General information

JobID: 7007

Position Level: Individual Contributor

Team: Sales & Marketing

Type of Contract: Regular

Working Time: Full-Time

Locations: Allen, Texas, Alpharetta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina

Travel Requirements: 0%

Description & Requirements

Jack Henry & Associates, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry is seeking a Strategic Initiatives Analyst to join our growing team!  The selected candidate will contribute to marketing, sales, business unit strategic product objectives, as well as technical services by providing research-based input to support business planning, marketing content and sales content support, marketing program development (content), and strategic product research  to drive strategic direction for key business areas. 

The ideal candidate for this role is a self-starter that is adept at industry and product research, analysis and recommendations. Additionally, the right person for this role is detail driven, can meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.  This is an opportunity to work on a very impactful Industry Insights and Intelligence (i3) team that collaborates well throughout Jack Henry & Associates. 

This position can be worked in either our Allen, TX, Alpharetta, GA or Charlotte, NC offices.


  • Minimum of 18 months in product planning and research, market analysis and research or industry analysis and research, specifically in the financial services industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.


  • Able to recommend product and messaging strategies based on market data analysis.
  • Able to contribute to the sales process by developing research-based content to support marketing programs and participating in research studies and business discussions with executive staff.
  • Able to meet aggressive deadlines and handle multiple and complex projects.
  • Good knowledge of company and competitor products and services.


  • Provides research-based input to support business planning and marketing programs to support sales in designated capabilities. 
  • Complete research assignments that require desk research, soliciting perspectives from Jack Henry’s external analyst firms, and quantitative and qualitative market research working in partnership with internal and external research teams.
  • Analyzes market data to identify trends/opportunities. 
  • Develops strategic direction from market information and creates compelling market analysis presentations.
  • Develops business requirements for individual projects to ensure strategic goals and objectives established by senior analysts are met.
  • Manages external vendor partnership inquiry/intake communications and schedules demos to support the team with vendor research and initial due diligence to ensure potential vendor solutions meet business unit expectations and requirements.
  • Sources industry, product and market research to support business units, marketing, sales and technology services.  
  • Analyzes market data to identify trends/opportunities/gaps in services.
  • Sources, evaluates and recommends best-in-class vendors for business units through industry research and Industry Insights and Intelligence (i3)  tools.
  • Supports senior analysts with managing projects for multi-business unit vendor selection. 
  • Drafts white papers and blogs on assigned topics – sometimes as i3’s product and other times co-written with colleagues in other groups
  • Demonstrates initiative and works well independently to perform research with direction and guidance from Sr. Analysts.
  • Provides some internal administrative support to the team such as managing and maintaining department reporting, research report distribution and meeting logistics support 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Applicants for U.S. based positions with Jack Henry & Associates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace.

Females, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.