Director Banking / Financial Services

Location: New York
Base Salary: $250K-$280K
Total Compensation: $275K-$305K
Industry: Management Consulting

Seeking a dynamic, seasoned outcome-focused Client Service Leader tasked with representing all solutions & collaborating with our marquee technology partners (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Salesforce, Tableau) to grow Banking and/or Financial Services business. The Director will set strategic direction, deliver solutions, drive sales, and help with recruiting, account management, and operational aspects. Report to MD and Head of Banking Financial Services and Insurance Practice.


What You’ll Do
Market Leadership – Demonstrate deep understanding of trends and value drivers in multiple Banking or Financial Services segments, operating and emerging technology environment and opportunities for transformation. Bring industry perspectives and new insights to client and internal conversations, tailors existing capabilities to create new offerings that generate value for the client and Company. Attend select industry forums. Contribute to our brand and knowledge capital by publishing white papers, speaking at industry events and/or client workshops, etc.

Services and Offerings – Understand and describe value of or solutions and portfolio of offerings with clarity and passion to differentiate in the market. Align our services to the client’s needs. These include Human-centered Experience Design, Tech Enablement Services (Cloud, CRM/Salesforce), Data & Analytics (Data Architecture, Data Management, Data Visualization), Strategy & Operations, and Business-Aligned Services while collaborating with our marquee technology partners (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Salesforce, Tableau.

Financial Fundamentals – Oversee P&L of select account(s) in the Banking and/or Financial Services practice. Develop applicable revenue targets for priority clients and coordinate with our Practice leaders to deliver results. Lead business and market development activities, responsible for sales pipeline and client backlog. Understand relevant contractual terms. Direct accountability to drive $5+ million in annual revenue at priority clients, in aggregate.

Communication – Practice active listening, demonstrate empathy, and adapt message and style to the audience and subject. Lead group meetings and executive discussions. Effectively connect and drive meaningful dialog with a CXO level audience. Produce logical, accurate and concise communications, ask critical questions, able to influence and persuade. Communicate credibly and with impact. Facilitate client satisfaction surveys, where applicable. Provide guidance and coaching to assigned team members.

Account Planning – Lead development of client-centric account strategy and GTM plan. Conduct strategic analysis (e.g. SWOT) to identify client opportunities. Map client’s needs with our capabilities. Identify and position transformation solutions to deliver significant value. Engage clients proactively to identify how we can help realize clients’ strategy. Lead / support the negotiation of Master Service Agreements, Statements of Work, responses to RFP and other requisite legal documentation in support of business objectives.

Drive for Results – Exhibit a relentless drive to realize goals and win-win outcomes. Focus on key performance drivers and client value. Respond to critical escalated issues, resolve competing priorities and drive alignment across teams. Maintain oversight of work and deliverables on select accounts to ensure client value.

Consultative Selling – Inspire trust and address client’s priorities with speed and effectiveness. Develop strategies for gaining access to and developing relations with key clients, decision-makers and influencers. Display gravitas and executive presence. Use references, data and stories to drive impact. Deploy individualized approach to obtain buy-in. Understand different motivations and interpersonal dynamics.

What You’ll Bring

12+ years of progressive leadership experience with focus in Banking or Financial Services industry. Prior Consulting experience required.

• Direct experience with 2 or more businesses in Banking (Commercial, Retail/Consumer, Cards & Payments, etc.) or Financial Services (Sales & Trading, Investment Banking, Capital Financing, Treasury and Transaction Services and Cash Management; Broker-Dealer; Asset Management, Wealth Management, Prime Services, Risk and Compliance)

• Understanding of traditional Front, Middle and Back-office processes, tech and operations

• Awareness of key related risk management and regulatory guidance

• Proven experience in developing GTM content, thought leadership, marketing solutions and assets to respond to digital disruption and shape conversations

• 10+ years’ experience managing teams of 5+ resources through all lifecycles of a project

• 5+ years IT services firm or Big5 Consulting experience managing a large account or multiple accounts; demonstrated relationships with senior clients

• Experience managing transformational programs that incorporate people, processes, and technology.

• Demonstrated experience delivering high-impact consulting services

• Relevant experience managing to utilization targets

• Experience managing the performance of individual consultants, either direct reports and/or as members of project teams

• Post Masters of Business Administration (MBA) experience preferred

• Previous P&L and direct revenue responsibilities

• Active and transferable industry relationships in NYC area

• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

• Excellent negotiation, conflict management, problem solving and decision-making skills

• Proven track record of client satisfaction

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