State Street Senior Business Strategist in Boston, Massachusetts

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The SPDR Marketing Business Manageris responsible for supporting the general management and progress of Global SPDR Marketing by partnering with SPDR Marketing Operations on core processes, executing strategy decisions and creating leverage for the Head of Global SPDR Marketing. Specifically:

  • Organizational optimization:Assist in supporting the Global SPDR Marketing organization to optimize its efficiency and effectiveness
  • Digital transformation:Support the Digital Transformation agenda for Global SPDR Marketing, including project management, reporting, presentations, etc
  • Internal Communications:Assist in the planning, production, and execution of global internal communications for Global SPDR Marketing
  • Execution: Partner with key stakeholders to implement change via realistic, actionable plans against key initiatives
  • Firmwide partnership: Build strong relationships across SSGA to support the business

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience and a track record of success:

Strong analytical capabilities, the ability to work independently and comfort with ambiguity are important attributes of the position. Also, the ability to work as part of a team spanning central and in-country resources will be essential to the role’s success.

Working largely as a key individual contributor, the Business Manageris expected to support the day-to-day management and operations of Global SPDR Marketing through organization of the decision making bodies, compilation of management reporting and helping execute the key marketing priorities. Specific responsibilities comprise:

Organizational optimization:assist in supporting the Global SPDR Marketing organization to optimize its efficiency and effectiveness

  • Partner with Global Marketing team to optimize the marketing organization processes and workflows and associated communications
  • Manage broad program around Global SPDR Marketing oranization evolving into the future-state, data-driven digital organization

Digital transformation:support the Digital Transformation agenda for Global SPDR Marketing

  • Manage and oversee project management, reporting, presentations, etc
  • Help to influence and persuade the organization in line with the long-term Digital vision and transformation

Marketing management:support the management of Global SPDR Marketing by leading governance and key business processes

  • Manage regular Global SPDR Marketing Leadership meetings & offsites, ensuring materials & structure are in place for robust and outcome-oriented discussions, with clear action plans & follow up
  • Liasion with HR Business Partner

Communications:Assist in the planning, production, and execution of global internal communications for Global SPDR Marketing

  • Develop the timeline and narrative for SPDR Global Marketing internal communications
  • Ensure internal dissemination of communications globally is timely, relevant, and through the most effective channels, while monitoring for response to deteremine if any reengagement is necessary

Execution:Partner with key stakeholders to implement change via realistic, actionable plans against key initiatives and strategies

  • Be a change agent – identify issues that need resolution and drive to outcomes
  • Develop clear actionable plans that take into account sales, marketing & product activities
  • Create materials to communicate strategic plan to senior management and to the overall Global SPDR Marketing team
  • Provide tactical roll-out support, including project management as needed
  • Develop and track progress against plans in terms of both activity and impact

Firmwide partnership:Build strong relationships across SSGA to support the business

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal partners and leverage as needed
  • Represent the Head of Global SPDR Marketing in key forums as a leader of the business
  • Facilitate an understanding of the SPDR business and its strategy & priorities across key internal stakeholders

Represent Global SPDR Marketing on internal and external committees and forums as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in the asset management industry of 5+ years
  • Strategy & planning experience at an executive level at a large scale asset management organisation or at a top-tier strategy or financial services consulting firm
  • Proven track record of building, managing and motivating a strategy team
  • Proven experience developing & leveraging relationships across multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Track record of project management delivery
  • BA/ BS or equivalent degree, preferably with a financial or business discipline
  • MBA preferred

Specific Technical Knowledge / Qualifications:

  • Industry experience and track record of results
  • Sufficient gravitas and confidence to credibly engage senior leaders and stakeholders
  • Strong skills in financial planning, financial modelling and business decision support narrative formation

Personal Profile:

  • Strong leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Knows what ‘good looks like’ and will aim to build and deliver same at SSGA
  • Ability to take complex ideas and present them in an intuitive fashion
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and navigate complexity
  • Strong influencing and partnership skills
  • Strong ability to motivate, mentor and engage a high performing team
  • Executive presence, gravitas, maturity
  • Confident and proactive
  • Solution-oriented mindset
  • Change agent
  • Able to both work well within a team or act independently
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and open
  • Positive, entrepreneurial and ‘can do’ attitude

170111

Boston-MA-USA

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Job Title: Senior Business Strategist

Job ID: 170111

Full/Part Time: Full FTE

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Location: US-MA-Boston