VP, Strategy Associate

Synchrony Financial Stamford , CT 06901

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Roles Summary/Purpose:

Synchrony is hiring a VP, Strategy Associate to support Strategy leadership and business executives in tackling some of the biggest questions facing both the firm and the industry.

Today, Synchrony is a premier financial technology company focusing on providing wing-to-wing credit solutions to our business partners and the end consumer. It is the largest underwriter of Private Label Credit Cards in the United States.

This role reports to the VP of Strategic Planning and will focus on both the broader annual strategic planning process as well as growth initiatives for the three key platforms.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Strategy leadership and business executives to tackle some of the most ambiguous and challenging questions facing our industry and approach solving these problems through a data-driven, analytical approach

  • Work cross-functionally to ensure effective transition from strategy into design

  • Assist in managing the annual strategic planning process that will create the long-term strategy for the business

  • Prepare detailed analyses and presentations for the CEO, Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors

  • Drive comprehensive research on competitors and the industry and developing a perspective on trends

  • Present to and communicate with senior leadership across a matrixed organization

  • Work with M&A, Ventures and other stakeholders to execute an aligned acquisition/partnership strategy

  • Incubate new ideas for strategic R&D

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of work experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of relationship management and leadership experience, including working with cross-functional business partners and senior leadership, communicating with both technical and non-technical resources

  • Minimum of 2 years project management managing multiple programs/projects simultaneously

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office product suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint

  • Strength in developing data-driven perspectives and presenting insights to business leaders

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Desired Characteristics:

  • 1+ years at a top tier consulting firm (e.g., McKinsey, Bain, BCG)

  • MBA preferred

  • Experience in Financial Services, specifically credit cards, is preferred but not required

  • Strong quantitative skills with experience creating data-driven recommendations

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with exceptional presentation skills and high emotional intelligence

  • Experience "managing up" to business executives

  • Flexible, collaborative approach and positive attitude

  • Entrepreneurial mindset

  • Project management skills with ability to manage multiple programs through a team-based approach in a fast-paced environment

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • Effective 1-1-18, new hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months' time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months' time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a "consistently meets expectations" performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don't meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 - 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 12

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VP, Strategy Associate

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