Business Analyst

Xerox
Palo Alto, CA
30+ days ago

Job Description

City: Palo Alto

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Department: Research & Development

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20012551

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Experienced

Job Field: Research & Development

Seniority Level: Associate

Description & Requirements

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.


About the Job

The Business Analyst plays a key role in the PARC Refinery, which works to validate and advance new business opportunities, ultimately delivering investment recommendations and executable plans to accelerate the next generation of Xerox’s new businesses. The Refinery works as a cross-functional team of UX researchers, product/business designers, technologists, and business analysts. The role of the Business Analyst is focused on analyzing data, engaging customers, and developing a business case analysis to support the team’s recommendations.


Responsibilities

  • Collect and analyze market, customer, competitor, and product data to inform product/service design as well as business cases
  • Develop financial models to support the business case
  • Assess different business model options, using quantitative as well as qualitative methods
  • Collaborate closely with designers, user researchers and business strategists to inform deliverables for the business case


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical discipline, complemented with experience in business strategy/administration
  • Exceptional analytical and financial modelling skills, with knowledge of different types of valuation and modeling methodologies for technology and R&D investment decisions, and when and how to use them depending on the business model and market situation
  • Experience with market sizing, customer segmentation and competitive analysis, especially in a technology context
  • Strong oral and visual communication skills with ability to move seamlessly between conversing with customers, engineers and internal and external stakeholders; prior experience with customer discovery is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; thrive in a fast-moving, ambiguous environment, and independently capable of seeking information, corralling resources, and delivering results without waiting for direction
  • High-energy and positive team player; strong experience in cross-functional collaboration
  • Prior experience at a high-growth technology company or start-up is a plus


Xerox is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law. Learn more at www.xerox.com and explore our commitment to diversity and inclusion! People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with Xerox may request such accommodation(s) by sending an e-mail to [email protected] Be sure to include your name, the job you are interested in, and the accommodation you are seeking.

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