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Senior Consultant (w/ Capital Markets experience)

Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Cognizant Business Consulting

Cognizant Business Consulting (CBC) is a global consulting organization delivering strategic and domain consulting through industry and technology expertise. With over 3,400 consultants worldwide, CBC offers high-value consulting services that improve business performance and operational productivity, lower operational expenses and enhance overall performance. Clients draw upon our deep industry expertise, program and change management capabilities and analytical objectivity to help improve business productivity, drive technology-enabled business transformation and increase shareholder value. We provide a number of Business/IT Consulting Services including: Business Strategy, IT Strategy & Roadmap Development, Process Re-Engineering & Transformation, Enterprise Architecture & Technology Selection, and Domain Solutions. The CBC team is a high performing organization that is continually expanding our client base and increasingly being recommended by analysts such as Forrester and Gartner.

Role and Responsibilities

As a Senior Manager - Consulting within the Banking and Financial Services (BFS) team, you play an important role of owning and leading the delivery and execution of medium to large-size consulting projects for Fortune 500 banks and financial services firms. Within this specific role you will be responsible for leading client relationships during key engagements - ranging from partnering with client partners on understanding their key objectives, and then providing contextualized and high-impact solutions - while using a small team of consultants and SMEs from different parts of Cognizant. You will front-end and own the project in both strategic advisory and transformation projects. Additionally, you will also be responsible to focus on Business Development (in terms of preparing proposals and responses for RFPs, leading and/or participating in related client discussions, analyzing the overall needs of clients and extending existing projects to new areas - meeting relevant needs of the client. Finally, you will also be responsible for practice development and internal capability development for your consulting group (through IC development, solution offering development, team development, and coaching and mentoring of consultants and peers).

Key focus Areas: You should have strong experience and credentials in 2 or more of the following BFS consulting areas - Business Driven IT Strategy, Technology and Platform Optimization, Banking Regulatory and Market Trends, Digital Banking, Business / Ops / IT Transformation

Responsibilities include:

  • Own and lead Client engagements - working directly with Cognizant's Banking and Financial Services clients, providing consulting services designed to help them tackle their most complex business and technology issues
  • Draw from experience in providing thought-leadership and partnering with clients on solutioning approach to tough business-technology transformation initiatives (e.g. platform transformation, regulatory programs, process and cost optimization etc.)
  • Lead business development activities in the form of leading RFI/RFP responses and proposal development, defining the contextual solution, engaging the right teams and SMEs from different parts of the organization, and supporting Principals and Partners with Client engagement. Consistent business development credentials of around $1M for the last 2 years or more
  • Manage a team of Consultants through client engagement, hypotheses based analysis, business case development, and development of focused and contextual solutions
  • Deliver extraordinary client results, direct client personnel, prepare work plans, facilitate client teams to implement recommendations
  • Draw conclusions from the market /industry trends, client issues and support go to market initiatives for Cognizant
  • Lead IC development thru research, design and writing of articles/whitepapers and lead development of solution offerings, and other collateral
  • Actively support team building and on boarding efforts via mentoring
  • Help strengthen client's confidence in Cognizant and Cognizant's ability to deliver

    Basic Qualifications

    • BS/BA degree in Information Technology or equivalent. Masters level degree in Business/Finance/Management strongly preferred
    • Minimum 10 years experience in Capital Markets in a consulting or industry practitioner role
    • Solid skills in core consulting tools (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access etc.) and methodologies (data analytics, solutioning, framework development, team management/optimization etc.)
    • Operations (Middle / Back Office trade lifecycle & platform consolidation),
    • P&L Transformation (within operations),
    • Securities Transactions Financing/Securities Lending Operations
    • Experience with Data Modeling and Analytical skills (incl. Excel modeling in areas like CBA)
    • Excellent ability to communicate technical concepts to all audiences - in addition to engaging clients (story boarding, executive level presentations etc.)
    • Practical experience in gathering client requirements, mapping processes, conducting hypotheses based analysis, creating business cases, evaluating and presenting solutions
    • Working knowledge of US Banking and Financial services industry including understanding overarching value chain, key players and roles, market trends etc.
    • Strong ability to lead teams of strong consultants and client resources in high-impact, high-pressure environment, and lead multiple task assignments in a cross-cultural team supporting different time zones
    • Ability to quickly develop strong client relationships and interact with senior level clients
    • Strong work ethic with a commitment to client service excellence
    • Strong project management, presentation, and facilitation skills
    • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

      Employee Status : Full Time Employee

      Shift : Day Job

      Travel : No

      Job Posting : Jan 05 2022

      About Cognizant
      Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @USJobsCognizant.

      Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

      Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

      If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email with your request and contact information.

Keywords: Cognizant Technology Solutions, Jersey City , Senior Consultant (w/ Capital Markets experience), Professions , Jersey City, New Jersey

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