Business Analyst (Innovation & Change Management environment)

Itasca, IL

Full time, direct hire

Contact Mary at mnugent@forbestc.com

 

US Citizens and Green Card Holders encouraged to apply. This does not offer sponsorship at this time.

Responsibilities:

  • Top focus will be to build thorough and well-researched business cases, for new technology initiatives and be able to support them in writing and in front of our Innovation Council of senior execs.
  • Assist in managing an idea harvesting and innovation management platform that is exposed to a limited part of the company, at first, and company-wide later.
  • Be a “right hand” to the Senior Program Manager and willing to dig into whatever needs to be done.
  • Build strong internal/external relationships that help you gather information and spread the innovation gospel across the company.
  • Lots of pure, unbounded research (and some directed research) with free rein to explore and pursue your ideas.
  • Make suggestions on process improvement to idea generation, investment funnel, and innovation implementation.
  • Use analytical and research tools such as Domo, Linknovate, Owler to generate investment ideas.

Required Skills:

  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in an innovation environment
  • 3 P’s: Persistence, Persuasion, Passion for innovation and change management.
  • Willingness to share ideas and collaborate closely with your AAR team members.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and experience with risk evaluation based on limited information.
  • Ability to work well with senior engineers, junior administrative personnel, believers, skeptics and everyone else in between.
  • Bachelor’s in related field required. MBA preferred but not necessary if have equivalent experience and a passion for learning the requirements of the role.
  • Experience and fascination with all things cutting edge and how they apply to a commercial/industrial environment including commercial drones, AI/ML, AR, MR, paperless environment, and many more.
  • Communication, communication, communication. It’s vital that you love to listen to others’ ideas as well as share and “sell” your ideas at the highest professional level.
  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Azure DevOps, JIRA, Trello, Domo, Linknovate, Canvanizer, Owler are some of the tools we use…there are many more.

Contact:

Mary Nugent

Senior Recruiting Consultant

Forbes Technical Consulting

Chicago, IL

mnugent@forbestc.com

To apply for this job email your details to mnugent@forbestc.com