Strategic Intelligence Analyst (Associate) - Dublin

Dublin, D, IE, D16KH51


Country: Ireland 
City: Dublin
Req ID: 496826


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH (NYSE: CRH, LSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.78,500 people at c.3,390 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and Europe. As the essential partner for transportation and critical utility infrastructure projects, complex non-residential construction and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. A Fortune 500 company, CRH’s shares are listed on the NYSE and LSE.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


CRH is looking for a Strategic Intelligence Analyst! The role is situated within the Strategic Intelligence team whose objective is to develop a capability to systematically explore and understand future trends that will impact the construction industry and to identify opportunities for CRH to create value therein. The team will leverage internal and external news, information, data, and project work to perform deep dives into areas of interest and create new plausible future scenarios for CRH. The teams’ aspiration is to support fact-based discussions to improve the decision-making process, with a clear focus on understanding threats and potential opportunities for CRH and the construction industry. The Strategic Intelligence team sits within the global Strategy function. It is a high performing, fast paced enjoyable environment that places a strong focus on professional development.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities
In this role, you will:

  • Analyse & monitor stock market, industry financial performance and company valuations
  • Analyse & monitor macroeconomic, technological, and social news and trends
  • Develop internal white papers and presentations at regular intervals to keep leadership abreast of unique key external trends and opportunities, and support debate
  • Conduct analyses of trends, industry data, regulatory environment and competitors
  • Identify and understand implications of construction trends and competitive dynamics to articulate potential scenarios
  • Quantitatively assess the implications of findings, including financial analysis where relevant
  • Continually refresh perspectives on external trends and changes to the construction value chain
  • Help drive and manage internal strategic projects and support M&A decision making processes
  • Develop automated ways to gather and filter news and data and prepare periodic updates and reports on key findings to the Group Leadership team


Key Functional Competencies 
You are/have:

  • Team player with ability to contribute both individually and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative; comfortable working in a demanding fast- paced environment
  • Strategic mindset and strong interest in current and future business trends
  • Excellent research and analysis skills with ability to gather and filter large amounts of information and data, and to present clearly and concisely
  • Good financial and analytical skills, with excellent attention to detail and a focus on results
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable liaising with senior management
  • Ability to multitask within tight deadlines


Experience / Education
You are/have:

  • Third level degree, post graduate qualification or equivalent in Business, Finance, Engineering, Science or Economics
  • 1+ years’ experience working in a relevant role
  • Consulting, business/finance analyst, equity analyst experience, ACAs, CFAs, MBA an advantage
  • Good systems capabilities and/or interest in technology
  • Very high proficiency in using Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in data analytics tools such as Tableau, PowerBI an advantage
  • Experience working in other countries/cultures is a bonus 

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and send us your application.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who would love to join the team? Please let us know!


CRH finds it important that vacancies are shared to individuals that may find them interesting and/or could be suitable for the role


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CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  18 Jun 2024

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