We are building the most exciting and rewarding consulting environment at a time of phenomenal growth. You'll be joining at a point in our journey where you will be able to influence how we work with our clients, how we reach new markets and take our brand to the next level. Already a global leader in business and technology services and a fortune 500 company with $6.1billion in annual revenues, we are agile enough to engage with clients on their most strategic initiatives and have the knowhow and financial strength to deliver the most challenging change programmes. We are one of only a handful of companies in any sector that have shown double digit growth for each of the last 11 years!
We are looking for experienced Management Consultants who primarily can excel in the Define and Design phases of Business Transformation Programmes within the Banking and Financial Services (BFS) sector. You will support our clients to define and design business and technology strategies, operating models and solutions to drive business transformation and innovation. You may also be required to support the implementation of such programmes.
We require consultants with proven experience consulting within BFS across all domains and specifically the Wealth and Asset Management businesses Client engagement will be at varying levels of the business up to CXO. We are seeking candidates with both existing consultancy skills and/or strong industry experience; you should be familiar with all aspects of the change lifecycle, and confident in your ability to perform in complex situations working on your own initiative.
We are particularly looking for proven experience providing leadership and direction within a change environment particularly following areas:
Subject Matter Industry Expertise –
oStrong business analysis skills and track record gained in the Wealth Management, Asset Management or Banking sector
oRelevant delivery experience from the banking and financial services industry with a management consultancy, systems integrator or internal delivery team
oStrong understanding of key threats, issues and opportunities facing the UK Banking and Financial Services industry including: innovation, regulation and competitive environment
oAbility to contribute to Cognizant's Thought Leadership initiatives and support our growing industry insight
Business Development –
oAssist in the development and presentation of client proposals collaborating across CBC and the wider Cognizant business
oAssist in the development of collateral to support BFS 'go to market' propositions and service offerings
oDeveloping BFS accounts, working with account teams to support opportunity identification, qualification and sales
oDevelop cross practice understanding of service offerings to ensure effective cross selling.
oManage personal utilisation and project team results, from pipeline to delivery and quality assurance
oContribute to the development of practice members skills to ensure a consistency of service delivery and expertise. Active coaching of junior members of the team
oDevelop, implement and continually refine the coherent approach and appropriate frameworks to support business transformation proposals, that includes presentations, specimen RFI / RFP content, methodologies, toolkits and deliverables
oContribute to the development of a knowledge management led approach ensuring the development collateral from engagements
oSupport recruitment activities by taking part in candidate screening and interview sessions.
Essential Experience Required:
Financial Services - Credible knowledge from at least one of the following areas:
oFinancial Services Regulatory and Risk (e.g. GDPR , MiFID2, PSD2)
oDetailed understanding of Asset Management organisations
oDetailed understanding of Asset Management processes and solutions
oSpecific SME knowledge of at least one function of an Asset Management firm i.e. Portfolio Management, Asset Allocation, Fund Accounting, Transfer Agency or Portfolio Reporting
oMinimum 10 years' experience delivering change in a financial services environment
oDigital Customer Propositions in Financial Services
oCore Banking Platforms (e.g. Avaloq)
Consulting/Change Delivery – Key skills:
Business Analysis and Problem Solving
Contribution to Practice Development
Strong stakeholder management and communication skills.
Delivery – Key Delivery Skills:
Strong Business Analysis experience
Business case development
Target Operating Model
Previous involvement in Digital projects or programmes would be highly advantageous.
Strong focus on quality to ensure successful engagements through timely and accurate production of agreed deliverables with a strong stakeholder management focus. You will be familiar with seeking and developing business opportunities throughout client assignments by building your own personal network.
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centres worldwide and approximately 221,700 employees as of December 31, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.