Solution Consultant

Recruiter
FNZ
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Nov 2022
Closes
01 Dec 2022
Ref
17809011
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Role Description

FNZ Solutions Consulting is a dedicated & focused division within FNZ's Delivery team, which provides Platform Consulting services to new and existing customers.

The Solution Consultant role is a key role within this team, and will provide leadership and expertise in the following areas:
  • Providing up to date knowledge, awareness of current trends and future direction of the local asset management industry;
  • Presenting & explaining existing FNZ capability;
  • Defining, challenging & controlling scope of a project;
  • Capturing & documenting customer business outcomes to create requirements, solution designs and agreeing of Joint Target Operating Models;
  • Platform integration design;
  • Business transformation support and consultancy services;
  • Regulation and advice on platform compliance;
  • Customer training programmes and knowledge transfer;
  • Platform configuration and delivering the MWS process.
  • Analyst & Developer handovers and support;
  • Functional Reviews & TDD walkthroughs;
  • Defect verification;


This role demands individuals who:
  • Are consistently solution & execution focused;
  • Capable of dealing with complex problems & environments;
  • Have strong technology, analytical and data interpretation skills;
  • Take ownership for an outcome on behalf of a customer;
  • Comfortable with high levels of customer, stakeholder interaction & management.


Team Responsibilities

The Solution Consulting team is responsible for providing a range of high value services to FNZ's existing and potential customers.

This includes being responsible for the Platform configuration and running the FNZ Model Wealth Solution configuration process for new platform implementations, plus supporting sales team in winning & sizing new projects.

It also involves carrying out a variety of consulting assignments for existing customers and new customers in a variety of contexts, including proposition definition, TOM definition, Business transformation, customer training and knowledge transfer, and the definition of bespoke requirements where required for customer platform solutions.

Once business outcomes are understood from FNZ clients, these must be accurately documented and fed them into the delivery process to ensure they are easily understood and precise to deliver the right outcome for our clients.

The team also works closely with FNZ's Business Readiness Team, Operations and Production Support teams to ensure that robust and supportable solutions are delivered into production environments.

Specific Role Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership and support for your aligned FNZ client project, building capability and providing support for more junior members of the team. Instil a spirit of continuous improvement in the team.
  • Work with FNZ customers to help define proposition and product requirements. Provide Market expertise as required. Be an SME in FNZ Platform functionality and apply this understanding to help customers define propositions that best utilise or enhance FNZ core platform capabilities.
  • Have a full understanding of a Platform Target Operating Model, including the interfaces between platform and customers operations and FNZ Investment operations. Provide advice to customers regarding best practice operating model design.
  • Be an expert in the Model Wealth Solution, and run the MWS Configuration process for new platform implementations, capturing all customer configuration points in service configuration documents.
  • Document any bespoke customer requirements, be the solution owner to ensure these are met.
  • Provide review and quality assurance of solution documentation
  • Provide training programmes and knowledge transfer services for FNZ customers.
  • Provide consultancy services, as required, to other FNZ clients and projects.
  • Have a good knowledge of the regulatory environment in which the Solution Consultant operates and provide advice and guidance to customers in respect of delivering a compliant platform.
  • Be an SME in the platform market in which FNZ operate, and provide training and support for other areas of the FNZ business.


Preferred Industry Knowledge
  • Experience in a consulting, analysis or architecture environment.General investment/wealth/life and/or pensions products and the markets in which FNZ and our customers operate.
  • FNZ Platform expertise, including being an SME in at least 4 functional areas of the platform.
  • An understanding of the regulatory environment FNZ operate within and a good working knowledge of the reg change requirements for a given year.
  • 3+ years of experience in a delivery/consulting environment in the financial services/wealth market.


Required Knowledge & Skills
  • 1st class degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience working within a business analysis / consulting role.
  • Be able to evidence establishing an environment of continuous improvement and capability development.
  • Confident, and able to take initiative given client- and delivery-focused environment.
  • Independent, self-directing and delivery focused working style.
  • Superior analytical thinking.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Intermediate computer skills essential.
  • Excellent organisational, administration and time management skills.
  • Good team communication skills, confident in dealing with internal and external clients.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.


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