Strategy Analyst

Cengage Learning

Boston, MA 02133

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and encouraged to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to do things differently to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first.

We are looking for a Strategy Analyst to help lead critical strategic initiatives across the corporation, passionate about driving our growth agenda.

What you’ll do here:

+ Lead / support analysis in key strategic topics (examples of work: customer and internal interviews, data analysis, meeting facilitation, third party research)

+ Provide meaningful strategy recommendations based on your analysis

+ Present findings to senior management and prepare documentation for Board of Directors

+ Return on investment analysis and approach on key initiatives spend

+ Provide analysis on new commercial models for our sales force

+ Support business unit strategy development and implementation

+ Driving analysis and thought leadership on improving our overall services to our customers, ensuring we remain outstanding and that we adjust to the evolution of our digital product offering

+ Support the financial and strategic evaluation of corporate development opportunities

+ Function as team member in a variety of strategy and business development projects, including emerging business opportunities, acquisitions, joint ventures, etc.

Skills you will need here:

+ BA/BS with high shown achievement

+ Previous management consulting, business development, strategic marketing, product development or finance experience

+ Strong analytical capabilities and previous experience developing data-driven analyses

+ Proven understanding of Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to produce clear reports and presentations

+ Experience with Sequel, Access, and/or other databases a plus

+ Interest and / or previous experience in education, software, and/or publishing industries a plus

+ Travel is expected (10-20%)

Personal Attributes

+ Highly analytical

+ Comfort with and eagerness to embrace ambiguous problems

+ Highly collaborative and able to influence. Should embrace, support and practice a collaborative style which goes beyond relationship building. Will achieve results with and through others

+ Strong writing and verbal presentation skills, enabling her/him to prepare and present information and recommendations to a broad and diverse audience

Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (\_Policy\_Statement\_January\_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice ( by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage

Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams – no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at find us on LinkedIn ( , Facebook, or Twitter (\_\_https:/\_\_;!!MXVguWEtGgZw!aJM6MqVIQGDoWSYaJ6CU3EZyn3SnQfIs5kCHxkrWiy4\_XmXapqpMK0qgZUq02AuBC1E$) .

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms.

We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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