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SVP, Core Acquisition Strategies (L15)

Stamford, CT, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Lead

Reporting to the SVP Acquisition and Early Lifecycle Credit Strategy, the VP Core Acquisition Strategies will lead a team focused on enterprise-wide credit strategy for account acquisition and early months on book. This includes the development of credit lines, authorizations, reissue and account closure strategies.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team in development and enhancement of new account credit strategies that drive profitable growth for Bank and clients across the enterprise while operating within the risk appetite
  • Develop and track core acquisition credit strategies at the product and client level that minimize both Synchrony Financial’s and the retail partners’ risks, while balancing the risk–reward tradeoff
  • Evaluate multiple data sources to evaluate and uncover insights and integrate into acquisition strategies
  • Utilize advanced underwriting techniques to optimize acquisition strategies and new account credit decisions
  • Identify and communicate how acquisition actions impact overall portfolio performance (understanding portfolio and platform nuances)
  • Work closely with Credit portfolio leaders to ensure strategies support both business and client objectives, while maintaining a straightforward, standardized, enterprise-wide decision structure
  • Work effectively cross-functionally to drive smart growth and client satisfaction.
  • Support driving enhanced strategies, using champion/challenger leanings to manage credit exposure
  • Coordinate planning cycle with portfolio teams to ensure consistency in business plans
  • Oversee the growth and development of the Acquisition and Early Lifecycle Strategy organization
  • Drive the enhancement of credit monitoring and report-out of acquisition metrics designed to identify credit risk exposure and effectively develop mitigants
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 10 years’ experience in strategic risk management role
  • Experience with credit decision systems
  • 5+ years’ experience in credit risk strategy development or enterprise analytical role in consumer credit
  • 3+ years’ experience managing teams
  • 3+ years of experience with advanced SAS or other similar data analytics tool
  • Experience with Credit Bureaus
Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience operating at a strategic level as part of a senior leadership team
  • Background in establishing a business wide philosophy for credit, identifying internal and external events that could affect the business
  • Use of advanced technical and analytical competencies in driving effective strategic goals within a significant functional area
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with consumer and commercial lending products and practices
  • Experience creating and leading organizational change
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to lead virtual teams
  • Master’s Degree or MBA with advanced analytic focus, or equivalent
Eligibility Requirements:
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • If currently a Synchrony Financial Employee, you must have been in your current position for at least 6 months (Level 4 – 7) or 24 months (level 8 or greater), have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have the approval of your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR to apply if you don’t meet the time-in-job or performance requirement

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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Grade/Level: 15

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