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Date live: Mar. 17, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90366349

Contract: Permanent

Senior Strategy & Governance Manager
Whippany, NJ

As a Barclays Senior Strategy & Governance Manager create customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, and affinity institutions.  You will be accountable for the effective delivery of US Consumer Bank to the execution of the ambitious multi-year strategy.  You will be leading the collaboration with Finance and other key stakeholders to ensure USCB remains aligned to deliver against budget plans and commitments.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes 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, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

•    Providing help for the execution of key strategic programs in collaboration with transformation and execution groups ensuring alignment to strategy
•    Assisting the Head of Strategy & Governance for USCB COO in the Partnership New Business Lifecycle
•    Handling the delivery of operating governance and collateral output across USCB COO to ensure effective management practices
•    Overseeing delivery of strategic programs to multiple internal stakeholders, appropriate legal entities, and external stakeholders
•    Working closely with Finance and other key stakeholders to ensure USCB COO remains aligned and on track to deliver against budget plans and commitments
•    Managing risks /opportunities against the budget goals and ensure operational controls are in place to execute

What we’re looking for:

•    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to enable solid relationships and stakeholder management
•    Background in Business Management/Chief of Staff roles
•    Analytical capability and high degree of financial literacy
•    Experience of dealing with the Regulators at a senior level

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Risk and Control demonstrated expertise
•    Strategic thinking capability
•    Exceptional problem-solving skills

Where will you be working?

At Barclays, we are proud to be redefining the future of finance and here at Whippany we are defining the future of the workplace and the future of the way we work and live. We are creating a unique community, one of four strategic tech-enabled hubs that will redefine opportunity for everyone who works here. Whatever you do at Whippany, you’ll have every chance to build a world-class career in this world-class environment.


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