Strategy Manager FS for renowned firm     - Badenoch + Clark
Geplaatst 24 June 2022
Are you looking to make an impact within the financial services industry, work with C-level clients and come up with new strategies for banking, insurance, and asset management which revolutionizes the industry? A global well-known strategy consulting firm is looking for a Manager Financial Services. Upgrade your consulting career by expanding your skillset and work with top tier clients on their most pressing problems. About the client

Our client is the oldest global strategy consulting firm and part of one of the biggest advisory companies worldwide. The Financial Services practice has undergone significant growth over the past few years, building a strong client base across banking, insurance, and asset management, as well as with government institutions. The team is looking for aspiring talent to continue this trajectory and deliver impact to major financial institutions in the Netherlands and across Europe.

The team advises clients to build strategies that work: define differentiating capabilities and operating models that are innovative, socially conscious, competitive and future proof. This helps organizations respond to fundamental changes in the world, set out on a sustainable growth path, improve profitability, optimize capital allocation and manage risks.

Some of the key questions that our recent clients have posed are as follows:

  • How can we innovate our proposition by capturing the opportunities coming from data and technology to increase value for our clients? (European Retail Bank)
  • How should we position ourselves in the value chain given technology developments and threats from new entrants and BigTech? (Large Dutch Bank)
  • How should we adapt our proposition to contribute to ESG goals? (Large Dutch Bank)
  • There is a lossmaking business in our portfolio. What should be done? Invest and grow to be the market leader or put the portfolio in run-off? (International insurers)
  • How can we achieve financial inclusion while protecting the integrity of the financial system and avoid its misuse for money laundering and terrorist financing? (public institution)
  • How, and to what extent, should the Dutch banking system invest in global expansion of Dutch SMEs? (public institution)

This is just a flavor of the broad spectrum of questions which the client has been working on and which require strong strategic pragmatist to deliver sustained impact.

About the function

As a Manager Strategy Financial Services you advise insurance, banking, and asset management clients, as well as public institutions, on their most pressing strategic problems. You lead the project team and drive project delivery from approach to recommendations. You set out the key hypotheses and guide the team to perform the right analyses. You work with directors and partners to position you and the team for success by leveraging their experience and expertise while receiving valuable on-the-job coaching. You are the key contact person for the client giving you an important and challenging role. You are developing your future “brand” and network within the firm to make the next step in your career towards a Director.

In the Manager role, it is important that you are analytically strong and that working under pressure gives you energy. You are a team player and have excellent communication skills. You can present your work clearly and are able to convince others (internally and externally) to your ideas. It is necessary that you have experience with project and team management. Furthermore, you have a background in Financial Services and are familiar with the strategic themes which shape the industry. Currently, you work at another strategy consulting firm, within private equity or FinTech scene, in the strategy department of a large financial institution, or have deep industry knowledge through a university role in the field. You have a global mindset and cultural sensitivity.

Main criteria

● You have at least 5 years of experience within the Financial Services and knowledge of the strategic themes that shape the industry

● You have a master's degree

● You are analytically strong

● You have experience with project or team management

● You have excellent written communications skills and can pitch convincingly and present well

● You are a team player and can easily motivate others

Reason for the vacancy

The strategy team wants to continue strong growth and provide potential for external talent to also become part of the leadership team towards the future.

The procedure

After an interview at Badenoch + Clark, two interview rounds will follow at the client’s office. A business case is part of the procedure.

Contact

Does this role appeal to you and do you meet the criteria? Mail your resume and short motivation to Merel Fennema (merel.fennema@badenochandclark.nl). Or apply directly via our website.

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