Charles Schwab Manager, Strategic Planning Program in San Francisco, California

We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

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Our Opportunity:

Schwab Corporate Strategy is an internal strategy group that acts as a trusted advisor to executives and business partners by providing thought partnership, strategic analysis, and insights. The group leads the annual strategic planning cycle for the company in order to support informed decision making around the company’s long-term strategic direction. Corporate Strategy supports the Board, C-suite, and senior leaders, providing an exceptional opportunity to work on the most important strategic topics while gaining visibility among the firm’s senior leadership.

The Manager, Strategic Planning Program is a high impact individual contributor role who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Strategic Planning Program Office within Corporate Strategy to provide critical project management and support for the strategic planning cycle. The Manager is responsible for coordinating key stakeholders, timelines, and deliverables throughout the strategic planning cycle, including providing regular progress updates, coordinating information gathering, and managing the annual production of the Long-term Corporate Strategic Plan and Long-term Bank Strategic Plan. The manager also serves as a key liaison between Corporate Strategy and a wide range of stakeholders across the company in order to foster strong partnerships and facilitate ongoing enhancements. Examples include working closely with Corporate Risk Management, the Capital Planning team, Corporate Communications, as well as all the major business units across Schwab. In addition to the strategic planning cycle, the Manager will have the opportunity to work closely with the Competitive Intelligence team within Corporate Strategy to support ongoing deliverables through information gathering and analysis.

What you'll do:

  • Develop and maintain detailed timelines for the annual strategic planning cycle

  • Communicate regularly with business partners to ensure that deliverables are high quality, completed on time, and with great visibility across all relevant stakeholders

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of progress against key milestones and adherence to strategic planning guidelines, and escalate issues as appropriate

  • Manage the annual production of the long-term Corporate Strategic Plan and Long-term Bank Strategic Plan

  • Prepare materials for and attend meetings with internal and external stakeholders to discuss strategic planning, participate in regulatory exams and internal audits, and create strong linkages with business unit strategic planning

  • Develop relationships across Schwab, including the strategy, finance, and risk management communities, as well as with major business units

What you have:

  • 2–4 years of work experience in project management, report writing, and/or strategic planning

  • Highly organized, with attention to detail and timelines

  • Strong analytical skills, research capabilities, and ability to manage large and complex ecosystem of information, documents, and sources

  • Ability to develop rapport and relationships with a wide range of business partners, including ability to influence outcomes through collaboration

  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Comfort in a structured, high impact role responsible for delivering on Board, executive, and regulatory requirements

  • Prior experience in financial services preferred

What you’ll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with San Francisco ordinance 17-14 and federal law and regulations applicable to Charles Schwab.

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Position Located In: CA - San Francisco