Full Job Description
The world is changing faster than ever before, and the pace of disruption continues to accelerate. To keep up—and grow—businesses must build for where the world is going, not for where it's been.
Bionic is a collective of radical outsiders who have built and scaled companies across sectors and around the world. We're entrepreneurs, investors, futurists, and makers focused on igniting and building growth within large companies.
Enterprises are skilled at making big businesses even bigger. Entrepreneurs and early-stage investors, on the other hand, are skilled at discovering new opportunities and turning them into big businesses. We've combined the best of both worlds, introducing enterprises to the methodology, tools, and systems of entrepreneurship and venture capital. We call this the Growth Operating System.
We believe that growth revolutions start with unlocking the creativity and potential of people. With a clear sense of purpose and the right tools, the people that power the world's greatest companies are able to discover and build the future at scale.
About the role:
As a Competitive Strategist on our Recon (short for Reconnaissance) team, you have two missions: (1) Competitive Landscape Research and (2) Market Sizing & Structural Analysis.
Mission One (i.e., Competitive Landscape Research) is to understand the competitors in a field and create useful frameworks to compare and judge their performance over time. To put it simply, you accomplish this by reading a lot and asking a lot of questions.
Mission Two (i.e., Market Sizing & Structural Analysis) is to help our enterprise partner's startups show the art of the possible (i.e., a 'what if' story grounded in reality) about the markets they are choosing to enter. You accomplish this by being able to find, create, sort, and analyze data from the present and past in utilization of telling a story about future possible disruption.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Lead client meetings and working sessions with stakeholders at all levels of enterprise organizations
Be an important contributor to a team-based approach to understanding trends, creating analyses, and generating insights about various startup ideas
Scan the competitive and industry landscape to aid development of new products and services
Deliver presentations to key client stakeholders based on competitive and industry dynamics, and the interplay between these elements.
Be working across all levels of the business and so will need to establish trusting and collaborative relationships with a wide variety of peers, internal stakeholders, senior executives, and key individuals within external partners (and potential partners)
The ideal candidate is highly organized, intellectually curious, a bookworm, a self-starter, adept at market research and financial analysis and eager to take on new challenges.
You must have:
5+ years (preferred, but no less than two) of substantive work experience in investment management or banking, health care, management consulting, private equity, or venture capital.
Demonstrated skills in researching and analyzing complex issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue
Creative, strategic thinker with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills, including ability to draft interview guides, execute studies, and produce syntheses of key findings
Excellent customer and client service skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, especially Excel
Comfort dealing with ambiguity in a dynamic and fast-moving work environment
Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop materials and effectively present to a wide range of audiences
Executive presence: ability to speak authoritatively to senior stakeholders, ability to command a room and facilitate group working sessions
Strong work ethic and capacity to work both independently and in a collaborative work environment
Be based in New York City, but be able to travel 10-20% of the time
Startup environment with the potential to make a massive impact on our product offerings, as well as future offerings at some of the world's greatest brands
A culture of honesty, bold thinking, and risk-taking with incredible teammates
Energizing office space with gadgets and toys, office snacks, catered meals, cold brew/kombucha on tap
3 weeks of vacation
Annual company offsite, summer BBQs, recesses, and wellness weeks
Annual professional development stipend
Generous health benefits, including One Medical
401k matching and monthly cell phone bill reimbursement
Abundant recognition and rewards for good work
Bionic is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. Please feel free to inform us of your preferred pronouns so that we can address you accordingly.