Strategy Manager - Innovation

| Greater Denver Area
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Position Type :

Full time

Type Of Hire :

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)

Education Desired :

Bachelor's Degree

Travel Percentage :

0%

Job Description

About the centralized innovation & incubation team at FIS

Our vision is to make FIS the industry-leading provider of platforms and services for companies to build and run financial applications. To help realize this vision, FIS has created a centralized innovation & incubation team.  

The innovation & incubation team will transform new product and business concepts into sustainable, organic growth opportunities while building a strong culture of intrapreneurship across FIS. Operating within a product innovation framework, the team vets, tests, and incubates new ventures for successful commercial integration. 

Joining this team will put you at the forefront of fintech innovation. The products delivered by the innovation & incubation team will impact the FIS product suite and drive significant value back to the business. Most importantly, your work will shape the future financial services landscape.  

Job description

The Strategy team is responsible for prioritizing the pipeline of innovation concepts, assessing the opportunity presented by each prioritized concept and, ultimately, creating the business case to support a concept advancing towards incubation. The Strategy Manager will play a leading role throughout each of these phases and act as the point person for driving the direction of the innovation & incubation team as it relates to FIS corporate strategy. You will be responsible for maintaining deep knowledge and understanding of corporate imperatives and key business trends, conducting robust market research to establish commercial rationale for a concept’s progression, and guiding the development of robust financial models and data packs for each concept under review.

This is a dynamic, fast-paced and high-impact role. It requires a self-starter who can approach complex and abstract hypotheses with rigor, swiftly analyze large datasets and distill them into key insights, and drive to “the answer” with conviction. The Strategy Manager will report directly to Head of Strategy & Research and will collaborate closely with the innovation & incubation’s Research and Finance teams as well as FIS stakeholders in order to achieve outcomes.

About the role (Your key responsibilities):

  • Establish and maintain awareness of FIS's strategy and corporate initiatives to contextualize and prioritize emergent opportunities within the innovation & incubation team
  • Conduct robust market research to generate data/key perspectives around market size and growth, value chain dynamics, competitive landscape, customer and stakeholder dynamics, market trends, and potential disruptive factors for each relevant sector
  • Lead opportunity sizing and business case development for concepts that have been prototyped and market-tested to inform whether investment and incubation is warranted
  • Work closely with Finance to build data-driven financial models that will substantiate concepts' revenue, cost and ROI estimates
  • Create data packs with input from Finance and Research for each concept to accompany financial models and substantiate go/no-go decisions

Must Haves (Requirements for this Role):

  • 2-4 years of experience at a top-tier strategy consulting firm
  • Proven track record of successfully driving projects from end-to-end
  • Exceptional data analysis and problem-solving skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to apply structure to abstract theories and disparate data sources, extract pertinent information, and surface key takeaways
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams and execute on high stakes deliverables with minimal oversight
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills and experience gaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Extensive experience executing secondary market research by leveraging 3rd party market studies, public/government data, financial data platforms, news media, etc.
  • Collaborative, high energy and self-starter attitude
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

Nice to Haves (Not Hard Requirements, but a Bonus!):

  • Experience consulting or working in the Tech space, or Fintech space, specifically

What we offer you:

  • A high-visibility and high-impact role
  • Opportunity to closely collaborate with a cross-functional team aligned to a common goal
  • Opportunity to have direct line-of-sight into corporate strategy of Fintech market leader
  • Opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of and perspectives on numerous topics within the fintech space
  • A driven, creative and multi-talented group of colleagues who are extraordinarily passionate about their role in shaping the future of fintech and driving cultural transformation at FIS
  • The opportunity to inform the direction of FIS by validating concepts that aim to solve some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services & technology
  • A work environment built on trust, accountability, collaboration, curiosity, fearlessness, kindness and respect

Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice.

EEOC statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here.

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice.

EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here


For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.

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Location

Our Denver office is located in the Tech Center at Belleview & I-25, and our pictureqsue Durango office is nestled alongside the Animas River.

