• Strategy Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/3/2020 11:38 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Function
    Strategy - Planning
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    Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

    At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.  

    Are we right for you?

    We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day.  We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first. 

    What You'll Do Here:

    We are looking for Strategy Analysts to help lead critical strategic initiatives across the corporation, focused on driving our aggressive growth agenda.



    • Lead / support analysis in key strategic topics (examples of work: customer and internal interviews, data analysis, meeting facilitation, third party research)
    • Provide actionable strategy recommendations based on your analysis
    • Present findings to senior management and prepare documentation for Board of Directors
    • ROI analysis and approach on key initiatives spend
    • Provide analysis on new commercial models for our sales force
    • Support business unit strategy development and implementation
    • Driving analysis and thought leadership on improving our overall services to our customers, ensuring we remain best in class and that we adjust to the evolution of our digital product offering
    • Support the financial and strategic evaluation of corporate development opportunities
    • Function as team member in a variety of strategy and business development projects, including emerging business opportunities, acquisitions, joint ventures, etc.

    Skills You Will Need Here:

    • BA/BS with high proven achievement
    • Previous management consulting, business development, strategic marketing, product development or finance experience
    • Strong analytical capabilities and previous experience developing data-driven analyses
    • Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to produce clear reports and presentations
    • Experience with SQL, Access, and/or other databases a plus
    • Interest and / or previous experience in education, software, and/or publishing industries a plus
    • Travel expected (~10%) 

    Personal Attributes

    • Highly analytical
    • Comfort with and eagerness to tackle ambiguous problems
    • Highly collaborative and able to influence
    • Will achieve results with and through others
    • Strong writing and verbal presentation skills, enabling her/him to prepare and present information and recommendations to a broad and diverse audience


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