Society for Human Resource Management

  • Senior Strategy Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2018-1173
  • Overview

    The Role:

    The Senior Analyst studies industries with the aim of achieving greater growth and efficiency for SHRM. This position leads research and information gathering about growth opportunities, competitors, and market share possibilities and builds mosaic’s for decision making on potential partnerships and Merger & Acquisition. This position is multifaceted, balancing hands-on activities and high-level strategy, and plays a pivotal role in helping the transformation team broaden SHRM’s footprint in Human Resources and the workplace.


    Your Day:


    • Research and study domestic and global company operations for greater understanding of cultural and migratory shifts in Human Resources and the workforce.
    • Analyze industry prospects and potential investments in Human Resources and field of work, gathering information about growth, competitors, and financial position to prepare customized presentations for the Transformation Team.
    • Assess potential transactions and their implications. This includes developing the recommended course of action, project plans, managing the process by working with other leaders to create an overall vision, preparing strategy roadmaps, timelines, budgets, technology selection as applicable.
    • Monitor emerging trends in Merger & Acquisitions practice, develop appropriate strategy and support end-to-end associated activities. Educate and mentor internal stakeholders on best practices.
    • Participate in developing tactics, assessing cultural dimensions, due diligence data collection, and post-transaction integration planning.
    • Working closely with the transformation team initiate required course of action for due diligence as well as for the formulation of preferred approach.
    • Encourage innovation, implementation of best practices, creative problem solving for all growth inititatives.


    Must Haves:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics or a related field; MBA preferred.
    • 3 years of experience in company acquisitions & mergers, strategy consulting or transformation environment, or a Master’s degree with 1 year of experience.
    • Substantial knowledge and understanding of company acquisition strategies and merger processes.
    • Demonstrated experience with broker practices and culture.
    • Experience in one or more business domains, such as finance and human resources, organizational design, talent management.
    • Demonstrated understanding and hands-on experience with data analytics.
    • Strong analytical skills, knowledge of global market, and strong business accumen and intuition.
    • Strong research, modeling, and evaluation skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail, problem-solver, hardworking and reliable.
    • Demonstrated ability to leverage data and metrics to drive both organizational and business solutions, with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Exceptional communication skills, both in written and verbal form.
    • Proficiency with MS Office including PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Ability to create engaging presentations and briefings for stakeholders.


    Let us know if you also have:


    • Consulting experience.
    • Financial analysis experience, preferably as a Venture Capital analyst.
    • Technical acumen and understanding of financial modelling.
    • Ability to identify, research, and educate others on trending workplace issues/technologies, methods, and opportunities.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and lead high-impact activities to keep projects moving forward.



    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.  Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

    This job requires occasional travel 20-30%.


    The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).


    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.




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