Associate Director - CB Strategy - Flexible Working Available
We're motivated by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are passionate about making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.
Our Commercial Banking (CB) division has a rich heritage of supporting businesses and the economic prosperity of the nation, primarily focused on UK businesses and those with strong links to the UK. We provide customers with the support they need to help them grow, handle risk and improve efficiency. And we continue to invest in our relationship teams and deepen our product expertise to ensure we deliver first class service.
We're currently seeking an Associate Director to join our Client Asset Management Strategy team. Our Strategy team is the internal consultancy for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. We support the CEO of the division and its senior leadership team in effective decision-making. We also undertake strategy projects that span multiple business units across CB, helping them inform strategic decisions, and we support the Commercial Banking effort in Group-wide initiatives.
As an Associate Director:
You'll be responsible for supporting the inception, definition, design and execution of Commercial Banking strategy projects. Projects typically span several weeks and involve detailed planning, structuring, analysis, write up and presentation;
You'll typically run workstreams within large, complex projects or lead smaller projects. We're serious about development, so we'll match your level of responsibility to your experience, and support you to expand your knowledge and skills and live up to your potential.
Project work falls into two broad categories:
* Supporting the Commercial Bank leadership in setting and articulating strategy and addressing key strategic themes and initiatives
* Supporting MDs of individual Commercial Banking business units, in both coverage and product areas.
Working in the CB Strategy team will provide you with opportunities to work closely with the business to develop ideas across a breadth of topics in the commercial banking space, such as digital transformation, fintech partnerships, cross-BU efficiency improvements. You'll leverage your consulting toolkit, use your analytical skills and improve your specialist industry expertise.
You'll work collaboratively in small teams, sometimes overseeing project analysts. Interaction with and coordination of senior stakeholders is common, as is working with subject matter experts from within the commercial business areas.
You'll have a great opportunity to gain significant senior management exposure, so we'll need you to evidence strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills. Your role will involve taking personal responsibility for relationships with our partners, so you will need to engage, build and maintain relationships at all levels to deliver optimum results.
What are we looking for?
* Substantial strategy consulting experience
* Experience in financial services, in particular commercial banking clients and products or transformation / digital projects
* Experience in structuring and managing projects using best practice frameworks
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and associated computer literacy
* Strong stakeholders' management, including at senior executive levels
What's in it for you?
We're passionate about development, with a culture built around advancing the best of our people. We're genuine about equal opportunity, as well as our people representing the communities we serve.
We're also considerate of agile working, and open to considering aspects of this to suit individual and business requirements on a flexible basis and as appropriate.
Your package will include:
* Competitive bonus scheme
* A generous pension contribution
* 30 days leave plus bank holidays
* A 4% flex cash pot to spend on benefits (or take as cash)
* Car allowance
* Private health cover
* Share schemes including free shares
Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-led culture passionate about making a difference. Whatever your aspiration, you can also expect excellent benefits, personal development and a career that's enriching and full of opportunity
Together we make it possible.