Fannie Mae Careers

Strategy and Insights Project Lead

Washington, District of Columbia
Business Development

Job Description


Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better. 
The Strategy and Insight Project Lead's core responsibility is to create impact in the organization by changing how we work.  Project Leads will build relationships with team leadership and partners across the organization to identify high impact areas for investigation and prioritize the key questions that will inform a recommended course of action. Apply comprehensive knowledge of strategy principles, to synthesize customer research, robust data analytics, business modeling, and competitive / market intelligence, and implement long term business strategy. Working with senior executives on the team and in the business, project leads play an important role in translating those insights into innovative ideas for action and developing the communications to socialize, refine, and gain acceptance of those recommendations, as well as monitor results.
  • Working independently and providing guidance to others, the Project Lead will:
    • Establish independent relationships with senior business leaders
    • Identify emerging trends that require strategic response
    • Structure frameworks to investigate ambiguous strategic questions
    • Own full projects / workstreams end-to-end that are critical to our transformation
    • Collect and synthesize consumer, marketplace, and competitor trends needed to support analysis from multiple sources
    • Build business cases for new products, policies, and marketing strategies and gain acceptance across the organization
    • Establish metrics and measurement programs to define success for an initiative
    • Be responsible for long-term implementation and measurement of agreed upon strategies


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • MBA or graduate degree preferred
  • 6+ years of related experience
  • Management consulting, investment banking, or internal strategy/business analysis experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex, ambiguous, and analytically challenging problems
  • Strong organizational skills and good judgment; must be a team player, positive, flexible, and creative
  • Excellent process management and planning skills
  • Demonstrated change agent, creative thinker and problem solver
  • Experience managing stakeholders at multiple levels - Strong relationship building and influencing skills
  • Strong oral and written communication; demonstrated ability to communicate in a structured, precise and compelling manner
  • Comfortable with independently managing work priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Mortgage / financial services industry experience a plus
  • Experience leading teams to achieve challenging goals is a plus

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 53753