Executive Adviser, Group CEO Office

Helsinki, FI, 500

Job ID: 14801 


Would you like to to be part of a fast-moving team ensuring maximum return on some of Nordea’s most important change programs, with a heavy IT focus? Join us to support both the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Group Leadership Team (GLT) in driving fact-based oversight and development of some of the key strategic programmes. Your role will be to advice and guide the CEO and the leadership team on how these programs develops and what might be possible to do even better. 

At Nordea, we see that the world is changing fast – and we want to be one step ahead of the curve. We are deeply committed to providing the financial solutions of tomorrow to our customers. We are creating an agile environment where we experiment and grow together – and we need your ideas and unique background. With us, you will be in good company with a chance to make your mark on something bigger.  


About this opportunity


Welcome to the Group CEO Office team. We add value by providing the CEO and the GLT with a wide range of analysis and support in order to be able to lead Nordea adequately, as well as executing on its extensive strategic and business agenda. As Executive Adviser, you’ll play a valuable role in contributing to the team effort and developing Nordea as a bank.


What you’ll be doing:

  • You will work with analysing and critically reviewing a variety of dimensions in Nordea’s key strategic programmes, with a task to focus on some key technology programmes, e.g. core banking programmes.
  • You will have a functional leader role in supporting the execution of selected strategic technology programmes.
  • You are expected to ensure that Senior Leaders receive a fact-based oversight on the progress in some of the key technology programmes, preferably you have worked in an IT consultancy environment.
  • You are expected to be able to support, argument and communicate about data driven decisions.
  • You will ensure that the targets of strategic programmes are leading to execution and measurable results, including financial performance follow-up and benefit tracking.
  • You engage actively with various programme management teams and support them in valid and relevant reporting, leading to actions when issues have been identified.
  • You prepare presentations and reports of the key strategic projects to support steering of the programmes.
  • You will communicate with and influence the thinking of senior management and banking leaders, including GLT and BA leadership team members.


You will join a highly passionate team that’s determined to pushing the agenda forward step-by-step, with high energy. You can expect talented, motivated, and interesting co-workers. The role is based in Helsinki. 

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.   

We are looking for a person who

  • Is energetic and ambitious self-starter with curiousity for continuous learning.
  • Has passion for technology and innovation, for shareholder value creation and has a customer first mentality.
  • Insists on the highest standards with high integrity.
  • Is a true team player with a collaborative mindset.
  • Has an honest ability to self-reflect on successes and failures.
  • Enjoys complex questions and working in a fast-paced environment.


Your experience and background:  

  • Deep experience from technology and strategy development in particular, including large scale technology programmes.
  • The role can be tailored to the candidate’s experience, but around 6-10 years of relevant experience is expected from, e.g., top-tier management consultancies, similar roles in large companies, or similar, where cross-functional orchestration and stakeholder management is core component for success.
  • Advanced data analytics, analytics driven business development, or equivalent.
  • Strong skills in executive communication (both written, visual and oral), problem structuring, analytics and the ability to summarise complex stories into simple visuals and crisp wording are required.
  • The person should have a suitable education background such as M.Sc. in Engineering or in Economics showing keen interest in solving practical problems with analytical methods.
  • Fluency in English at professional level.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Please submit your application no later than 09/12/2022. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Pete Pokkinen, Head of Group CEO Office, +358 40 756 7180.

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are. 


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.

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