Business Analyst

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Job Description: 

The individual will be responsible for market research, in depth market analysis of product opportunities, and developing business assumptions for maximizing value creation and sharing. The Analyst will also help prepare detailed, quality briefing materials for business case development and financial analysis. The ideal candidate will have a diverse understanding of the various agricultural biotechnology market segments and ag biotech-based production systems and methodologies and have the capacity to perform commercial assessment, including market viability, customer targeting, and business case development.  This position will be based in Davis, CA or Radford, VA.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data on products, customers, competitors, suppliers and regulatory data
  • Identify and provide key assumptions and input to assist in developing financial models based on business scenarios
  • Communicate findings from analyses to internal team members
  • Support all aspects of business development and project execution of programs in the Ag Bio Division
  • Track key industry trends, including shift in customer needs, competitor activities, regulatory trends, policy, and pricing
  • Assist in drafting proposals, contracts, and marketing content
  • Support colleagues in building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Monitor biotechnology industry trends
  • Other duties as assigned        
Ideal Candidate: 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstration of high integrity
  • Effective organizational skills with a commitment to progress according to tight timelines
  • Ability to keep communications confidential
  • Able to reach rational conclusions through processing of complex information
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently manage tasks and adjust rapidly to changing environmental priorities
  • Demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trustworthiness
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently on various types of tasks
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field
  • Investment banking, management consulting or internship experience in this field, a plus
  • Knowledgeable of agriculture and biotechnology, preference given for experience with fruit and vegetable markets
  • Experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Blend of scientific and business academic coursework preferred

In addition to working with a dynamic team, as a full-time employee you will also be eligible to participate in the following:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare, dependent care, transit plan & qualified parking)
  • 401(k) match
  • Paid-Time-Off (PTO) Benefits
  • Sick Time
  • Company Observed Holidays

(Benefits may vary depending upon geographic location, number of hours worked and job status.)

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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