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Sr. Director, Strategic Planning & Execution

Company: Galileo Financial Technologies
Location: Sandy
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

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Who We Are

Welcoming, collaborative and having the opportunity to make an impact - is how our employees describe working here. Galileo is a financial technology company that provides innovative and revolutionary software products and services that power some of the world's largest Fintechs. We are the only payments innovator that applies tech and engineering capabilities to empower Fintechs and financial institutions to unleash their full creativity to achieve their most inspired goals. Galileo leads its industry with superior fraud detection, security, decision-making analytics and regulatory compliance functionality combined with customized, responsive and flexible programs to accelerate the success of all payments companies and solve tomorrow's payments challenges today. We hire energetic and creative employees while providing them the opportunity to excel in their careers and make a difference for our clients. Learn more about us and why we work here at

This is a critical role that will report directly to the Chief of Staff and Head of Business Operations of Galileo and play a key role in ensuring the business is functioning optimally to achieve its strategy, vision and goals. Responsible for working cross-functionally across the organization, the Sr. Director of Strategic Planning will establish and lead strategic planning and program management across Galileo and enable a high-performing team to drive the execution of the strategy, move faster to market and deliver on growth objectives.


  • Establish a comprehensive strategy execution capability which enables Galileo to identify strategic priorities, articulate them clearly and execute on them quickly and effectively
  • Own and drive the annual strategic planning process and work with leaders across the company to operationalize at a quarterly planning cadence
  • Manage key operational and business planning processes, including evolving operating rhythms, coordinating strategic meetings, documentation and deliverables; driving the right agendas and appropriate follow-up
  • Leverage data to tell the story to internal executive audiences, the BOD and additional external audiences
  • Identify external factors that may impact strategic goals, focusing on long-term trends, outlook, and competitive intelligence
  • Enable leaders to make faster and better decisions by arming them with clear and concise messaging and data along the planning process and ensuring timelines avoid fire drills
  • Establish a program management practice and directly own the organization, alignment, and drive of strategic priorities including outcomes delivery
  • Act as an internal strategic consultant, broadening the thinking, challenging assumptions, and pushing teams to connect dots in order to build and ship faster
  • Facilitate the OKR program, as well as the tracking and resolution of executive issues, action items and KPIs
  • Support the Chief of Staff with ad-hoc projects as needed operate as proxy and provide direct project management over executive planning, execution, and communications
  • Drive highly visible strategic projects, working cross-functionally to structure problems, analyze opportunities, and develop solutions and actionable recommendations and results through a rigorous, data-driven process
  • Operationalize an appropriate governance structure
  • Foster relationships across Galileo and SoFi and serve as a steward of our company values, behaviors, compliance, and ethics
    • 10+ years of experience in a relevant field with demonstrated cross-functional and collaborative project or team management experience, and a track record of leveraging data for business impact
    • Previous experience in Consulting, Banking, M&A, Private Equity, Corporate Strategy, Strategic Planning or similar roles
    • Experience building and managing lean teams with outsized company impact
    • A self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
    • Ability to break down problems into fundamental parts, identify root causes, synthesize findings, and make informed decisions
    • Strong experience in project management; has the ability to manage execution: coordinate, prioritize, establish goals, and ensure timelines are met
    • Proven ability to influence and communicate complex ideas effectively, verbally and in writing and comfort working with senior leadership
    • Ability to deep dive into data, identify and quantify opportunities, and design sustainable improvements and solutions
    • Demonstrated high level of initiative and organization, with the ability to be resilient and adaptable
    • Prior experience in engagement with a top management consulting firm or corporate strategy group, managing large or complex projects
    • Strong team and goal orientation with track record of success and ability to work successfully with others at all organizational levels
    • Innate curiosity and desire to learn with a strong inclination to challenge the status quo and drive for results in ambiguous spaces and a fast-paced industry
      Why Youll Love Working Here
      • Competitive salary packages and bonuses
      • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
      • Generous vacation and holidays
      • Paid parental leave for eligible employees
      • 401(k) and education on retirement planning Retirement plans and planning
      • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs
      • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans
      • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program
      • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)
        Galileo Financial Technologies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

        The health and safety of our employees and their families is our top priority. Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, and because unvaccinated employees pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace, effective on November 1, 2021, U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated to work from any of our offices, travel for business or attend work-related meetings.

        The company will make reasonable accommodations when possible for employees who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability, pregnancy, sincerely held religious belief, or for other legally required reasons.

        Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

        Due to insurance coverage issues, we are unable to accommodate remote work from Hawaii or Alaska at this Jobble

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