Investment Advisory Consultant Investment Advisory Consultant …

M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jan 21
Competitive
M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jan 21
Competitive
Investment Advisory Consultant
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.

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 LifeWorks employee assistance programme which is run by Canada Life. If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. T he 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.
By taking on the role of Investment Advisory Consultant you will be enabling our vision to be the be the best loved and most successful savings & investment business and supporting our next phase of growth, at this exciting time for the company.

Role

The Investment Advisory 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, design strategic operating models and deliver impactful change that creates great customer outcomes and drives business growth.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and highly motivated 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 across people, process and technology
  • Developing an understanding of our business' ambition 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 and Change Delivery
  • Leading target operating model design across people, process and technology in suppport of growth, customer outcomes, scalability and risk contol
  • 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 financial cases on the cost benefit of the target operating model and recommendations
  • Delivering change projects, leading multi-functional teams
  • Creation of high quality presentations and reports to effectively communicate findings and recommendations

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

Skills & Competencies
  • Skilled in developing and leading solution and feasibility proposals and presentations
  • Ability to articulate problems, ideas, concepts and solutions to stakeholders
  • Ability to manage complexity and deliver solutions to a tight deadline
  • A creative, flexible and collaborative approach, with ability to lead a multi-functional team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills( written and verbal)
  • Confident with the ability to advice and influence at a senior level
  • Good understanding of the investment management lifecycle and financial instruments that funds invest in - public securities, private and alternative investments
  • Knowledge of the key trends, markets and regulatory changes shaping the asset management industry
  • Knowledge of the key participants and their role in the asset management value chain

Experience Required
  • Consulting experience derived from an asset manager, consulting or professional services firm
  • Experience leading target operating model design and solutions for customer outcomes, growth, efficiency, risk control
  • Experience of the following within an asset management context:
    • Governance and service design
    • Organisation re-design
    • Process re-engineering / automation
    • System / service selection
    • Experience preparing findings and presenting recommendations to Senior Management
Work Level: Manager / Expert
Recruiter Name: Joseph Scott
Closing Date: 22/1/21

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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