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Nuveen Investments VP, Business Strategy in Chicago, Illinois

Nuveen Strategy and Management

The Strategy and Management team operates under the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for internal consulting engagements. The team provides counsel to senior leadership of Nuveen and manages cross-functional initiatives. Reporting to Nuveen’s Head of Strategy, the person in this role will provide thought leadership for highest level strategic decisions, translate strategy into actionable plans, partner with business units to manage large-scale programs, develop hypotheses and conduct analyses, and communicate recommendations.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

• Work closely with leaders across functions – such as Sales, Marketing, Investments, Operations, Technology, and Finance – to define and execute strategic initiatives

• Turn ideas into business cases and help executives prioritize

• Identify, frame, and evaluate opportunities and capability gaps

• Prepare executive-level presentations for the Nuveen and TIAA leaders and Board members to garner approval for strategic recommendationsÂ

• Help leaders and colleagues manage day-to-day operations of high-priority programsÂ

• Collaborate with experts to translate technical information (data science, analytics, technology) into business insights

• Develop understandings of markets, business trends, and operations and apply knowledge to initiatives across Nuveen to inform key decisions

• Provide “big picture” thinking, connecting across business units and/or developing long-term solutions

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Required Qualification:

  • 5+ years of experience in management consulting (Engagement Manager/Project Leader) or corporate strategy

Preferred Qualification:

  • 7+ years of experience in management consulting (Engagement Manager/Project Leader) or corporate strategy

  • Prior experience in financial services

  • Prior experience effectively managing relationships with executives, multiple teams, complex processes, critical services, and cross-functional projects

  • Strong influencing, relationship management, and partnering skills

  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to deliver under pressure and provide insights in short timeframes

  • High degree of comfort working in an unstructured environment that requires solving complex, open-ended issues with incomplete data and little direction

  • A team orientation, collaborative, and collegial style

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to coach, supervise, and lead junior staff through formal and informal reporting linesÂ

Base Pay Range: $123,800/yr. - $206,300/yr.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).Â

Company Overview

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

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The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

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