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Intern, Corporate Business Development in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 4/6/2018

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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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