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Director - Strategic Advisory

London, United Kingdom

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Date live: Jun. 27, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90392380

Contract: Permanent

Role Title: Director, Group Strategy
Location: London

What will you be doing 
You will be one the leaders in our growing, London based strategy team focused on driving the group’s long term strategic ambition, maximizing returns now and tomorrow.  The person in this role with be critical in partnering with our senior executives to develop and articulate Group wide and business unit strategies, check and challenge operating assumptions, identify opportunities for growth and optimization, recommend alternatives for our strategy and ultimately establish themselves as a thought leader inside and outside the team. A critical part of the role will be to develop talent in the team and to foster a culture of people development and enablement to achieve full potential.

Key Accountabilities
•    Enhance the Firm’s financial performance and deliver financial goals and projections
•    Originate and execute projects on an independent basis
•    Drive execution of the Firm’s highest priorities and top strategic initiatives
•    Partner with Group-ExCo senior stakeholders and their direct reports on high visibility projects
•    Be seen as a leader who can identify and communicate key cross business unit strategies
•    Build relationships with external advisors and Subject Matter Experts
•    Attract, develop and retain the highest caliber talent within a diverse and inclusive team
•    Uniquely grow both the breadth and depth of your Financial Services knowledge
•    Advance to other roles in the company

What we’re looking for / Skills that will help you in your role 
•    Significant experience at a top tier consultancy, ideally in combination with experience in a corporate strategy focused role in Financial Services. Alternatively you should have experience working in the client-side of businesses that we serve (Corporate and Investment Banking, Welath & Private Banking, UK Retail and SME Banking)
•    Solid analytical mindset and approach to problem solving
•    Proven ability to shape, develop and execute a strategy to drive change
•    An ability to read a room and understand and balance the objectives of multiple stakeholders
•    Experience building and leading project teams
•    A clear first instinct to partner and place the team and Barclays above personal advancement

More about working at Barclays

Barclays offices across the UK are designed to be places where our people can come together to do their best work, surrounded by excellent facilities for both work and leisure. These are warm, diverse, supportive communities in some of the UK’s best locations, where everyone can thrive.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

Barclays welcomes applications from all candidates and is committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments (accommodations) are put in place to allow for a fair and inclusive recruitment process. For more information and how to request one, please review Adjustments to the recruitment process.

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business.

Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a Carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

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We aim to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please click here to learn more.

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Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.
We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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