BBVA Compass

  • Business Partner, Pillar Lead

    Job ID
    Site Name
    FLSA Status
    EOE Statement
    Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans.
  • Overview

    At BBVA, we are working to make banking better for everyone. That is where you come in. We are looking for smart, team oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience. Learn more below.
    BBVA’s New Digital Businesses (NDB) team is a global business unit that is disrupting the banking and financial services industry by investing in, partnering with, building, and acquiring fintech start-ups. With offices in Madrid, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London, NDB is a key piece of BBVA’s global innovation initiative. Through NDB, BBVA has acquired Simple (US), Holvi (Finland), and Openpay (Mexico). It owns a substantial stake in Atom (UK). It invests in fintechs like Prosper, Personal Capital, and Coinbase through its venture capital arm, Propel Venture Partners. And it is incubating a number of cutting-edge fintech start-ups including Azlo (SMB banking), Denizen (banking for expats), Covault (digital identity), Upturn (personal credit improvement and education platform) and Muno (insurtech).
    Visit us at
    This role is responsible for leading and organizing the day-to-day operational activities of a specific vertical/pillar- New Business- under the direction of the Pillar Head. The focus of the New Business pillar is to leverage technology to significantly contribute to BBVA´s growth by attracting and engaging with new users by three programs 1) target poorly served segments 2) footprint expansion 3) banking as a service. We are looking for an who will develop and implement strategies to accommodate current and future plans, programs and needs.  The position ensures operations are effectively and efficiently integrated with our partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for both our clients and partners. At times, this position will play influencing, supporting and/or mentoring roles with multiple stakeholders in order to drive needed change and improvement.


    Job Duties:


    • Monitor and work closely with companies within the New Business portfolio - perform monthly reporting, identify and manage red-flags and potential issues.  
    • Act as main point of contact for venture companies, i.e. help them through SDA processes and provide access to BBVA/NDB resources.
    • Active participation in strategic planning for the pìllar as well as venture companies. Provide insights, know-how and pro-active challenge/options going forward
    • Lead/ participate in investment rounds and investment committees preparation
    • Participate and lead pillar projects
    • Support/liaise with operational areas of NDB (Finance, Marketing, Control, and HR)
    • Explore, analyze and define future investments, partnerships or creations to accomplish pillar mission
    • Responsible for management of both the operational and capital expense budgets



    • 7+ years of experience on portfolio management, strategy, chief of staff or project management roles.
    • Experience in consulting, strategy or similar role desired
    • Experience in digital companies, startups and innovation desired
    • Expert knowledge of the principles of process design, product development, capital planning and project management
    • Exceptional stakeholder management, communications and influencing skills
    • Proven leadership, managerial, and team-building capabilities
    • Demonstrated problem-solving ability in areas with little precedent
    • Fundamental understanding of the different banks products and how they are serviced
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Fluent in English
    • Spanish a plus


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.