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ZS Associates, Inc. | Evanston, Illinois
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CURRENT OPENINGS: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Evanston, IL; Los Angeles area, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; San Francisco area, CA


ZS Associates  is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From 22 offices worldwide, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS' Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales and marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales and marketing strategies and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Our recommendations and solutions are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership across the demand generation process


Decision Analytics Associate - Interns design and execute analyses to address business problems for our clients and project teams. In particular, Interns work on one or more project teams and may leverage their analytic skills to find data-driven insights that help our clients solve their most important business problems. At the end of the internship, interns are evaluated and considered for a full-time employment offer.

  • Develop and apply advanced statistical models that help clients understand dynamic business issues;
  • Leverage analytic techniques to use data to guide client and ZS team decision-making;
  • Use tools like R, Tableau, SAS, Visual Basic and Excel to investigate and inform client needs;
  • Synthesize and communicate results to clients and ZS teams;
  • Collaborate with client and ZS teams to implement solutions;
  • Take immediate responsibility for project deliverables.


  • Candidates should be about to enter the final year of a bachelor's or master's degree in any discipline with strong academic performance in quantitative and analytic coursework, such as operations research, applied mathematics, management science, data science, statistics, econometrics or engineering;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a programming language or analytic tool such as R, SAS, Tableau, or VBA;
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Empathy, adaptability and emotional intelligence;
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset;
  • Self-discipline for planning and organizing tasks;
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, working in teams.

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 

Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.

ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.







About ZS Associates, Inc.

ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Since our founding in 1983, ZS has been recognized around the world for our expertise in go-to-market and sales force strategies and our implementation capabilities. ZS helps companies achieve sales success by delivering both issue-specific solutions and large-scale business transformations. We focus on increasing sales for our clients, addressing a broad range of business issues in pursuit of that single goal. More than twenty years ago, ZS founders Andy Zoltners and Prabha Sinha, as professors, put their theories into practice with the creation of ZS. While we have strong academic roots, we're growing beyond them. We've expanded our industry focus, developed new product service areas and created new software tools to enable our services. One hallmark of ZS is our relationship with our clients. We partner with them, helping them make decisions about their business, and implementing change within their organizations. Our culture is unique, too. ZS is a place where excellence is the standard, teamwork is emphasized, and integrity is the norm.

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