Stratfor is headquartered in Austin, Texas. In addition, we have relationships in geopolitically significant areas around the world. The only openings we have at this time are listed below, but if you would like to send your résumé (CV) along with a cover letter outlining your interest in Stratfor, we can keep you on file. Please list which role you may be interested in on the subject line of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are unable to respond to individual questions regarding job opportunities due to the high volume of applications. Thank you for your interest in Stratfor.
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This position offers an opportunity to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment at a fast-growing Austin-based firm. The position encompasses two primary business development roles:
- Operating in a sales role working within the Custom Intelligence Services division to generate leads and grow the annual, high-touch client base.
- Operating in a strategic role working alongside senior management to identify and build new opportunities in our Global Advisory Services business.
The sales role will require the candidate to establish potential client lists, determine the best point of entry for contact and develop a relationship with potential clients that will lead to sales of custom intelligence services contracts.
The strategic role includes growing and servicing the client base, sourcing and facilitating transactions between the firm’s Strategic Partners and targeted assets, and identifying unique global investment opportunities for our partners. This is a unique opportunity to gain direct experience in advising global transactions as well as strategic planning.
Strong candidates must have at least 7 years of prior experience in industries including, but not limited to, investment banking, consulting, private equity or corporate development. Candidates should have proven track record in selling consulting services and developing partnerships, creative ability to construct and structure deals, outstanding interpersonal communication and persuasive presentation skills. Candidates also should have strong capabilities in Excel, financial modeling and PowerPoint.
Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic insight and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the globe. We use a sophisticated methodology to analyze and interpret world affairs, free of bias or agenda.
Our subscribers gain a thorough understanding of world events through full access to our analysis and insight, published around the clock. Clients use our real-time intelligence and forecasting services to assess geopolitical risk, influence their strategic business and investment decisions, and help to develop and grow their business worldwide.
We gather and filter intelligence via rigorous open-source monitoring and a network of contacts in more than 80 countries. Analysts then evaluate information looking through the objective lens of geopolitics and determine how developments affect different regions, industries and markets.
Custom Intelligence Services (CIS)
Stratfor Custom Intelligence Services provides real-time intelligence and forecasting, as well as direct access to our analysts, through three primary deliverables: Executive Briefings, Custom Projects and Strategic Monitoring.
Executive Briefings include comprehensive analysis delivered by Stratfor analysts focused on unique client issues specific to an intelligence topic or geographic region. Stratfor analysts are also available for additional follow-up counsel and Q&A.
Custom Projects leverage Stratfor’s intelligence team and global network of contacts to offer advice that informs clients’ global business strategies and investments. Each project provides in-depth intelligence, analysis and forecasts tailored to client priorities and supports their ability operate effectively and grow their businesses in complex regions around the world. Deliverables can include Country Profiles, Forecasts, Business Risk and Security Assessments, Due Diligence investigations and White Papers.
Strategic Monitoring includes real-time, proactive intelligence monitoring that aligns with client’s countries of operation and investment initiatives. In-depth monitoring can be customized for any number of countries or regions. Offerings include Monthly Forecasts, Daily Intelligence Alerts and direct access to Stratfor intelligence briefers.
Global Advisory Services
Global Advisory Services offers clients full access to Stratfor's global infrastructure of intelligence assets, government and partner relationships to identify and expand their global business opportunities. Partners receive a high-touch consulting service that provides ongoing deal sourcing, transaction assistance and oversight to guide strategic investment decisions, help mitigate risk and improve their ability to operate effectively in challenging environments. Based on core intelligence capabilities and influential relationships, Stratfor’s principal expertise lies in the Natural Resources, Financial Services and Security industries.
To apply to this position, please send your resume and cover letter, along with salary expectations to email@example.com
The Analyst Development Program offers associates (ADPs) from around the globe an opportunity to learn from Stratfor's analysts and intelligence professionals. ADPs play a critical role in analyzing and interpreting world events as well as contributing to client and subscriber products. They also receive hands-on experience in intelligence collection and analysis and forecasting methods. The Analyst Development Program is the primary way candidates become employed as analysts -- many of our current employees got their starts as ADPs.
Applicants are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including international relations, global trade, economics, technological innovation, engineering and science. We encourage applicants of diverse educational and professional backgrounds to apply.
The three-month Analyst Development Program is unpaid but stipends are provided. The recruits will be expected to come to Austin, Texas, for three months and work full time. Successful candidates will be, at a minimum, in their junior or senior year of university education. Please note that many participants are further into their professional careers.
How to apply to the Fall Analyst Development Program (Sept. 3, 2013-Nov. 26, 2013):
Resumes and cover letters are due by May 13, 2013, for the Fall program. Please send a cover letter and résumé (CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org . Cover letters should be addressed to the ADP Selection Committee and should be no more than 500 words explaining why you want to work for Stratfor and what you specifically can contribute.
If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by May 17, 2013. Unfortunately, not every applicant will be contacted due to the large number of applications received.
Because of the high level of interest in the program, we are unable to respond to individual queries about program specifics at this time.
Please be prepared to provide documentation proving past experiences and qualifications, as there will be an extensive background check.
We also anticipate having ADP sessions open during February-April and June-August of 2014. Please visit our Careers site for developing details on these sessions.
Stratfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.