Strategy Manager

Job details
Posting date: 15 April 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 May 2021
Location: London, EC2M 4AA
Company: NatWest Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: R-00128934

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Join us as a Strategy Manager

  • This is an influential role which will give you the chance to make a tangible and valuable contribution to our business
  • You'll be supporting all aspects of the function’s activities, with a focus on the strategic analysis of business plans, projects, opportunities and associated problem solving
  • You'll be in a strong position to progress within the bank due to the breadth of knowledge gained in such a strategic role

What you'll do

As a Strategy Manager, you’ll be helping to successfully manage the function’s strategy and deliver its product backlog, producing customer value in a continuous, iterative fashion. You’ll be promoting continuous improvement and identifying opportunities to improve the strategy’s development in line with evolving techniques and best practice, as well as assisting with developing business plans and offering challenge to improve the quality of outputs.

Your role will also involve:

  • Leading the effective interaction with the team, functions and stakeholders, and engaging fully in project tasks and understanding the issues in real depth
  • Analysing business performance, competitor activity, potential business opportunities and customer behaviours, and presenting this and solutions to senior management
  • Leading and delivering specific major assignments in the team’s backlog, defining and agreeing a clear scope and objectives and working in an Agile manner
  • Providing high quality executive briefings on external perspectives, including current and emerging industry trends and competitor activity
  • Driving a strong aptitude for strategic thinking across the function

The skills you'll need

We’re looking for a thought leader with in-depth experience of a technology banking strategy and decision support. You’ll have a background in business planning, developing strategic recommendations and influencing strategic change, along with good collaboration and stakeholder management skills. You'll also have a proven history of developing different executive presentations and board materials.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • Deep knowledge of banking technologies
  • Proven strategy expertise, ideally in financial services or technology
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly, and to influence at all levels with proven consulting skills
  • A delivery track record of working across a large diverse organisation, establishing partnerships across all parts of a business, ideally with a global footprint
  • Curiosity about future trends, top research skills and problem solving skills, and a proven ability to generate insights
  • Knowledge and experience of working in an Agile team

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