Executive Director- Strategic Execution

Greater London
Full time
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JP Morgan
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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The Strategy and Execution team is responsible for defining and articulating the CDO vision and strategy, and executing on strategic initiatives to deliver on the CDO roadmap. The team leads strategic projects that enable Lines of Businesses and Corporate Functions with the tools and solutions to achieve AI-ready data, and effectively and efficiently manage data risk. This position will play a critical role in the modernization of the Firm’s data management and governance practices.

As an Executive Director for Strategic Execution within the Firmwide CDO, you will be responsible for executing a roadmap that delivers new and enhanced products, solutions, operating models and processes aligned to data across the Firm. You will lead large strategic change programs from initiation through to completion, including program planning, requirements analysis, co-ordination with Product and Technology teams for design, development and testing, managing execution and transition / go-live phases.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic change initiatives end-to-end from initiation through to completion, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards
  • Gather, synthesise and prioritise requirements from Lines of Businesses, Corporate Functions and firmwide stakeholders
  • Partner with Product and Technology to design solutions and define the product roadmap and deliverables
  • Develop business cases for strategic programs and acquire the necessary funding to deliver the roadmap
  • Communicate the strategic roadmap and priorities to key stakeholders and senior management
  • Establish governance frameworks to oversee delivery of the strategic roadmap, ensure stakeholder engagement and alignment, and deliver status updates
  • Program manage large cross-functional teams across the firm and drive accountability with Lines of Businesses, Corporate Functions and firmwide stakeholders to deliver expected outcomes
  • Identify potential roadblocks/emerging risks and escalate issues as needed
  • Design program success measures and metrics aligned to organizational goals, and communicate progress and related reporting to senior executives
  • Develop and maintain deep relationships with stakeholders across lines of businesses and functional areas
  • Lead high performing strategic execution teams and effectively drive the team towards delivery milestones and coach other team members and contribute to the wider group’s objectives

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Experience managing strategic or transformational change, or product development
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tight delivery timelines, and ensure our organization is on track to execute and deliver strategic change that meets our goals
  • Ability to build consensus and progress initiatives in a highly collaborative, cross-functional and matrixed environment
  • Ability to influence people at all levels across a broad variety of functions
  • Excellent leadership skills – of programs, projects, teams and/or employees
  • Strong communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas and challenges in a succinct way
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience/ Bachelor’s degree in business, Finance, Economics, or other related area

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • A strong data, analytics or product background is important
  • Experience and technical knowledge of data management and governance, big data platforms, or data architecture preferred
  • MBA and/or advanced degree from a top-tier program
  • Lead design workshops and brainstorming sessions – comfortable with public speaking