Business Strategy Manager at CB Insights

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Looking to combine the thinking AND the doing of strategy and execution? Interested in being pivotal to the growth of a fast-moving, cutting-edge company? Read on

CB Insights is at an incredibly exciting time in its growth. We have a great product, are attacking a massive market, and have a rapidly growing team. We are looking for a manager to join the Strategy and New Business Incubation team, and play a critical role in positively impacting our current and future operations. 

About the team:

The Strategy team is a part of the nerve center of the company. We have a cross-functional view of the most important priorities across CB Insights, while helping define and build out the future. You will have a chance to work directly with the leadership team to define our current and future states; and be the first to test and iterate on new opportunities. As a lean team, you will have the chance to wear multiple hats and develop a range of skills in a short period of time, working with teams across CB Insights. 

The role you'll play:

The Strategy and New Business Incubation team serves a two-fold purpose - 1) We partner with business units to develop strategies which quickly unblock challenges and generate new opportunities, and 2) We ideate, iterate, and test new business ventures for the company. Our success depends on the ability to think big, while having an analytical and practical approach to implementation. The Manager will be an integral part of the team and will be responsible for independently running a portfolio of projects, and serving as a thought partner to the SVP and other business leads. 

If you’re a current or ex-consultant, have exposure to SaaS, and are looking to step into a high-growth role with a rapidly scaling company, let’s talk. 

Your main tasks:

  • Support a portfolio of projects with the SVP and other members of the Strategy team: Sample projects can range from classic growth strategy to M&A opportunity evaluation, and from optimizing product/ services mix to pricing. A subset of project with be independently owned and managed in this role. 
  • Work directly with the executive team and C-suite to scope and execute on projects
  • Work with CBIers across the organization at all levels to best inform and drive your work forward 
  • Support nascent new businesses, with the opportunity to step in and lead them to scale 
  • Be central to establishing the growth agenda and direction of the company 

What you bring to the table:

  • 4+ years of work experience, with at least two years in a strategy consulting role 
  • Demonstrated success executing growth strategy and/or business transformation projects 
  • Demonstrated experience working with fast-growth SaaS companies, either directly or in an advisory role 
  • Proven ability to independently scope, prioritize, and manage workload 
  • Proven ability to thrive in a highly analytical role 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters a plus 
  • Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Additional preferred qualifications include: 
    • Experience with growth strategy projects, and exposure to M&A dealmaking
    • Understanding of SaaS platform businesses

What’s CB Insights All About:

The CB Insights platform is the smartest way to explore and exploit emerging technologies. We help the world’s leading companies accelerate their digital strategy and transformation with data, not opinion. Our Emerging Technology Insights Platform fuses machine and human intelligence to help you discover and manage your response to emerging technology startups and markets.

You'll be successful if you are:

  • Comfortable with ambiguous topics - and the ability to break down challenges and opportunities into component parts, and build a plan to tackle each one to provide clarity for yourself and those around you 
  • Into an Ownership mindset - taking responsibility for driving towards results and have a high personal bar for output 
  • Focused on results - Frameworks are important, but the end results will define success 
  • Able to move quickly - We are a challenger brand. Speed is a weapon. We believe an imperfect but mostly right answer today is better than a perfect answer tomorrow. We want to test and launch new ideas quickly. Being tenacious and relentlessly resourceful is key.
  • Humble - We have developed strong antibodies to arrogance or hints of arrogance
  • Helpful - This role will require building partnerships throughout CBI. Being a helpful colleague is important 
  • High IQ - You will be developing and analyzing a number of markets and business ideas which may be quite varied. You should be able to deal with ambiguity, understand ideas quickly and use a systems thinking mindset to look at an opportunity to understand the constituent parts and where the opportunities and challenges may arise and how to prioritize 
  • A Great communicator - You should be able to synthesize information quickly and cogently and present it via the appropriate medium 
  • Someone with High standards - This one doesn’t require much explanation

The Perks:

  • Amazing culture: Happy, Helpful, Humble, Hungry. Learn more here
  • A newsletter that 600k people follow: Sign up here.
  • Be Healthy: Health with HSA and FSA options, dental, and vision insurance along with unlimited/take what you need sick day policy
  • Plan for the future: 401k with up to 4% match
  • Continued Learning: $1,000 yearly continuing education stipend
  • Rest and Relax: Competitive vacation and holiday plans 
  • Refuel: Daily lunch stipend, unlimited snacks/coffee

We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CB Insights is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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An Insider's view of CB Insights

What are some social events your company does?

To help foster cross team communication & collaboration, here are some things CB Insights does:

- yearly company offsite
- monthly company-wide team building events (past events include: bubble ball, game night, talent show, spelling bee, wine tasting, field day, etc.)
- monthly anniversary socials
- volunteer
- Ladies Lunches
- holiday party


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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team brings new datasets to the platform. A few valuable ones are patents, earnings transcript & press articles from special verticals.Instead of just surfacing the data, we run topic modeling, sentiment analysis & improving recommendation systems.The innovative way of feeding info helps clients to be sensitive to trends moving in the industry.


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What does career growth look like on your team?

Our Sales Development Representative team has had tremendous growth over the past couple of years. Our career path is clear, we offer coaching and mentorship in order to successfully promote the team. Our SDRs know exactly what they need to accomplish in order to move up the ladder and grow both personally and professionally.


Senior Manager, Sales Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Customer Success at CBI acts as the intermediary between our clients and the org. Because of this, we are in a position to voice opinions that influence the product, events we host, and the intelligence we publish. With our fingers on the pulse of emerging tech, we are equipped to become strategic advisors for our customers and also the org.


Senior Manager, Customer Success

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to accelerate our ability to ingest existing data sets. As we continue to expand our data sources, the Product and Data team have worked together to come up with solutions to manage the volume of data that enters the CBI database. I'm eager to work with engineers to start incorporating more automation to boost efficiency in our tools.


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What are CB Insights Perks + Benefits

CB Insights Benefits Overview

Subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance
401k with up to 4% match
$1,000 continuing education stipend
One Medical
Daily lunch stipend
Unlimited sick days
vacation + holidays

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Up to $2,000 towards towards your FSA with up to $500 rollover.
Dental Benefits
Two different plan options to select from.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 different plan options through Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
CB Insights 401(K) program allows employees to starting contributing their 4th month of employment.
401(K) Matching
CB Insights 401(K) program matches upto 4% of an employee's contribution with immediate vesting.
Performance Bonus
CB Insights offers a performance bonus for all non-commissioned roles based on company and personal performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of maternal leave and 8 weeks of paternal leave.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, coffee, tea and all the goldfish you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
$8 off towards seamless for lunch every day!
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
We have different culture clubs you can join including hiking and book clubs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
$1,000 towards education stipend after you have been with us for 6 months.
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Subsidized Health Insurance, 401(K) with Matching, Yearly Education Stipend, Lunch Stipend, 3D Printer, Office Gong, Awesome Team Building Events

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