Director ABN AMRO Group Strategy Office - Amsterdam

  • Posting Date: 21-01-2019
  • Vacancy number: 14081
At a glance

ABN AMRO is a full-service bank with a transparent and client-driven business model, a moderate risk profile, a clean and strong balance sheet with predominantly traditional banking products, and a solid capital position and strong funding profile. We serve retail, private and corporate banking clients, with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally. ABN AMRO’s Group Strategy Office is our bank’s strategy consulting department. The Group Strategy Office is the strategic accelerator of our bank. The financial industry is undergoing major and fundamental changes, driven by developments in different domains. Evolving customer needs and expectations require a proactive response and the team is instrumental in positioning ABN AMRO for the future. The Group Strategy Office conducts strategic projects with high relevance for the business lines and subsidiaries within the group. Projects are conducted in multidisciplinary project teams that work closely together with business lines and in close cooperation with top management of the bank. The team resides within the Strategy & Sustainability department of ABN AMRO and reports directly to the CEO Kees van Dijkhuizen.

Your job

As one of the directors of our Group Strategy Office, you are responsible for the projects and people of the Group Strategy Office team. The Director manages multiple projects at the same time; providing overall strategic direction to teams and engaging with key stakeholders within and outside of ABN AMRO. Together with the other Director(s) and with the Head of Strategy & Sustainability, you will set the strategic agenda of ABN AMRO and initiate, identify and prioritize projects accordingly. Typical projects conducted by the team are for example:

  • Strategic agenda – support the Executive Committee in driving and prioritizing the strategic agenda on corporate level, for the four business lines and supporting departments
  • Near & long-term vision and strategy –  support the Executive Committee in determining the near and long-term vision and strategy for ABN AMRO group, based on outside-in views and capability assessment
  • Cross-border value creation – analyze and assess activities in all countries in ABN AMRO’s footprint on performance, future outlook and improvement potential

Within our Group Strategy Office you will be able to develop your analytical, conceptual and consultancy skills. All team members will be offered an extensive training curriculum and receive all the support to ensure fast-track career development. You will gain a 360 degree understanding of ABN AMRO group, which makes this position an ideal one should you aspire to move from a strategic consulting position into a leadership function within our bank over time.

Your profile

As a Group Strategy Office Director you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of ABN AMRO. The director role is a challenging and demanding role. Therefore we are looking for highly talented and enthusiastic colleagues matching the following description:  Characteristics

  • Intrinsically motivated & fiercely results oriented
  • Curious & innovative
  • Strong quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Strong problem solving skills – structures issues logically and creates practical ideas
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Good sense of humor & pleasant to work with

   Knowledge and experience

  • Excellent academic track record (Master degree); degree(s) with a strong quantitative component preferred. MBA or post academic degree preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience at a Top Tier consulting firm
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with project leadership
  • Deep understanding of Financial Institutions, Strategy Consulting, Strategic Management, Project and Agile Management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Fluent English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to speak and understand Dutch, or willingness to learn within the first few months
What we offer

At ABN AMRO, we use our knowledge, expertise and network to help our clients within and outside the Netherlands to achieve their goals based on responsible decisions. Our clients’ interests always come first.The main focus of our team is to create value for our stakeholders and be relevant for the business. We do everything to get the best out of our people and believe and invest in their success. We are focused on your personal development and will offer you an extensive training curriculum to facilitate personal and professional growth. You will be empowered to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses and develop a thorough understanding of complex problems. Furthermore, you will work on your skills in a dynamic team that challenges and helps you to make progress.


For further information please contact Jolanda van Houwelingen, Talent Acquisition Specialist, or Eva Knippen, Business Manager Strategy & Sustainability, We look forward to hear from you. The application process consists of two formal rounds and contains assessment of your problem solving skills, personality & fit and presence. Please submit your application and resume via the link on our website to ensure an orderly process. Acquisition following this vacancy is not appreciated.  

Indication of Application Process

Step 1: Application

Fill out the information on the application form and upload your motivation letter and resume

Step 2: First interview

You will receive a confirmation of your application by e-mail. Within two weeks you will hear if you are invited for an interview

Step 3: Online assessment

You make an online cognitive test or an online assessment

Step 4: Second interview

You are invited for a second interview

Step 5: Job offer

You receive your job offer, once you have accepted it is time to start!

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