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Strategy & Innovation Lead - Digital Banking

  • Reference: 95832
  • Date Added: 21st August 2017
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Region: London
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £85k - £110k

Job description:

My client is a market leading technology & services provider, looking to hire someone to lead the Innovation and Digital strategy for the Digital Banking / Financial Services Sector business, by developing and maintaining long-term client relationships, across all each of their strategic offers.

My client is very happy to consider someone with less experience, who is on the upward trajectory of their career, where this would be a development role. As long as they have the right underlying skills in the digital banking / innovation space, and have the right attitude, ambition and a proactive, self-starter mindset.

The role:

This position has full client and delivery accountability and will be expected to lead innovation sessions with clients working with digi-labs and the innovation team. Engagement with innovation teams in Europe focusing on banking and software services. Building business solutions for banking and FI with software at its heart and digital wrap around services.

The business revenue is in the Financial Services Sector is c£90M and c600 employees in the UK plus a further 300 resources in India. The Financial Services sector has a range of high profile critical clients in the Banking and Insurance Sector and a number of new opportunities with entrants to Tier 1 Global Banks.

Position accountabilities:
*Develop, agree and deliver the innovation plan for the Financial Services Sector
*Ensure the development and delivery of client specific plans that support the overall strategic plan
*Design and lead a client engagement model to maximize on-going and future business
*Establish and deliver strategies and approaches to engage the wider Financial Services teams across all customer and client locations
*Develop the innovation leaders for the future in FS Sector in the UK and the wider Group
*Scan the external market and remain up-to-date with innovation and digital knowledge
*Ensure the development and delivery of Sector/Client specific plans that support the overall strategic growth plan
*Embrace market leading technologies and actively sponsor and drive the a digital agenda
*Creating proof of concepts and value propositions for the Sector
*Bringing cross sector insights to our Financial Services Clients

Experience needed:
*Knowledge of IT Services, BPS and digital transformation with Banking, Insurance and Financial Services experience
*Demonstrated experience in influencing and developing innovation strategies. Plus Appreciation of the complexities of customer acquisition and retention
*Familiar with Consulting models and a consulting led approach to business development
*Used to working within international and matrix organisations
*It is essential that the post holder is a strong business leader driven to deliver innovation and growth

Personal profile:
The individual needs to a natural collaborator and conduit for multiple stakeholders up to board level. They need to be agile and quick in the way that market information and customer intelligence is gathered and turned into business solutions.

Ideally the individual will have strong personal drive and will want to use this position as a key step in their overall career plan. Whilst the role is strategic, leveraging technology the individual will be required to demonstrate enough technical experience to be credible within the sector.

My client is looking for someone with strong personal drive, who wants to use this position as a key step in their overall career plan. If you feel you are a strong match and are interested in finding our more, please respond with your cv to

Volaris Exec is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Volaris Exec are a Senior Appointments consultancy specialising in placing managerial, leadership & executive roles on both a contract and permanent basis. The key functional areas we cover are Technology, Operations, Finance & Commercial Management, Project & Programme Management, Product Development, Sales & Marketing and Engineering. We operate across many dynamic industry sectors including Software & Technology, Digital & Online, Insurance, Banking, Cards & Payments, Mobile & Telecommunications, Retail & eCommerce, Leisure & Tourism, and Engineering.

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