Strategy Analyst

Position Purpose 

In this role the individual assists the Chief Strategy Officer (“CSO”) in accomplishing the day-to-day activities that will help support long-term strategic planning and annual work plan execution including some activities for the President & CEO.  This position reports to the CSO. 

Principal Accountabilities 

1. Research, analyze and prepare internal and external business briefings and reports to support short-term and long-term strategic planning.

2. Develop processes to ensure that the CSO is operating as efficiently as possible on a day-to-day basis, while also supporting company-wide strategic goals and initiatives.

3. Identify and eliminate bottlenecks in the CSO’s daily activities, allowing other team members to function at optimal efficiency.

4. Initiate and lead special projects, seeing them through from conception to execution and delivery.

5. Manage and track relationships and communications with internal and external partners, stakeholders and vendors.

6. Serve as the primary contact for most requests relating to the CSO.

7. Attend and/or lead company meetings and industry events both with and on behalf of the CSO and CEO.

8. Prepare and deliver briefings prior to CSO and CEO meetings.

9. Act as a liaison for the CSO with internal and external business partners which may include some administrative duties.

10. Proactively embrace RMA’s mission and values.

11. Responsible to administer and abide by all of RMA’s information technology policies and procedures.

12. Other duties as assigned. 
 
Job Competencies

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment, accepts criticism and feedback, open to new ideas and responsibilities, changes approach or method to best fit the situation. 
 
Analytical Skills - Synthesizes complex or diverse information, uses intuition and experience to complement data, identifies data relationships and dependencies, designs workflows and procedures.
  
Business Ethics - Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values. 
 
Managing Multiple Priorities - Manages multiple commitments. Responds to changing demands and priorities. Allocates and utilizes time efficiently. Identifies potential conflicts that impact commitments. Completes work according to identified priorities. 
 
Communication Skills – Clearly and confidently articulates complex ideas, strategies, and decisions to individuals and groups at all levels. Consistently captures and conveys the essence of the communication and leaves the audience with a clear understanding and no ambiguity.  Speaks in a compelling manner that holds others' attention and motivates them to action.  Asks excellent questions that gets to the "heart of the matter".  Is a skilled listener, can accurately restate the opinion of others; always leaves others with the view that they have been heard. 
 
Qualifications 
 
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work or educational experience (MBA is a plus)

• Prefer 2-5 years of experience working in consulting or financial services • Willing to roll up sleeves and do “whatever it takes” to serve our stakeholders”

• Willing to take risks and learn from mistakes

• Flexible and has the ability to deal with dynamic change and ambiguity

• Strong work ethic and attention to detail

• Creative and resourceful problem-solving skills

• Ownership mentality, high degree of proactivity.  Autonomous.   

• Experience and comfort in partnering with senior leaders to drive projects

• Experience in using data - analyzing business and people metrics

• Maintain confidentiality

• Strong communication including oral and written presentation (Power Point), Social Media and Online Networking 

• High level of comfort and aptitude with technology

Competitive salary and benefits package  Submit resumes and salary history to dshields@rmahq.org 

For more information about RMA visit: www.rmahq.org/ 
  
ABOUT RMA 
 
Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association serving the financial services industry. Its sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, operational risk, securities lending, and regulatory issues. Founded in 1914, RMA was originally called the Robert Morris Associates, named after American patriot Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Morris, the principal financier of the Revolutionary War, helped establish our country's banking system.