Employer: Harbor Research
Company OverviewFounded in 1984, Harbor Research Inc. has more than thirty years of experience in providing strategy consulting and technology research services that enable our clients to understand and capitalize on emergent and disruptive growth opportunities driven by information, automation and communications technology. Harbor Research’s extensive consulting and technology experience provides clients an unparalleled perspective on the impact of new technologies and their role in shaping business strategy.At Harbor, we strive to create a professional atmosphere that inspires and drives innovation and collaboration. We value creative thought, rigorous analysis, and the ability to execute within an entrepreneurial environment. All applicants are expected to have an instinctive interest in business strategy and the role of technology in society, business and our everyday lives.For more information, go to http://www.harborresearch.com.Job Description – Associate – Strategy ConsultingHarbor Research is currently seeking an Associate to join our growing strategy consulting, business design, and research practice in Denver, CO. We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated associate with experience in a strategy or technology consulting firm, technology-focused investment bank, or technology analyst firm.As an associate and a member of our team, you will focus on key elements of client projects working towards leading engagements while learning to develop critical industry insights. You will have direct interactions with senior staff, client executives and a high degree of independence as you conduct analyses, interview clients and their customers, , translate insights into recommendations, and support the firm’s development of thought leadership.Our consulting engagements cover a wide range of work including new growth opportunity assessments, go-to-market strategies, product portfolio analysis, technology road mapping, customer use case research and competitive analysis. Given the fast pace and nature of our work, we expect the Associate to be able to quickly identify and fill skills gaps to make an immediate impact within the team.Responsibilities· Identify and learn core skills quickly to be able to make an immediate impact;· Be able to work independently and manage open-ended and less-defined tasks[WC3] · Independently execute basic industry or company research· Undertaking industry or company-level financial analysis· Build quantitative models and interpret results· Conduct fact-finding phone or in-person interviews· Create succinct and logically-structured reports that articulate trends, define/size business and market opportunities, and effectively portray key findings· Assist with the development, design, and authoring of firm thought leadership, including industry white papers, reports, and other various publications· Balance multiple work streams simultaneously within a challenging and demanding environmentQualifications· 1-2 years of experience with a business or technology strategy firm, technology-focused investment bank, market research firm or similar;· BA/BS degree from top-tier university in economics, business, or similar analytical field;· Strong organizational, creative, analytical and problem-solving skills;· Excellent verbal and written communication skills;· Advanced presentation development with Powerpoint and Excel modeling skills;· Demonstrated interest in technology-enabled growth opportunities.