Department of State Business Analyst

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Position Overview

Business Analyst  

The Company:

Censeo Consulting Group is a top Washington D.C. based management consulting firm dedicated to helping public sector and non-profit clients build operational excellence, deliver better outcomes, and lower cost. We take a personalized approach to strategic consulting to solve our clients’ most complex problems and build operational excellence that transforms their organizations, allowing them to better deliver on their public and social missions. 

At Censeo, our award-winning culture means you’ll join a tight-knit community of 50 brilliant and passionate colleagues. We are advocates for a better functioning public sector, and we’re also good friends who know the names of each other’s dogs. Our philosophy is horizontal, not hierarchical, and our open-door policy encourages a culture of entrepreneurship at all levels. We share successes, make decisions together, and foster an environment for those with passion and initiative (Business Analysts especially!) to lead. Our colleagues bring their own unique personalities to work every day and use them to help shape our growing firm in ways that reach far beyond client projects. 

The Position:

We are looking for passionate, driven candidates to help solve our client’s complex problems and support one of our core clients at the Department of State. As a Business Analyst supporting Department of State (DOS) Category Management Program Management Office (CMSO). You will support the creation and implementation of Category Management strategies DOS-wide. In this role you will utilize a broad range of creative problem-solving, technical and analytical rigor, and change management skills to help develop and implement Category Strategies. A typical day in the life of a Business Analyst is never quite the same, but it is always equally exciting and challenging. On any given day, you could be performing critical analyses, helping shape final recommendations for clients, creating deliverables, or presenting your work to Censeo leadership and senior clients. Some of your key responsibilities as a Business Analyst will include: 

  • Supporting all aspects of client engagements from defining the strategy of a project to preparing final deliverables 

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis of data to identify trends, find opportunities areas, and develop meaningful insights to support Category Management for the Department of State

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of client issues, needs, and contexts

  • Conducting in-depth research on different industries, companies, products and services and compile into market research insights to support team recommendations for acquisition and sourcing

  • Collaborating with teams (typically 3-7 team members per project) to recommend realistic solutions to their problems and encourage innovative, bold thinking 

  • Sharing insights, results, and recommendations in a comprehensible manner through both written presentations/reports and interactions with teams/clients 

The Ideal Candidate: 

At Censeo, we are looking for unique candidates whose passion and enthusiasm will help shape Censeo’s client insights and workplace culture. Our staff have a wide range of backgrounds, areas of expertise, personality types, and favorite breakfast foods. Our client and cultural successes are rooted in our team’s innovation, creative problem solving, and collaboration. The unique perspective that you bring and the way you tackle problems are much more important to us than what’s printed on your diploma. We believe a successful Business Analyst will have: 

  • ACTIVE DOS CLEARANCE - Secret or Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) REQUIRED

  • BA/BS required with a strong academic background

  • 1-4 years of experience supporting federal clients preferred 

  • 1-3 years of prior experience in supporting federal acquisition, procurement, or category management

  • Experience in Federal Acquisition or PMO environment, preferred

  • Experience working with the Department of State or other federal agencies, preferred

  • Knowledge or experience related to category management and/or strategic sourcing principles, preferred
  • Superior creative problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills 

  • Ability to work effectively on projects with demanding deadlines in a team environment 

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with an ability to share and synthesize knowledge 

  • Ability and desire to take initiative and ownership over project work and professional development and growth 

  • Knowledge and appreciation of business concepts 

  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and presentation software 

  • Interest in working with public sector clients 

The Location:

Censeo Consulting Group is based in Washington D.C. and works in a hybrid model, allowing our staff to work remotely while collaborating with the team in the office regularly. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of downtown D.C., just a few blocks away from the White House. And with many of our clients also based in D.C., we have the luxury of leaving for a meeting and being back in the office in time for post-work happy hours, team dinners, and game nights. 

The Fine Print:

  • Expected travel 0-10%; may increase based on business needs 

  • This is an exempt, full-time position

Censeo offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, flexible and remote work opportunities, and tuition and training reimbursement. More information on our benefits and perks can be found at: https://www.censeoconsulting.com/about/join-us/.  

Censeo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law. 

Join Our Award-Winning Culture!

Our passion wins awards. But don’t just take it from us… 

  • 2020 Vault #21 Best Boutique Consulting Firm 

  • 2019 Ivy Exec #7 Best Boutique Consulting Firm 

  • 2018 Consulting Magazine Best Small Firms to Work For  

  • 2017 Vault #12 Best Boutique Consulting Firm 

  • 2016 Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms in America 

  • 2015 Washington Business Journal’s Philanthropy List 

 

 

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