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CarMax, CarMax Strategy Group - Strategy Analyst (Richmond, VA), Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9000

Mon, September 22, 2014

Explore this position and how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 9000


CarMax Strategy Group
Strategy Analyst

For ambitious graduates with a passion for problem solving, the Strategy Analyst position is the ideal way to start your career! At the CarMax Corporate Office, analysts in the CarMax Strategy Group drive tangible business results and build strategies for a fast-growing and innovative Fortune 500 company. Analysts have the opportunity to add real value while developing vital skills in critical thinking, communication, and leadership.

Just like traditional consulting roles, the Strategy Analyst position provides opportunities to apply data analytics, research and strategic thinking to complex, open-ended business problems. However, unlike some consulting roles, the CarMax Strategy Group provides…
• Exceptional work/life balance with reasonable hours and limited travel
• The unique culture of a company that’s been on "Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 10 straight years
• A friendly, collaborative team of 50+ analysts, including many recent graduates from the nation’s top schools
• Roles throughout the entirety of project life cycles including implementation
• Access to executives and decision-makers to make strategically sound recommendations leading to innovation and visible impact
• Ongoing, targeted focus on professional development

More about the role
Analysts from the CarMax Strategy Group are responsible for contributing to nearly every part of the business. Analysts have the opportunity to work in sub-teams that are dedicated to support specific business functions such as…

• Corporate Strategy
• Consumer Insights
• Marketing Strategy
• Web Strategy
• Sales Strategy
• Expansion Planning
• Inventory Management
• Pricing Strategy
• Production Planning
• Operations Strategy
• HR Strategy

Just a few examples of typical projects:
• Pricing: Build and maintain algorithms that help determine the value of each unique used vehicle. These algorithms help us determine what we should pay to acquire cars and what we should sell them for.
• Web: Understand consumers’ ever-growing use of digital during their shopping process (through data analysis on and qualitative consumer research) and work w/ cross-functional partners to propose, design and test innovations on and our mobile apps to turn our 15+monthly web visits into satisfied CarMax customers.
• Marketing: Determine the allocation of our $100M advertising spend across various media channels (TV, radio, digital, search), customer segments and markets to best drive affinity for and visits to CarMax. Within our digital programs, use data to make real-time placement decisions, driving maximum customer volume at an optimal ROI.

More about CarMax
CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used automobiles. Revolutionizing the way customers shop for used vehicles, CarMax opened its first store in 1993 and currently has over 130 locations nationwide. Its success is fueled by an innovative and customer-centric automotive business model that prioritizes integrity and a data-driven analytical culture to optimize any key business decision. With annual revenues of close to $13 billion, CarMax is the most dominant player in the industry. Yet with only 3% market share, its greatest opportunities lie ahead with expansion into the remaining U.S. markets and beyond along with the prospect of immense earnings growth. The company is truly a unique combination of continuous success and future opportunities.

More about ideal candidates for the role
• Demonstrated top-caliber analytic and problem-solving skills supported by a 4-year degree or greater. Many candidates come from quantitative majors, but we encourage analytical students from all majors to apply.
• A history of achievement indicated by top GPA and/or other recognition such as scholarships, awards, honor societies, etc.
• Passion for business and desire to develop into a strong business leader.

For more information, visit us at or view our video to hear real Analysts describe their experience in the CarMax Strategy Group.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work for any U.S. employer on a full-time basis without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.

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