Senior Strategic Initiatives Advisor - Emerging Solutions at TransUnion

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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.

Job Description

Protecting the health and wellness of our associates and candidates considering a career at TransUnion is our highest priority. In supporting this vision, our recruitment and new hire experience for this role is fully virtual for the time being. Candidates interviewing will get to know our team over the phone and video, and this role will operate virtually upon hire until we return to the office. Even though we’re not physically together right now, our goal is to provide you a supportive candidate and new hire experience that will immerse you in our culture and set you up for success at TransUnion.

What You'll Bring

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

Requires 7+ years of related business experience with at least 3 years that focus on strategic project delivery.

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:

Experience with a consulting firm a plus

Experience with Venture Capital firms preferred

MBA is preferred

Impact You'll Make

TransUnion’s Global Solutions is comprised of a portfolio of products, currently including Credit Data, Specialized Risk Solutions, Fraud Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Emerging Solutions. Emerging Solutions includes ShareAble, integrated solutions (e.g., Seamless Onboarding), Bulk Data, Criminal Data, 1st-party collections products, etc., and is where we incubate and innovate products and solutions that are based on new, emerging technologies and data, and/or fall outside of core Credit, Specialized Risk, Fraud or Marketing Solutions.

The Director, Strategic Initiatives will be help identify and prioritize the most important initiatives and opportunities within the scope of the Emerging Solutions team. They will be responsible for delivery of select projects identified amongst that list. For example, they may be responsible for delivery of new or enhanced solutions such as for 1st-party collections. Or they may drive the business case for and incubation of an entirely new solution within the scope of the Emerging Solutions team. This role reports to the SVP, Emerging Solutions Strategy and Planning.

Identify potential new and enhanced solution ideas within the scope of the Emerging Solutions team to be considered for investment

Develop business cases for and appraisal of select new product ideas to determine their potential to address customer needs and to achieve revenue and EBITDA growth goals

Support the broader planning process for the Emerging Solutions Vertical

Manage execution of select strategic projects for the emerging team working with cross functional teams on delivery including Technology, Marketing Sales, Operations and Vertical Markets

Projects could include working on improvements to existing solutions or incubation of new data and solutions

Lead primary research activities, including voice-of-customer interviews (both internal and external), focus group studies to identify and refine requirements around new or enhanced solutions opportunities

Develop product concepts that leverage internal and external customer feedback and market insights

Make business cases for investment in new solutions opportunities working with Finance and other functional partners to establish potential, feasibility and likely returns

Support the three-year plan for Emerging Solutions; and as needed, monitor progress against goals

Manage execution of new product projects working with cross functional teams (e.g. Technology, Operations, Vertical Markets) to ensure a timely and high quality delivery

Work with the market 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

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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 stand up
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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