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One of the top 5 largest banks in the U.S. with total assets of nearly $2 trillion.

POSITION TITLE

Senior Vice President, Global Data and Digital Strategy

DESCRIPTION

The Global Data & Digital Strategy group (GD&DS) is a team of motivated and resourceful strategy professionals, focused on driving the bank’s data and digital agenda across all of our businesses and markets. The team provides enterprise-wide coordination, acceleration, and expertise in support of the bank’s transformation to a digital-first and data-led institution. The team’s mandate comprises four primary areas:

  • Drive and accelerate adoption of Data 20/20 Strategy including strategy and governance support, senior sector stakeholder relationship management, ownership of all Board and Executive Management deliverables, and conducting program value assessments
  • Align, track, coordinate, and accelerate the bank’s digital progress and agenda and provide visibility and oversight for Senior Leadership on digital transformation
  • Digital Capabilities – Drive understanding, adoption, and coordination of next-gen data and digital technologies across the enterprise (e.g. AI/Advanced Analytics, Big Data, API, Blockchain)
  • Communications & Marketing – Develop a visionary brand around the bank’s data & digital strategy and capabilities and amplify awareness of these capabilities across stakeholders to accelerate their widespread adoption and use

JOB DESCRIPTION

The candidate will support the core objectives of the team including end-to-end ownership of key deliverables including the bank’s Digital Scorecard, Competitive Benchmarking Analysis, and operational responsibility for the bank’s Digital Governance Office. This individual will also be responsible for the management of multiple cross-enterprise, next-gen technology communities (i.e. Blockchain, API’s, /Open Banking, Digital Identity).

The candidate will be an independent performer with the ability to drive projects from start to finish with limited supervision. This position will have a high degree of exposure to different businesses across the enterprise and will require direct stakeholder engagement with senior executives across the firm. To that end, the candidate should have a high degree of comfort and experience developing and presenting client-ready documents and engaging with senior business leaders.

As the team operates in an unpredictable and high demand environment, the candidate will need to be prepared to respond to unexpected deliverable requests with a short turnaround time and with a high-quality output. This position is well-suited for individuals that embrace unstructured and complex problems and that desire to operate at a global level with a high degree of Senior Management exposure. A desire to learn multiple aspects of banking and adapt to a steep learning curve is important, as the team engages in a wide breadth of digital topics across the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Superior strategy professional, with the ability to conceptualize abstract problems, design analytical requirements and comprehend the implications
  • Experience presenting work materials and collaborating with senior level leadership
  • Creative problem solver who can think ‘out of the box’ with a strong business acumen
  • Powerful communicator with the ability to convey thoughts effectively and succinctly. Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint is critical for this role.
  • Strong expertise in conducting quantitative analysis, leveraging Excel and other tools for analytical “heavy-lifting”
  • Ability to synthesize analytical results and tailor executive briefings – including the Chief Executive Office, the Board, and other operating senior executives
  • Support cross-enterprise events and meetings, including liaising with different stakeholders, preparing presentation materials, and coordinating content updates
  • Support thought leadership to develop view points on key Financial Services and digital trends
  • Strong team player who places the best interests of the organization above personal objectives
  • Extensive travel, up to 50% during the first 3 years

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ Strategy Consulting/Corporate Strategy experience (at least 2 years at a top Strategy Consultancy)
  • Domain expertise in the areas of big-data and advanced analytics and their potential applications and challenges in banking
  • Robust understanding of digital trends and implications across banks, technology companies and FinTechs
  • Global experience, having worked/consulted internationally, including both developed and emerging markets insights
  • Experience managing project teams with members from around the world
  • Experience in the digital, banking, and payments industries
  • Outstanding communication and engagements skills
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant domain required (e.g. Business, Engineering, Economics); Top-tier MBA preferred