Planning analysts gather data and create statistical models that help organizations improve their financial investments and avoid inefficiencies. They work for financial institutions including banks or securities firms, and insurance companies. Planning analysts look for business and marketing strategies that increase company profits while reducing costs and developing marketing and financial strategy to increase company profits and boost sales. They study and analyze various business data and financial information, including market trends, sales figures, and inventory control matters.
Planning analysts streamline daily business operations looking for ways to cut costs, maximize sales, and increase profits. They collaborate with managers and staff to implement financial and marketing plans, write reports outlining various business strategies, and design detailed plans to enforce them. Planning analysts create economic forecasts and sales projections based on new and current business data and need a bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, or related fields of study.
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