Lead Business Consultant

Department:
Consulting
Work type:
Permanent
Location:
London, UK
Closing date:
22/10/2017
  • Work on large transformational projects
  • Join a leading global provider of software solutions for the financial services industry
  • Located in Bank, London

If you are an effective influencer capable of providing strong leadership and consultancy skills whilst maintaining a motivational and dynamic personality, then this role is for you!

 

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will take accountability of the delivery and quality of all consulting assignments throughout the implementation lifecycle. You will mentor Senior Consultants and Business Analysts, whilst encouraging and initiating knowledge sharing across the projects.

Resource and capability planning, managing change and providing accurate updates and forecasts into the delivery plan is a fundamental component of the role. As the Lead Consultant, you will support the PMs by tracking and managing the delivery of high quality, well defined business solutions for end to end IT change/transformation programmes.

 

Your new team

With an office of over 200 team members, you’ll get to work closely with and develop your skills across multiple facets of the business. We’re enthusiastic and adventurous with a large global reach; we have employees, offices, and customers across the world where our award winning solutions are utilised by leading financial service organisations.

You’ll report to the Head of Services EMEA WM, whose approachable, inclusive and encourages a collaborative environment in which to work whilst continually championing individuals ideas or ways of working. Working cohesively with the team you will develop a deep understanding of Sonata whilst developing your skills with a team at the top of their game.

Main activities

  • Define the scope of the project and ensure that the proposed solution aligns to the objectives and success criteria
  • Ensuring adherence to BA quality gates and readiness of specifications for build
  • To build out the design and new change requests using an agile approach
  • Ratify the project’s estimates of effort
  • Accountability for the overall quality of the delivered solution, advising Sonata best practice
  • Advising on client projects with regard to appropriate technology and solutions, capturing and documenting technical requirements
  • Leading client implementations of Sonata, owning the integration (technical, web and NFR aspects)
  • Liaise with the Bravura development team to ensure technical and integration solutions are delivered in line with design expectations
  • Directly support client’s integration development and configuration against Sonata interfaces

To be successful in this role candidates will require:

You will have 6-8 years’ experience as a Business Analyst combined with 12+ years working knowledge of the Financial Services Industry. Through your experience as an SME you would have gained experience across:

  • ISAs, OEICs, SICAVs, money market funds, the regulatory environment and key business processes (commissions, distributions, interest payments)
  • Proven client facing consultancy and relationship skills within a large commercial environment where you have lead a feasibility/discovery phase
  • Strong background in leading workshop and writing solution design documents
  • Systems integration technologies including SOAP web services and web technologies
  • Strong discipline in UML to build out well defined business requirements and technical limitations as determined by the application architecture.
  • An aptitude for working to challenging deadlines and budgets on a continual basis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to distinguish between business and technical audiences #LI-PRIORITY

Apply now

If you believe that you have the relevant experience and knowledge for this role please apply directly below. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

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