Head of Strategic Enablement and Advancement

November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #126017

As the leader of the Strategic Enablement and Advancement function, you will lead the efforts to enable our crew to “win the day” for our clients every day by modernizing our infrastructure and relentlessly driving improvements in our ability to bring advice to millions and serve our clients at scale. You’ll be a forward thinking leader with a vision to identify new capabilities, connect front and back office of the Retail Investor Group technology efforts and create centers of excellence around advanced analytics and digitization / automation efforts. If you’re driven to change an industry through collaboration and mission-based work, then step forward with us and make it count.

  • Leads divisional business technology, divisional planning, data analytics and digitization/automation teams. Works closely with transformational programs to balance current state needs with future state direction and evolves the organizations towards optimal future state.
  • Acts as central point for planning and prioritization of Retail's division-level project resources, ensuring that resources are allocated consistent with Retail's strategic priorities and that projects deliver stated goals while on-time and at-or-under budget.
  • Identifies and evaluates innovative technology solutions, inclusive of back-office and client facing services that could propel a scalable service model forward.
  • Builds and manages effective relationships with each of Retail's business / departmental leaders to deliver standard and scalable services.
  • Creates processes and mechanisms for best-practice sharing across the division to help reduce and eliminate departmental silos.

Our mission starts with you

At Vanguard, nothing is more important than delivering for our clients every day. You’ll use your strategic and innovative thinking as well as transformative leadership to help us discover the possibilities and advance Retail’s capabilities. We welcome diverse viewpoints and challenge the status quo because together, we’re a powerful force for change and progress.

What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum eight+ years general experience.
  • Project, Product, and People Management experience required.
  • Product Ownership, digital automation, and transformation/road mapping experience.
  • Solid organizations skills and ability to work across multiple functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated executive presence, innovative, and has the ability to engage and influence side, down, and upwards.
  • Experience in managing leaders and oversight of large division.
  • Experience with LEAN and Agile methodologies highly preferred.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

  • For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here,we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.
  • We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

lnclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued dedication to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every
decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew),
and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

  • We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.
  • When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.
  • Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #126017

As the leader of the Strategic Enablement and Advancement function, you will lead the efforts to enable our crew to “win the day” for our clients every day by modernizing our infrastructure and relentlessly driving improvements in our ability to bring advice to millions and serve our clients at scale. You’ll be a forward thinking leader with a vision to identify new capabilities, connect front and back office of the Retail Investor Group technology efforts and create centers of excellence around advanced analytics and digitization / automation efforts. If you’re driven to change an industry through collaboration and mission-based work, then step forward with us and make it count.

  • Leads divisional business technology, divisional planning, data analytics and digitization/automation teams. Works closely with transformational programs to balance current state needs with future state direction and evolves the organizations towards optimal future state.
  • Acts as central point for planning and prioritization of Retail's division-level project resources, ensuring that resources are allocated consistent with Retail's strategic priorities and that projects deliver stated goals while on-time and at-or-under budget.
  • Identifies and evaluates innovative technology solutions, inclusive of back-office and client facing services that could propel a scalable service model forward.
  • Builds and manages effective relationships with each of Retail's business / departmental leaders to deliver standard and scalable services.
  • Creates processes and mechanisms for best-practice sharing across the division to help reduce and eliminate departmental silos.

Our mission starts with you

At Vanguard, nothing is more important than delivering for our clients every day. You’ll use your strategic and innovative thinking as well as transformative leadership to help us discover the possibilities and advance Retail’s capabilities. We welcome diverse viewpoints and challenge the status quo because together, we’re a powerful force for change and progress.

What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum eight+ years general experience.
  • Project, Product, and People Management experience required.
  • Product Ownership, digital automation, and transformation/road mapping experience.
  • Solid organizations skills and ability to work across multiple functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated executive presence, innovative, and has the ability to engage and influence side, down, and upwards.
  • Experience in managing leaders and oversight of large division.
  • Experience with LEAN and Agile methodologies highly preferred.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

  • For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here,we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.
  • We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

lnclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued dedication to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every
decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew),
and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

  • We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.
  • When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.
  • Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Our commitment to equal employment opportunity

Vanguard is an equal opportunity employer. Vanguard is committed to providing all crew members a working environment that is free from discrimination, prejudice and bias. Through this Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy, Vanguard reaffirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and crew members without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status. In addition, Vanguard prohibits discrimination based on genetic information, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Vanguard. Please inform careers@vanguard.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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