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Senior Director, Business Banking Strategic Initiatives - Brookline Village , Massachusetts, United States, 02447

Sr. Director, Business Banking Strategic Initiatives -


The Sr. Director of Business Banking Strategic Initiatives will oversee the identification, business case development, coordination, and execution of new revenue-driving initiatives, partnership opportunities and business models for the Business Banking Division, serving clients with revenues up to $25MM. The Sr. Director will focus on maximizing the capabilities of Santander's global parent (BSSA), while seeking opportunities within the payments and Fintech spaces.

The individual will be a champion of new business models and will seek to solve strategic issues through fact based analysis and comprehensive strategic planning activity.

  • Develops, analyzes, implements and oversees short-term and long-term strategic business processes and plans to increase operational efficiency, meet strategic vision and achieve financial goals.
  • Develops, presents and implements business case recommendations and tactical/operational strategies based on analysis of global and industry trends, company objectives and key stakeholders.
  • Manages, identifies and develops strategic partnerships with business functions, management, and other internal/external stakeholders.
  • Identifies and analyzes the company's strengths, weaknesses and business opportunities to advise management and optimize business strategies.
  • Monitors industry trends, competitor actions, economic developments and regulatory environment to identify and plan for expected impact on business operations.
  • Ensures the correct functioning of facilities, office and business support services.
  • Compiles, documents, communicates and verifies information according to established procedures.
  • Develops the company's long range strategic plans and identifies organization strengths, weaknesses and business opportunities.
  • Plans, develops, administers and reviews the company or division strategy.
  • Oversees the implementation of organization directives and policies and analyzes the company's economic, regulatory, market and competitive environment by conducting internal technical and financial analyses.
  • Responsible for the strategic planning process which includes analysis of business performance vs. peers, gathering and understanding industry-specific trends and tracking peer company's performance (financial and competitive).
  • Supports the executive leadership team on any strategic matters and interacts with other lines of business and corporate divisions to develop a deep understanding of critical issues and manage high priority strategic initiatives.
  • Identifies opportunities for increased operational efficiency and effectiveness by assembling teams to generate ideas and analyse opportunities arising thereof through to implementation.
  • Works closely with all lines of business in the development, design and implementation of management Matrix for the organization.
  • Monitors, analyses and identifies opportunities that may significantly impact the Company and its business.
  • Drives teamwork and partnership with various lines of business throughout the organization to ensure a smooth implementation of organizational changes.
  • Conducts and supports appropriate data collection, market intelligence, and business analysis, and accesses internal and external subject matter expertise to drive business plan development.
  • Aligns business planning, analysis, and forecasting with capital and operating budgets, plans, and processes.
  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations, safeguarding of assets, compliance with Company policies and procedures, reliability of internal and external reporting, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent field experience.
  • Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent field or work experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 12-15 years in relevant business planning, project and financial experience.


  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to navigate through a complex, multi-level business environment to deliver results.
  • Advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills.
  • Strong Presentation Skills at multiple levels.
  • Critical thinker with ability to apply business expertise and logic to multiple situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to take a collaborative approach, practicing inquiry vs. advocacy.
  • Demonstrated success supporting and facilitating senior leadership decision making and governance processes.
  • Excellent communication skills; strong consultative, listening and analytical skills.
  • Excellent problem solver and decision maker, with ability to provide creative solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Applies independent judgment to resolve difficult issues.
  • Excellent problem solver and decision maker.
  • Able to provide creative solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Applies independent judgment to resolve difficult issues.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining strong relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player.
  • Strong overall business acumen; industry knowledge, and knowledge of broader Santander Organization

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing, and walking.

At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Job : Business Management
Primary Location : Massachusetts-Boston-75 State Street - 06366 - State Street-Corp

Organization : Consumer & Business Banking (1001)
Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 10, 2020, 1:52:46 PM