Industry Analyst, Business Group

The Industry Analyst performs quantitative and qualitative research in support of a wide variety of projects related to the North American automotive industry.  This position reports directly to Director, Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP), and Director-Research.

CAR offers a flexible work schedule and paid time off, in addition to a competitive compensation package, including health care benefits, life insurance, retirement savings plan, and holiday pay.  These offerings represent a significant investment in CAR’s most valuable asset—the people who work here.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Closely follow developments within the automotive industry and overall economy
  • Conduct research and prepare reports
  • Acquire, analyze, describe, verify/validate, and present data
  • Assemble, organize, and maintain datasets for use in statistical analysis
  • Participate in proposal teams and help to obtain funding from industry and government sources
  • Search, review, and summarize existing research literature; apply findings
  • Review and summarize complex literature (ex. federal regulations or policies) for a variety of audiences
  • Prepare results, including tabular and graphical presentations; write sections of research reports
  • Actively participate in project meetings
  • Collaborate effectively with other researchers within and outside CAR

Required Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have an understanding of and strong interest in the economics and business of the automotive industry
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in the fields of economics, business, public policy, statistics or a related field
  • 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience
  • Proven ability to execute tasks and projects and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to convey research findings in a clear and effective manner through written reports, charts, tables, and presentations
  • Attention to detail and fact-based analysis
  • A team player who is able to effectively work across multiple functions and cultures

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience evaluating funding sources and securing funding
  • Familiarity with human resources/workforce issues


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Angie Ely at [email protected].

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, protected disability, or other characteristics protected by law.