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Strategy Analyst

Company: UL
Location: Arlington Heights
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Leadership.Global.General – 3D City – Build It

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

Under minimal supervision, the Strategy and Portfolio Innovation Analyst is responsible for the coordination of the organization's strategic plans to ensure the continued successful growth and profitability of the organization. Researches organizational positioning, conducts environmental scans, and performs financial analysis to support business and strategic planning. Identifies and evaluates acquisitions, divestitures, and organic business opportunities that are in line with the organization's long-range goals. Responsible for market intelligence monitoring, market research, market intelligence, and knowledge management.



  • Supports strategy, business development and/or corporate initiatives, including collaborating with business lines across Regional and Functional areas.
  • Identifies, prioritizes, and assists in executing activities required to support strategies, priorities, and special initiative projects.
  • Supports the prioritization of corporate strategic initiatives, and evaluates investment opportunities for their strategic and financial value.
  • Communicates and generates support for recommendations among business leaders across the organization.
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information, and develops integrated revenue and expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations.
  • Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to management.
  • Conducts industry, market, competitive, and stakeholder intelligence research and analyses.
  • Work with leadership on the management of overall business strategy & long-range planning activities.
  • Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct, and follow all physical and digital security practices.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

  • University degree (Equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree) in Business Administration, Finance, Management, or related field
  • 5 plus years of related experience.
  • Ability to work within a complex and often ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with proven success in synthesizing large data sets related to a wide variety of functional business problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to express complex ideas, present results, and translate statistical and business terminology to various levels of management.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Keywords: UL, Arlington Heights , Strategy Analyst, Other , Arlington Heights, Illinois

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