Aug 14, 2020

Senior Strategic Initiatives Advisor - Emerging Solutions

  • TransUnion
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Accounting Customer Service Finance Information Technology (IT) Management Program Management Sales

Job Description

What We'll Bring:
At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be a part of our team - you'll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

Job Description
Protecting the health and wellness of our associates and candidates considering a career at TransUnion is our highest priority. In supporting this vision, our recruitment and new hire experience for this role is fully virtual for the time being. Candidates interviewing will get to know our team over the phone and video, and this role will operate virtually upon hire until we return to the office. Even though we're not physically together right now, our goal is to provide you a supportive candidate and new hire experience that will immerse you in our culture and set you up for success at TransUnion.

What You'll Bring:
  • Knowledge and experience in product strategy and management, preferably in financial services, technology, or big data
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and conceptualize solutions that solve business problems
  • Ability to drive and facilitate discussion amongst key stakeholders in the pursuit of optimal solution strategies
  • Proven success navigating large, matrixed organizations - Collaborative, customer-focused individual who can reach across the organization to effect change
  • Requires 7+ years of related business experience with at least 3 years that focus on strategic project delivery.
  • Must be comfortable analyzing financials, with strong project management skills, problem solving, and business acumen
  • Proven ability to quickly grasp industry and business-wide concepts in order to assess implications to drive actions and to capitalize on opportunities
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or other related discipline


We'd Love to See:
  • Experience with a consulting firm a plus
  • Experience with Venture Capital firms preferred
  • MBA is preferred


Impact You'll Make:
  • TransUnion's Global Solutions is comprised of a portfolio of products, currently including Credit Data, Specialized Risk Solutions, Fraud Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Emerging Solutions. Emerging Solutions includes ShareAble, integrated solutions (e.g., Seamless Onboarding), Bulk Data, Criminal Data, 1st-party collections products, etc., and is where we incubate and innovate products and solutions that are based on new, emerging technologies and data, and/or fall outside of core Credit, Specialized Risk, Fraud or Marketing Solutions.
  • The Director, Strategic Initiatives will be help identify and prioritize the most important initiatives and opportunities within the scope of the Emerging Solutions team. They will be responsible for delivery of select projects identified amongst that list. For example, they may be responsible for delivery of new or enhanced solutions such as for 1st-party collections. Or they may drive the business case for and incubation of an entirely new solution within the scope of the Emerging Solutions team. This role reports to the SVP, Emerging Solutions Strategy and Planning.
  • Identify potential new and enhanced solution ideas within the scope of the Emerging Solutions team to be considered for investment
  • Develop business cases for and appraisal of select new product ideas to determine their potential to address customer needs and to achieve revenue and EBITDA growth goals
  • Support the broader planning process for the Emerging Solutions Vertical
  • Manage execution of select strategic projects for the emerging team working with cross functional teams on delivery including Technology, Marketing Sales, Operations and Vertical Markets
  • Projects could include working on improvements to existing solutions or incubation of new data and solutions
  • Lead primary research activities, including voice-of-customer interviews (both internal and external), focus group studies to identify and refine requirements around new or enhanced solutions opportunities
  • Develop product concepts that leverage internal and external customer feedback and market insights
  • Make business cases for investment in new solutions opportunities working with Finance and other functional partners to establish potential, feasibility and likely returns
  • Support the three-year plan for Emerging Solutions; and as needed, monitor progress against goals
  • Manage execution of new product projects working with cross functional teams (e.g. Technology, Operations, Vertical Markets) to ensure a timely and high quality delivery
  • Work with the market verticals, sales and others to create the market engagement plan that defines how we leverage our internal capabilities (e.g., marketing, sales, analytics, etc.) to best get our data & solutions to market


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

TransUnion's Internal Job Title:
Sr Advisor, Strategic Planning

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