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NRG Energy, Inc. Senior Associate, Corporate Strategy in Houston, Texas

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Job Summary:

NRG Corporate Strategy is responsible for defining and developing successful strategies to enhance the business, drive the corporate vision, and meet other high-priority corporate objectives. The team serves as a centralized source of analysis and insight that looks across the entirety of the business to determine appropriate pathways to value. The team also engages in early-stage and emerging opportunity identification, investment and testing to promote sustained value creation and competitive advantage.

The Senior Associate, Corporate Strategy will assume a role in a high -visibility team that works alongside NRG’s Innovation and other key corporate and business unit teams to define the next several years for NRG. The broader Corporate Strategy and Innovation team also houses market research, competitive intelligence, and internal.

In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to the development of a wide range of market and opportunity assessments that support NRG’s mission and vision

  • Analyze information needed to support an opportunity; balance quantitative and qualitative skill sets through assessments of market dynamics, growth trajectory, business models and potential EBITDA creation, etc.

  • Translate findings into presentations that can be easily communicated to senior leadership

  • Work across the organization to understand and promote NRG business unit strategies

  • Provide deep dive analysis and insights on topics/sectors of interest

  • Provide ad hoc support for internal teams focused on new market opportunity testing

  • Track emerging technology partnerships and/or investments that could align with NRG investment parameters and growth objectives

  • Attend relevant sector events to build network and better understand potential opportunities for NRG

  • Assist in compilation of presentations to the NRG Board of Directors

  • Work alongside the NRG Corporate Innovation to support deal formation and execution on an as needed basis

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

  • Located in Princeton, NJ or Houston, TX office

  • Hybrid workforce segmentation; 2-3 days per week in office

  • Some overtime required as special projects arise

  • Some travel may be required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 5 years of work on a fast-paced, analytics-driven team

  • Experience in contributing to multidisciplinary strategic projects

  • Experience in translating performing research, managing data and generating insights

  • Experience in energy, consumer service or technology sectors

  • Advanced skill in PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management consulting or corporate strategy experience

  • Financial modeling

  • Sector research

  • Experience in private equity or venture capital

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Analytical, comprehensive thinking

  • Synthesizing large datasets to generate insights

  • Proactive self-starter with ability to navigate ambiguity

  • Naturally curious and inquisitive; willing to think outside the box

  • Team player with ability to collaborate to ensure analysis robustness

  • Ability to create high-impact presentations with clear articulation of key messages

  • Passionate about problem solving and balancing analytics with creative solutions to achieve an objective

Why NRG is a great place to work:

  • Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes

  • A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive and/or commission

  • Stock Purchase Plan

  • Benefits on the first day of employment - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability, Wellness program, etc.

  • Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance

  • 401 (k) plan to help save for retirement

  • Generous Flexible FTO plan, where you take the time you need; also includes 10 company holidays, and 1 floating holidays

  • -Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands

If you reside in or intend to work remotely from California, Colorado, New York or Washington State, you may contact for compensation information related to this position and other information as required by applicable law. Please include the job title in your request.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills. Official description on file with Talent.