Director, Strategy and Corporate Development

Category: Finance
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Job ID: 13255
Posted Date: November 14, 2019

More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.




The Strategy and Corporate Development team is mandated with driving the enterprise and business unit strategy of the company, as well as evaluating inorganic opportunities and managing deal lifecycle from diligence to closing. As a key member of the team, the Director is at the forefront of shaping the strategy of a digital disruptor in the Financial Services industry and defining its strategic and corporate development priorities. The position primarily requires ongoing interaction with senior stakeholders to prioritize, manage and execute strategy projects for the company’s Retail / Institutional business unit. Secondarily, the candidate is expected to contribute to the broader Strategy and Corporate Development agenda.


We are looking for a self-driven individual with an analytical mindset and structured approach to solving a wide variety of problems. Background in wealth management specifically, or financial services more broadly, is preferred. Successful candidates will have experience managing multiple stakeholders, modeling business opportunities, conducting comprehensive benchmarking research, developing project plans, and communicating findings to multiple audiences in both oral and written formats. The position reports to the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development.



  • Drive the overall development and execution of E*TRADE’s strategic agenda and ensure the alignment of functional strategies with the overall agenda
  • Work closely with the head of Retail / Institutional to identify strategic priorities and scope out projects
  • Perform analyses, financial modeling and due diligence to evaluate new opportunities
  • Collaborate effectively across functions to ensure timely completion of strategy projects
  • Create deliverables for senior management and Board of Directors
  • Conduct competitive assessments and research industry trends
  • Support the Strategy and Corporate Development team’s broader agenda


  • Master’s in business administration (MBA) degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of total work experience
  • Post-MBA experience in corporate strategy or consulting, preferably in financial services


  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Quantitative, analytical and structured mindset
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to be flexible in ambiguous situations and align the interests of multiple stakeholders


We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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