Senior Business Analyst - Card External Planning & Analysis

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Aug 26, 2023
Sep 25, 2023
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Business Analyst - Card External Planning & Analysis

We're seeking a Senior Business Analyst to act as a thought-leader, analytical partner, and insight creator within our Card External Planning & Analysis team. Through innovation and analytical rigor, our team tackles high-leverage problems facing Card's leaders and drives insights that propel Capital One's Card business forward.

Within this team, our analytical efforts are centralized around three primary pillars:
  • Analysis and benchmarking of the Credit Card industry against our own Card business through various growth metrics, customer segmentations, and access to public and private data
  • Exploring and translating the various macroeconomic and industry trends driving consumer preferences into tangible and measurable headwinds and tailwinds on our Card business
  • Driving innovation and insights through centralized portfolio analytics, which include ongoing investments in our Card Leadership Team monitoring dashboard, deep-dives into Consumer Portfolio health, and strategic requests supporting high-impact presentations to Card leaders, the President of Card, and our Board of directors.

You will partner heavily with various teams across Card (i.e. Business Lines, Corporate Strategy, Card Finance, Risk Management, and more) to solve important business problems that will ultimately drive value to the company. You will be encouraged to drive insights, take risks, and seek out new responsibilities to create leverage for the team. We work to drive efficiencies, collaboration, innovation and outsized value across the Card organization through the various lenses we maintain as hybrid analysts (Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Strategy, and more) in our analysis and storytelling.

We hire creative, authentic team players that are humble and naturally curious, who know how to move quickly, but also maintain an incredibly high bar for excellence. On this team you'll have the opportunity to grow and develop your understanding of our Card business through visibility to numerous datasets that you likely won't see or have access to in future business analysis roles. Because we partner heavily with senior Card leaders to solve complex problems, strong influence, strategic analytical thinking and storytelling skills are important. For candidates that seek to be "strong generalists" and build a career in Capital One's Card business, our team can be a powerful launch pad, providing a wide lens of visibility and opportunities to tackle different challenges facing Card. We aim to provide a pathway for top talent to pivot into rewarding careers within Capital One.

Key Responsibilities for the role:
  • Strategic leadership: Partner with senior leaders to address high-leverage, high-visibility challenges throughout our Card business. Develop insights that will drive growth, profitability, and competitive success for Capital One in the face of shifting consumer and regulatory demands.
  • Storytelling: Present to senior management on learnings, opportunities, and proposed solutions. Leverage analytical storytelling skills to influence at the highest levels.
  • Analysis : Identify business challenges and opportunities for improvement and solve for them using analysis to make strategic or tactical recommendations
  • Partnership : Work closely with partners across Card to understand and address challenges across tech, credit, operations, and more.
  • Teamwork: Invest in the development of peer analysts in your org, helping them to develop as storytellers, analysts, and business leaders.

Skillsets we're looking for:
  • Strategic & analytic orientation: A strong track record of decision making and problem solving based on analytics. Conceptual thinking skills must be complemented by a strong quantitative orientation, given that a large part of the business is based on rigorous analytic marketing & credit risk management.
  • Strong business judgment, leadership and integrity: This individual should be a tenacious decision maker, able to bring a healthy, aggressive, yet responsible approach to business.
  • Influence: Ability to build and leverage the capabilities of a high-performing team, as well as business partners across the enterprise. He/she should foster innovation, drive critical decisions, hold business partners accountable, and be able to consistently deliver results.
  • Strong executive communication skills: Impeccable written and oral communication credentials, coupled with strategic influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement through intellect, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Clear results orientation: display an intense focus on achieving both short and long term goals. He/she should be able to drive and execute an agenda in an uncertain and fluid environment
  • Strong technical and data skills : A good understanding of our Card database infrastructure and prior coding background (i.e. SQL, Python, RStudio, etc.)
  • Successful track record of thriving in a fast paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment.
  • Prior Card knowledge and experience is a plus

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in any quantitative field (Business, Math, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Science, Engineering)
  • At least 1 year of experience in analysis

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Business or quantitative field such as Finance, Economics, Physical Sciences, Math, Statistics, Engineering
  • 1+ years of experience in market research
  • 1+ years of experience in SQL querying
  • 2+ years of experience in business analysis
  • 1+ years of experience in consulting

Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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