• EO, Firmwide Strategy Group, Analyst, London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2019-55735
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Analyst
    Function(s)
    Executive Office
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Executive Office
    Business Unit
    Firmwide Strategy
    Employment Type
    Employee
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    EXECUTIVE OFFICE

    The Executive Office plays an integral role in setting and advancing Goldman Sachs’ strategy and in supporting and enhancing the firm’s distinctive culture. Our goal is to provide our people, clients, shareholders and the broader public with information about the breadth of our global efforts, highlight our focus on delivering sustainable, long-term returns for our shareholders and demonstrate our commitment to making an impact on the communities where we live and work and on society more broadly.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

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    The Firmwide Strategy Group reports to the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer and works with the Executive Office and senior divisional and business unit management to set and execute key strategic priorities for the firm. The group reports to the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer, who is an ex-officio member of Management Committee. The group develops, evaluates, and executes plans for new businesses and growth initiatives and leads strategic transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, and dispositions, on behalf of the firm. In addition to strategy and M&A, our team leads firmwide initiatives like Launch With GS, our $500mm commitment to narrow the gender investing gap, and GS Accelerate, our in-house innovation engine.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    The Firmwide Strategy Groups is looking to create a global presence in London and Hong Kong, in addition to New York. Accordingly, the individual will be a junior regional ambassador across our three initiatives (i) Strategy and M&A, (ii) GS Accelerate and (iii) Launch With GS.

     

    The individual will support strategic M&A through all phases of the deal lifecycle, create, evaluate, review, and implement new business plans and initiatives, and develop strategic and financial models and analyses. Our projects provide exposure to the breadth of activities at a major international financial firm with multiple business lines, including its opportunities and challenges, and frequent interaction with senior divisional and firm leadership. The role provides an opportunity to gain the operational perspective of a principal while also serving as a trusted strategic and financial advisor to key internal clients. It will also be essential for the candidate to be our key representative of Launch With GS and GS Accelerate  in the region. For Launch With GS, we anticipate the individual being a regional ambassador responsible for leading client meetings and events as well as the associated follow ups. For GS Accelerate, it will be critical to assist in the selection and development of portfolio investments as well as identifying potential partnership opportunities with the local FinTech and Venture Community.

     

    The Firmwide Strategy group has proven to be a gateway to a number of attractive career paths. Past team members have been promoted to leadership positions within the group as well as transitioned to investing and management positions inside Goldman Sachs and elsewhere, corporate strategy roles within various industries, and back to traditional investment banking. 

    Desired Experience / Skills:

    • Prior investment banking experience, with a strong preference for FIG expertise      
    • Strong knowledge of the financial services industry, FinTech and Venture Community   
    • Ability to review and synthesize information and form independent judgments   
    • Strong analytical, quantitative, and technical abilities, including M&A modeling experience   
    • Drive and enthusiasm to modulate between supporting all three of Firmwide strategy’s priorities
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with confidence and ability to interact effectively with senior leaders   
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet competing deadlines   
    • Attention to detail   
    • Team orientation

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

    We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

    We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html



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    Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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