VP of Product Strategy - Global Solutions

| Chicago

What We'll Bring

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

What You'll Bring

Requires 15+ years of related business experience with at least 5 years that focus on market and industry analysis. Must have strategy or business planning experience.

Deep knowledge and experience in product strategy and management, preferably in financial services, technology, or big data

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and conceptualize solutions that solve business problems

Ability to drive and facilitate discussion amongst key stakeholders in the pursuit of optimal solution strategies

Proven success navigating large, matrixed organizations - Collaborative, customer-focused individual who can reach across the organization to effect change

Must be comfortable analyzing financials, with strong project management skills, problem solving, and business acumen

Proven ability to quickly grasp industry and business-wide concepts in order to assess implications to drive actions and to capitalize on opportunities

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or other related discipline

We’d Love to See:

MBA

3-5 years with a consulting firm a plus

Impact You'll Make

This team is responsible for Strategy & Planning leadership across all of TU’s Global Solutions. They will collaborate across multiple solutions and vertical lines of business as well as other cross-functional groups (Finance, Technology, HR, Marketing, etc.) to develop business plans and strategies for these new and existing solutions. This role will own the development and delivery of the Global Solutions 3 Year Plan (3YP), development of board materials and other executive communications, competitive analysis and will participate in M&A due diligence. 

This Solutions Strategy leader will serve as the lead in relation to strategy & planning, staff coordination, and best practice sharing across the entirety of the Global Solutions organization.

This role is responsible for helping develop long-term, solution-driven strategies to meet TransUnion’s growth and profitability objectives, globally, across its five strategic solution families (currently Credit, Specialized, Fraud, Marketing and Emerging). You will build and steward the implementation of the Global Solutions overall strategic 3-year plan and revenue forecasts. 

Directly develop, communicate and execute the three-year strategic and operating plan for the Emerging Solutions business

Drive, provide thought leadership to, coordinate and quality control the overall cohesive Global Solutions strategy and 3 year plan, that integrates across the individual Solutions businesses to meet the long-term product growth objectives of TransUnion

Create a process to review, update, and refine the overall solution strategy as well as ongoing portfolio and business priority management

Help solution leaders identify and manage new ideas and opportunities for growth, including M&A, investments, etc.

Work with the verticals, sales and others to create the market engagement plan that defines how we leverage our internal capabilities (e.g., marketing, sales, analytics, etc.) to best get our data & solutions to market

Manage a small team to drive change and improvement across Global Solutions. Coach and mentor direct reports and other key individuals across the company in both execution of plans and their careers

Gather voice of the customer, vertical & Region leaders and the relevant data & analytics marketplace

Continuously monitor direct competitors and other relevant companies to provide accurate and timely competitive intelligence to the Global Solutions leadership

Gather market intelligence on macro-economic and industry trends, consumer behaviors, regulatory changes and hurdles, disruptive innovations, and competitive offerings to validate and refine our product roadmap and go-to-market strategy

Support appraisal of select new product ideas to determine their potential to address customer needs and to achieve revenue and EBITDA growth goals

Develop and manage processes and coordination of strategy and planning activities across Global Solutions, which include monthly business reviews, etc.

Support the execution of selected Global Solutions Strategy projects, collaborating with relevant functional market leaders to create and maintain plans that have clear and measurable targets while tracking and reporting progress against business growth plans

This Solutions Strategy leader will serve as the lead in relation to strategy & planning, staff coordination, and best practice sharing across the entirety of the Global Solutions organization.

The role will need to keep abreast of emerging technologies, data and customer use cases across products, verticals and regions in order to look for connections, threats and opportunities. Using that insight the role integrates, stress-tests and helps develop multi-year strategic roadmaps, which align with specific business unit goals, while defining high-level product capabilities and future needs to meet those requirements. The role is also responsible for developing and/or reviewing business cases and financial models, which support associated investments, and quantify the value delivered by the strategies.

This Strategy & Planning role will help establish a framework, discipline, best practice and content sharing mechanisms, and long-term planning and forward-looking solutions design for all the Global Solutions teams to ensure TU remains relevant in markets around the world and can continually grow market share in the face of our competition

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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
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
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
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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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