Strategy Intern

VASCO is a global leader in delivering trust and business productivity solutions to the digital market. VASCO develops next generation technologies that enable more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries in financial, enterprise, government, health care and other segments to achieve their digital agenda, deliver an enhanced customer experience and meet regulatory requirements. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO® solutions to protect their online, mobile and ATM channels. VASCO’s solutions combine to form a powerful trust platform that empowers businesses by incorporating identity, fraud prevention, electronic signatures, mobile application protection and risk analysis. 

Summary: 

As our Strategy Intern you will be responsible for supporting strategic planning at Vasco. You will analyze data regarding company and industry performance drivers, quantify implications of current market trends, and identify specific opportunities to improve profitability for Vasco. A key part of your role will be focused on conducting external research and data analysis to inform strategic priorities for the company. This opportunity is a paid fulltime, summer internship

Key responsibilities and duties: 

Strategic Presentation Materials:

  • Contribute to drafting strategy documents including written summaries, executive introductions and background information on key topics
  • Develop charts and graphics that illuminate key data points and important themes of evolving strategic plans.
  • Assist in reviewing and editing corporate strategy documents

Strategic Research

  • Identify and prioritize strategic questions to answer through market research and external data analysis (e.g., wallboard market forecasting, emerging market trends) 
  • Identify potential data sources to inform key questions, establish relationships with relevant third parties, and aggregate available data (e.g., Commercial real estate broker data) 
  • Combine market forecasts, emerging trends, and implications for VASCO executive team (e.g., demand forecast by vertical, impact of demographic trends on construction industry)

Strategic Data Analysis

  • Collect and aggregate both internal and external data across a wide range of data sources to inform potential future-state market and product scenarios that could drive organic growth for VASCO (e.g., innovation trends, product opportunities, impact on profitability)
  • Manipulate and analyze external market/economic data and generate high-level insights to inform strategic decision making (e.g., data analysis to develop a market forecasting model) 
  • Perform additional data collection and analysis as needed to inform advanced analytics efforts for high-priority strategic issues (e.g., industry vertical sales by metropolitan area)

 Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an MBA degree program with a focus in business, finance or technology.
  • Financial Insight – familiarity and experience with financial metrics, enterprise finance application data, and management reporting 
  • Strategic thinking – experience in a technical or business role requiring an understanding of business performance drivers, familiarity with markets and distribution channel dynamics, and overall industry trends 
  • Market research – experience with mining publicly available data and forming relationships with third party data providers to better understand customer behaviors and market implications 
  • Data analysis – experience with aggregating, cleaning, and analyzing large data sets from a wide range of heterogeneous data sources 
  • Process management – experience defining and managing complex data manipulation processes across internal and external stakeholders 

 Why VASCO: 

We offer unlimited potential with a leader in delivering trust and business productivity solutions. VASCO offers the ideal setting for ambitious professionals looking for more than just a job. Our international team is comprised of dedicated and resourceful people who are building an incredible success story in the digital world. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits packages including health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability insurances, tuition reimbursement, company contribution on 401(K), Employee Assistance Program, free use of onsite fitness center in some locations, and a casual work environment among other benefits. If you are an ambitious professional who is looking to help push VASCO to the next level, we would be interested in hearing from you. 

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