Sr. Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India | Project / Program Management | Full-time


Sr. Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Odessa is a US-based company with offices in Philadelphia, USA and Bangalore, India. Our leasing solutions power a customer base comprised of leading global financial institutions that operate across market segments. We transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for customers that drive the economy through equipment and fleet leasing: IT, healthcare, transportation and more.
As the largest software and technology provider in the leasing industry, Odessa provides a feature-rich lease and asset finance solution that manages the full contract lifecycle, from originations to servicing. As a Platform, Odessa delivers a complete solution for commercial lending companies, driving the future of asset finance. With best-in-class functionality, extensible architecture and a suite of value-added features and services, Odessa helps companies transform their business operations.
Primary Role
Odessa is looking for a highly driven Director of Strategic initiatives to work closely with executive leadership to spearhead strategic and transformational enterprise initiatives in India. You will work closely with India leadership to understand strategic priorities and translate them into robust, scalable programs. In this role, you will also play an integral role in overseeing large, cross-functional projects across the organization, and direct focus on key success metrics. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a similar business transformation role with focus on executive-level strategy development, program and change management, and cross-functional collaboration.
What you’ll do
› Work closely with the Managing Director, India and Chief Technology Office in the strategic planning of enterprise-level programs and initiatives that focus on growth, people, and innovation
› Work with key internal stakeholders to translate strategies into detailed program blueprints
› Provide program structures to oversee large, cross-functional enterprise-level initiatives
› Establish robust program governance and dashboards for reviewing key performance indicators
› Drive research, benchmarking, and data analysis to inform strategic decisioning
› Enable strategic communication for enterprise programs at both India and Global level
› Plan and lead local-level executive meetings and strategy workshops
› Identify and provide recommendations on opportunities for improvement across the organization
Basic qualifications
› 8+ years of work experience with at least 2 years of strategy, business consulting and/or program management
› Broad exposure to and hands-on experience with business transformation, program management, change management, and people leadership
› Experience in a technology or product company will be an added advantage
› Excellent stakeholder management and consulting skills
› High degree of flexibility and strong collaboration skills
› Proven ability to translate business strategies and goals into practical action plans
› Entrepreneurial attitude, creative and driven with a penchant to lead change
› Organized, results-oriented individual with strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Our commitment to you
› Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will fuel opportunities for career advancement
› You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive brands; Odessa serves many of the world’s leading financial institutions & manufacturers
› Opportunities for regular learning through training, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company
› We’re a Microsoft.NET shop with our solution built using true Services Oriented Architecture - we’ll always keep you on the most current .NET tech
› Exposure to a leading FinTech solution and the latest applications of technology in the world of financial services
› You’ll gain access to a dynamic industry, worth more than $1.1 Trillion in the United States alone