Strategy and Innovation Manager, Vice President

UnionBank - San Diego, CA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $150,000 - $190,000 a year
Your potential. Your opportunity.
Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018) with total assets of over $2.9 trillion (106.2 (JPY) as of March 30, 2018) and 150,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. In the U.S., we’re 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. At Union Bank, we aim to be the premier and most-trusted West Coast bank, serving customers with high-touch, local delivery and global capabilities as we leverage our rich, 150-year history. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by competitive Total Rewards, including our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that’s working to fulfill its vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group.

Job summary:
The Strategy & Development group is responsible for developing the strategic direction of the Retail Banking organization within MUFG Union Bank, in close coordination with senior leaders across Digital Banking, Product, Finance, Marketing, Technology and Sales. All strategists play a pivotal role in using data and research to create strategies that enhance business performance, grow market share, and build a competitive advantage for the company. You will be instrumental in developing retail banking strategies in response to significant industry transformation. Specific topics of strategy development may include evaluation of FinTech (Financial Technology) solutions, omni-channel service delivery, digital channel adoption, emerging customer segments, and data-based customer analytics. You will also lead dissemination and communication of strategies through both traditional and multi-media formats to executive level audiences, driving engagement and adoption.

Analyze market and competitive factors, uncover patterns and themes affecting retail banking, and share insights and recommendations with leadership teams.
You'll be able to deploy tools such as OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) to align and prioritize growth opportunities across lines of business that result in positive organizational impact.
Understand strategies to ensure alignment with overall bank strategies.
Partner with business line leaders and other support departments to ensure that the list of prioritized projects within the line-of-business aligns with the strategic priorities of the Retail Banking and Regional Bank organizations.
Provide continual consultation with senior and executive management to identify strategic direction for continual improvement relating to emerging data trends and issues.
Conceptually and visually illustrate key long term strategies for consumption by senior executives.
Being creative in messaging will be important. Presenting, socializing and driving adoption of strategic initiatives across the bank and partners is key.
You will engage with relevant fintechs and other third parties to understand opportunities, including attending conferences.
Maintain and encourage a customer-centric view throughout research and the development of strategy.
Guide and coach a team to deliver strategy, research and insights throughout the organization.
Drive innovation through creative solutions and ideation sessions.
We're looking for someone who is passionate about retail banking, the future of the industry, fintech competition and how banks can succeed throughout industry disruption.
Are you highly knowledgeable about fintech, and do you have experience working for, or with, fintech companies? This will be highly beneficial.'
Are you a person with a strong background and knowledge of retail banking trends, both nationally and internationally, including themes such as Digital Banking, Challenger Banks, Direct Banks, PFM, AI, Digital and Traditional Payments, Banking / Fintech Partnerships and how each impacts the banking ecosystem?
We want someone with experience in consulting, corporate planning, or retail strategy at a leading firm, especially within a financial services context.
Experience with technology strategy such as customer enabling APIs and digital design, ability to distill insights into a compelling deliverable to guide the strategic direction and roadmap.
Demonstrated leadership and impact, covering both dedicated and cross-functional resources.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to effectively interact with senior executives to drive adoption of strategic change.
Produce high quality presentations including experience with multi-media tools to enable communication across different mediums, in addition to standard PowerPoint presentations.
Strong problem solving, quantitative, analytical, and thought leadership skills.
Ability to work independently and function as part of multiple concurrent teams.
Prior management experience and strong academic and professional excellence and achievement.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

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