Charles Schwab Strategy Manager, Corporate Strategy Group in San Francisco, California
We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.
As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.
Schwab Corporate Strategy serves as a trusted advisor to executives, senior leaders, and business partners by providing thought partnership, strategic analysis, and insights. The group is one of the main intake valves for high caliber talent at Schwab and provides members with an unparalleled opportunity to define and work on the company’s most critical strategic opportunities while gaining visibility among the company’s executive and senior leadership.
The Strategy Manager role is responsible for delivering thoughtful, insightful, high impact contributions across a range of “high-stakes” strategic projects. The Strategy Manager works in a team setting and builds relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of the organization and across Schwab’s businesses. Project work will primarily focus on developing strategic insights that will drive sustained growth for Schwab.
The team is responsible for:
Insights: Deliver world class strategic insights and recommendations
Analysis: Conduct clear, consistent, fact-based analysis to inform key business decisions
Prioritization: Drive the allocation of scarce resources to the highest value issues across Schwab
Communication: Develop high impact presentations for key audiences, including the c-suite, Board, analyst community, and regulators
Partnership: Cultivate strong relationships with business partners across the company to inform and align strategy work, and to actively support the transition from recommendation to execution
What you will gain:
Opportunity to influence the key strategic decisions that are shaping the direction of the company
Meaningful exposure to a wide range of business leaders and executives, including strong support for further career development at Schwab
Further develop your “consulting toolkit” to drive structured problem solving, develop storyboards, and conduct robust analysis
Learn how to balance “theory” and “practice” in adapting analysis and recommendations for the complexities of real world conditions – industry trends, competitor actions, and client behavior
Develop credibility and rapport with key business partners as you learn about Schwab’s clients and businesses and develop a deeper understanding of key business drivers
Your key responsibilities:
Plan and execute work streams for large, complex projects, as well as take full ownership end-to-end for smaller projects
Author and deliver high-impact presentations
Synthesize large quantities of information to generate insights through both quantitative and qualitative analysis
Develop and maintain perspective on strategic implications of key developments in the external environment, industry trends, and competitor actions
Develop strong relationships across the firm and cultivate the team’s linkages with corporate development, financial planning, investor relations, and the broader strategy community at Schwab
What you have:
2 or more years of work experience at a top tier consulting firm; prior experience in financial services is a plus
Bachelor’s degree; MBA (if applicable) – we are seeking both pre-MBA and post-MBA candidates
Superior analytical skills, creativity in problem solving, and attention to detail
Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability developing materials and effectively presenting to executive audiences
Comfort dealing with ambiguity in a dynamic and fast-moving work environment
Strong financial modeling skills and knowledge of financial/valuation concepts
Expert user of PowerPoint and Excel
Personally and professionally aligned with Schwab’s vision and values, and a strong interest in financial services
What you’ll get:
Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions
Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer
Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life
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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with San Francisco ordinance 17-14 and federal law and regulations applicable to Charles Schwab.
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.
Position Located In: CA - San Francisco