CBRE Strategy Associate in Los Angeles, California
DESCRIPTION CBRE is looking to hire an Associate, Strategy, to drive fast-cycle, sophisticated analyses of CBRE’s performance to inform strategic decision-making. Projects will entail diving deep into the toughest business challenges CBRE faces, whether they be at the corporate level or focused on a specific Line of Business, geographic unit, or functional capability. The position is a key one in a team that is intellectually independent/objective, rigorous in data collection and analysis, and focused on strategic choices that will move the needle for the company as a whole. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years’ experience as a strong performer with a top tier consulting firm, deep client involvement with Fortune 500 companies, and proven ability to high quality analytical under conditions of uncertainty, complexity and incomplete or imperfect data. The new position is located in Los Angeles (or Dallas) and will report to our Vice President, Strategy. The position will also have significant exposure to CBRE’s CEO, Chief Strategy Officer and senior line of business, geographic and shared service leaders.
QUALIFICATIONSMBA preferred, although other relevant graduate degree consideredExperience (1-4 years) with a top-tier strategy consulting firm, showing progressive advancement and strong client reviewsHigh capacity to execute insightful analyses to catalyze decision-making in a faced-paced, fluid and ambiguous managerial environment Exceptional ability to distinguish “signal from noise” and to use hypothesis-led analytical processes to define a business problem set and seek out pragmatic, implementable solutions to that set Excellent communication skills; ability to understand the managerial and behavioral context of how opinions are formed; and skill in convincing skeptical and time-pressed business leaders of the need to change, based on facts, analysis and persuasion Facility in building and mobilizing an internal network to drive collaboration and forward progress in gathering data and conducting analyses on issues for which there in imperfect information and internal disagreementHigh degree of self-confidence, honesty and personal integrityAbsolute commitment to getting to the truth in any analytical challenge
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans