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Business Consultant

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Recruiter: Schroders
Listed on: 2nd October 2019
Location: London
Type: Permanent

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Who we're looking for
We are looking for a Business Consultant to get involved in a wide range of consultancy assignments and other activities which may include:
 
Strategy
Using strategy formation approaches to facilitate the definition of business strategies through working with relevant business stakeholders
Development of vision statements and business models for discrete business areas
Research initiated to address gaps in knowledge relating to a specific business issue
 
Operating Models
The creation of Target Operating Models (TOMs) for discrete business domains and functions, using standard Schroders methodology
Business analysis to support capability design, process analysis and organisational transformation
 
Change Management
Creation of business cases for initiatives under consideration, with the aim of concluding on the potential value add / cost-benefit analysis of embarking on that initiative.  (Encompasses financial analysis, definition of business drivers, assessment of risks etc.)
Advisory to the Steering Committee for projects / programmes of work with the aim of ensuring successful delivery and maintenance of strategic programme objectives
Partnering with business and programme teams to clarify priorities, stakeholder management, design governance, and TOM implementation activities.  
Advisory on the Schroders' Change portfolio, and creation of high-level plans / roadmaps to implement change
 
About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
 
We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
 
The team
Schroders Business Consultancy is Schroders' internal management consultancy function.  The function providers services to the entire Schroders Group, across e.g. strategy and business model design, target operating models, large-scale complex transformation and change management.
 
What you'll do
As a Consultant in the Business Consultancy team you are expected to:
Contribute to the delivery of consulting assignments, under the supervision of a more senior member of the team
Take responsibility to build positive relationships with some senior stakeholders within the organisation
Contributing to service proposition design, business development work and thought leadership
Operate as a positive role model for the rest of the Business Consultancy team through their attitude and behaviours
Challenging conventional wisdom and freely expressing their own opinion 
 
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
Experience in a (management) consultancy role, or as high-performing analyst in an investment management environment
Established track record of strategy development and large scale change implementation
Investment management experience gained primarily in Buy Side organisations
Understanding of change management disciplines, processes and tools, such as:
The key stages and lifecycle of change delivery
Stakeholder Management
Planning and progress tracking mechanisms
Monitoring and managing issues, risks and dependencies
Governance and reporting
 
The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
Professional or higher level degree qualifications (e.g. CIMA, CFA)
IMC
Relevant Change Management qualifications (e.g. Agile/Scrum, Prince II)
 
What you'll be like
Self starters with ability to prioritise and manage own activities in the best interests of the organisation
Analytical, strategic thinkers who are able to digest large amounts of complex information, bring structure, and distil insights down to concise, clear outputs
Collaborative team player who will want to succeed as part of a high performing team
Effective relationship builders, who can develop strong relationships across the whole organisation with a wide range of stakeholders from a position of trust
Strong communicators, with the gravitas to present to senior stakeholders in the business
 
We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.