Summer Intern - Corporate Strategy

Location: Chicago, IL Posted Date: March 18, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 10670 CareerMine Job Id: 1345122


  • The Strategy Intern will be responsible for supporting strategic planning at[Company] . He/she will help establish a fact base regarding company and industry performance drivers, quantify implications of current market trends, and identify specific opportunities to improve profitability for[Company] . A key part of this role will be focused on conducting external research and data analysis to inform strategic priorities for the enterprise.

Key Accountabilities And Responsibilities

  • Conduct strategic research (50%)
  • Identify and prioritize strategic questions to answer through market research and external data analysis (e.g., wallboard market forecasting, emerging market trends)
  • Identify potential data sources to inform key questions, establish relationships with relevant third parties, and aggregate available data (e.g., Commercial real estate broker data)
  • Synthesize market forecasts, emerging trends, and implications for [Company] executive team (e.g., demand forecast by vertical, impact of demographic trends on construction industry)
  • Inform strategic priorities through data aggregation and analysis (30%)
  • Collect and aggregate both internal and external data across a wide range of data sources to inform potential future-state market and product scenarios that could drive organic growth for [Company] (e.g., innovation trends, product opportunities, impact on profitability)
  • Manipulate and analyze external market/economic data and generate high-level insights to inform strategic decision making (e.g., data analysis to develop a market forecasting model)
  • Perform additional data collection and analysis as needed to inform advanced analytics efforts for high-priority strategic issues (e.g., industry vertical sales by metropolitan area)



  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate (Junior or higher) or MBA degree program with a focus in business, finance, or technology.

Required Skills

  • Financial acumen – familiarity and experience with financial metrics, enterprise finance application data, and management reporting
  • Strategic thinking – experience in a technical or business role requiring an understanding of business performance drivers, familiarity with markets and distribution channel dynamics, and overall industry trends
  • Market research – experience with mining publicly available data and forming relationships with third party data providers to better understand customer behaviors and market implications
  • Data analysis – experience with aggregating, cleaning, and analyzing large data sets from a wide range of heterogeneous data sources
  • Process management – experience defining and managing complex data manipulation processes across internal and external stakeholders

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