Business Analysis Advisor

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Nov 13, 2021
Ref
1642
Function
Analyst, Business
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

The Business Analysis Advisor will be primarily responsible for providing business analytics to support AARP's growth and operating efficiency. This position will work collaboratively across the association to help other business units make better data-driven decisions. The decisions and outputs of this individual are highly visible throughout the enterprise and require not only superior analytical skills but also excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

Responsibilities

  • Provide extensive business case analyses across the entire organization to evaluate new business and social mission initiatives and help guide the best way to invest program funds.
  • Provide recommendations and insights to internal clients - communicating analytical results to non-financial audiences in a clear and concise format.
  • Perform comprehensive market, business, and social mission due diligence supporting potential third-party partnerships.
  • Work with leadership on special initiatives to evaluate and develop new business strategies.
  • Constantly monitor marketplace trends and internal metrics to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and enable more accurate forecasting of future activities.
  • Develop frameworks and conduct robust analyses to deepen AARP's understanding of customer behavior across marketing channels and provider engagements.
  • Collect, analyze and synthesize complete information from disparate sources into a clear and compelling story; Critically analyze alternatives to current-state issues.
  • Build key success metrics to evaluate the impact of various projects, improvements, and services. Analyze and measure the effectiveness of customer segmentation strategies and marketing investments to deliver actionable customer-led insights that drive growth. Communicate findings to senior management and to the broader organization, influencing upwards and laterally to drive organizational change and alignment.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business or economics; MBA, CFA, or other advanced degree/certification preferred and 5+ years of experience working in Consulting, Finance, or similar analytical capacity.
  • Commercial due diligence experience with very strong quantitative skills including familiarity with financial analysis, statistical methods, and data driven decision making.
  • Experience building in-depth quantitative models - e.g. evaluating market and company performance, pricing, discounted cash flow analysis, lifetime value - with the ability to communicate key insights to wide-ranging audiences.
  • Strong project management skills with an ability to coordinate across various groups and be proficient at managing multiple projects; Excellent business judgment and ability to recognize business implications of data. Good understanding of marketing, finance, and business strategy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, curiosity and creativity, ability to collaborate well with others, and strong initiative are absolute requirements for this position.
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate highly complex findings; familiarity with distilling research findings (primary and secondary sources; qualitative and quantitative).
  • Experience with conducting organizational strategic analysis and developing strategic plans, including growth strategy, competitive strategy, market size estimation, new market entry studies, and new business model development.
  • Experience with conducting organizational strategic analysis and developing strategic plans, including growth strategy, competitive strategy, market size estimation, new market entry studies, and new business model development.


Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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