Business Consultant

Business Consultant

Toronto, ON Permanent August 11, 2020 Compensation: Negotiable
Career Description

Job Summary

Are you a bold, quick-thinking and driven individual seeking the growth and challenge that comes from working with collaborative teams for a dynamic company? Are you intrinsically passionate as a change agent, influencer of growth and have the desire to “move the needle?” If you feel satisfaction at seeing your team’s ideas and dreams become reality and answered yes to any of these questions, we want to hear from you!

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Be a Product Owner: Develop and realize the Product vision (develop roadmaps, manage scope, Minimal Viable Products (MVP), cost vs. value tradeoffs, prioritize backlog, create stories to incorporate user and technical feedback etc.)
  • Be a People Leader: Be a servant leader, mentor up to 4-5 Team members by providing honest and in the moment feedback, identifying growth opportunities, providing technical, analytical and leadership guidance as well as provide input into performance evaluations
  • Build strong relationships with Securities Operations, Accounting and other IT delivery Teams with the end goal to achieve highest value solutions and decisions
  • Not be afraid to get your hands dirty: Be hands on with the Team in determining solution options and hands on system configuration, testing and production support across a comprehensive set of asset classes (Equity, Fixed Income, Credit, Derivatives, FX, OTC products, etc.)
  • Solutioner: Improve how workflows are configured, including optimizing trading and data workflows, improve processes, time to market and system performance
  • Agile champion: Work in an agile fashion and continually factor in cost/value, and lean delivery methods
  • Vendor relationship management: Evaluate vendor solution options, influence/negotiate vendor road map; Liaise with Finance VPs to ensure optimal vendor solutions and cost
  • Innovation Champion: Challenge current delivery methods and solution design; Research and develop new and innovative ideas

 

 

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience within Asset Management or Technology provider to Asset Management firms. Core experiences include configuring Portfolio Management, Trading, Accounting and Position Keeping solutions
  • Led or part of a vendor selection process, system implementation, data conversion and version upgrade of a Portfolio Management System
  • Has played multiple HANDS ON roles throughout career (Solution Visioning, Analysis, Solution Design, sizing, building/implementing, QA, Production Promotions, Production Support)
  • Breadth and depth of Investment Product knowledge (Data points, Lifecyle of events, etc.), including Derivative instruments
  • Knowledge in trade entry, trade lifecycle, position costing, position keeping, corporate actions, accounting, data extracts, data imports
  • Actively working with IT Analysts and Developers on the Technical Build, answering questions and removing barriers
  • People Leadership/Management Experience (provide Team leadership)
  • Planning, prioritization & negotiation with senior Stakeholders across different business groups
  • Professionalism, integrity as well as the ability to prioritize assignments and work within a diverse and dynamic team are essential
  • Ability to quickly learn and support legacy solutions
  • Good knowledge of system development life cycle, technique and tools
  • Good understanding of front-office, middle-office and back-office processes
  • Has a positive attitude: does not focus only on problems, but how they can be solved
  • Degree in Finance or Business; CMA, CFA or CPA designation a plus
  • Technical aptitude, including SQL, data modelling/relational data, Power Excel user, Visio, PowerPoint

 

Why You’ll Love Working Here

  • Open concept office designed to facilitate communication and collaboration
  • Business casual dress code
  • World class Defined Benefit pension
  • 100% company paid Extended Health and Dental benefits
  • Annual wellness program for reimbursement of health & wellness related expenses
  • On-site fitness, yoga and meditation classes as well as massage therapy

 

 


Career Overview
  • Job ID: JOB-142
  • Posted Date: August 11, 2020
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Compensation: Negotiable
  • Type: Permanent
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