Vice President, Citi FinTech and Global Consumer Banking Strategy Mana

Company: Citigroup Inc.
Location: New York , New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 25.DEC.2018


* Primary Location: United States,New York,Long Island City * Education: Bachelor's Degree * Job Function: Finance * Schedule: Full-time * S...


* Primary Location: United States,New York,Long Island City
* Education: Bachelor's Degree
* Job Function: Finance
* Schedule: Full-time
* Shift: Day Job
* Employee Status: Regular
* Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
* Job ID:


About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi's Mission and Value Proposition explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients' and the public's trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.

Citi FinTech is a unit entrusted with a once-in-a-generation mission: to carry Citi, the world's leading global bank, into the future of banking. It is small, visionary, nimble, obsessively focused on its mission, eager for a fight, and in a big hurry to execute; because it is born to Citi, it is also deeply aware that it carries the torch for a 200-year legacy of enabling progress for our clients, under one of the world's top financial-services brands. Citi FinTech creates and operates cutting-edge products and services. These mobile-first capabilities leverage our internal strengths but also the best offerings available in the fintech space, across the full range of client needs: borrow, spend, save, invest and protect.

Within Citi Fintech, the Strategy team acts as trusted and expert advisors to bank leadership and is responsible for driving high-impact strategic and business development initiatives for Citi FinTech and Global Consumer Banking, across 20 countries. The Strategy team is seeking a high-performing individual capable of leading its efforts within the digital banking, open banking / partnerships and business development domains. We are looking for a candidate with strong analytical skills, a well-developed strategy tool kit, strong executive presence, financial services, technology (or related industry) experience and the ability to successfully influence change in a highly matrixed organization. Specifically, the individual chosen for this position will support Citi FinTech's strategy by working in close partnership with FinTech, and Global Consumer Banking senior leadership and business/functional heads.

Areas of particular relevance to Citi Fintech include emerging ecosystems and platforms, personal financial management, digital identity, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, digital lending and payments, and blockchain technology.


* Identify opportunities and communicate issues of strategic importance to Citi FinTech and Global Consumer Banking leadership
* Provide clarity and facilitate decision making where answers aren't obvious - particularly around business model innovation, associated economics and revenue opportunities (e.g., new business models, new distribution approaches, new platform development and monetization, monetization of data / open banking / APIs)
* Structure and deliver competitive intelligence around emerging and existing competitors, including the 'so what'
* Guide investment prioritization / business mix assessment
* Engage with fintechs and emerging ecosystem players and assess potential partnership opportunities for Citi's consumer bank. Collaborate with various digital product teams, control groups and business teams to develop build / buy / partner recommendations
* Build financial models to test key assumptions, analyze relevant economics, and clearly determine the impact of various scenarios on Citi's bottom line
* Lead and drive large parts of key projects: identifying and structuring the problem, analyzing root causes, gathering and analyzing data, developing solutions, communicating project results, and getting buy-in for change
* Produce high-quality presentations and briefing materials used to communicate key findings and recommendations to Citi FinTech and Global Consumer Banking senior leadership
* Support internal and external communications, including Senior Executive and Board Level
* Performs all of the above independently and with limited supervision


* Strategic mindset - identify potential areas for high impact across the Citi FinTech organization and partners who can add high value.
* Executive presence - ability to hold your ground and articulate a thoughtful point of view in front of senior leadership
* Decisiveness - can articulate a multi-dimensional point of view with a strong understanding of the competition, emerging market trends, and an appreciation for digital product development and design
* Relationship building - develop relationships with Citi's internal senior leaders in addition to senior leaders at strategic partners and bring them together seamlessly.
* Communication - ability to rapidly convey the value proposition of strategic initiatives to senior leaders and highlight key benefits along with key issues around technical feasibility and business viability
* Curiosity - not afraid to challenge traditional approaches within an established organization and put forward new 'ways of solving problems'.
* Collaborative work style -- ability to effectively interact with partners across organizational boundaries and hierarchies


* Strong track record of academic and professional excellence and achievement
* Bachelor's degree required, MBA or advanced degree from top tier institution strongly preferred
* 5-10 years of experience; Digital strategy, Innovation, Business Development preferred
* 3+ years of strategy experience in Top 5 Management Consulting firm or in the strategy function of a Financial Services, fintech or technology firms preferred
* Passion for understanding, assessing and monetizing new information-based strategies and businesses (e.g., digital identity)
* Exposure to broad technology and fintech trends, particularly across wealth management, banking, digital payments and lending
* Outstanding analytical and quantitative capabilities required
* Knowledge of operational/financial modeling (forecasting, valuation) and ability to analyze financial statements
* Strong communication skills (written, verbal, active listening) applied to "client" situations
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
* Experience meeting objectives through influence, facilitation, leadership, negotiation and team building

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