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, Research Analyst 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:

As a Research Analyst, you will work closely with our Corporate Strategy and Sales Team to carry out qualitative and quantitative market research. You will collate relevant industry research, interpret data, perform analysis, and make recommendations based upon research findings.

You will support multiple projects simultaneously, need to be self-motivated and enjoy strategic thinking and content creation. Strong writing skills, attention to detail and an eye for quality is crucial. This is a highly collaborative role and critical to Uptake's success. You’ll have the opportunity to gain senior executive exposure across a variety of industries.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Primary and secondary research to gather insight across industries and competitors
  • Synthesize research to support Corporate Strategy, Sales, Marketing, the Leadership Team
  • Analyze data and recommend specific actions based on findings
  • Examine and analyze statistical data to forecast future trends
  • Present synthesized research reports, excel models, powerpoints and graphic illustrations of findings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience doing industry research, completing competitive landscaping and comparisons, and building presentations
  • 1 to 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in market research, consulting, corporate development, banking.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability, along with excellent business judgment
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Powerpoint is required

Company Reviews

It’s inspiring to see, in real time, how our collaborative work is impacting people for the better.
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What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
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I love it here because I get to lead by example. I believe in our vision and our mission, and I get to share it everyday, both internally and externally.
Nusreth Baig
Business Development Manager
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
I loving being the first person who welcomes new employees to the team and answer any and all of their immediate questions.
Bridget McInerney
Office Manager
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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
Happy hours

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