Strategy Manager

  • Job Reference: R-00123449-OTHLOC-GBR-5FLON326
  • Date Posted: 22 February 2021
  • Employer: RBS
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Media and Internet
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Strategy Manager

  • This is an opportunity to help design and deliver all aspects of strategy activities, helping us to build our bank of the future
  • Your role will focus on researching and designing the strategy across the Retail Bank to understand and address customer opportunities
  • You'll be providing insight and recommendations to our executive and senior management teams

What you'll do

As Strategy Manager, you'll support all aspects of strategy activities, helping to shape and embed the strategic direction of Retail Banking, including strategic analysis of business plans, contributing to projects, problem solving and presenting analysis and solutions to senior management and executives. With strong communication and collaborative skills, you’ll lead commercial discussions and decisions to bring innovative solutions to our customers.

Additionally, you’ll be:

  • Working with stakeholders across the bank to drive the development of robust strategies and projects through all stages of the lifecycle, including designing, building and testing
  • Sourcing and prioritising innovative propositions and ideas to build a strategy that supports our customers' needs
  • Analysing business performance, competitor activity, potential business opportunities and customer behaviours, and using insight to shape propositions and projects
  • Helping to prepare and present business plans, including the structuring of plans and analysis and offering challenge to improve the quality of outputs
  • Preparing reports for executive and board audiences
  • Driving the development of an innovative culture and capability

The skills you'll need

We're looking for someone with specific experience of designing a retail strategy, either within financial services or through a management consultancy background.

You’ll also need:

  • Experience of distilling strategy into senior management and board presentation packs
  • A deep understanding of the retail banking environment, including bank and business performance, competitor activity, industry trends, potential business opportunities and customer behaviour
  • The ability to collaborate with and bring together a broad range of stakeholders, in order to work successfully with a range of senior stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to present complex information and ideas clearly to build understanding and support
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to challenge constructively