Business Analyst (Innovation & Change Management environment)

Itasca, IL

Full time, direct hire

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


  • 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.


Mary Nugent

Senior Recruiting Consultant

Forbes Technical Consulting

Chicago, IL

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