Applied Systems

Lead, Strategic Business Initiatives

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Job Description
EZlynx is seeking a highly qualified Strategic Business Initiatives Lead to join our team.
In this role you will take the lead in collaborating with senior leadership to define the businesses strategic objectives, identifying potential business opportunities, and ownership of preparing content for strategic meetings.
As the Strategic Business Initiatives Lead you will have direct influence through evaluating the effectiveness of business strategies, recommending improvements, and proactively identifying key business trends and potential risks.
The successful candidate will act as a lead, coordinating with business units or departments involved in strategic initiatives. We are invested in continuous improvement and innovation, and we are seeking someone who can foster a culture that embodies these principles.
What You'll Do

  • Responsible for assisting EZLynx President in running the operating cadence, including building reports and presentations for monthly/quarterly operating reviews, townhalls, and compiling supporting analysis for business leaders as needed
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to codify the business' strategic objectives and identify milestones and key metrics to evaluate progress towards those objectives
  • Partner with EZLynx President to identify and evaluate strategic initiatives to accelerate growth of EZLynx business. Examples include evaluating EZLynx's pricing strategy, identifying opportunities to improve customer retention, or segmenting customers to help accelerate sales
  • Partner with EZLynx President and EZLynx product development team to evaluate long-term product innovation opportunities by sizing marketing and gauging customer feedback
  • Assist in defining strategy for EZLynx's enterprise customers, as well as preparing content for executive-level meeting
  • Ensure that all business initiatives are in compliance with company policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate manager or management team.

What You'll Need to Succeed
We're looking for someone who:

  • Prior experience in consulting or investment banking preferred
  • Exceptional leadership, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Additionally you may have:

  • Education: A diploma or degree in business
  • Experience: 1-3 years directly related experience preferably in consulting or investment banking
  • Technical / Functional Skills: Microsoft Office Suite
  • Travel: The ideal candidate will be located in Chicago or Dallas and be prepared to travel to Dallas or Chicago ~4-5 days per month, as well as one-off trips to customers

What You'll Gain
Benefits from Day One

  • Health insurance plans, dental, and vision
  • Wellness incentives
  • 401(k) and/or RRSP retirement savings plans with employer match

Work-Life Balance

  • Competitive paid vacation time and a free day for your birthday
  • Personal/sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Flex Time
  • Paid parental leave (U.S. candidates)
  • Volunteer time off

Empowering Career Growth and Success - We invest in talent, care about our people and are empowered by the results of our work. We grow our teams from within and give our employees opportunities to advance.
What We Value
We strive for excellence at every turn to be the best at what we do. We invest in talent, care about our people and are empowered by the results of our work. We fulfil the promise of insurance - safeguarding and protecting what matters most in people's lives. And there is no more important job than that.
Our focus on the workforce, workplace and marketplace gives us a qualified individual in an environment in which they can be productive while we maintain our position in the industry. To help drive that change toward a vibrant, modern workplace, we have employee-driven networks with commonalities in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and military status.
Who We Are
For more than 35 years, Applied Systems has created innovative technology for the global insurance industry. Today, we are a rapidly growing software leader that is revolutionizing the way agencies and brokerages succeed.
We are smart and curious people in a tech-first environment that champions bold and powerful thinking. We are transforming a complex industry through digitization, automation, and innovative new partnerships. Together we are driving the industry fearlessly forward.
It's an exciting time at Applied. You can do big things here, in an environment that supports creative thinking and bold ideas. Visit for more information on how you can challenge what's possible.
EEO Statement
Applied Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Diversity and Inclusion is a business imperative and is a part of building our brand and reputation. At Applied, we don't discriminate, and we are committed to recruit, develop, retain, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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What are Applied Systems Perks + Benefits

Applied Systems Benefits Overview

At Applied, we offer our employees a Total Rewards Benefits package designed to enable you and your family to thrive, with coverage beginning on the first day of employment.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Day off for your birthday
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
For Hiring Managers
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Situation dependent
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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