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Associate ABN AMRO Group Strategy Office

At a glance

ABN AMRO’s Group Strategy Office is our bank’s strategy consulting department and serves as the strategic accelerator of the bank. The financial industry is undergoing major and fundamental changes, driven by developments in different domains. Evolving customer needs & expectations and technology require a proactive response and the team is instrumental in positioning ABN AMRO for the future.

 

The Group Strategy Office conducts strategic projects with high impact and relevance for the business lines and subsidiaries within ABN AMRO. Projects are conducted in multidisciplinary project teams that work closely together with business lines and in close cooperation with top management of the bank. The team resides within the Strategy & Sustainability department of ABN AMRO and reports directly to the CEO.

Your job

As an associate you will work on specific components of a project conducted within ABN AMRO, on corporate level or for a specific business line. You will work as part of a team on a wide variety of topics, from supporting the definition of the strategic vision of the bank, based on outside-in trends and developments, to conducting analyses, creating new business models, assessing inorganic growth options, through M&A and supporting implementation of strategic projects, including pilot phases of bringing new business models and propositions to market.

 

You will be part of a young, diverse and ambitious team with wide-ranging backgrounds, nationalities and competencies. Team members originate from inside ABN AMRO and externally (e.g. external consultancy and investment banking). Since its inception in 2017 the team has conducted numerous projects and was heavily involved in the 2020 bank-wide strategy review, working on a wide range of subjects such as:

 

  • Near & long-term vision and strategic agenda – supporting the Executive Committee in driving and prioritizing the vision and strategic agenda on corporate level, for all business lines, based on outside-in trends & benchmarks and (human and technological) capability assessment
  • Cross-border value creation – analyzing and assessing activities in all countries in ABN AMRO’s footprint on performance, future outlook and improvement potential; assessing where to divest and where to invest
  • Design of (digital) value propositions and service models for focus client segments

Your profile

As a Group Strategy Office Associate you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of ABN AMRO. You identify trends and developments in customer needs, technology & competition, impacting ABN AMRO strategy. You provide guidance to departments engaged in the projects and ensure knowledge is shared within the organization. You create a fact and logic driven basis for taking strategic (investment) decisions and for developing implementation proposals. The associate role is a challenging and demanding role. Therefore we are looking for highly talented and enthusiastic colleagues matching the following description:

Characteristics

  • Intrinsically motivated & fiercely results oriented
  • Curious & innovative
  • Analytically driven – strong quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Good problem solving skills – structures issues logically and creates practical ideas
  • Good sense of humor & pleasant to work with


Knowledge and experience

  • Excellent academic track record (Master degree); degree(s) with a strong quantitative component preferred;
  • Preferably 1 to 2 years of experience in a Top Tier Consulting firm, the financial industry, or in a strategic position at a large corporate. Graduates are welcome to apply with relevant internship experience, preferably in domains of financial technology or sustainability;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken;
  • Proven affinity or connection with the Netherlands. Examples include the ability to speak Dutch, previous study or work experience and/or a personal connection to the Netherlands.

What we offer

Within our Group Strategy Office you will be able to develop your analytical, conceptual and consultancy skills. We do everything to get the best out of our people and believe and invest in their success. You will be empowered to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses and develop a thorough understanding of complex problems. The broad exposure to the bank and early cooperation with its decision makers guarantee a steep learning curve. You will work on your skills in a dynamic and fun team that works closely together and helps you to make progress.

In addition to a competitive salary, all team members will be offered an extensive training curriculum and receive all the support to ensure fast-track career development. You will gain a 360 degree understanding of ABN AMRO group, which makes this position an ideal one should you aspire to move from a strategic consulting position into a line management or other specialist function over time.

Interested?

We are looking forward to receive you motivation letter and resume. Please submit your application, university and high school grades and resume via the link on our website to ensure an orderly process.

The application process consists of three formal rounds and contain assessment of your problem solving skills, personality & fit and presence.

For more information, please email Eva Knippen, Business Manager Strategy & Sustainability, via eva.knippen@nl.abnamro.com.

Acquisition following this vacancy is not appreciated.

Equal opportunities for all
The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.
Location: 

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL

Job Posting Date:  11-Apr-2021
Requisition ID:  44340

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