modeling
  • Strong PowerPoint presentation, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Experience working with SaaS and/or business models a plus
  • Confident, analytical thinker with focus on presenting ideas in a structured way
  • Willingness to "go deep" to understand industry drivers through a range of sources
  • Able to take work and run own time with limited oversight to successful completion
  • Team player with drive, curiosity and "can do" attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience building relationships with employees at all levels of an organization. 
  • Ability to effectively coordinate multiple jobs and projects simultaneously

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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.

Learn More:

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.

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com

 

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