Posted on Jun 12, 2020

Business Development - Innovation Labs

Business & Management Jersey City, New Jersey Full-time

Citi’s Innovation labs is a global network of innovation centers focused on delivering cutting edge solutions to Citi’s Markets & Banking businesses. The labs are located in central cities such as NY, London and Tel-Aviv, and their offices are designed as innovative, start-up like spaces. The labs focus on delivering innovative products using cutting-edge technologies in highly complex architectures and with the highest delivery standards. The labs perform research and implementation in many advanced domains spanning across AI, Machine learning, BigData, NLP, Analytics, BlockChain and many more.

The role will focus on developing our global product and client engagement, shaping the evolution of the core lab-developed platforms, adding business value across our Markets and Securities Service Organization. This role will work closely with the lab global platform teams and their product managers to develop the future strategy for each product and to ensure that internal business feedback is clearly included within the product development cycle. The role will be critical to the development of new products, ensuring that we have full stakeholder engagement throughout the whole product lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:

·Pursue new opportunities for the lab initiatives by building strong relationships with all levels within our key stakeholders teams of key Capital Markets and Securities Services in NY 

·Build and develop a network in business and tech to influence and to generate new ideas

·Be well proficient with all labs solutions and be able to showcase and demonstrate to key stakeholders

·Work with key stakeholders in business and technology during initial opportunity stages to and connect the relevant labs teams with the respective units

·Manage new initiatives specifically targeted for the NY innovation lab end to end: design the vision and roadmap with the business teams, design the POC, MVP and hold all product management responsibilities during the execution phase

·Lead and engage in product design workshops with stakeholders and design teams

·Support ongoing projects from other labs in the world for NY stakeholders by engaging directly onsite with the key focal points, and ensuring relationship is properly maintained

Experience & Qualifications:

·Academic degree (tech oriented – advantage); MBA - advantage

·Demonstrated experience in business development of technology products (home-grown and external) in the financial sector (must)

·Demonstrated experience in building relationships and influencing all levels of technology and business organizations

·Ability to analyze business and end user needs, identifying key value which technology-driven solutions can provide to the business

·Ability to translate business needs into product requirements throughout the product development life cycle

· Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

·Strong presentation skills. Ability to build attractive presentations in short time

·Team player – puts own success below the success of the team

·Recognizes the challenge of communication with remote team members and takes action to overcompensate

·Strong ability to influence without authority

·Understanding of the Capital Markets / Investment Banking - advantage

·Strong understanding of technology build practices

·Broad understanding of both emerging and established technology platforms  


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