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Senior Analyst, Competitive Intelligence

  • EXPERIAN
  • New York, NY, United States
  • May 13, 2019
Information Technology

Job Description

Experian is a global leader in the dynamic data, analytics & insights markets. We provide information and advanced platforms & solutions that transform data into meaningful action - simplifying credit and lending, reducing complexity in specialized verticals, automating and securing workflows, and helping consumers in their financial lives.

With over 16,000 employees and operations across 39 countries, Experian is one of the pre-eminent actors for improving financial inclusion globally. We are a FTSE 50 company, and have been named one of the ""World's Most Innovative Companies"" by Forbes for five years in a row.

As a Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst on the Global Corporate Strategy Team, you will work with senior leaders and product experts across the organization to assess developments in their competitive environments, thereby helping to accelerate our overall growth agenda. You will provide insight and expertise to help inform our strategic planning process - with emphasis on evaluating external market trends, macroeconomic factors, regulatory developments, and the competitive landscape. Your ability to thoroughly analyse competitors' financial and economic models over time - clearly linking this to their over-arching strategies and near-term tactical moves - is an essential complement to our businesses' day-to-day understanding of their competitors' market position.

Put simply, you will be a central contributor in a high-profile team that serves as Experian senior leadership's trusted advisor on clarifying competitors' evolving position within markets and the implications for our businesses.

Responsibilities include:
The Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst must:
  • Develop competitive market intelligence and strategy materials for senior executive leadership.
  • Proactively review emerging trends in markets, case studies and relevant topics.
  • Perform in-depth analyses (e.g., market sizing, competitive landscape mapping, channel assessment, segmentation, financial performance) using multiple quantitative and qualitative methods to generate business insights.
  • Identify, gather, and assess key internal and external data to drive those analyses - leveraging and accessing research sources (internal and external to the firm).
  • Collaborate closely with global and regional stakeholders across Experian - business, product, sales, technology, finance, etc. - to get work done. Yet also produce high quality work independently.
  • Develop recommendations to support growth and business improvement that will have a significant impact on Experian's top and bottom lines, long-term.
  • Contribute to annual strategic planning process and execution/implementation plans.
  • Begin to build long-term internal relationships and manage organizational stakeholders.
  • Possess personal presence, comfort, and confidence to appropriately engage with executives.
  • Engage and team with external consulting firms as and when needed.
EOE Including Disability / Vet...

The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Bachelors' degree from a reputable university; MBA is applicable, but not required.
  • 3+ years functional experience (post Bachelors) in Investment Banking (e.g., M&A, equities research), Financial Research, or Financial Advisory experience is highly desired. Relevant experience in comparable role (e.g., strategy consulting) is acceptable.
  • Very strong earnings statement analysis, financial modelling/valuation and analytical skills. Must have prior experience with buy-side investor (or equivalent) analysis involving quantitative and financial modelling using balance sheet, income statement, public comparables and transaction comparables analyses.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with specific ability to communicate concepts and ideas concisely and defend their validity.
  • Ability to comfortably interact with business stakeholders (management and senior executives) in a professional and mature manner.
  • Excellent technology skills with strong Excel (macros, pivot tables, look-ups and filtering), PowerPoint, and Word skills. S/he will be able to quickly learn new software applications.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proactive.
  • Energetic and decisive, with high level of integrity.
  • Ability to multitask across several concurrent projects.
  • Comfort in and commitment to strong teamwork environment. A relationship builder, who can establish trust and credibility across Experian.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as/if required (est. 10% or less).