Senior Analyst, Business Strategy

Chicago, Illinois, United States
29 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
Contract type
Full time

The Sr. Analyst, Business Strategy role is part of the Corporate Strategy team and would closely work with senior management and leadership teams across various business, corporate and/or digital strategy efforts 

  • Assist senior management on a broad range of activities including strategy formulation, strategic plan creation and monitoring, board communication and offsite retreat planning
  • Research & analyze industry and competitive trends, business performance and internal investment opportunities 
  • Research & analyze global digital trends, including identifying industry impact and competitor / peer response
  • Drive and support the execution of key strategic and digital initiatives, ensuring the achievement of the firm’s top priorities
  • Perform competitive tracking & analysis, including emerging industry and digital trends, benchmarking competitor performance business unit results and informing Northern Trust strategy
  • Communicate directly with different committees and/or senior management


  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to think strategically and analytical
  • Experience in and/or passion for digital themes and technologies, e.g., human centered design, artificial intelligence, data & analytics, cloud, agile ways of working
  • Outstanding ability to apply various approaches to assess and develop recommendations, communicating effectively (both oral and written) to senior management 
  • Proven project management capabilities and ability to initiate projects and monitor through completion with minimal guidance 
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with ability to interact with colleagues at all levels in a peer-like way, achieving goals without direct control over resources 
  • Exceptional work ethic and leadership skills with the confidence to work alongside senior management 
  • Excellent PowerPoint presentation and Excel modeling skills required 
  • 2-6 years’ experience with 1-2 years of strategy experience with a top-tier strategy consulting firm or in an operating company’s strategy function; working knowledge of the Financial Services industry preferred
  • Bachelor degree required, and advanced degree and/or related industry qualification (e.g., MBA) preferred

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of March 31,2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:

  • $10.9 trillion in assets under custody/administration
  • $8.2 trillion in assets under custody
  • $1.2 trillion in assets under management
  • $122 billion in banking assets 

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