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Business Strategy Analyst

  • Administration
  • United States Malvern
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 01/26/2021

Position description

CertainTeed, a national leader in construction products, is looking for a Strategy Analyst to join their Exterior Products group team in Malvern, PA. The Strategy Analyst will be responsible for providing support to key strategic initiatives. Their main purpose is to analyze and support business decisions and recommend actions to deliver overall growth and profitability objectives. The Strategic Analyst reports to the Director, Strategy & New Business Developments.

The primary areas of focus will be:

  • Lead the Strategy Deployment development process and tracking.
  • Performs analysis during due diligence processes.
  • Ensure adequate support for other members of the Leadership team on operations/pricing/rebates/sales projects.
  • Perform market research and intelligence.

A small amount of travel is required (5-10%).


  • On-going market intelligence:
    • Database construction and consolidation as needed.
    • Competitor activity, market share tracking etc.
    • Manage relationships with data providers and research firms.
  • Ad hoc support work for strategic Sales, Operations, Product Management and Finance initiatives: data mining and analysis, develop tools.
  • Coordinate schedules for teams and sub-team during the preparation of the strategy for the full year.
  • Train facilitators.
  • Facilitate one of the pillars to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Help communicate progress throughout the organization.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to maintain visibility on KPIs.
  • Prepare and analyze consolidated monthly tracker.
  • Report to Senior team every month with recommendations on where to deploy.
  • Coordinate responses when deploying on burning business priorities.
  • Build and maintain a framework to evaluate risk/attractiveness of both markets and targets, feeding the acquisition pipeline
  • Help evaluates opportunities as they come along (e.g. McKinsey matrix) while determining how they fit in the acquisition pipeline (or not), and analyzing if they address the global strategy.
  • Collaborate with Corporate M&A team.
  • Participate in due diligence process (data room) and integration planning.
  • Participate in building the budget and long-range plan: provide data, participate in brainstorming and working sessions, provide support on presentation.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with Accounting or Business focus preferred.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in Finance or M&A.
  • Must possess strong math skills; strong proficiency in systems and PC applications, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Financial analysis tools (Business case development, ROI, EBIT, P&L).
  • Knowledge of Strategy principles and techniques (5 Porter forces…).
  • Analytical skills combined with critical thinking and business acumen; the ability to translate large volumes of quantitative data into useful information and draw conclusions from it.
  • Attention to detail with a penchant for accuracy.
  • Results focused with the need to continually seek out new information with initiative.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability multi-task; work on several projects at a time.
  • Confidentiality due to sensitive nature of business information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a willingness to support and challenge team members – build relationships through teamwork and cooperation.
  • Ability to communicate in a timely critical and accurate way with all levels including executives (communications and presentation skills - written, verbal, and listening skills).

Who are we ?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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