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Senior Manager, Planning & Strategy

ING Group
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
ING Australia are on the hunt for an experienced Senior Manager, Planning & Strategy, to join our Retail team here in Sydney!

As Senior Manager, Planning & Strategy, you'll play a critical role working across the breadth of the Retail Bank teams and leadership to set, track, monitor and optimise business performance. You'll play a pivotal role in the annual business planning and strategy process, during a period of significant growth for our organisation.

Specialising in forecasting and modelling, business performance monitoring and reporting and analysis, you'll provide a consolidated view of business performance across the Retail Bank, to drive effective management decision making.

Ready to make an impact on our business?

What You'll Do
  • Lead the annual planning and budget setting activity for Retail, with proactive communication of timelines and engagement of stakeholders
  • Drive the monthly reforecasting process across the broader Retail team including balance sheet, revenue and expense forecasts for all business units
  • Lead prioritisation and strategic alignment activities as input to the quarterly investment prioritisation process
  • Oversee and analyse expense trends to identify opportunities for improvement (transformative and incremental) while advising leaders and Retail management on business trends, metric development, driver modelling and analysis and provide ad hoc and strategic decision support
  • Lead strategy development activities including preparation and facilitation of off-sites and workshops, opportunity assessment, business case development and delivery planning to drive business performance
  • Deliver timely and accurate data to regular bank reporting (CEO performance reports, global strategy inputs) while building and enhancing reporting across business to support fast and effective management decisions and adapt to changing business needs

What We're Looking For
  • Deep understanding of Retail banking products, cost and revenue drivers and financial performance levers
  • Degree qualified in business or finance discipline with 8+ Years' Experience in Financial Services ideally within a Retail Banking environment - consulting experience would be highly advantageous
  • Ability to provide critical review and challenge to business cases and product proposals and a passion for strategy development and driving corporate direction
  • Strong analytical and research skills- specifically in analysing market and competitor trends
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Highly organised with a natural project planning and management capability and the ability to manage conflicting priorities across a number of stakeholder groups

About Us

At ING, we want to make life simpler and more worthwhile - for everyone who banks with us, for the people who work with us, and the community at large too.

We give people the freedom to think differently, take ownership of their work, and make great things happen. We're here to help you get ahead. And with our global network, there's plenty of scope to take your career in new directions, perhaps even ones you've never considered.

We are all about celebrating success and as a result we are proud to be a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and a certified Family Inclusive workplace.

Sound like the kind of place you'd feel at home? We'd love to hear from you.

(One last thing, ING operates a direct talent sourcing model. So no agency introductions, please.)

For more info contact Jack Foulger at

Applications close 1/3/24

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