Market Intelligence Specialist

Apple Valley
Depending on Experience
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is to collect, analyzes, compile, and disseminate a wide variety of data and information relative to the financial services industry, agriculture, and the broader economy. This market intelligence is used as a key input for management decision making at the tactical and strategic level. Responsible for identifying and selecting sources of high-quality data and information. Monitors information closely to identify trends and developments for management. Prepares reports and presentations which bring meaning to this complex information. Collaborates with other team members across the organization in compiling and evaluating this market intelligence for the purposes of assessing new business opportunities and market risks. Selected output may be shared with AgStar clients upon approval.


This position requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Finance, Education, or related field and at least 3 years of related research or business experience, preferably in the financial services industry. Advanced degree and/or professional certification a plus. Position requires excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication (written, verbal, and presentation), organizational, and project management skills. Must be self-motivated and highly capable of working independently. Must have the demonstrated ability to gather and organize large volumes of information. Must be an active listener with the demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with a broad spectrum of individuals across the organization. Excellent computer skills required.

AgStar, a leading financial services cooperative of the Farm Credit System, has been named one of the Top Workplaces of Minnesota through an employee survey conducted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in MN based on employee opinions about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.

We offer great benefits, including:
• Competitive base salary
• Incentive opportunity
• Health Insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
• 401k with 9% company match
• Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
• Educational assistance
• Training and development programs

Qualified candidates please apply on-line at

AgStar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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