Feasibility Lead (Strategy and Innovation)
Rabobank Bedrijven / Strategy and Innovation
Ahead of the pace
Imagine being part of one of our key innovative initiatives that aims to help our SME customers flourish. Imagine to focus on helping entrepreneurs grow day by day through cutting-edge innovative propositions that strike at the heart of their business. Now you can! New Horizons, one of the most innovative initiatives within the bank, is looking for a dedicated Feasibility Lead. In this role you will work at the edge of the bank and develop highly innovative financial services which are embedded in platforms of digital third-parties. Our lending proposition focuses on helping our SME customer grow and contribute to new revenue streams for the bank. We do this in a fully agile, flexible setting focused on executing our ambitions. As our Feasibility Lead, you will help to shape and execute our Banking-as-a-Service strategy aimed at helping our SMEs grow.
This position allows you to shape the long-term technical vision and strategy for embedded financial services. As Feasibility Lead, you are accountable to manage the development activities. You plan, coordinate and ensure timely execution of the development backlog. In a devops model adapted to fit the needs for the innovative setting, you bridge the requirements translation from the ‘What’ and ‘How’ towards actual development. Our New Horizons team is primarily focused on defining growth strategies and developing new and disruptive services for the SME market. You are highly motivated to translate the strategic course of action into execution on towards development of embedded financial services.
As feasibility lead, you are responsible for building a high-performing team that excels in rapid, and data-driven product development, focussed on exceeding customer expectations and scaling the business. The Feasibility Lead is a technical IT manager that holds a position of influence and responsibility regarding the actual implementation of the newly developed features. Together with the Viability Lead and the Desirability Lead, you will make innovative ideas a reality. Managing a team of Developers, Business Analysts and Architects, the Feasibility Lead is accountable for the development component in each sprint starting with scope agreement up to delivery and including timely escalations when required.
You will join a team consisting of a variety of roles, including:
Pim Meurs, Lead Desirability New Horizons: “Working in Strategy & Innovation is great if you like autonomy, responsibility and innovation. Together with your team you get a lot of freedom to design products that actually add value for our customer and make an immediate impact!”
The customer comes first, always. Within the Strategy & Innovation domain, we work in a very high-pace dynamic environment where we value validated, customer-driven insights above all else. Being part of our team requires an inquisitive nature, interest in innovation and start-up development, knowledge of fintech developments and opportunities. And last but not least, the courage to think disruptively about transforming the way we deliver value to the SME community.
What you can expect
High degree of freedom and responsibility in developing and improving our services day-by-day;
Provide sound advice to leadership regarding possible technical scenarios;
Cooperation within a multi-disciplined team where strategic considerations have to be matched with technological feasibility and customer validation. Expertise and efforts are seamlessly joined across the organisation to ensure an effective approach to maintain and continuously improve the existing environment;
Learning and working together is part of our DNA and the Feasibility Lead is constantly in liaison with his/her development team but also with the Product Owner and the other Leads in the organisation to keep up-to-date and learn from each other;
Strong focus on growing our potential third party base and potential feature scope in order to maximize our impact in embedded lending;
Improve new innovative Banking-as-a-Service solutions in line with our strategy and drive implementation.
What we expect
Strong motivation to create value for the SME landscape and third parties;
A leader with strong communication skills;
Strong affinity with IT and, where necessary, you are not afraid to really dive deep in the technical implications of possible scenarios and you strive naturally towards a demonstrable best approach taking into account all different factors.
You recognize yourself in the following expertise areas: Cloud-technology, AWS, event-driven technologies, Kafka, Java, API enabled environments, web development, micro-services.
You take initiative and can convince all stakeholders, technical and non-technical of the soundness of your decisions.
Ability to work with stakeholders across the business to develop, launch, and iterate innovative API-driven solutions, and capability to scale these in the future
Experience in innovation methodologies and principles like lean-startup and you know how to apply and integrate lean-startup principles within the team
Strong affinity with new technologies and new ways of working. Good understanding of BigTech, FinTech and open banking is a big plus;
Positive presence, fun to work with and a passion to drive change & execution.
At Rabobank we encourage our employees to make a contribution to society beyond their professional career
Growing a better world together
You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:
As part of a project with Humanitas, we help people who are experiencing financial difficulties in getting their household finances in order.
Together with Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland (the Dutch Council for Refugees), we help 1,500 refugees find a suitable job.
Are you ready to take on the role of Feasibility Lead and push yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. As such, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, on the basis of a 36-hour working week, you can also expect:
a gross monthly salary based on salary scale 10 between € 4.492,45 and 6.417,78 (depending on your exact experience)
a thirteenth month and holiday pay;
an Employee Benefit Budget. You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash payout;
a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;
flexible working times and location-independent working (subject to assignments);
a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3,5%.
Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to hearing from you!
Good to know:
Apply via the “Apply now” button. Please include your CV together with your motivation letter. Applications will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy.
If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Thomas Horn, at Thomas.Horn@rabobank.nl
Bart de Kort, Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via Bart.de.Kort@rabobank.nl
The application process includes two interviews and making an assignment. The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.
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