Strategy Associate
National instrument
Austin, TX
Why NI?

For 40 years, has worked with engineers and scientists providing answers to the most challenging questions. Through these pursuits, NI customers have brought hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all.
Historically, National Instruments has been a top 100 employer of choice as ranked by several different sources, including the from Forbes Magazine, which named NI one of the top corporate citizens and best places to work. Maybe it is our fantastic work/life balance, or the Employee Stock Purchase Program and grants, or matching 401K, or picturesque campus with ponds, hiking trails, beach volleyball courts, and collaborative meeting spaces. If you want to work on cool stuff at a cool company, you’re in the right place! Here’s a snippet of some of our core industry leadership.
5 G – Setting world records in spectral efficiency using MIMO
Internet of Things (IoT) - With NI’s technology providing unmatched capabilities in measurement, control, ruggedness, and connectivity, along with our expert ecosystem, you can realize the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) today.
Semiconductor - NI semiconductor test customers report 10X improvement in test times while maintaining measurement and performance requirements.
Autonomous Automotive - As vehicles advance towards autonomous operation, test engineers face drastically increasing system complexity while dealing with ever present cost and time pressure.
Aerospace & Defense - NI provides industry-leading performance and accuracy with best-in-class synchronization for large systems, so you can get to the right decision faster.

position overview

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Strategy, a Strategy Associate has the responsibility to drive key activities associated with developing corporate strategy: market research and analysis, strategy and business case development, business process design and execution, and corporate development. Individuals on this team will work cross-functionally to support executive leaders in developing, articulating, and deploying strategic priorities.

Key Responsibilities

The Strategy Associate spends most of the time:
Developing and maintaining deep intimacy of NI’s customer segments, served industries, competitors and partners, and differential advantages, and strategies for profitable growth
Providing recommendations to support investment portfolio decisions and communicating strategic priorities internally and externally
Moving decisions to action with a plan to implement strategic recommendations and managing the execution through cross-functional teams and influence
Creating and monitoring cross-functional processes needed to effectively meet business objectives
Managing the metrics frameworks, reports and process for management team to monitor company health and new initiatives in progress
Identifying gaps in operational execution, developing hypotheses and execute analysis—translating data into meaningful insights and presenting recommendations to key decision makers for improvement
Fostering a culture of change with discipline to track the effectiveness of change through costs and quantifiable business impact
Working closely with leadership team and internal communications to share knowledge and keep employees updated on changes to improve company performance
Producing written content to support strategy development and execution, proposals, and marketing materials
Authoring learning materials and leading training programs on best-in-class strategy development and deployment practices
Managing external consulting relationships

Qualifications

Key Qualifications
Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience* with a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences or Business
Strong business acumen, MBA or P&L management responsibility preferred
Keen understanding of basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive growth
Robust analytical skill set, Proactive development of internal and external networks
Strategic thinker capable of developing, comparing and contrasting business scenarios
Thoughtful problem solver focused on working “on the business” to optimize results

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