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Corporate Strategy & Development Analyst - Job Family in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Job Description



The Corporate Strategy Department is critical to defining NiSource¿s path forward.  The Lead Analyst will be engaged in a variety of projects and responsible for; analytical modeling, in-depth cause and effect analyses, competitive analysis, consulting, and recommending a course of action.  The analyst will effectively provide analysis and develop solutions for programs and plans necessary to address current and future issues facing NiSource. The position interacts internally with Risk Management, Accounting, Finance, Tax, Regulatory, Legal, New Business, Operations and other functional areas to accomplish tasks related to corporate strategy.

Key Results:

  • Develop accurate, timely research and analysis of strategic issues
  • Develop financial models that support planning and decision making for strategic issues
  • Create effective and innovative solutions in partnership across functions for company issues, problems and concerns.
  • Develop polished, compelling, executive-level presentations that effectively conveys key strategic initiatives to internal parties. 

Essential Responsibilities:

Lead Strategy Analyst

  • Support the corporate strategy development and planning process by conducting strategic analyses, with in-depth research to gain understanding of industry trends and corporate performance
  • Lead and perform industry, competitor, and customer analysis; monitor and evaluate impact of trends; watch for key opportunities and barriers; gather quantitative and qualitative data; conduct analysis and derive forward-looking insight
  • Engage in cross functional teamwork, collaborating with various departments on projects to evaluate high value issues and develop actionable alternatives for decision makers
  • Conduct analysis to understand absolute and relative performance in NiSource¿s business units
  • Perform insightful business analysis and research that evaluates the financial, market, and regulatory environments through the lens of customers and other stakeholders
  • Create spreadsheets to model complex financial decisions and/or analyze data
  • Assist in the development and construction of executive level presentations for key projects
  • Communicate with team members to clearly define requested information and reconcile input data received to ensure consistency and reliability
  • Build and leverage strong relationships across NiSource

Required for Selection: 

  • Requires BS/ BA degree in business, accounting, finance, economics or related field (MBA, MPA, PhD) preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in an accurate and timely manner
  • At least 4+ years of relevant business experience (e.g., corporate strategy, accounting, financial planning, etc.)
  • Record of outstanding academic achievement
  • Strong understanding of financial concepts
  • Ability to recognize strategic implications of problems and issues.
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Able to successfully lead and coordinate projects and supervise project team members

Preferred for Selection:

  • Demonstrated strong financial acumen.
  • Experience in a large, multi-divisional company or organization.
  • Experience working with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates ability to exercise independent judgment and initiate solutions.
  • People skills ¿ ability to consult, listen, and provide solutions.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and work well with other departments and individuals outside direct line of control.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Understanding of economic/econometric concepts.
  • Strong computer skills.
Other Information
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Time may be required outside of traditional business hours
  • Works with sensitive and confidential information
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before January 30th!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

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