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Bank of the West Sr Strategy & Planning Analyst in Tempe, Arizona

Sr Strategy & Planning Analyst


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

The Enterprise SDLC team is transforming the way Bank of the West builds software by providing standardized best practices for management of the complete lifecycle of software at the bank. This is a cross-functional team designed to increase the speed and quality of delivery while seamlessly integrating security and compliance into how software is delivered. Primarily, but not exclusively, supports the business line strategic planning and program implementation. Conducts decision-making research for the Business Line/Division Head. Implements strategy and helps identify business line/division issues early and recommends solutions. Responsible for supporting an array of activities that advance the strategic vision of the line of Business / Group. Partners closely work closely with leadership in driving strategic initiatives.

Responsible for supporting an array of activities that advance the strategic vision of the line of Business / Group and works closely with leadership in driving strategic initiatives.

Processes activities that include approach definition, data gathering, researching trends, project implementation, and, if required, contribute to communication strategy design and delivery.

Performs various other duties such as dashboard development, marketing and content development,activity reporting, researching trends, and other ad hoc requests. Develops and maintains business cases for projects, tools & templates.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate within the team and across BotW to help iteratively build and maintain the SDLC processAssesses effectiveness and ease of implementation of different processesGathers requirements from different stakeholders, including security, compliance, and operationsDevelop assessments showing each team's level of SDLC maturityMaintain guides and process documentationAdvises technology teams on best practicesStays abreast of relevant activities and technology implementations across BOTWPerforms additional duties as assigned

  • Performs strategy formulation, development, implementation, and evaluation to advance the operational success of the Group.

  • Performs analyses of financial, economic, managerial and operational data; this includes development and use of dashboards, performance indicators and metrics.

  • Identifies desired results and provides forecasting / development for achievement of those results.

  • Develops proposals for, or refinements of, and advocates for an integrated strategic planning process; helps implement and further refine the approved process.

  • Analyzes strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats; establishes long-term organizational objectives and strategies to achieve these objectives.

  • Develops supporting action plans and key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress, recommends allocation of resources to work toward objectives, monitors deployment of approved resources (such as capital, labor and equipment, including technology) and facilitating mechanisms (such as motivation and deployment of personnel, condition of management information and financial systems vis-à-vis strategic support), and reviews/refines strategies and implements corrective actions.

  • Reviews, and recommends improvement of business plans, processes and operations; this includes assessment of organizational readiness for, and exercise of, operational agility and flexibility.

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • 5 years building enterprise software in an Agile methodology (this may be as a software developer, project or business analyst, or similar role)Extensive knowledge of modern DevSecOps practicesExcellent oral and written communication skillsAbility to synthesize information from different sourcesStrong research and discovery skillsAbility to present to a wide range of audiencesFamiliarity with Lean systems thinkingBias toward automation

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Experience in data analysis and/or business development

  • Strong willingness and demonstrated ability to work with data, interpret trends, and present findings to project stakeholders

  • Strong ability balance numerous time-sensitive requests

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, creativity, and initiative

  • Acute attention to detail and ability to produce polished deliverables

  • Excellent ability to write content and deliver clear messaging (written and oral communication)

  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of Lean management, preferred but not required

  • Proactive team player, with an ability to influence decision making.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills

  • Experience in data analysis data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality./or business development

  • Strong business acumen along with confidence to interact with more senior colleagues and key client contacts

  • Right-Shoring Office:

  • Strategic assessment ; perform financial modeling to support business cases (NPV, RofR, Payback period)

  • Gather and analyze information, formulate & test hypotheses and develop / communicate recommendations

  • Support the aggregation of project financials across the RSO portfolio

  • Report to leadership on location strategy analysis and reporting

  • Manage risks and issues repository and track mitigation and resolutions

  • Maintain tools / templates (SharePoint / Excel)

RMCA- (EDM Risk)

  • As part of the Enterprise Data Management CAO office, responsible for focusing on a range of initiatives that support process improvement, change management and communication activities.

  • Be able to successfully navigate ambiguity and uncertainty.Strong experience with developing diverse communication channels including digital platforms

  • Performs mathematical and statistical analyses of financial, economic, managerial and operational data; this includes development and use of mathematical models to assist in planning and decision making.

  • Monitors changing regulations, demographics, economics and other external factors to assess external opportunities and threats in terms of current/future business strategies.

  • Ability to engage in both strategic design and tactical implementation

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Business Analysis

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 060643