U.S. Bank FinTech Accelerator Lead in Chicago, Illinois
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At U.S. Bank the Fintech Acceleration team is responsible for managing the discovery, curation and engagement of Financial Technology (FinTech) partnerships and investments and all associated compliance and reporting. Working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the right strategic partners are effectively found, projects are efficiently executed, the right opportunities are advanced and reported on and the Banks’ Fintech Strategy is positioned to lead it into the future.
The Fintech Acceleration Lead; is part of a team that helps guide Fintech strategy and objectives by assessing business needs and external trends, investment landscape and consumer shifts; responsible for managing the discovery, curation and engagement of Financial Technology (FinTech) partnerships and investments for the Bank’s businesses.
Manages Fintech engagements; strategy, sourcing, partnerships, legal, investment and business development for a subset of business lines. Working closely with leaders to build strong relations and flesh out priority areas to focus on. Responsible for products/assignments of highest complexity and/or technological scope. Performs at a highly independent level. Helps project teams to achieve milestones. May manage multiple relationships, with business areas. Applies expert-level knowledge of professional concepts and established technologies.
Extensive understanding of consumer trends and markets. Advanced knowledge and experience researching trends, topics and companies. Involvement in extensive, analysis, due diligence, project management, and use of CRM tools. With advanced skills in using CRM tools, running reporting and performing data analysis. Intensive experience collaborating with large teams using effective communication. Utilizes a high degree of independence in solving problems and has significant latitude to make decision and take action. Makes decisions that are typically only subject to review by senior management. Usually have opportunity to affect a substantial portion of revenue or expenses, substantial loss of production or service, or substantial monetary loss with negative impact on goals. Extensive experience developing business cases in new or advanced product lines. Requires a broad understanding and practical application of applicable laws and regulations. Incumbent typically has a four-year college degree or equivalent work experience and over ten years’ related experience.
Research Fintechs and be an expert at evaluating and discovering companies that fit with the Banks strategic needs, able to articulate FinTech trends and their potential implications to the Banks leadership. Keep abreast of trends in relevant landscapes and adjacent industries to identify potential opportunities or challenges before they become mainstream. Build strong relationships with external partners to help us advance and mature the Fintech Engagement practice at US bank. Collaborate with FinTech peers across the Bank’s business lines to ensure efficient execution of Fintech projects and serve as pint of escalation for any issues. Work closely with senior leaders across the Bank to understand their strategic needs and priorities, being able to turn those into communications tools and marketing collateral to effectively communicate these both externally and internally. Attention to detail and deadlines, managing all the necessary portfolio reporting and tracking for all FinTech Engagements across the bank. Be able to negotiate, document and manage complex FinTech projects bringing them in on time, in scope and on budget. Proven ability to communicate at an senior level, able to articulate complex technical and financial solutions concisely and simply. Identify and work as needed on Investment opportunities working alongside Corporate development, the business lines.
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience
5+ years of product management experience
Demonstrated experience working with a cross functional team delivering customer facing products
Demonstrated experience working in an agile environment
Thorough knowledge of varies aspect of product management (Data Science/Statistics, User Experience Design, Marketing, Pricing, etc.)
Knowledge / Experience building branch banking platforms
Knowledge / Experience working closely with enterprise design systems
MBA (Master of Business Administration) or related advanced degree
CSM/CSPO or related certification
Independent and self-starter
Strategic thinker and problem-solver with a positive, result-oriented delivery mindset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong financial acumen and decision-making skills
Demonstrated management, cross-functional leadership, and interpersonal skills
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U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.