Director, Corporate Strategy at Vestmark, Inc.

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This position will develop and drive Vestmark’s strategic planning across its core and emerging business units. This is a highly visible role, with responsibilities that contribute directly to scaling the company to the next phase of growth.


We are looking for a candidate with proven experience in strategic problem-solving, and business planning to maintain an in-depth understanding of our customers, competitive conditions, industry trends, market opportunities, and related technologies. The role will require excellent writing and communication skills as this person will collaborate extensively with both internal and external stakeholders, including executives within Software Development, Operations, Sales, Marketing and the Board.

This role will focus on creating business plans that support Vestmark’s growth and operations. Every team operates against a business plan developed and managed by Corporate Strategy. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to provide thought leadership and influence cross-functionally and drive strategic initiatives from concept to plan to execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Create internal business plans (leveraging the “Amazon memo” framework) to support the prioritization and execution of the company’s operating and strategic imperatives
• Develop and drive scalable processes and best practices for measurement and tracking of business case execution
• Drive a highly collaborative process involving cross-functional teams to make well-vetted recommendations across complex problem sets
• Partner with the Corporate Strategy team, senior leaders, and other internal partners to continuously drive and refine the major strategic  themes that guide the company’s strategy
• Build Vestmark’s network and reach within the wealth tech ecosystem, identifying strategic partnerships, investments, acquisitions, and business opportunities
• Be a thought-leader within the organization and maintain a deep understanding of the market landscape through research, outreach and analytics

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

• MBA and significant consulting experience
• An understanding of technology and software development is required
• The ability to research, analyze, and construct and replicate business models is required
• Financial services domain expertise is a strong plus
• 3+ years of professional corporate development / strategy / investment banking experience
• Exceptional writing skills and extensive experience developing business plans with the Amazon memo framework
• Strong executive presence, polished, and politically savvy in a matrixed organization
• Able to convey complex concepts in a compelling, concise, and creative way
• Demonstrated ability to build and lead change
• Demonstrated track record of simplifying processes
• Brings unique experiences and skills on strategy development to drive formal quantitative and qualitative analytical decision support on high-priority, strategic issues.
• Exhibits curiosity, rigor and passion toward structuring the approach and driving solutions for complex business and market opportunities.
• Thrive in fast-paced environments and be comfortable working on multiple initiatives concurrently.

COMPETENCIES:

• Teamwork – We before me-- Puts needs of the team first and aspires to bring out the best in others; collaborative, empathetic, and humble; values the opinions of others; assists others when needed; participate effectively as a member of a team; balances personal contributions and needs with those of other members of the team to achieve common objectives.
• Knowledge Explorer – Creative problem solver and adapts to challenges at hand using creative collaboration; curious, proactive, and resourceful; able to incorporate other viewpoints as part of the process of developing solutions
• Positive Energy – Ability to address difficult situations with humor and sense of opportunity; approachable, constructive and engaged
• Own It – Ability to be accountable for results and follow through to completion.

Supervisory Responsibility:

• This role will not have direct reports immediately but will be expected to lead and manage others as the team expands.

Vestmark is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Vestmark prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability status, protected military or veteran status, and genetic information.


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Location

Our company is conveniently located in Wakefield just north of Boston. We also offer a hybrid work option for those who are more comfortable at home.

An Insider's view of Vestmark, Inc.

What are some social events your company does?

At Vestmark we have a fun committee that plans two to three events per quarter including company and family events. Our events include paint nights, chili cookoffs, meditation sessions, cornhole tournaments, movie nights, and so much more. . We are strong believers that providing a fun work culture promotes individual growth and teamwork.

Haley

Marketing Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

It’s my job to educate users on the best ways to use our product. While anyone can push the buttons, I always ask “why?” and “what is the user trying to accomplish?” I'm not only demonstrating the product, but also the value it adds to the workflow of the customer. By interacting with users, we are not just teaching but also learning.

Jenny

Staff Trainer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My time at Vestmark has been like a "choose your own adventure" novel. I joined the company as a mid-level software engineer but have since grown into the role of a technical lead, to an engineering manager, and now helping to drive our agile transformation. I truly believe that Vestmark thinks that I should be in the driver's seat of my career.

Bobby

Engineering Manager

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Vestmark is two-fold. First, to provide an awesome workplace where people can be challenged, have fun and be rewarded. Second, to truly help the financial well-being of investors by enabling financial advisors and institutions to efficiently manage and trade their clients’ portfolios through an innovative SaaS platform.

John

CEO

What are Vestmark, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Vestmark, Inc. Benefits Overview

Vestmark's biggest focus is our people. Our corporate health is dependent on our employee's well being. Across the company, we maintain an attractive standard of competitive benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vestmark has a Charitable Committee that focuses on contributing in many ways to helping the environment and supporting the philanthropic interests of our employees. Your cause is our cause.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vestmark has a fun committee that manages monthly fun events and programs. A few examples of our events are our annual chili cook off, ugly sweater contest, and MUCH more!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vestmark employees can contribute up to $2,750 annual to their FSA, $5k annual for dependent care, and participate in our employeer funded HSA program.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses and Vestmark contributes 90% towards the cost!
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Vestmark contributes 90% towards the cost of the employee insurance plans!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In additional to our traditional 401(k) program, we also offer a ROTH 401(k) option for our employees.
401(K) Matching
Vestmark provides employees with a traditional 401(k) and ROTH 401(k) matching plan. We match 50% of contributions up to 8% of our employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Vestmark also offers additional compensation in the form of restricted stock options. Our RSU’s are issued through a vesting and distribution schedule after achieving required milestones.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Vestmark is very proud of our Charitable Giving Program. Will will match up to $250 annually to an approved charity of our employees choice.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the primary caretaker and 2 weeks of paid leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Vestmark provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flex start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vestmark offers up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for an adoption event.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vestmark sponsors family oriented events including a summer event and our annual Halloween trick or treat event.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
3 weeks - prorated from start date. Additional day for each year of service up to 10 years.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vestmark hosts company events throughout the year.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Vestmark offers employees professional development opportunities for our employees including the ability to attend internal job training and external conferences.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Vestmark hosts lunch and learn and leadership development meetings once a month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Creating a strong work life balance is important to us, this is why we offer our employees a generous paid time off package. This benefit enables employees to take the time they need to achieve a desired level of harmony between work at Vestmark and life outside of the office.

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