Senior Implementation Consultant

£75-90,000 DOE + bonus
London, UK
Permanent

Our client is a leader in providing end-to-end solutions to automate front and middle office investment management functions across asset classes.  

They are looking to expand their established Implementation team, with a senior consultant.  This person will be responsible for all aspects of implementation of the product, managing the competing demands of the clients, operating administratively as well as hands-on.  They will have a mixture of asset management/business knowledge, business analysis, project experience, relationship management and implementation experience.  They will be comfortable running a large and complex implementation project, dealing with all the associated issues.

Responsibilities include:

- Day to day management of an implementation project

- Interpreting workflow analysis documents and the conversion of these documents

into specifications for IMS configuration to ensure Best Practice delivery

- Providing on-going communication and evaluation of project status to the client and Project Manager

- Providing a single point of contact for a Client during the Implementation project.

- Undertaking the daily execution of the project plan steps

- Ensuring that the Client’s needs are understood and documented

- Providing proactive leadership in a Client’s utilization of products and services

- Facilitating conference calls & meetings with other consultants product experts

- Communicating pertinent information on upgrades and major releases

- Managing training and consulting resource requests

- Monitoring and assisting with the issue escalation process

- Responding to additional product requests

- The role involves extensive travel and can involve spending up to 5 days per week on a client site within the EMEA region.

Skills Required:

- Extensive experience in a similar role implementing financial systems.

- Strong Front Office experience (order management, dealing with Fund Managers/Traders)

- Good Investment Management and market instrument knowledge – Front Office workflows; Fixed Income/derivatives, Equity, Compliance, IBOR, PMA, Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Risk and Scenario Analysis

- A specific previous area of focus e.g. Risk systems, IBOR, Scenario Analysis is desirable

- Have superior client facing skills

- Some technical knowledge, ideally SQL

- Experience dealing with users or clients from either a technical or business area

- Comfortable making presentations covering business, technical or sales

- Project Management experience is desirable

- Fluency in a second European Language is highly desirable

- University degree – ideally in a Finance or Technology discipline.