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Strategy Manager - Corporate Development

Apply now Job no: 029522
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - London, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, UK
Categories: Corporate Development & Strategy

Strategy Manager - Corporate Development
Salary: £Highly Competitive, plus car allowance
Location: Glasgow OR London

Help shape our future

We’re working hard to disrupt the status quo in UK Personal and Business banking and we can't do this without a team of truly great people behind us. Our Corporate Development team is pivotal to the strategic development and future performance of the bank, evaluating opportunities and developing strategies for growth and business improvement. It’s a fast-paced, exciting and creative team to work in where there’s plenty of collaboration and engagement with the Group’s Leadership Team and senior stakeholder groups. Like all Virgin businesses, we love to challenge the norm, so you’ll need to be comfortable questioning the status quo.

Share our passion for delivering the best? If this is you, we have a number of exciting new opportunities that we’d love you to apply for.

We’re looking for a talented individual to join the team as Strategy Manager, reporting to the Enterprise Strategy Senior Manager.  In this role you’ll be responsible for supporting the development of the Group’s strategic plan, with specific emphasis on the Retail / Business Banking / Mortgage Franchise. Working in partnership with the Franchise Strategy Senior Managers, Head of Strategy plus a number of key stakeholders, you’ll be deeply engaged in franchise strategic development.  We’ll need you to develop and maintain a detailed knowledge of CYBG/Virgin Money, the Financial Services landscape and industry/external trends and be able to utilise this to help support the shape of the strategic agenda of the Group.

Day to day you’ll:

  • Engaging key stakeholders on the shaping, implementation and application of the Franchise and Group Strategy to ensure consistent and simplified application
  • Supporting the Head of Strategy in developing and leading the Group’s strategy including financial and commercial analysis
  • Supporting the Franchise Strategy Senior Managers and Head of Strategy to ensure that business strategy is aligned with organisation design and operating model
  • Supporting activities to instigate and shape key strategic analysis for Franchise and Group Leadership Teams, working with Franchise and Functional leadership with a view to informing strategic direction and plans
  • Supporting the development of well-structured and compelling business presentations / reports for Leadership to allow informed discussion and debate on the options available and associated implications
  • Ensuring that all operational and execution risk, regulatory, legal and customer (including conduct) matters are fully considered in Franchise strategic development
  • Supporting any strategic planning processes by providing valuable insight (including re external customer, industry and competitor dynamics) to provide market insight to the Group’s strategic plan
  • Playing a supporting role in directing and supporting any inorganic activities aligned to the Franchise’s core strategic objectives, including the sourcing, diligence and valuation of partnership opportunities
  • Taking an active role in training, mentoring and developing colleagues within the team

We’d love you to have:

  • Strategy development experience in a relevant industry and/or recent experience working as a management consultant
  • Experience in strategic planning
  • A relevant degree or relevant industry experience
  • A natural ability to understand and analyse business situations to provide recommendations and straightforward solutions
  • A flair for Microsoft Office packages, with strong skills in PowerPoint and Excel
  • A love for data as you create and manage financial models
  • The ability for structured strategic thinking – seeing longer-term impacts of situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • To desire to focus on efficiency and high quality output
  • The ability to build and leverage positive relationships within the bank

We’ll look after you with…

U Benefits is our reward package that reflects the unique culture that we have here at CYBG. It is an integral part of our commitment to you, recognising the diversity of colleagues and empowering you to make the benefit choices that are right for you.
What’s available?

  • 30 days, plus public holidays AND you can buy more
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Total Pension! Enabling you to save a regular amount towards your retirement
  • Income Protection and Life Assurance
  • Wellness Account is an on demand fully flexible benefit which you control. This benefit provides reimbursement towards the cost of your wellness choices

Can you help shape our future?  Apply now!

Points to note: If we offer you the job and you accept, you will be required to pass a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

At CYBG, inclusion is at the heart of our culture. It’s written into our values. As part of our inclusion strategy, we want to build a truly inclusive culture, where every colleague and customer feels they belong and our recruitment process reflects this approach.

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