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Jr. Business Analyst

Project Leadership Associates, a full service business technology solutions firm is seeking a Jr. Business Analyst at our Chicago location (downtown). This is a FTE position ($75,000-$90,000+bonuses).

Position Synopsis
• This position is an entry level position responsible for project managing and assisting/supporting delivery of projects under the direction of the Practice Group Lead of the Business Strategy Executive Practice Group. This person will need to plan and structure projects, conduct strategic and financial analyses and manage the deliverables of team members.
• The Jr. Business Analyst will be able to structure a work plan, work autonomously on his or her own parts of the project, work closely with others on join project tasks, construct Excel spreadsheets, graphs and PowerPoint decks and charts and set-up and assist with effective facilitated meetings/workshops of various sizes.

Position Requirements
• Strong Problem Solving Skills; research, data gathering and spreadsheet analysis capabilities
• Good Project Management process skills
• Strong intrapersonal and client interfacing skills
• 3-4 Years of experience as a Jr. Business Analyst/Business Analyst, financial analysts, project manager or relevant operating experience
• Proven ability to work both independently and in multi-functional teams
• Prior experience in the following areas would be a big plus
o Corporate Strategy
o Strategy Execution
o M&A Integration
o BPR (Business Process Re-engineering
o Organizational Change
o Business Transformation
o Change Management
• Educational Qualifications, must have a BA/BS or preferably an MBA from a top accredited school

Who is Project Leadership Associates?
Project Leadership Associates provides business technology solutions that empower middle market and enterprise organizations with services across four core solution groups: Strategy & Execution, Business Operations, Applications, and Infrastructure.

PLA has been consistently ranked among Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Crain's Chicago Businesses' Fast 50 and Everything Channel's CRN Fast Growth 100 List as an annual recognition of our growth, performance, and for maintaining profitability since our founding in 1998.

PLA was also recently honored with the Microsoft Central Region FY10 Partner Award for Small Business Excellence. With headquarters in Chicago and branch offices in Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, New York City and San Francisco, PLA is uniquely poised to offer a broad array of solutions that work collaboratively with clients to help them realize substantial results.

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USA USA: Chicago, IL
Project Leadership Associates
200 W Adams St, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60606
Full Time
Salary / Pay:
$70,000 - $90,000 (plus bonuses)
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