Strategy and Market Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    201 Isabella Street
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/17/2018

Job Description

Arconic is currently seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and analytically-minded team member to join our Strategy and Business Transformation team as a Strategy and Market Analyst.  This role serves two primary purposes, supporting our Defense Market Sector Teams as the lead market analyst for the Defense sector and supporting our Strategy and Business Initiatives team by providing standard and bespoke business intelligence and analytics.  The role is based at Arconic’s Corporate Center in Pittsburgh PA.
 
Organizational Context
 
The mission of the Strategy and Business Transformation (SBT) organization is to support both Arconic Business Units and corporate Resource Units with formulation of Corporate Strategy, Strategic Market Analysis and Commercial Excellence practices. This includes project execution to inform strategic decisions, maintaining global market forecasts for establishment and monitoring of Business Unit commercial plans, and deployment of commercial excellence tools like SalesForce.com.
 
To execute Strategic Market Analysis, the SBT organization has three Market Sector Teams (MSTs): Aerospace, Ground Transportation, and Defense. The primary mission of the Market Sector Teams is to provide market and customer transparency, identify global market trends, and dimension growth opportunities in support of business growth targets. The MSTs are a key resource for the offices of the CEO and CFO to maintain a current understanding of market performance and our competitive environment, to support decision making, and as a partner with investor relations.   
 
The Strategy & Business Initiatives (SBI) team is Arconic’s Corporate Strategy group. SBI is responsible for setting the future direction of the company and identifying opportunities for profitable growth, in partnership with leaders of the business and other corporate functions, such as Finance and Corporate Development.  The SBI team creates strategic and high-impact insights for Arconic’s business through creative problem-solving and disciplined, fact-based analysis.  Develops and prioritizes actionable solutions to improve business performance.  Establishes sustainable management systems and key metrics that align with business objectives.
 
Role and Responsibilities
 
Supporting the Defense Market Sector Team, the Strategy and Market Analyst identifies growth opportunities by conducting and supporting global market research, competitive analysis, regulatory analysis, strategic market planning, and detailed forecasting analytics. The Analyst has responsibility to influence cross-functional teams to promote an up to date understanding of Arconic’s current condition within the market and to identify and shape opportunities for business growth.  Key responsibilities include:
  • Develop first-hand knowledge of Arconic's businesses and Defense markets
  • Maintain a core set of fundamental industry data that is used for both internal planning and external communications to ensure a consistent market viewpoint across the company
  • Manage and assure accuracy of the market revenue modeling tools and processes including platform values and market shares for efficient analysis
  • Work with BU partners and outside experts to support the development of market transparency, market-level strategy and long-term growth business plans
  • Provide regular updates to MSTs on market performance and trends to support BU planning activities and growth strategy
  • Support marketing and communication with prioritized analysis for trade shows
Supporting the Strategy & Business Initiatives (SBI) team, the Strategy and Market Analyst provides standard and bespoke business intelligence and analytics.  Primary deliverables require the transformation of large data sets into cogent business intelligence to drive strategy development and business decision making.  Through your work, you will:
•       Perform strategic analysis to develop insights and improvement hypotheses
•       Develop business intelligence using internal and external sources
•       Participate in business case analysis in support of investment decision making
  • Identifying growth opportunities working across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Create and deliver engaging and informative presentations to align leadership
As an Analyst, you will have the opportunity to help solve Arconic's most significant business issues. As a member of our strategy team, you will work alongside SBI/MST Leaders in partnership with stakeholders across business and resource units including commercial leaders, technologists, and investor relations.
 
Learning and Development

When you join the SBT team, you are joining a group that will challenge you to invest heavily in your professional development. SBT leadership adopts interactive development programs with routine training focused on strategy, leadership, people skills and Arconic-specific topics.

Beyond formal training, SBT provides development opportunities through on the job feedback and coaching. High performing analysts can expect challenging and stretch assignments that enable skill development, knowledge transfer and professional development. Moreover, through your daily project interactions, you will gain significant exposure to Arconic business leaders in action.

Career Path

  • This Analyst position is the start of a rewarding, challenging, and highly flexible career at Arconic. The SBT team is a natural entry-point because of its unique focus on strategic topics across all of Arconic’s businesses.

    Our expectation is that after a 2-3 year experience as an Analyst, team members will take one of three paths forwardAssume a role in an Arconic business or resource unit that aligns with your career aspirations and skill sets
•    Progress directly to more senior roles within SBT’s market sector or strategy teams
•       Attend graduate school with an option of returning to SBT as a manager after attaining an advanced degree
 
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Competencies
  • A strong desire to work for a manufacturing company with emphasis on strategy
  • Previous successful experience as an active member of a team
  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • An aptitude for disciplined analytics, creative thinking, and problem solving
  • A strong commitment to excellence and to personal and professional growth
  • Must be resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, independent, confident and high energy
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information (big data) then communicate the narrative with critical thinking in a clear and concise format
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills including preparing and delivering large group presentations
  • Ability to engage, motivate, and influence other individuals not under his/her direct supervision
  • Ability to work with technical, operations, and business experts, individually and in teams, to represent the interaction between the market growth and Arconic’s products
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and customer demands and operate with autonomy
  • Self-starter with ability to lead and work independently
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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Science or Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Minimum 6 months internship or work experience in a business or strategy role
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an analyst highly preferred
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Competency in standard office tools – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.