Consultant, Asset Management

Employer
M&G plc.
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 04, 2022
Closes
Oct 18, 2022
Ref
17179191
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

Role
The Strategy & Consulting team within M&G Operations provides an internal consulting service to the Investment business to support the delivery of strategic objectives. As part of this specialist team, you will work with business leaders to capture market opportunities and solve complex problems in an environment that is constantly evolving. You will help generate new ideas, assess their feasibility, analyse requirements, design strategic operating models and deliver impactful change that creates value-add customer outcomes and drives business growth.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and highly motivated experienced consultant, with a strong track record of design and delivery, adept at building effective relationships with business customers and peers to understand the internal and external environment, working flexibly to meet challenging deadlines and providing outputs of the highest standard.

W e are looking for candidates who are passionate in helping deliver strategy and consulting projects that make a real difference to our clients.

The role will work alongside leaders in our Investment business, driving a range of consultancy assignments and activities that can include:

Strategy
  • Understanding current capabilities and challenges across people, process, data, governance, and technology
  • Developing an understanding of our business ambitions and strategic direction, and facilitating and supporting the definition of functional strategy through working with relevant business stakeholders
  • Research on key industry trends, regulatory landscape and market analysis to understand the external context and relative positioning and maturity of capabilities versus peers

Consultancy, Analysis, and Change Delivery
  • Leading target operating model design across people, process, governance, data, and technology in support of growth, customer outcomes, scalability, and risk control
  • Designing and leading workshops and interviews with key business representatives to understand current and future business needs and develop options and solutions
  • Developing implementation proposals - plan, resourcing, cost, phasing, and timeline
  • Developing business cases on the cost benefit of the target operating model and recommendations
  • Creation of high quality and impactful presentations and reports to effectively communicate findings and recommendations

Responsibilities
  • Delivery of consulting assignments
  • Organisational Design
  • Building positive relationships with senior stakeholders within the organisation to become a trusted advisor
  • Contributing to thought leadership
  • Operating as a positive role model through attitude, contribution and work ethic
  • Challenging the status quo, thinking differently, expressing new ideas and providing an objective opinion

Skills & Competencies
  • Highly skilled in developing and leading solution and feasibility proposals and presentations
  • Excellence in analysis of strategic requirements
  • Ability to articulate problems, ideas, concepts and solutions to stakeholders
  • Ability to understand complexity and design solutions to a tight deadline
  • A creative, flexible and collaborative approach across multiple levels of the organisation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Confidence in ability to advise and influence at a senior level
  • Good understanding of the investment management lifecycle and financial instruments that funds invest in - public assets, private and alternative investments
  • In depth knowledge of the key trends, markets, and regulatory changes shaping the asset management industry
  • In depth knowledge of the key participants and their role in the asset management value chain

Mandatory Experience Required
  • Minimum 5 years consulting experience derived from an asset manager, consulting or professional services firm
  • Experience in leading target operating model design and solutions for customer outcomes, growth, efficiency, and risk control
  • Experience of the following within an asset management context:
    • Governance and service design
    • Organisational re-design
    • Process re-engineering / automation
    • System / service selection
  • Experience preparing findings and presenting recommendations to Senior Management

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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