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Innovation Strategy Analyst

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Date: Jul 6, 2017

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.  

Our focused group of professionals is comprised of candidates with finance, business development, and market research experiences. These experiences include activities like performing company health assessments, defining market dynamics and developing strategies to address new or improve existing business opportunities.


The right candidate will be able to assume different archetypes within small project teams, at times leading efforts and at other times following other leaders. The candidate would be comfortable with the activities of project scoping; data gathering, manipulation, and analysis and recommendation phases.


The position represents an excellent opportunity for candidates to:

  • Provide fact-based recommendations directly to senior management
  • Develop expertise in a variety of functions and businesses
  • Lead and participate with teams to deliver on high priority opportunities for the company
  • Gain exposure to other roles and lines of business in the company
  • Build skills that mix design thinking with business rationalization


Areas of Responsibility


  • Generating, modeling, and analyzing data for insight development
  • Structuring and executing research in the field- directly with customers and consumers
  • Structuring choices of strategies capable of addressing top curiosities
  • Scoping and structuring projects
  • Leading and supporting leaders in project execution
  • Working collaboratively with team members across all business units
  • Leading and supporting teams through a curiosity of the business


Areas of Organizational Fit – Competencies Required


  • Working through Ambiguity - Ability to proceed without always being able to clearly see the next steps
  • Influencing without Authority - Ability to synthesize, simplify, and communicate pointedly
  • Prioritizing Value - Effectively choosing where to spend time/efforts for largest impact/return
  • Working with Data - Ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize to produce insights and recommendations




  • 5+ years of experience in analyzing and consulting on business or market performance through financial measures
  • Ability to structure complex problems and apply a range of analytical tools to develop solutions
  • Excellent end-to-end generalist problem solving skills and ability to prioritize issues
  • Strong ability to collaborate and achieve goals without direct control over resources
  • An outstanding ability to communicate effectively and confidently and to work well in cross-functional teams
  • Exposure to consumer insight development and design principles
  • Openness to an environment of active feedback from peers and managers
  • Advanced Microsoft Suite skills
  • Ability to work in an open floor plan
  • Comfortable with the possibility of travel (determined by the project)

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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