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Operations Transformation Lead- Citi Private Bank, VP (Jersey City, NJ)

Job Req ID 21365116 Primary Location Jersey City, New Jersey Job Category Operations - Core
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Job Purpose:

The candidate will be responsible for leading and implementing the Citi Private Bank Operations Transformation initiative within North America  and ensure all regional efforts are in line with global standards, facilitating global consistency. In addition, the candidate will focus on the end-to-end product Operational processes and collaborate with the management team and SMEs to ensure the core pillars of the program are fully adopted. 

Comprehensive Metrics/KPIs Process Rationalization and Standardization Professional Productivity Client Experience Metrics Automation via RPA, AI and NLP Achieving a cultural shift

Job Background/Context:

Citi’s Private Bank is an exciting and growing business.  Our 800 private bankers and product specialists, located in 51 offices in 16 countries, act as trusted advisors to many of the world's most successful and influential individuals and families.  Operations is a key component for the Private Bank.

As Private Bank Clients, become increasingly sophisticated, there is a need to continuously innovate, standardize and digitize our operational process to keep pace with the evolution of our Client’s needs, improve the Client Experience and make Citi Private Bank THE Private Bank.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on the end-to-end operational processes to eliminate manual intervention and streamline the process creating efficiency and reducing cycle time
  • Defining comprehensive KPIs/Metrics for senior executive consumption – for each product and function, working in close partnership with the Product SMEs
  • Understand, analyze and drive transformational decisions based on Data
  • Provide ownership for all Operational process flows, EUCs and tools
  • Partner with the Ops product teams to update Operations process flows and lead process reengineering campaigns
  • Work closely with tech partners and work on emerging technologies such as NLP and AI to help create opportunities for the business
  • Drive standards related to the Issue, Defect and Incident tracking process, in line with global standards
  • Track initiatives across partnered teams to ensure successful deliveries
  • Identify opportunities for Digitization and Automation including RPA opportunities
  • Drive Process re-engineering, standardization and feasibility analysis along with global product operations leaders
  • Establish a meaningful approach to measuring the Client Experience, Leveraging KPIs
  • Play a key role in the formation of the Operations Transformation vision and strategic roadmap
  • Drive design and implementation of new operating model for Operations, and associated processes and procedures
  • Develop and implement relevant operating model changes in order to pivot the Operations organization towards digitization and enhanced client experience
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and cultivating a robust service and control environment

Professional Development Value:

  • Significant senior management exposure
  • Opportunity to learn the Business and acquire expertise across a range of products
  • Increase technological skillset using innovative emerging tools across the Street
  • Extraordinary opportunity to make a real impact which will be highly noticeable at the senior level
  • Opportunity to broaden understanding of Operational processes globally
  • Opportunity to position the Operations organization to be the Operations \ team of the future
  • Implement best practices and global consistency, simplifying & standardizing the work done by Operations  professionals


  • 5-8 years of experience in the financial or consulting industry, change management, process re-engineering or client onboarding role specifically within Operations
  • Track record of implementing operational metrics and dashboards to support strategic decision making
  • Strong familiarity with Process Management, six sigma, process flow diagramming and governance, specifically within Operations
  • Experience program managing large scale global and complex initiatives and implementations
  • Ability to effectively partner with Ops leads, technology partners, senior management and business counterparts
  • Strategic thinker and visionary who can also roll up sleeves to ensure proper execution
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills
  • Very Strong Presentation, PowerPoint & Excel skills
  • Excellent leadership and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated organization skills with the ability to multi task effectively in a high volume environment while maintaining adherence to deadlines and priorities
  • Self-motivated and directed, proactive and action-oriented, must demonstrate personal accountability

Key Required Competencies

  • Strong knowledge and experience working with large data sets, determining the key data points and being able to concisely summarize it for senior management.
  • Knowledgeable with creating dashboards/KPIs including using key industry tools such as SharePoint, QlikView, Tableau and others.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize and package data and present findings for senior mgmt.
  • Project Management experience in working in Waterfall / AGILE methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of process flow diagramming and knowledge of relevant tools (e.g. Visio, Signavio)
  • Strong expertise in both PowerPoint & Excel (Advanced)


Job Family Group:

Operations - Core


Job Family:

Operations Project Management


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