Consultant, Asset Management - 12 M FTC

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
26 Jan 2023
24 Feb 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible 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.
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:

  • 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

  • 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 have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.
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