An Insider's view of FIS

What's something quirky about your company?

We love to dance at company parties and picnics.

We love to give "High 5s" and shout-outs for people that go above and beyond and "rock!"

Wendy Graham

Training and Careeer Development

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to launch our 2019 Rewards of Better Business Banker referral campaign. We'll combine the successes of our 2018 campaign with new incentives for 2019, to grow the volume of qualified referral submissions from banks. Our goal is a culture of support for account executives and bankers with easy access to tools and impactful conversations.

Diana Quetti

Channel Demand Marketing Analyst, FInancial Solutions

What is your vision for the company?

We’re passionate about being the partner for connected commerce for businesses around the world and we’re creating a company culture where colleagues grow and thrive, while having fun along the way. Our teams collaborate to seamlessly serve our global customers and each colleague plays a critical role as we proudly advance the ways the world pays.

Kelly Beatty

Senior Leader, Strategic Program Management

What are FIS Perks + Benefits

FIS Benefits Overview

Taking care of our colleagues means that our customers, company, and communities are well taken care of, too. That’s why we’re always looking for attractive benefit offerings to support our colleagues and their families. In addition to competitive medical/dental/vision plans, life insurance and disability coverage to take care of basic needs, there’s also opportunities to participate in a stock purchase plan, have 401(k) deferrals matched, receive HSA seed money, earn wellness incentives, and even have your charitable contributions matched – just to name a few.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love to make a difference in the community! Some favorite local causes include Brent's Place, The Ronald McDonald House, The United Way, The Food Bank of the Rockies and Habitat for Humanity.
Partners with Nonprofits
Some favorite local causes include Brent's Place, The Ronald McDonald House, The United Way, The Food Bank of the Rockies and Habitat for Humanity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
African American Network, Women's Network, Young Professionals Group, LGBTQ Organization (GLOW), WorldpayGives, Worldpay Social Committee, and the list goes on!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Worldpay's Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for medical, dental, prescription or vision care expenses for you and your dependents
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Enrollment in the Worldpay dental plan provides access to two networks. You can select any dentist, but staying in the networks will cost you less.
Vision Benefits
Enrollment in the Worldpay vision plan provides access to two networks. With each, you receive discounts on eye exams, frames, lenses, contacts and vision correction surgery.
Health Insurance Benefits
Worldpay offers four medical plans - one PPO plan and three Consumer (HSA-eligible) plans. All plans offer preventive care covered at 100%.
Life Insurance
In addition to the basic life insurance provided to you by Worldpay, you can also opt for supplemental life insurance which offers another layer of protection to help meet your family's needs.
Wellness Programs
Wellness365 is a fun and rewarding way to make small changes toward better health every day. Set your interests to get personalized daily tips on nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep and much more.
Onsite Gym
Can't make it to your favorite fitness class or need to de-stress before facing the world? We have a large, well-equipped gym onsite that will help you keep you with your fitness goals!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Colleagues are eligible to participate in the Worldpay 401(k) plan immediately upon hire. Choose from traditional pre-tax 401(k), or pre-tax or Roth catch-up contributions or a combination of both.
401(K) Matching
Worldpay matches 100% of the first 5% of deferrals on a per paycheck basis. And the best part - the match is immediately 100% vested!
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We offer eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase shares of Worldpay stock at a 15% discount off the market closing stock price on the day of purchase.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Subsidized child care.
Generous Parental Leave
FMLA-eligible colleagues are eligible for up to 120 hours of paid time off to recover from childbirth and to care for and bond with their newborn or newly adopted child.
Family Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for your own medical condition, or for the care of a spouse, child or parent who has a serious medical condition.
Adoption Assistance
An adoption reimbursement benefit is offered to full-time colleagues who have been employed for at least one year. This one-time, per person benefit helps to cover various adoption-related expenses.
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Our generous PTO plan allows colleagues to enjoy time away from work and promotes a healthy life balance. PTO can also be used for illness days and unexpected emergencies.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Worldpay encourages all colleagues to pursue continuing education or to work toward a degree in their field.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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