Business Designer, Strategy Business Designer, Strategy …

Svb Financial Group
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Svb Financial Group
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Business Designer, Strategy
Business Designer / Innovation & Startup Strategy

When you work with the world's most innovative companies,you know you're making a difference. Our clients are the game changers, leadersand investors who fuel the global innovation economy. They're the businessesbehind the next medical breakthroughs and the visionaries whose newtechnologies could transform the way people live and work.

They come to SVB for our expertise, deep network and 30+years of experience in the industries we serve, and to partner with passionate,enterprising SVB'ers, dedicated to helping them grow and succeed at every stageof their business. Join the SVB team and help bring our clients world-changingideas to life.

Innovation will be critical to achieving growth andexpanding SVBs market leadership, and SVB has set ambitious goals forinnovation-led growth. Within innovation we are building an Incubation team,and looking for a versatile, passionate and qualified Business Designer to helpbring this to life, as we research and invest in new business opportunities.

This role will identify and define innovation opportunities,and combine the art and science of discovering, articulating and launching newbusinesses and/or new companies in the fintech and non-banking domains. Theright person will be able to do this work on their own, as well as by leadingSVB team members to deliver the work at scale and pace.


  • Drive innovation initiatives to deliver newbusinesses, by doing the following

  • Drive dedicated and matrix SVB teams containinguser research, design, architect and program managers to run discovery projectsand deliver proposals for new businesses the bank should enter.

  • Organize and lead internal SVB teams to deliverthis work at a larger scale, for example by hiring specialized resources and/orbuilding small matrixed teams who specialize in competitive intelligence, userresearch, or technical investigation.

  • Together with program management, manage,evaluation of methods, resourcing and schedule

  • Together with corporate development, constructfunding proposals to top management to drive investment decisions

  • For the most justified ideas, drive launch in alean style, either as new companies or handover as new businesses within thebank. For new companies:

    • work with partners to find the right foundingteam

    • work with the founding team for structuring thenew company for success

    • make action happen with relevant SVB functionalareas that provide critical assets, for example with distribution or access todata

  • Manage and groom the pipeline of business ideasto be investigated

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned business thinker,with a preference for those who have worked in FinTech or financial services,as well as with Design Thinking and user research. We are looking forindividuals who possess a blend of work experience in both large and smallenterprisessomeone who understands the complexity and necessary rigor ofworking in a scaled, multi-billion organization, but can also productivelychallenge and reinvent such working norms and foster a more agile andentrepreneurial organization and culture.

Ideal CandidatesWill Have The Following Experience Or Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience overall

  • 3+ years of experience in medium-largeorganizations in a strategy, product management, corporate development orsimilar role dealing with business model / market need and businessjustification.

  • 3+ years of experience in small, agileenvironments dealing with product design, user research and productlaunch.  Ideally in startups, and ideallydealing with fundraising.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills withall levels of stakeholders, including senior management

  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility,establish rapport around seed solutions and maintain relationships andcommunication with stakeholders at multiple levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to piece together the bigpicture and consider both long/short term impact of work to the whole.  Can switch from detail to big pictureseamlessly.

  • Demonstrated ability to embrace and thrive inambiguity and in an environment with shifting priorities.   Sets priorities under conditions of limitedresources and competing demands.

  • Product owner-style experience with articulatingand prioritizing requirements

  • Ability to drive strategic recommendations anddecisions

Primary Location: United States-California-San Francisco
Work Locations:
Job: Mergers %26 Acquisitions
Organization: SVB Financial Group.
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 13, 2020, 4:36:15 PM
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time