Senior Associate, Innovation Strategy - Commercial Bank

  • Company: Capital One
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: June 24, 2016
  • Reference ID: R3773
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Senior Associate, Innovation Strategy - Commercial Bank

This posting was last updated on January 27, 2017

Senior Associate, Innovation Strategy - Commercial Bank

With the rapidly changing digital landscape, we at Capital One believe it's key to be at the forefront of innovation. Capital One’s Commercial Bank has created a dedicated innovation team whose mission is to define new opportunity areas and create a path forward to capitalizing on them – and we are looking for an exceptional and innovative individual to join the team. 

The team’s mandate includes:

  • Establishing deep connectivity with the external innovation ecosystem, determining the implications and potential for the Commercial Bank, and how best to mobilize around key opportunities
  • Overall strategy definition and identification of new areas for investment across our lines of business, and evaluating how to capitalize on them - whether it be through internal development, partnership or acquisition.  Areas of emphasis include technology capabilities (e.g., APIs, big data) and exploration of emerging trends.

As a Senior Associate of Innovation Strategy, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Continuously monitoring digital trends relevant to Commercial Banking, and assessing threats/opportunities for Capital One
  • Packaging strategic and analytical insights into clear, concise and “executive-ready” presentations
  • Reviewing news, publications and engaging with start-ups

This is a brand new position we’re creating for the Commercial Bank, so we’ll also be looking to you to help define how the team can evolve to have the most impact on our innovation agenda.  As a demanding and rewarding strategy role, you’ll get to work with some of the most innovative leaders in the industry to help define our company’s future direction. 

You need to be:

  • Passionate about the technology-driven world and about how the financial services industry will be transformed
  • A great conceptual, quantitative thinker and problem-solver
  • Constantly seeking to understand ongoing developments and their implications
  • Excellent at communicating complex concepts in compelling and actionable ways to senior audiences, both verbally and on paper (including with PowerPoint)
  • Excited to roll up your sleeves to understand critical details when needed
  • Proactive and self-driven, yet also be willing to take direction and respond to urgent requests when needed
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize, thriving in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Ideal background:

  • Experience at a leading management consulting firm and/or within a top tier corporate strategy / venture capital group
  • Experience with strategy and innovation in technology, telecom, media, and/or financial services; start-up experience a plus
  • Has relationships with the start-up and venture community, including in the financial technology space

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative major (Mathematics, Economics, Finance or Statistics)
  • At least 2 years quantitative experience
  • At least 2 years qualitative experience

Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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