Director, Market Strategy & Planning - Diversified Markets

3+ months agoChicago, IL

What We'll Bring:
At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be a part of our team - you'll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, mathematics, engineering, or one of the hard sciences
  • MBA or other Master's degree from a top-tier university highly desired
  • 6-8 years professional experience in an analytical and quantitative position
  • Prior management consulting experience highly desired
  • Prior experience in one (or more) of the following industries preferred: Collections, Location Services (Repossession, Private Investigation, Process Server, Bail Bonds), Professional Services (e.g. Legal, Real Estate, Private Equity, Consulting, Investment Management)
  • Experience working effectively with cross-functional senior-level managers and executives, both internal and external
  • Proven ability to build relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong quantitative and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and high degree of comfort managing multiple assignments
  • Desire to produce high quality work
  • Driven by intellectual curiosity and independent thinking
  • Positive "can do" attitude
Impact You'll Make:

Develop industry insights:
  • You will conduct general market research activities by collecting and analyzing data to better describe our organization, the industries we serve, as well as our customers and business partners
  • You will build a solid understanding of the internal and external data sources available to fuel research projects and support/ refute key hypotheses
  • You will define and create meaningful business cases to support new products and other growth initiatives based on a fact-based, analytically-driven approach
  • Through your research, you will understand our business capabilities and requirements, the market's demands and unmet needs, and any capability gaps that we may have
  • You will maintain awareness of current industry trends through publications, company press releases, and various forms of primary and secondary research - and use that information to formulate hypotheses about the future state of the industry
Draw insights from data analysis:
  • You will mine internal data for key customer trends and business opportunities
  • You will develop forecasting models (with different assumptions and scenarios) to support growth initiatives
  • You will translate qualitative information (through surveys and one-on-one interviews) into fact-based results, leading to actionable recommendations
Present conclusions and recommendations to key decision makers:
  • You will understand key communication objectives (internal and external) and an effective path to meeting them
  • You will create client- and executive-ready materials (e.g., agendas, memos, discussion guides, marketing collateral, and PowerPoint presentations) for the purpose of delivering (and reinforcing) key messages and making key decisions with stakeholders
  • You will help create complete discussion documents with clearly articulated messages and storylines supported by market research and data analysis
Manage and lead key initiatives:
  • You will perform project management and coordination tasks, assigning and coordinating project activities for cross-functional teams, developing project plans and status reports and serving as the communications point for the project
  • You will drive and perform day-to-day operations of assigned projects to ensure that policies and procedures are followed; goals, scope and objectives are met; and services and projects are accomplished efficiently and effectively
  • You will prepare for and facilitate meetings and presentations, managing the pace and topics covered and summarizing and documenting meeting results. You will also provide next steps on outstanding issues and assigned tasks resulting from meetings or presentations
Become the trusted advisor to business partners and key stakeholders:
  • You will build trust with business partners (internal and external), customers, key decision makers, and project sponsors by meeting individual commitments and collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • You will utilize the relationships you build with product and industry experts as well as members of Sales, Marketing, IT and other functions to gather insights and develop actionable go-to-market plans

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

TransUnion's Internal Job Title:
Director, Strategic Planning

Job ID: transunion-19006454