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Junior Business Analyst

| Chicago

Who We Are:

We are on a mission to modernize the Logistics industry. We partner with our clients who are leading the industry beyond disruption. We bring transformational business strategies and digital products to our clients that make the world more efficient, connected and viable.  We are inspired by people who are passionate, curious, and want to innovate.

What You’ll Do:

The Junior Business Analyst will be tasked with supporting the business development and consulting efforts at CarrierDirect. This individual supports completion of assigned work streams related to our sales and consulting optimization, and will drive on internal process improvements identified by senior leaders.


Day to Day:

  • Prospect new business opportunities for CarrierDirect by:

        Identifying organizations that are proper fit for offerings

        Researching companies and identifying key contacts within organizations

        Leveraging CarrierDirect’s industry contacts for reach out

        Prioritize companies and own the reach out and drive toward closing

Identify opportunities within the travel calendars of the Executive Leadership, Consulting, Strategy and Business Development teams to optimize travel time for maximum efficiency of both client management and business development.

Assist on content development and creation for marketing and positioning CarrierDirect as a thought leader within the industry by running point on content creation, and engaging internal CarrierDirect resources at all levels of the organization to accomplish goals for content.   

Schedule and reach out on behalf of individuals within CarrierDirect.

Assist the consulting team in working with clients to understand how their business processes work today, identifying areas for improvement, and identify and execute on viable solutions for the future of the business.


  • Own and drive CarrierDirect’s business development efforts

  • Be the point person between Executive Leadership, Consulting, Strategy and Business Development Teams to ensure maximization of the internal CarrierDirect resources and grow CarrierDirect Business opportunities

  • Assist and contribute to client engagements where you’ll provide support for analyzing current business processes, communicating recommendations, and executing on suggested changes

  • Gathering, analyzing client and industry related data and information


  • Bachelor's degree in Sales, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Supply Chain, or Management Information Systems required

  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong project management skills with ability to prioritize high impact activities and keep complicated projects moving forward

  • Ability to simultaneously work independently and within a team culture

  • 0-2 years in a management consulting or sales role


  • Demonstrated experience in problem modeling, analysis, and solving

  • Proven ability to add value across multiple project delivery teams


  • Travel up to 25%

Why Work Here:

Our values are Transparency, Persistence, Curiosity, Accountability, and Humility. We work in an open environment where feedback is welcomed and encouraged and we are continuously seeking out ways to be better as individuals, as a team, and as a company. As a growing company, we encourage people that want to have a visible impact in how we build, operate, and perform to apply and join us!

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We love our location at Lasalle and Wacker. We're right at the river bordering downtown and River North. There are great options for every palate!

What are CarrierDirect Perks + Benefits

CarrierDirect Benefits Overview

CarrierDirect makes it easy to have a highly productive work-life balance.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarrierDirect has tribes that allow team members to dedicate time to a spectrum of passions like UX, innovation, emerging tech, and culture.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Something you might notice from our management team is their diverse professional background. Our Director of People handles our Diversity & Inclusion initiatives with tender loving care.
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have a great gym in our building.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
CarrierDirect lets team member spend 10% of the work week in Tribes that are managed and maintained by employees, based on various topics like UX, innovation, and culture.