Strategic Cost Business Partner - Leading Bank - Birmingham

Eames Consulting UK
05 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Presenting a rare opportunity for a strategic business partner to secure a key role with broad stakeholder engagement in a leading bank. This is a tactical business partnering role that will require someone with a strong understanding of cost drivers, and a track record of identifying risks and opportunities to ensure cost efficiencies - an understanding and appreciation for cost data is therefore essential. This role has come about due to internal mobility.


  • Partnering with key stakeholders and Finance to manage costs for each business area
  • Liaising with wider teams to keep abreast of changes in the Target Operating models that are relevant to the UK business and support the implementation/operation of any new cost governance models applicable
  • Identifying risks and opportunities, and where they mark up against plan
  • Manage and prepare for monthly cost meetings with key divisional stakeholders to ensure cost governance and lead, challenge and escalate risks and opportunities as appropriate
  • Continuously identifying sustainable cost efficiencies and strategies for the business
  • Supporting the implementation of the cost governance models, working with senior executives to drive these


  • Strong understanding of business profit and cost drivers
  • Financial Services experience is essential - banking experience is preferred
  • Comfortable with large data sets - Accounting qualification is a benefit but certainly not a requirement
  • A track record of delivering significant change which improves business efficiency in sustainable ways
  • Experience of creating and deploying comprehensive business/operating plans which consistently deliver desired results
  • Proven ability of managing various stakeholders

The role also comes with massive opportunities to progress given the high level of exposure to other performance based teams across the business - in both cost and revenue teams. Please apply is you have the relevant experience and I will respond to you ASAP.

Many thanks,