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EY Financial Services Consulting, Digital Strategy Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Financial Services Consulting, Digital Strategy Manager

Consulting

Requisition # UNI00IA7

Post Date Jun 02, 2021

EY is the only professional services organization who has a separate business dedicated exclusively to the financial services marketplace. Join Financial Services and you will work with multidisciplinary teams from around the world to deliver a global perspective. Aligned to key industry groups including ,, and , we provide integrated consulting, , , and services.

Through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching you will experience ongoing professional development. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job summary

EY Financial Services is a unique, industry-focused business unit that provides a broad range of integrated services that leverage deep industry experience with strong functional capability and product knowledge. The Financial Services Digital practice works with clients to analyze, formulate, design, mobilize and drive strategic transformation initiatives. We advise clients on their most pressing strategic challenges and opportunities surrounding business strategies, customers, growth, profit optimization, innovation, technology strategies and digital transformation. We also have the unique ability to help our clients translate strategy into actionable transformation planning and mobilization. Through our unique combination of competencies and solutions, EY’s Financial Services Digital team helps our clients sustain competitive advantage and profitability by developing strategies to stay ahead of the rapid pace of change and disruption and by supporting the execution of complex transformations.

Key responsibilities

We are looking for managers who will be responsible for advising our clients to reshape and transform their businesses through digital in order to deepen end-customer relationships and improve overall business performance. While the individual assignments of a digital strategist will vary depending on client needs, you should expect to be responsible for a wide range of strategic activities which will likely include:

  • Engage directly with client stakeholders and executives to help define their digital vision, strategy, and roadmap, with supporting business case.

  • Drive transformation efforts across enterprises and/or within business units to execute on large scale efforts that include customer journey transformation, product management and scaled Agile

  • Analyze existing platforms, tools, and processes in the client’s digital ecosystem, and recommend innovative, implementable solutions as appropriate based on business and customer needs.

  • Define strategy and design for customer value propositions, working closely with product development team members to devise strategic solutions based on a design-thinking and mobile-first approach

  • Plan and facilitate client workshops around digital vision, innovation, and design.

  • Drive day-to-day responsibilities for client engagements

  • Assess client operating models, identifying gaps, and making recommendations for future improvement.

  • Produce clear, professional presentations and deliverables of superior quality, supported by strategic thinking and analysis, to be delivered to client senior management including C-level.

  • Continuously contribute thought leadership and perform ongoing market research related to digital innovation, providing insight on industry trends, technology, challenges, and leading practices.

You will lead and collaborate with other team members and stakeholders, including extensive engagement with user experience (UX) design team members. You must be willing to take smart risks and champion new ideas.

Qualifications, certifications and education

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • A minimum of five years of post-Bachelor’s work experience (or four years for a Master’s degree); three or more years must relate to digital strategy, customer journey transformation and/or product management (preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated ability working in an agile environment in a complex digital organization with a focus on digital strategy, transformation, and operating model design)

  • Digital thought leader with a solid understanding of the industry including technology, challenges, leading practices, and trends

  • The ability to run workshops with clients to understand needs, articulate vision, and help design strategies and experiences that meet their vision and needs

  • Creative and strategic problem solver who is comfortable with a high level of ambiguity

  • Highly collaborative leader with proven ability to manage teams, provide effective feedback, and coach team members

  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior-level clients in large scale organizations, with strong analytical ability, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to influence and manage stakeholders

  • Extensive experience in the development of executive presentations and deliverables, comfortable carrying out detailed analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to identify and present key themes and trends in a highly consumable format

  • A solid grasp of UX and user centered design best practices (e.g. design thinking, mobile-first, responsive design) and proven ability to collaborate with product development teams on strategic solutions

  • A passion for digital strategy and innovation, including research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies

  • Candidates must have the ability to travel in accordance with client and other job requirements. This travel can be as much as 80% of a work week.

  • MBA graduates are preferred but not required

Candidates must have the ability to travel in accordance with client and other job requirements. This travel can be as much as 80% of a work week.

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.

What working at EY offers

What We Offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning : You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you : We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership : We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture : You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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