Cross-Border Govern Conslt 2 - Wholesale & International Strategy Senior Consultant

Wells Fargo - Charlotte, NC3.8

Full-time
Job Description
At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Wholesale Banking provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. Our five major business lines include Commercial Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo Commercial Capital and the Investment Portfolio.”We also have groups in credit risk, group risk, finance, marketing, human relations, and the Wholesale Chief Operating Office that support our businesses.

Wholesale Banking provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally, with annual sales generally in excess of $5 million. Our nine major lines of business (LOBs) include Business Banking, Middle Market Banking, Government and Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Financial Institutions Group, Wells Fargo Commercial Capital, Wells Fargo Securities, and Principal Investments. We also have groups in credit risk, group risk, finance, marketing, human relations, and the Wholesale Chief Operating Office that support our businesses.

Wholesale and International Strategy (WIS) is part of the Wholesale Strategy and Cross-Border Governance and is the strategy team for (a) Wholesale Banking and (b) international business for the enterprise. One of the two primary responsibilities of WIS is to drive the annual strategic planning process for Wholesale Banking and Wells Fargo’s international business. As part of the process, WIS facilitates discussions among senior leaders to promote alignment and collaboration across LOBs and support groups. The other responsibility of WIS is to address strategic questions and lead a variety of high-impact initiatives. The types of initiatives include business portfolio reviews, business strategy formulation, priority alignment across LOBs, business case development for strategic investment, and enhancement of control and governance.

Reporting directly to the head of WIS, the Wholesale and International Strategy Senior Consultant is responsible for supporting the strategic planning process and leading large strategic initiatives while guiding Strategy Consultants within WIS and subject matter experts from partner groups. A successful candidate must be a strategic thinker with strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. The candidate must have a robust understanding of Wholesale Banking businesses in the US as well as in international markets. The candidate needs to have outstanding leadership and organizational/interpersonal skills as he/she guides professionals within WIS and collaborates with partners from LOBs and support groups.

Primary responsibilities:
Lead/manage small cross-organizational strategic initiatives for Wholesale Banking and international business across the company
Support Strategy Senior Lead/Lead as they manage the strategy planning process and large/medium-size initiatives
Develop project plans, frame and conduct insightful analyses, identify solutions, and develop business cases and implementation plans
Support the facilitation of decision-making and issue resolution as required with a broad array of leaders from across the organization
Obtain buy-in to proposed solutions/plans from stakeholders and support implementation as necessary
Identify and frame improvement opportunities in Wholesale Banking and Wells Fargo’s international activities
Monitor industry and global trends to assess possible implications and impact on Wells Fargo strategy
Support governance for Wells Fargo’s overall non-US jurisdictions and provide subject matter expertise on cross-border concerns
Perform all of the above in close partnership with various lines of business and support functions and with an enterprise mindset to ensure alignment, consistency, and maximization of shareholder value
As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:

Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.
Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.
Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Required Qualifications

5+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: management consulting, strategy consulting or financial services
1+ year of experience in one or a combination of the following: project management, strategic assessment or international experience

Desired Qualifications

Strong knowledge and understanding of international business
International banking experience
Strong project management skills
Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization; including at the executive level
Ability to work across multiple lines of business
Solid problem solving skills
Strong presentation skills
Ability to perform critical analysis of the industry landscape, economic environment and competitive intelligence, identifying trends, gaps and business opportunities to drive revenue growth
A Master's degree or higher

Other Desired Qualifications
Experience planning and managing strategic initiatives
In-depth experience in/knowledge of Wholesale Banking businesses
Extensive knowledge and understanding of international business
Outstanding problem-solving skills
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization; including at the executive level
Ability to perform critical analysis of the industry landscape, economic environment and competitive intelligence, identifying trends, gaps and business opportunities to drive revenue growth
Robust understanding of and demonstrated adherence to Wells Fargo’s Vision, Value & Goals
Demonstrated ability to think and communicate strategically with exceptional analytical skills
Proven program and project management skills and experience
Successful track record of managing cross-organizational/cross-regional initiatives and delivering tangible results
Demonstrated experience in developing business strategy, establishing new financial services legal entities and branches, and identifying/solving risk management, operational, technology and support/infrastructure issues
Experience in and/or exposure to international business, operational and regulatory environment
Strong influencing skills/effective communication skills with senior executives
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Disclaimer

All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.