Senior Consultant
Scarborough, ON, CA
6d ago
source : PostJobFree

The CompanyWe continuously seek exceptional associates when recruiting new employees. We pride ourselves on having extensive experience working with clients in all major markets.

Cognizant's delivery model is infused with a distinct culture of high customer happiness. We consistently deliver positive relationships, cost reductions and business results.

Are you ready to be a change-maker? At Cognizant, we believe those who challenge the way they work today will own the way tomorrow.

When was the last time you felt proud about your work? CognizantConsultingCognizant Consulting (CC) is a global consulting organization delivering strategic and domain consulting through industry and technology expertise.

With over 3,400 consultants worldwide, CC 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.

RoleandResponsibilitiesConsulting resources within our Banking and Financial Services (BFS) teams own and drive the delivery and execution of medium to large-size consulting projects for Fortune 500 banks and financial services firms.

Typical Consulting projects involve Business Strategy, Tech Strategy, Technology and Platform Optimization, Banking Regulatory and Market Trends, Digital Banking, Business / Ops / IT Transformation.

In addition, Consulting resources often take up leadership and senior level roles such as Program / Project Manager, Business & Solutions Architect, Business Analyst in large engagements that involve multiple service lines within Cognizant.

Typically, a Senior Consultant is expected to perform the following : 1. Consulting Engagement Execution : Participates in solving of challenging client problems in a team or individual setup.

Identifies critical aspects of the engagement, contributes to data gathering and applies relevant tools, methodologies and techniques to support problem solvingAdapts as required to dynamically changed client environmentFormulates, articulates and prioritizes key conclusionsDevelops comprehensive set of sound recommendationsPresents engagement outcome to client2.

Thought Leadership : Conducts research on the market and industry trendsContributes to development of new CBC service offeringsCo-authors articles / whitepapers that demonstrate thought leadershipAssists in building Knowledge artifacts(C)Practice Development : Acts as mentor / buddy for new joiners and help familiarize with Cognizant facilities, CBC environment, work culture etc.

Creates / Reviews training material / modulesActively shares knowledge and provides guidance within the team and beyond o Assists in recruitment activitiesParticipates in internal process improvements3.

Support to Business Development : Participates in pre-sales activitiesWorks as a team member in developing proposals and presentations o Contributes to RFPs / RFIs and recommends value propositionPrepares and reviews client presentationsDedicatedly finds opportunities for existing and potential clientsKey Focus AreasThe applicantShould have strong domain experience and credentials in two or more of the following BFS consulting areas Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Lending & Mortgage, Cards and Payments, Capital Markets & Wealth Management, Risk and Regulations, Cards and Payments, Fintech platforms esp Digital Technologies.

Should have broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and at least intermediate level proficiency in initiatives related to business & technology strategy, processes, capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance.

Should have the ability to apply his / her deep understanding of the domain and related industry frameworks to plan, define and solution client engagements, and be able to appreciate top down as well as bottom-up perspectives to solution engagements.

Experienced in Program / Project management tools and techniques, including use of agile and waterfall frameworks, project governance principles, project risk management principles and partner relationship managementShould be proficient in Business Architecture and Requirements Gathering.

Should be a Problem Solver, Self Starter and Outcome focused individual with professional work ethic, who works well in teams with varied strengths.

Should have superb communication, data analysis, presentation, data visualization, process / capability modeling, presentation, and project management skills.

BasicQualificationsBS / BA degree in Information Technology or equivalent. Masters level degree in Business / Finance / Management strongly preferredMinimum 5 years’ experience in Banking & Financial Services industry in a consulting or industry practitioner role.

Demonstrable skills in core consulting tools (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access etc.) and methodologies (data analytics, data visualization, process mapping etc.

Industry expertise in Banking and Financial Services area Capital Markets, Cards & Payments, Consumer / Retail, Business and other areasExperience 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 capturing client requirements, mapping processes, conducting hypotheses based analysis, creating business cases, evaluating and presenting solutionsWorking 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 zonesAbility to quickly develop strong client relationships and interact with senior level clientsStrong work ethic with a commitment to client service excellenceAbility to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environmentWillingness to travel up to 100% Our strength is built on our ability to work together.

Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It supports lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for our clients.

We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to craft relevant solutions through true collaboration.If you’re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you.

Domain SkillsSNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level

  • Rqrd. / Dsrd.1 Financial Control Services NA Required* Proficiency LegendsProficiency Level Generic ReferencePL1 The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
  • PL2 The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.

    PL3 The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.

    PL4 The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.

    Schedule : Full-timeShift : Day JobTravel : No

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