Information Management and Analysis through to Day to Day Strategy and Overall Strategy
Business Administration Associate (Current Employee) – IL – March 13, 2014
My current employment combines taking hard data and analyzing it and then being able to completely and understandably communicate this information in order to influence future marketing strategies. This work comes through the University of Illinois Health Enterprise Marketing Department and involves everything from registering impacts of advertising to the financial costs of day-to-day activities. This information is then used to decide if current strategy is working or if new directions are necessary. My coworkers look to me more than anything for assistance in organizing information through excel. This includes building several sheets that track the departments’ Project Management, Time Management, and Financial Management. All the sheets, while user friendly, are set up in a way where minimal effort provides maximum information through formulas and key metrics so the information is process and showcased in an understandable format for executives. Through this process I’ve learned how to walk through a project, how to incorporate good and bad feedback, and the significance of clear communication across service lines. My job in the simplest of terms is to make everyone around me successful, I enjoy the challenges that often arise while trying to do my job as well as the opportunity to learn something new every day.
My coworkers, the learning culture, the continued challenges, walking through processes and then finding ways to improve them, reducing marketing costs while expanding marketing efforts, learning quickly
playing a "bad guy" role on my own, communication can become frustrating in this setting, overlooked in some strategy sessions, often overlooked for projects, getting to complete some of the more visable tasks