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Strategy Associate

Job title: Strategy Associate
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Sector:
Salary: SGD12,000-SGD15,000 per month
Contact name: Shahbaz Khan
Contact email: shahbaz.khan@ellwoodconsulting.com.sg
Published: 5 months ago

Job description

​About our client

Our client is building a multi-country digital banking group, focused on emerging markets. They are driven by the conviction that financial technology can be used to broaden economic participation and unlock human potential. They are headquartered in Singapore with ~550 people across South Africa, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

About the role

Seeking to hire a Strategy Associate who will be a key member of the Strategy Team. You will answer questions such as: What is the best business model for a new digital bank in XYZ market? How do I build a new digital bank in a new market, while leveraging our existing competitive advantages and infrastructure? How do I structure a commercial deal / strategic partnership for a win-win, while reducing risk for our high-growth company? What are venture capital / growth equity / strategic investors looking for and how do I optimize the operating model to address that? How do I optimize our business and product strategy with a path towards profitability? The role is based in Singapore and will report directly to the Head of Strategy and Special Projects.

Your responsibilities

  • Participate in crafting the long-term strategy and operating model of the company.

  • Assist in new market entry strategy development and execution planning for new market entry.

  • Assisting in developing new partnerships and business opportunities, from initial prospecting to deal structuring and negotiations.

  • Follow new technologies, innovative business models, regional market trends, and digital financial services trends to uncover and analyse new business opportunities that may arise.

  • Assisting in the end-to-end execution of equity and debt capital raise processes.

  • Partner with the respective business development leads to develop corporate brand awareness.

  • Partner with the in-country operating entity’s strategy team to assist in specific strategic projects such as product launches, accelerating customer adoption, enhancing marketing, analysing data to understand unit economics.

  • Assist in developing our longer-term data and ecosystem strategy.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university; Graduate degree (including but not limited to MBA) is a plus.

  • 2 to 4 years of working experience in management consulting, investment banking, venture capital, private equity, business or corporate strategy and development and / or capital raising.

  • Strong 1st year graduates of management consulting, investment banking or related analyst programs are welcome to apply.

  • Industry sector experience in retail banking, digital financial services and adjacent digital businesses is a plus.

  • Strong ability to craft clear communication in PowerPoint presentations.

  • Strong ability to model financial and business logic quantitatively in Excel.

  • Strong ability to perform financial modelling projections and valuation methodologies is a strong plus.

  • High willingness to learn any topic, and approach problems from first principles, with the support of rigorous and quantitative analysis.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to build relationships with other stakeholders.

  • Ability to travel occasionally.

  • Fluency in English. Fluency in one other “emerging market” language is a plus.

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