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Intern, Corporate Business Development in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 11/6/2017

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Job Description


The purpose of this position is to assist Corporate Business Development with a focus on research, strategic analysis, and financial modeling of new technologies for biofuels, biochemicals, bioproducts, and environmental services. This will include competitors/industry evaluation and the development of new strategic initiatives that drive market share, risk management, and support long term growth.


Key Accountabilities:

Analysis Function

  • Assist in the development of strategic business opportunities and long-range business plans that support strategic initiatives of the business units
  • Evaluate new technologies for biofuels, biochemicals, bioproducts, and environmental services
  • Research and evaluation of target companies, technology providers, business plans, financial models, and intellectual property
  • Help identify and analyze new technologies and business opportunities (partnerships/mergers/acquisitions)
  • Collect information on competitors to fully understand their technologies, markets, intellectual property, and strategies for evaluation of potential mergers/acquisitions
  • Assist in developing strategic initiatives and market strategies that drive customer relationships and promote sustainable market positioning
  • Perform industry analysis and assist in financial modeling for strategic projects

Special Projects

  • Assist with the implementation of key business projects
  • Coordinate Project details, monitor progression, and verify completion
  • Develop project work plans, schedules, budgets, and financial models
  • Communicate with all groups involved
  • Final follow-up involving a review of analysis
Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a masters or bachelor’s degree – Chemistry, Life Sciences, Engineering, Finance, or related degree

**Senior or Junior status required - undergraduate candidates must have additional specialized training

Experience Required: 3-5 years research and analytical business or technical experience not required but preferred

**Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Advanced financial modeling and accounting skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Strong understanding of engineering, chemistry and/or biosciences

Manufacturing or technology development experience


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