Senior Consultant
Schroders
London, GB
2d ago

The role will involve :

  • Delivery of consulting assignments, usually under the supervision of a more senior member of the team
  • Beginning to build positive relationships with some senior stakeholders within the organisation
  • Operating as a positive role model for the rest of the Business Consultancy team through their attitude and contribution to the team
  • Contributing to service proposition design, business development work and thought leadership
  • Challenging conventional wisdom and freely expressing their own opinion
  • The role may also involve :

  • Leading some Consultancy Assignments following established best practice
  • Undertaking line management for other member of the Business Consultancy team
  • Overview of the skills required

  • Self starter with ability to prioritise and manage own activities in the best interests of the organisation
  • Collaborative team player who will want to succeed as part of a high performing team
  • Educated to a minimum of first degree level with either relevant professional or higher level degree qualifications achieved (CIMA, CFA)
  • Understanding of consultancy skills and best practice, gained through experience of working in, or interacting closely with, a consultancy environment, including;
  • o experience of using, developing and adapting key tools, techniques and types of work a consultancy would undertake

    o experience of stakeholder management in a consultancy context

  • An understanding of change management disciplines, processes and tools, including :
  • o experience of each of the key stages of change delivery

    o planning and progress tracking mechanisms

    o effective means of monitoring and managing issues, risks and dependencies

    o strong reporting skills

    o managing stakeholders

  • An understanding and experience of iterative delivery methodologies, such as Agile and Scaled Agile
  • Some experience of line management
  • Someone who has been promoted from the role of Consultant, or has been recruited from industry or consulting, with experience at the appropriate level
  • Overview of the Domain Knowledge required

  • Investment management experience gained primarily in Buy Side organisations, in one or more of the following areas :
  • o Front Office processes as they apply to Equity, Fixed Income and Multi Asset business domains

    o Middle and Back Office processes as they apply to Equity, Fixed Income and Multi Asset business domains

    o Distribution, marketing, web, collaboration and CRM

    o Corporate functions required to support the running of an Asset Management organisation, Risk, Finance, Procurement, HR, Legal and Compliance

    Desirable

  • CFA, CIMA or other professional qualification
  • Relevant Change Management qualification
  • Overview of the Relationship Management experience required

  • Able to build a positive profile across the organisation
  • Able to build strong relationships across the organisation from a position of trust
  • Some evidence of :
  • o Creating a working relationship within business domains and establishing a role as a trusted advisor

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