Job Posting: Analyst, Proactive Worldwide

Kate Stuart
April 28, 2016

Position Summary:

The Analyst is responsible for working with a team to provide integrated analysis of the competitive landscape by organizing and analyzing findings from primary (interview based) and secondary (internet based) research, writing reports and/or presentations summarizing the findings and analysis.

The Analyst will work collaboratively on and provide leadership to an engagement team in support of the delivery of world-class, actionable competitive intelligence to our clients.   This position will principally support the Proactive Healthcare and Life Sciences team which engages clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health care payer sectors.  On an as-needed basis, this position may support Proactive clients in other industries.



Analysis: Participate in or lead analysis of research findings to identify key business and operational insights for our clients.  An analyst will be able to use various analytic techniques (e.g. SWOT, Porter’s Five Forces) and will have a solid background in effective communication of logical thought processes.  The successful candidate will need to be proficient in MS Office Suite use, including development of visually appealing infographics. Advanced level capability with PowerPoint and Excel is highly desired.


Deliverables:  Demonstrate clear, structured approaches to deliverable creation; compose well-written, concise and complete reports; create visual elements that are logical, understandable and appropriate for the topic; provide a solid representation of qualitative and quantitative intelligence; ensure deliverables are accurate, timely, relevant and reliable; prepare robust interim reports and insightful client update reports; develop executive summaries with key insights and perspectives; meet delivery and milestone dates without exception; present results to clients; train others on the development of quality deliverables.


Project Task Management:  Manage projects/tasks in an effective and efficient manner; execute Proactive processes and tools with excellence; meet internal and external task and milestone dates; execute balanced scope, budget, quality, risk and timeline; develop talent, delegate appropriately, demonstrate teamwork; demonstrate strong communication skills (internal/external) regarding project progress, issues or concerns; train others on project management.


Client Communication/Management:  Develop and effectively manage client relationships; demonstrated a heritage for the future - execute exceptional deliverables to secure up/re-sell business; demonstrate deep insight and knowledge about client; be consistently organized, well prepared and clear/concise in client meetings and calls.


Coaching: Demonstrate a commitment to people development; provide timely / objective feedback to advance skills; demonstrate respect for individuals -approachable, supportive; recognize when training is necessary and take time to train those in need; facilitate resolution of problems encountered by others; help others with research/source strategies and tactics.


Secondary Research: Properly identify secondary tools appropriate for the specific project; effectively and efficiently utilize resources to gather semi- and public data; synthesize relevant information for critical facts; identify appropriate sources to be used for primary; appropriately document research; approach research in a productive and timely way; ensure relevancy to Key Intelligence Topics; confirm research for accuracy; train others on secondary research.



With approval, the Analyst shall perform, to the extent possible, the following in addition to his or her primary responsibilities and duties: create project plans; participate in ad hoc client communication related to specific projects; prepare and conduct training; participate in the recruiting process; author whitepapers and newsletters; and other duties as assigned.



You are expected to support Proactive Worldwide, Inc.’s mission, vision, and values by demonstrating the following: communication; results and quality focus; teamwork; be hungry, humble and intelligent.


Communication: Effectively and appropriately communicates with internal and external parties, including clients; communicates well both verbally and in writing; delivers effective and engaging presentations; shares information and ideas with others; possesses good listening skills.

Results and Quality Focus: Committed to excellence; attentive to detail and accuracy; targets and achieves results; sets challenging goals; prioritizes tasks; overcomes obstacles; accepts accountability.

Teamwork: Demonstrates company values; responsive to others (internal or external); dependable; listens to others and values opinions; welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

Hungry, Humble and Intelligent: Hungry - Having a strong desire to obtain information and drive toward success.  Humble - Not egotistical, pretentious, or arrogant; focused on the overall good of the team.  Intelligent - Has relevant knowledge; understands things clearly and logically; demonstrates the ability to think and learn quickly.


Role Desirables

•    Ph.D. (preferred in the life sciences)

•    Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Experience with Tableau or

other data visualization tools is a plus.


Reporting Relationships

•    You will report to an Engagement Manager in the Healthcare and Life Sciences practice which is under the leadership of a Senior Vice President.


Additional information:

•    Although the company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL (Chicago suburbs), Proactive also permits a remote workforce.  We currently have staff in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Maine, Alabama, and Maine and are open to new staff being remote as well.


Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your qualifications and why you think you're a fit for Proactive.  Submit your package via email to Erik Prentice at