VP, Strategy Lead Analyst job – Citi – New York, NY

Primary Location: United States,New York,New York

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Function: Finance

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job ID: 17006499


About Citi Citi has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients. Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities. Group Description

Citi Global Cards Strategy is responsible for driving strategic initiatives and new business development opportunities across Citi Cards. The group offers a lean structure with the potential for significant senior management exposure, as well as a unique view into the Global Cards business of one of the world’s pre-eminent international financial institutions.

The Global Cards Strategy Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  • Contribute towards Global Cards strategic planning process based on fact based analysis
  • Execute analysis of our markets, competitors, and customers using internal and external resources
  • Participate in Global Strategy initiatives around growth, investments, capital and expense optimization
  • Conduct organic growth initiative development and prioritization, and portfolio assessment
  • Identify opportunities and issues of strategic importance to Citi Cards
  • Develop recommendations to advise Citi’s senior management on high-priority initiatives, including growth strategy, product and segment strategies, and cross business initiatives
  • Coordinate communications with key internals (e.g. Citi executive leadership and Board) and external stakeholders (e.g. investor community, regulators)
  • Be able to deliver on projects and analyses in a highly matrix organization


  • An undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics or another quantitative discipline.
  • A top-tier MBA or other relevant graduate degree is preferred.
  • 5-7+ years of experience in the consumer banking/credit cards industry including extensive experience in strategy development and execution
  • 3-5+ years of experience with a major consulting firm, including 2-3 years of senior engagement management roles with client assignments in the Cards and Payments industry
  • Strong problem structuring and analytic capabilities; ability to take a complex problem and organize it in discrete pieces for solution
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, active-listening); ability to structure and deliver clearly articulate presentations
  • Ability to work effectively with senior and middle level managers and with large interdisciplinary teams
  • An understanding of Citi’s North America consumer businesses and preexisting senior / middle management relationships are useful
  • In-depth understanding of the business and financial drivers for Cards is preferred
  • In-depth understanding of the evolving Digital Payments landscape is preferred

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