Business Design Strategist Business Design Strategist …

Svb Financial Group
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Svb Financial Group
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Business Design Strategist
Business Design Strategist

 When you work with theworld's most innovative companies, you know you're making a difference. Ourclients are the game changers, leaders and investors who fuel the globalinnovation economy. They're the businesses behind the next medicalbreakthroughs and the visionaries whose new technologies could transform theway people live and work.

They come to SVB for our expertise, deep network and 30+ years of experience inthe industries we serve, and to partner with passionate, enterprising SVB'ers,dedicated to helping them grow and succeed at every stage of their business.Join the SVB team and help bring our clients world-changing ideas to life.

Innovation will be critical to achieving growth and expanding SVBs marketleadership, and SVB has set ambitious goals for innovation-led growth. Withininnovation we are building an Incubation team, and looking for a versatile,passionate and qualified Business Designer to help bring this to life, as weresearch and invest in new business opportunities.

This role will identify anddefine innovation opportunities, and combine the art and science ofdiscovering, articulating and launching new businesses and/or new companies inthe fintech and non-banking domains. The right person will be able to do thiswork on their own, as well as by driving partners and vendors to deliver thework at scale and pace.

Key Responsibilities

Drive innovation initiatives to deliver new businesses, by doingthe following

  • Drivevirtual teams containing user research, design, architect and program managersto run discovery projects and deliver proposals for new businesses the bankshould enter.

  • Drivevendors to deliver this work at larger scale, for example vendors specializingin competitive intelligence, user research, or technical investigation orventure studios that can deliver the whole process as well as co-investment.

  • Togetherwith program management, manage engagements with vendors, evaluation ofmethods, selection of new vendors, resourcing and schedule

  • Togetherwith corporate development, construct funding proposals to top management todrive investment decisions

  • Forthe most justified ideas, drive launch in a lean style. either as new companiesor handover as new businesses within the bank. For new companies,

    • work with partners to find the right founding team
    • work with the founding team for structuring the new company for success
    • facilitate interaction with relevant SVB functional areas that may be able to help with product launch and marketing.
  • Manageand groom the pipeline of business ideas to be investigated


The ideal candidate will be a seasoned business thinker, with a preference forthose who have worked in FinTech or financial services, as well as with DesignThinking and user research. We are looking for individuals who possess a blendof work experience in both large and small enterprisessomeone who understandsthe complexity and necessary rigor of working in a scaled, multi-billionorganization, but can also productively challenge and reinvent such workingnorms and foster a more agile and entrepreneurial organization and culture.

Ideal Candidates Will Have The Following Experience OrQualifications

10+years of experience in medium-large organizations in a strategy, productmanagement, corporate development or similar role dealing with business model and/ororganizational designs

  • 3+years of experience in small, agile environments, ideally startups, dealingwith product  designers, and user researchers.

  • Experiencemanaging vendors, SOWs, contracts, and procurement processes.

  • Strongcommunication and influencing skills with all levels of stakeholders, includingexecutives

  • Demonstratedability to build credibility, establish rapport and maintain relationships andcommunication with stakeholders at multiple levels.

  • Demonstratedability to understand big picture and/or piece things together and considersboth long/short term impact of work to the whole, and can switch from detail tobig picture seamlessly.

  • Proactivityin reaching out to stakeholders to manage expectations and seed solutions

  • Comfortwith smoothly re-orienting plans when research findings or other new dataindicate a change in direction is required

  • Demonstratedability to embrace and thrive in ambiguity and in an environment with shiftingpriorities.

  • Setspriorities under conditions of limited resources and competing demands.

  • Productowner-style experience with articulating and prioritizing requirements

  • Abilityto drive strategic recommendations and decisions

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Primary Location: United States-California-San Francisco
Work Locations:
Job: Mergers %26 Acquisitions
Organization: SVB Financial Group.
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 5, 2019, 10:55:42 PM
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time