VP, Single Family Strategy & Insights

Fannie Mae Corp Washington , DC 20319

Posted 7 months ago


Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

For more information about Fannie Mae, visit http://www.fanniemae.com/progress


Overview of Job / Management and Reporting Structure

The Vice President, SF Strategy and Insights leads a team of strategy and insights professionals. Reporting to the EVP of Single-Family, the individual leads business strategy for the Single Family (SF) business and provides vision to ensure the SF organization is driving key initiatives to support the strategy and business goals and opportunities.

Key Job Functions & Duties

The Vice President, SF Strategy and Insights is responsible for leading the strategy and insights organization while working closely with the Single Family (SF) line of business and other key partners across the organization to develop and execute comprehensive business strategies and plans. The Vice President will create strategic, customer focused business objectives based on the competitive and marketplace landscape and ensure that SF programs are aligned with the goals. The Vice President will:

  • Lead the Single-Family strategic planning process to drive the development of on-going strategic plans that result in a clear direction for the business.

  • Work with SF leadership team to translate strategies into targeted actions and programs that drive impact on business goals and objectives.

  • Collaborate with the enterprise strategy team to ensure alignment of goals and objectives across the enterprise.

  • Develop governance models and internal processes to drive strategic initiative prioritization and establish a clear link to overall strategy.

  • Track and report on competitive landscape and marketplace dynamics.

  • Identify key marketplace opportunities and partner to develop marketing and business capability plans to execute.

  • Partner to set business goals, lead goals tracking and monitor to ensure rapid and effective decision making when goals are not being met.

  • Lead marketing insights and analysis team to drive insights generation and dissemination to support marketing planning, business objectives and strategic needs.

  • Engage external industry leaders on marketplace trends and opportunities to drive innovative thinking into the planning process and business strategy.

The Vice President, SF Strategy and Insights will effectively lead staff by:

  • Communicating the vision and direction of the business function effectively by ensuring the development and alignment of division and individual goals

  • Driving a customer-focused, collaborative culture committed to solving customer problems, and weighing options and analysis in decision making

  • Providing ongoing coaching to employees on performance by providing timely and specific feedback during regular one-on-one meetings

  • Managing performance concerns promptly and effectively

  • Recognizing and rewarding people for their contributions

  • Developing employees by implementing development plans and providing developmental assignments

  • Proactively identifying opportunities to bring new skillsets into the team to respond to business needs

  • Leading employees by serving as an effective role model



  • The successful candidate will have the following professional qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business or other relevant study. Relevant post-graduate degree and/ or training preferred.

  • A minimum of fifteen years' experience with five years' experience managing the strategy or P&L function of a large financial services corporation or strategy consulting firm is required.

  • A comprehensive understanding of the mortgage finance industry, either on the B2B or B2C side.

  • Experience working with C level business leaders to set and accomplish business goals.

  • Demonstrated leadership with evidence of increasing management responsibility throughout career history of strategy or business leadership with sophisticated financial products and services.

  • Excellent consultative and partnering skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and execute solutions to complex issues and transactions

  • Experience working in the context of a large, complex organization where working across boundaries and leading through influence are keys to success.

  • Extensive experience in managing, developing, and motivating a professional organization.

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, staff, customers, and industry.

  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation with the willingness to take the initiative to accomplish change.


  • The VP of SF Strategy and Insights must also exhibit the following leadership qualities:

  • Strategic direction and vision for this function

  • Strong relationship management, communication, and presentation skills

  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to explore new strategic alternatives

  • Ability to work easily with multiple internal and external partners, build consensus to implement, drive to reach closure, and manage expectations about delivery

  • Ability to influence broadly and communicate clearly and frequently to ensure that people understand what is happening and why

  • A strong sense of urgency about solving problems, meeting challenging deadlines, and achieving critical goals

  • Establishes and maintains relationships internally and externally that are critical to the success to the business

  • Exercises intellectual honesty and influencing skills by identifying and presenting information or data in ways that is persuasive to others

  • Identifies and proposes thoughtful solutions that address product performance issues while minimizing the potential impact on leaders and consumers

  • Executes and delegates deliverables to ensure that timelines and results are achieved by holding self and other accountable

Other Leadership Competencies

  • Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful

  • Strategic mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Builds effective teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals

  • Communicates effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

  • Drives vision and purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action

  • Ensures accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Optimizes Work Process: Knowing the most effective and efficient process to get things done with a focus on continuous improvement.


As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass to successfully complete a background investigation.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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