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Business Execution Lead for EAP/CTO (Director) - London (Hybrid) at Citi

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Business Unit Group Manager (EAP) - Director - London (Hybrid)

Overview of Citi:
Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

About the Team
The Business Management team is responsible for the groups ongoing planning, administrative and organisational development activities. This includes management of the technology budget, headcount planning, vendor management, senior management reporting, leading culture and communications initiatives as well as providing ongoing support to the Senior Leadership team.

This position will support and partner with our CTO & EAP (Enterprise and Architecture Practice) Business.

The Chief Technology Officer guides Citi's enterprise-wide technology strategy, and ensures that Citi's resources, capabilities, and infrastructure are aligned to that strategy.
The CTO's work creates a competitive advantage for the company, with improved speed to market in a client-focused environment.

The EAP Org is responsible for defining and executing core architecture and technology strategy for the Institutional Clients Group (ICG) and works across the ICG businesses (Markets, Treasury and Trade Services, Private Bank, and Shared Services) to ensure complete strategic alignment and efficiency of execution across a diverse portfolio of engineering activities, including external Cloud Capability development, Platform Architectures, and Data Engineering.

You will be joining us right at the beginning of our Generative AI journey, A startup within Citi so we need a strong leader and exemplary values role model, with a proven track record in driving positive and sustained change.

The role:
The Senior Business Unit Group Manager is a senior-level position that will report into the Business Execution Lead for Technology, with a matrix into the Head of EAP/CTO.
The successful applicant will responsible for the overall administrative activities of a business. These tasks may include managing external audits, business continuity activities or addressing regulatory issues. The Business Unit Group Manager may coordinate and manage activities such as the tracking of business financials, employee headcount and other administrative needs and ad hoc complex projects as necessary.

What you will do:
  • This is a key role supporting of EAP/CTO objectives through the management of financial plans, forecasting, resource optimization, productivity. Therefore the Senior Business Unit Group Manager will work closely with the Head of EAP / CTO to ensure senior management and executive level reporting requirements are met.
  • Oversee the Business Unit Management Teams with a focus on management of financial reporting, analysis and forecasting activities, as well as the yearly budgeting processes for the department. Understand the complexities of the department P&L; allocable base, appropriate accruals and client allocations in order to improve operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Create methodologies, procedures and governance of the Productivity Area to ensure expense targets are met by each business/function.
  • Evaluate and approve investment/expenditure requests and capital expenses for all areas/functions.
  • Ensure approved out-of-budget expenditure requests are appropriately handled.
  • Engage in cost management activities, such as validating spending and cost saving initiatives, monitoring savings initiatives and expenses, as well as monitoring consistency between financial information, productivity information and HR reports.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize costs, propose initiatives and lead creation of direct expense plans in partnership with internal functions and teams.
  • Manage and drive the process to set up a continuous cycle of organization/operating model reviews to shape the local organization model.
  • Provide leadership and promote business ties with internal and external senior leaders/clients across key businesses, regions and support functions.
What you will bring to the role:
  • Proven experience within the Financial Services industry, preferably in Technology Business Unit Management capacity.
  • Strong experience managing and/or partnering with technology functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and assimilate complex information and make or influence fact-based decisions.
  • Experienced in driving positive and sustainable change in a multi-country or global scope, ability to manage cultural differences and champion diversity.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a leader who can positively and productively add to the overall organizational infrastructure and governance
  • Ability to engage at the senior management level and demonstrated communication experience at different levels of organization.
  • Proven People management skills - you will be have full management responsibility including management of people, budget and planning, to include duties such as performance evaluation, compensation, hiring and budget approval with the responsibility for the full range of a business function.
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills, influences and negotiates with senior leaders (across functions) and articulates complex recommendations.
  • Builds credibility and trust with the senior management team across the regions whilst developing strong partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • University degree (Master's preferred) or equivalent experience operating in a similar role
This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

What we'll provide you
By joining Citi London, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive base salary (which is annually reviewed), and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits such as:
  • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • A discretional annual performance related bonus
  • Private Medical Care & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends
  • Access to an array of learning and development resources
Visit ourGlobal Benefitspage to learn more.

Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self, every day. We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay and empowered to thrive.
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Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Citigroup Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Citi") invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review Accessibility at Citi .

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