Grinnell Chamber

Market Intelligence Analyst

Full time
Posted: 09/08/2021
Grinnell, IA
Brielle Beck


We’re offering a motivated strategic thinker an opportunity to participate in setting the course for Grinnell Mutual’s future. You will be contributing to the company’s strategic direction, helping to ensure its continued growth by supporting and expanding the company’s data-driven planning and decision-making capabilities. This position will play an integral role in helping to create and guide the company’s strategic plan in both the short-term and long-term.


This position can be based in our Grinnell, Iowa, office or remotely in one of the following states: Arizona, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.


  • Researches industry trends and direction, especially as it relates to property-casualty insurance and reinsurance, to help Grinnell Mutual proactively prepare for changes in regulatory and customer environments. Research will include both primary methods (interviews, focus groups, surveys) and secondary (journal publications, professional documents, and regulations).  
  • Monitors competitor activity in current and potential writing areas so Grinnell Mutual remains competitive and responsive to changes as it formulates its strategic direction for future business. Forecasts and tracks trends as appropriate to business needs. 
  • Analyzes data and communicates actionable and strategic implications for Grinnell Mutual in key areas such as industry trends, market size, competitor capabilities, customer buying criteria, purchase process, price sensitivity, channel requirements, and technology.
  • Prepares and presents findings to key stakeholders of the organization in a clear and concise manner. When appropriate develops what-if scenarios, discusses business implications of research findings, and completes both risk analyses and return on investment projections.
  • Designs and implements primary research tools that are unbiased and do not lead or guide respondents. Assimilates raw data into understandable and useable formats.  
  • Prepares oral and written communications and reports specific to business unit needs within a standardized format. Reports may be on a repeating basis (i.e. monthly) or on a project basis.
  • Consults with business and support units to ensure that research initiatives and activities are aligned with broader market and product development objectives. 
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience in market research, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Insurance experience preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of business, industry, and market information with ability to apply knowledge to business applications. Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of changes in related regulations and to share with affected stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data as it applies to the current and future business direction of Grinnell Mutual. Understands the implications of both new and current information in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to make effective recommendations to key stakeholders and decision-makers. Ability to use personal judgment, experience, and known facts and figures to influence decisions and effect change for the organization’s long-term benefit.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships in the insurance industry and related industries. Proactively seeks and actively listens for information in both formal and informal settings. Takes time to understand the information delivered, asks clarifying questions, and refrains from interrupting subject.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, financial reports, and governmental regulations and to formulate opinions, options, and recommendations based on that information.
  • Ability to remain flexible to business needs and changes. Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while anticipating possible impacts and benefits of change.
  • Demonstrated ability to present information both verbally and in writing to audiences of various sizes, professional levels, and insurance background. Considered a reliable and credible resource with ability to support conclusions and analysis with additional information when requested.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary company and customer information.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to use general office equipment and demonstrate basic knowledge of Microsoft Office® suite products including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as ability to learn specific applications.


Working conditions and physical efforts

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform job duties and responsibilities.

  • Works under externally imposed deadlines with unexpected and frequent interruptions to the workflow, making it challenging to anticipate the nature and volume of work to perform and meet established deadlines.

  • The position operates within a typical office setting and is physically located in the home office. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The position requires an individual to sit for long periods of time and to frequently work on the computer, which may cause eye strain. Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force and to lift up to 10 pounds.


This job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to give the employee a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of the business demands change, so too may the job duties and responsibilities.

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