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Columbus’ New MBA Job Opportunities

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In tribute to the (maybe) beginning of this year’s election process, this column will be focus on the center of the country. Home of Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio is an extremely livable city and one of the top locations for business growth in the country. Ambitious MBA graduates can certainly make a name for themselves in the city while maintaining a more relaxed lifestyle than they could in New York or Chicago.

Market Research Manager — Abbott

Abbott is a leader in global healthcare. Its portfolio of products covers many areas within the field, including diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition, and generic medicine. The company currently employs 103,000 people across more than 160 countries.

Abbott is hiring a Market Research Manager to work out of its Columbus office. The person hired for this position will be responsible for managing primary and secondary analytics to guide business decisions. The person hired for this position should have at least five years of previous relevant experience and have knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Ideal candidates will possess an MBA.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying knowledge gaps in context of current business needs
  • Creating, aligning, and executing learning plans
  • Working with internal partners to develop research questions

More information about this and other positions can be found on the Abbott website.

Financial Analyst, Corporate FP&A — Designer Brands Inc.

While the name might not seem familiar, there is a high likelihood you are familiar with Designer Brands’ stores. The company owns the shoe outlet Designer Shoe Warehouse, the Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse. In addition to its retail operations, the company designs shoes for a number of lines and own stock in other fashion brands.

Designer Brands Inc., the parent company of DSW, needs a new Financial Analyst at its Columbus headquarters.

Designer Brands Inc. is looking for a Financial Analyst who will work out of the company’s home office in Columbus. The person hired for this position will be responsible for overseeing the financial performance of DSW and report their findings to partners and senior leadership. Candidates for this position should have at least two years of previous relevant experience, and an MBA, in the company’s words, is “valued.”

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing detailed financial models
  • Communicating monthly accountability reports to senior leadership
  • Providing financial support and analysis to key business leaders

The Designer Brands Inc. website provides more information about this position and others available within the company.

Investment Professional — Nationwide

Started in Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide is a major player in the domestic insurance field. Although the company is considered one of the best to work for in the country by Fortune and listed at number 73 in the Fortune 500, it’s most likely better known for its jingle: “Nationwide is on your side.”

Nationwide is hiring an Investment Professional to work out of its home base in Columbus. The person hired for this position will be responsible for helping in the development and communication of investment strategy. In addition, he or she will support portfolio management activities. Candidates for this position should have at least five years of prior investment experience, and an MBA is preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing financial models
  • Monitoring general portfolio performance
  • Updating investment needs

More information about this and other positions can be found on the Nationwide website.

Manager, Business Operations and Integration — L Brands

Based in Columbus, L Brands is a fashion company best known for two of its properties: Victoria’s Secret, the popular women’s underwear brand; and Bath and Body Works, the lotion and soap seller that is a mainstay of malls across the country.

L Brands is hiring a Manager to work from its home office in Columbus. The person hired will be responsible for business operations and integration. This means that he or she will be working to drive strategic initiatives and integrate business initiatives into daily operations, among other tasks. Candidates for this position should have at least five years of previous experience with an emphasis on operations or process-project. In addition, an MBA is a plus.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Evolving product testing
  • Synchronizing activities across brand functions
  • Developing communication and implementation plans to support initiatives

The L Brands website provides more information on this position and others.

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Jonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.

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