Uptake is a platform of answers built for industry, with industry. We are looking for smart, curious and insanely talented people who can help us break into new territory, take on massive problems and build fast. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Corporate Strategy, Associate at Uptake
What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.




What you'll do:The Corporate Strategy Associate will be part of the Corporate Strategy group and will work across the Corporate Development, Business Ventures, Legal, Finance and Product Teams. The Corporate Strategy Associate will be focused on supporting Uptake’s strategic partnerships and product portfolio by enabling business development, value assessment, pricing strategy and competitive intelligence efforts. You will support multiple projects simultaneously, be highly self-motivated, and enjoy solving really hard problems. This is a highly visible role and critical to our success, and you’ll have the opportunity to grow rapidly in this role and gain senior executive exposure across a variety of industries.

Responsibilities:

  • Support pricing and product packaging efforts
  • Work with cross-functional teams to define value proposition across product categories
  • Build financial models to assess the strategic value of new opportunities
  • Professionally challenge cross-functional teams to substantiate and defend investments to ensure appropriate allocation of resources
  • Support drafting partnership proposals
  • Support the executive team on aspects of business development, which include research, analysis and creation of pitch, marketing and commercialization materials
  • Perform research on industry and competitive trends
  • Continually monitor industry dynamics, such as shifting market trends and customer behaviors to anticipate business opportunities
  • Take on special projects on an as-needed basis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university
  • 1 to 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in strategy consulting, venture capital, technology-focused corporate development and strategy, due diligence–focused management consulting or technology-focused investment banking
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability, along with excellent business judgment
  • Experience doing industry research, completing competitive landscaping and comparisons, and building presentations
  • Experience interacting with senior audiences and executives
  • Strong project management skills, including a proven ability to think through all aspects of the process, manage long-term projects and multitask
  • Driven self-starter with a passion for excellence and an ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Superb interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to build relationships successfully across teams
  • Preferred: experience pricing products (SaaS product pricing preferred)
 




 

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Perks & Benefits
Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Philosophy class
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Catered Friday lunch
Winter party
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