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JPMorgan Chase AreaX Digital Strategist-Senior Associate/ Vice President in New York, New York

Who We Are

The Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across investment banking, wholesale payments, markets and securities services. The world's most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. We provide strategic advice, raise capital, manage risk and extend liquidity in markets around the world.

The AreaX team is a the Corporate & Investment Bank's accelerator / incubator program responsible for infusing innovation and driving new product creation. We work with business leadership to assess the business and technology potential of emerging, innovative products, help define forward-looking digital strategies, and lead a range of implementation methods (i.e. build, buy, partner, etc.) to accelerate modernization and unlock new commercial opportunities using a client centric approach.

Why join?

New technologies and business models are emerging with the potential to radically transform financial services. As an integral member of the AreaX team, you will have the opportunity to help drive change from inside the largest investment bank in the world. We are at the forefront of an exciting and transformational part of the firm - the intersection between traditional financial services, product innovation, digital strategy, and emerging trends and opportunities in enterprise technology and fintech. We are committed to embracing innovation and disruption and are looking for very talented multidisciplinary people to join our team.

Job Description

We focus on discovering, shaping, and executing on growth opportunities by: (1) Scanning the internal and external landscape for new/emerging trends, technologies, and companies, and engaging directly with the ecosystem, (2) Generating and shaping ideas into solid business use cases, (3) Validating the problems we are solving, (4) Developing pitches, (5) Managing stakeholders and the health of our idea pipeline and growth portfolios, and (6) Championing a culture of innovation across the Corporate & Investment Bank.

As a Digital Product Innovation Strategist you will push the boundaries of what is possible and innovate quickly in a rapidly evolving field. We are looking for someone to help lead & support the creation of new, differentiated solutions to ensure the future success of JP Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank's lines of business. You will help drive the strategic experimentation of financial products/services by leveraging innovation models such as, lean startup, design thinking. You will help to shape, define and prioritize innovation objectives and facilitate idea generation by identifying emerging trends and white-space opportunities for the firm. You will also lead the generation and execution of ideation campaigns and assist in program management efforts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Scan and generate new ideas for the lines of business

  • Scan the global ecosystem for fintech, enterprise software, and other innovative technology products

  • Become an expert in emerging technology / business model trends and insights

  • Develop business cases and lead commercial analysis of potential product adoption

  • Establish and cultivate partnerships across the businesses

  • Lead and build consensus with business partners and senior managers on idea prioritization efforts

  • Influence decisions on digital strategy, client engagement, product roadmaps, and implementations of innovative technologies and business models at the bank

  • Conduct build-buy-partner analysis

  • Track the team's book of work, build executive dashboards, and generate management reports

  • Develop new innovation programs that can further foster idea development and commercial product creation

  • Partner with the engineering team, product peers, business stakeholders to determine product definition and viability

  • Partner with the design team members to develop proof of concept wireframes

  • Keep stakeholders, senior managers informed on delivery progress, blockers and present decision points to drive debate

Skills and Qualifications

  • Professional experience in Digital/Corporate/Product Strategy, Management Consulting, Product Management, Enterprise Startups, Venture Capital and/or Corporate Innovation

  • Ability to quickly connect dots and build up subject matter expertise

  • Experience developing concepts into tangible product ideas

  • Commercial acumen and passion for technology and new business models

  • Analytical skills and advanced ability with Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to creatively build and deliver presentation

  • Exceptional client management and executive-level communication skills

  • Ability to communicate concrete recommendations and defend their rationale

  • Promote continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence, execution, and accountability

  • Ability to facilitate discussion, engage and develop "Ideators"

  • Proven track record of planning and driving multiple projects in parallel, anticipating risk, articulating deliverables, and meeting deadlines

  • Adaptable team player with a can-do attitude and a demonstrated passion for learning

Qualifications that will set you apart

  • Financial services, capital markets experience

  • Experience working with global teams, and leading change in organizations that are large, complex, cross-functional, and ever-evolving

  • Entrepreneurial spirit & ability to wear many hats with minimal direction

  • Strong grasp of user-centered design, lean startup, disruptive innovation, BCG Portfolio Matrix, and other testing methodologies

  • Knowledge of enterprise technology, fintech, product management, and trends in digital

  • Intellectually curious, see things differently, and challenge the status quo; Not afraid to ask questions; Demonstrated user obsession

  • Ability to build an innovation culture

  • Strong bias for data-driven decision-making

  • Quick decision-making abilities demonstrating bias for action under tight timing and pressure

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Firm's current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm's vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

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