UPS Strategy Innovation Supervisor in Brussels, Belgium


Purpose ofthe job:

The senior analyst (full time position) supports the strategy managers with developing innovation strategies and building business cases by conducting research, identifying opportunities, performing analyses, creating insights and drawing conclusions throughout the project lifecycle.

Mainresponsibilities and tasks:

- Researches mega-trends (e.g. e-commerce, value chain consolidation through marketplaces, crowd sourcing, gig-economy, technology shifts, robotics, artificial intelligence, unmanned vehicles, urbanization, trade lane shifts)

  • Stay informed on industry specific technology developments, competitors’ performance, offerings and capabilities, developments in merchant/consumer needs, etc.

  • Seeks for external sources and input from subject matter experts in line with the priorities of the group and in support of the different project objectives

  • Liaises with different departments and countries, the region and corporate offices in order to exchange information and to leverage existing material as much as possible

  • Analyzes external/internal data, synthesis output and supports the development of strategic initiatives

  • Develops project plans to ensure that the project will be completed on time and according to specifications

  • Supports and/or manages projects on a day-to-day basis and throughout the different project stages

  • Initiates, organizes, guides and supports project related activities and works with and through team members to develop and present recommendations to senior management


  • Inquisitive personality; strong desire to learn; ability to probe effectively

  • Structured approach; process oriented with attention to detail; able to prioritize

  • Strong numerical, analytical and conceptual skills; logical thinker; strategic mind set

  • Deductive reasoning skills; able to translate findings into conclusions and recommendations

  • Solid communication skills; able to transform thoughts into presentation material

  • Project management skills; experience with managing complex projects

  • Considers industry, customer, competitor trends when making decisions: outside-in approach

  • Experience with ‘selling’ project outcomes and strategic concepts to C-level management

  • Experience with managing market research efforts and managing external vendors

  • Experience with and market knowledge of E-Commerce/B2C

  • Basic understanding of E-Commerce/B2C information technology related solutions

  • Able to build strong relationships with both internal and external business partners

  • Ambitious, career minded person who is willing to travel

  • Master’s degree (mathematics, physics, economics, etc.); preferably MBA

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience

  • Proven track record in data mining and analytics

  • Proficiency in MS Office, strong in MS Access (SQL a plus), statistical knowledge (a plus)


Category: Applications Development, Strategy Group, Information Solutions

Requisition Number: 047559

Location: Brussels,Belgium