Senior Analyst, Strategy and Innovation in Chicago, IL at LKQ Corporation

Date Posted: 6/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Work with the SVP Strategy & Innovation, strategy team and business unit leaders on high profile internal strategy and strategy to action projects designed to drive growth and higher structural margins.  Support annual strategic planning process.

Primary Duties:


* Support analysis for the strategic planning process
* Support market intelligence gathering, synthesis and archiving
* Conduct field work to learn the business and make recommendations to set strategy and improve operational performance
* Support strategic initiatives by conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses to identify market drivers, enhance strategies, and inform business decisions through the use of primary and secondary data and publicly available information.
* Analyze information on markets, channels, customers, prospects and competitors, focusing on comparisons and market trends
* Coordinate and execute primary and secondary market research activities, i.e. data gathering, analysis, writing, reporting and presenting as needed.
* Analyze customer and competitor trends 
* Analyze, organize and interpret business, sales and industry data, identifying and tracking business trends
* Construct financial and economic models and build spreadsheet models to analyze data
* Conduct interviews with internal business clients and external experts to identify business issues and opportunities
* Support senior management presentation preparation
* Perform other duties across the business as needed
* 10-25% travel required

Education & Experience: 


* Bachelor's degree in Business/Science/Engineering/Finance/Economics/Mathematics or related discipline
* Understanding of micro economics, finance and statistics
* Two to five years of job related experience
* Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
* Strong written and oral communication abilities
* Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
* Ability to creatively and effectively design and present information
* Inquisitive by nature and passionate about learning
* Leadership potential
* Excellent Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills; Access database skills a plus
* Automotive aftermarket and/or wholesale distribution experience a plus
* Experience in management consulting or strategy in a Fortune 500 company a plus

We offer:


* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match
* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability) ​
* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Company Overview:

LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.

LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.

LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!

We offer:

* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match
* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?
* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career