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Strategy & Analytics Specialist

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Executive Management
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85362 Requisition #

 

SUMMARY

Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) is an over a trillion dollar investment management firm entrusted by investors around the globe to help them navigate changing market environments, so they can confidently realize their long-term objectives. The Strategy and Analytics Specialist will be responsible for conducting business and industry analysis to support strategic initiatives and decision making across Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM). Reporting directly to the Head of Strategy for NTAM, the Specialist will drive projects in areas most relevant to the business strategic agenda.  

 
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
  • Ability to work collaboratively with leadership team to set key business strategic priorities, articulate detailed strategic plans with specific deliverables and measurable outcomes on a range of critical topics 
  • Drive the transformation agenda of the business and support the development of long-term growth plans, operational and profitability goals 
  • Support strategic and tactical planning for Asset Management, identifying cross-functional strategic initiatives and supporting the development and alignment of functional strategies 
  • Perform business and operational data analytics to support management decision making, identify insights and make recommendation Identify the best data sources and develop ad-hoc queries and analysis to deliver key insights in support of strategic initiatives 
  • Enable the execution of data and digital projects across the business globally 
  • Conduct research in support of strategic topics and initiatives and distill complex topics into crisp PowerPoint presentations that communicate the key messages 
  • Oversee key research projects, evaluating market developments and potential competitor moves across all aspects of business (from operations to commercial execution), implications to industry and business, and recommended responses 
  • Support Asset Management’s participation in the firm’s annual Board of Directors Strategic Planning process 
  • Foster well prepared, engaged and action oriented executive offsites on key topics that advance NTAM business priorities 
  • Develop OKRs and KPIs that enable the business to measure and provide transparency on progress against strategic priorities  
  • Strong consultative skills ranging from analytics, strategy development, influencing, facilitation and consensus building 
  • Ability to identify key primary and secondary data sources and utilize data-driven insights to effectively improve business decisions and provide clarity 
  • Advanced analytical and financial modeling skills, with ability to organize, structure and process moderate to large sets of data efficiently and effectively into meaningful and actionable insights 
  • Expert user of PowerPoint and Excel, including modeling and data manipulation required 
  • Experience with data manipulation and visualization tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI highly desirable Translates strategies into actionable and quantitative plans. Provides metrics and KPI’s related to the status of strategic initiatives 
  • High degree of comfort dealing with ambiguity; comfort in a dynamic and fast paced work environment 
  • Dynamic relationship building and partnership skills; a strong collaborator with experience leading initiatives across multiple groups and stakeholders 
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability to develop materials and effectively present to and persuade executive audiences

 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Strong consultative skills ranging from analytics, strategy development, influencing, facilitation and consensus building Ability to identify key primary and secondary data sources and utilize data-driven insights to effectively improve business decisions and provide clarity 
  • Advanced analytical and financial modeling skills, with ability to organize, structure and process moderate to large sets of data efficiently and effectively into meaningful and actionable insights 
  • Expert user of PowerPoint and Excel, including modeling and data manipulation required 
  • Experience with data manipulation and visualization tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI highly desirable Translates strategies into actionable and quantitative plans. Provides metrics and KPI’s related to the status of strategic initiatives 
  • High degree of comfort dealing with ambiguity; comfort in a dynamic and fast paced work environment 
  • Dynamic relationship building and partnership skills; a strong collaborator with experience leading initiatives across multiple groups and stakeholders 
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability to develop materials and effectively present to and persuade executive audiences 

 

NECESSARY EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Bachelors degree; Master in Business Administration and/or CFA strongly preferred. 
  • At least six years of work experience in corporate strategy or as a management consultant. 
  • Experience with data and digital transformation programs highly preferred. 
  • Asset management industry experience and product knowledge highly preferred. 
  • Financial Services experience required. 
 

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 


WORKING WITH US
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!            

   
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021: 

 

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

 

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.
 

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