Analytics or FP&A best way into Strategy/dev function?
Hello all, current I work at a F250 manufacturing firm, and am technically in the accounting group but have recently been working on heavy analytics projects. (building applications in Qlikview, similar to Tableau) My ultimate goal is to network my way into the strategy group, currently my Business Unit has one strategy person, so going to have to play my cards right to eventually land the role.
I have been curious recently about moving to another company just to move up to a senior analyst role, but it seems all of the roles available are more FP&A focused, whereas a lot of strategy/biz ops postings want ibanking, consulting, or analytics experience. rhe question I have, is which is a better/easier path to strategy, try and work on these heavy analytics projects (and stay put in my current role), or try and work on more fp&a type work (through asking to get staffed on those projects or attempting a move)? The thought being that both types of work could propel me into a strategy/biz ops rule in the future. Thanks