Vice President- International Market Planning

| Chicago

What We'll Bring

The VP Market Planning International leader will lead the development of market strategies and identify and build business development strategies and execute new business initiatives that align with the International Business Unit goals and its long term strategic growth across six international markets. This role will lead the regional Market Planning teams, and demonstrate exceptional ability to partner with cross functional areas such as S&P, Sales, and Product in order to define and direct the go-to-market strategy to oversee business development for specific products and programs and to influence the overall sales effort, driving international volumes and profitability.

What You'll Bring

Summary

The VP Market Planning International will lead the identification, capture and development of new market opportunities, and build business development strategies to drive new initiatives. This activity will align with the International Business Unit goals and its long-term growth across seven international markets. This role will build the Market Planning practice and lead the regional teams, collaborating with cross-functional areas such as Research & Consulting, Strategy & Planning, Sales, and Solutions. This will shape the go-to-market strategy in the Financial Services line of business and influence the overall sales effort, driving international volumes and profitability.

Job Description

This highly strategic thinker will primarily leverage financial services industry knowledge to conduct market scans and industry deep-dives to influence business strategy and the three-year planning process, and will develop scalable insight-led thought leadership to drive priority solutions with key clients, in order to support sustainable growth and revenue attainment across International.

How you will contribute:

‘Voice of Customer/Market’ authority for TU, through understanding of client critical business issues (CBIs), positioning TU’s value proposition and educating the market

Working with Research & Consulting and Strategy & Planning to identify market trends, new verticals or sectors that will best benefit from investment

Identify and cultivate relationships with key global clients

Primary contributor to outlining the sector needs for TU commercial success and setting cadence in creating of content and materials to provide additional focus for Sales and Solutions

Sharing knowledge across sales and cross-functional teams and providing input to new product concepts/ requirements

Supporting client engagement strategies in coordination with the regional executives, including input into account plans, developing compelling story-lines, consulting on pricing strategy and reviewing tactics with sales

Translating global IP to adapt to International market contexts to drive and accelerate local adoption

Developing and supporting execution of thematic campaigns Internationally

Presenting at industry events, Advisory Boards and Summits

Impact You'll Make

What you will bring:

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business and/or marketing. MBA is a plus. Minimum of 10 years proven success Financial Services experience in lending and/ or Card. Knowledge of market and industry trends, competitors and leading customer strategies is essential.

Considerable demonstrated ability in competitive market intelligence gathering to support market strategy initiatives and the ability to effectively build a credible internal practice, with an emphasis on implementing strategic initiatives and measuring results.

Demonstrated ability to build successful relationships with key customers, internal managers, sales professionals and peers, who may have differing perspectives or incongruous goals.

Ability to quickly analyze rapidly changing circumstances and to provide sound strategic advice. Ability to compile and interpret complex and varied data from external and internal sources, to reach sound conclusions, and to provide well-reasoned analysis to support recommended courses of action. 

Passion for driving results and the ability to rapidly build strong knowledge of internal products and services to identify use cases and new market opportunities. Must have strong research and analytical abilities to complete sound statistical market analysis and be able to communicate results and recommendations to senior level management.

Demonstrated leadership skills, using influence rather than direct supervision, with proven ability to gain consensus and execute against strategy. Robust and tenacious and able to prioritize and work under pressure to tight deadlines. Outstanding interpersonal skills, with an ability to interface with colleagues and customers at all levels, by virtue of professional competence, integrity, and personal style. Proven strategic, project management, organization and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to understand consumer behavior and its direct relationship to capturing additional market opportunities on behalf of TransUnion and its customers. A bias for well-informed action.

Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to make effective presentations to diverse audiences of employees at various levels in the organization able to inspire respect from all levels both internally and externally. Balanced business acumen and operational knowledge. 

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Location

555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them. We also offer a matching gift program.
Partners with Nonprofits
TransUnion partners with non-profits such as Child Rescue Coalition and Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
TransUnion has a Community and Associate Services Team (CAST), which is responsible for planning events, such as our annual holiday party, take your child to work day, company BBQ, and more!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer virtual yoga and meditation, fitness classes and sponsored races.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
15% discount on TU stock twice a year
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We offer a matching gift program for associates who choose to make financial contributions to their selected causes. TransUnion will match up to $2,000/ yr for each associate.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
[email protected] provides backup childcare and eldercare for TU associates.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Annual holiday party, company BBQ and take your child to work day
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We offer associates globally 1:1 career coaching with our career advisor. Additionally, we have various mentorship opportunities across areas of the business as well as across levels.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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