Acosta Sales & Marketing Strategic Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Overview

The Strategic Business Analyst is responsible for supporting the financial evaluation, diligence, recommendations and implementation for key strategies and strategic initiatives for Acosta. This may include analyzing financial statements, operations, industries or market analysis, researching industry players, and summarizing findings or recommendations. The Strategic Business Analyst will interact with the Corporate Strategy team, directly with internal stakeholder, and with external clients or customers.

Strategies that the Corporate Strategy team supports encompass both enhancements inside the core business, as well as investigation of new potential revenue and profit streams. Core business strategies include:

  • supporting major new client selling efforts

  • assessing new/differentiated go to market models

  • developing enhanced core business capabilities (e.g. tools, processes, analytics)

  • investigating cost efficiency measures

  • evolving overall company strategy

New revenue areas include:

  • new channel strategies

  • new geographies (international)

  • new product/business models to penetrate new clients and client markets

  • alliances and partnerships to develop new offerings

  • mergers and acquisitions

The Corporate Strategy team, and this position, is charged with developing and supporting the medium and long term growth strategies for the company. The pace of change is increasing around data and technology, shopper behaviors and the ultimate purchase decision, store formats, branding and brand equity, as well as intense pressure on various portions of the industry cost structures. Acosta is the leading food sales agency and must continue to enhance and evolve its business model and service offerings. The Corporate Strategy team is paramount to the continued long term growth objectives and industry leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts business analysis of financial statements or operations. Proficient at modeling.

  • Conducts fact based research – organizes and analyzes data from available resources to provide facts/data to support and substantiate desired actions or hypotheses.

  • Provide data and recommendations in support of strategy initiatives.

  • Create and communicate presentations of analysis to support strategic development.

  • Communicate with Acosta Strategy and internal stakeholder clients on status of projects.

  • Participate or support development of new Acosta processes or tools.

  • Support core business functions for important initiatives – operations, business development, marketing.

Qualifications

  • Must have college degree and 1-2 years experience in financial or business analysis roles

  • Business analysis - Ability to gather, analyze and model financial and market data.

  • Understanding of financial statements.

  • Must be able to make presentations coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job ID 2018-154936

Work City Pittsburgh

PCN 218571

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 15276

Category Corporate Jobs