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Associate Director
Based: London (with European travel)

About the role

The role is based in London but involves working with clients across the EMER region. Travel is required for client specific meetings but does not involve long periods working on site with clients.

The role comprises three main elements: Management and Leadership; Client Delivery and Commercial Accountability.

Management and leadership

  • Managing a team of consultants/analysts, focusing on their professional development and leadership skills.
  • Focusing on project delivery, operational excellence and proactively leading initiatives to achieve this.
  • Leading the design and implementation of one or a number of Finalta’s strategic initiatives and workstreams.
  • Supporting general company management activities, such as recruiting, training, direction setting and planning.


Client delivery

  • Managing multiple senior clients and key stakeholders during and throughout the research and delivery process.
  • Creating compelling insights and original thinking to ensure outstanding levels of customer satisfaction are maintained.
  • Leading the design and implementation of one or a number of Finalta’s strategic initiatives and workstreams.
  • Presenting key findings to senior management and board level clients.
  • Leading workshops to help translate the results into action plans.
  • Managing and writing thought leadership articles, white papers, etc.


Commercial accountability
With Finalta’s ambitious growth plans, this is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate business building and entrepreneurial skills by supporting the Directors in:

  • Expansion into new markets; including business development with C level executives, client pitches, proposal writing, pipeline management, and contract negotiations.
  • Deepening and expanding existing Finalta client relationships with other products and services from Finalta’s portfolio.
  • Working alongside McKinsey partners on joint client proposals and through introductions to established McKinsey clients.
  • New benchmarking study and proposition development.


Candidate requirements

We are looking for candidates who have proven themselves and are looking for a new challenge, joining the leadership team of a fast growing, entrepreneurial organisation.

You must also have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate an interest in financial services consulting.

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of relevant experience, with a core consulting, research or analytical background, with significant client facing responsibilities. The role requires exceptional analytical abilities and insight generation, extensive project management skills and a proven ability to manage, coach and inspire highly intelligent, high achieving teams. Proven client business development/sales experience is highly desirable. Experience in retail banking and other financial services is preferred.

Applicants should have a strong degree from a top tier university and/or an MBA from a leading business school. Excellent verbal and written English is essential.


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Consultant/Senior Consultant

Based in Budapest
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

Who you'll work with

You'll work in Budapest with our Finalta team, one of our McKinsey Solutions and part of New Ventures.

As a rapidly growing organization, we are expanding globally, and now have offices in Chicago, Miami, Singapore London and Budapest. Finalta is the global leader in retail banking benchmarking and best practice analysis, working with over 250 retail banks in more than 50 countries. Clients use our services to provide an objective assessment of performance against peers, quantify opportunities for improvement and track their fulfillment over time. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of McKinsey & Company; however we operate independently under our own brand and management team.

McKinsey New Ventures fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset-based consulting and is a foundation for –and expands our investment in –our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,500 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we’re hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.

What you’ll do

As a consultant, you will be responsible for project managing Finalta’s multi-client, multi-country benchmarking programs to ensure that they are delivered to time and high quality.

You will oversee and construct client deliverables to ensure the highest possible quality, including insightful client key findings reports and quantified recommendations, line manage a team of analysts with responsibility for recruiting, coaching, developing and improving the team’s individual and collective performance. You will manage key client relationships throughout and beyond the benchmarking cycle to ensure maximum satisfaction and relationship development. You will present results to clients and disseminate key messages amongst key audiences and stakeholders. Other responsibilities include planning for client workshops, preparing relevant materials, delivering / facilitating and creating the action report or other follow up deliverables. Developing and managing the development of thought leadership research articles, covering retail banking best practices, industry trends and insights; successfully developing new business for Finalta in terms of recruiting benchmarking peer groups, developing new markets and / or launching new products. Providing input to and leading the implementation of key company improvement initiatives, such as development of new products.

You will be based in Budapest but will have the opportunity to visit clients across EMER.

Qualifications

  • Background in consultancy, strategy and/or research, with exposure to, or an interest in, banking and/or insurance
  • Excellent line, project and client management experience
  • First-class analytical and consulting skills
  • Customer service ethos and superb inter-personal skills
  • Good degree from a top tier university
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience and/or an MBA from a leading business school


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Consultant/Senior Consultant (German speaking)

Based in London
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

About the role

As a Consultant, you will be responsible for:

  • Project managing Finalta’s multi-client, multi-country benchmarking programmes to ensure that they are delivered to time and high quality
  • Overseeing and constructing client deliverables to ensure the highest possible quality, including insightful client key findings reports and quantified recommendations
  • Line managing a team of analysts with responsibility for recruiting, coaching, developing and improving the team’s individual and collective performance
  • Managing key client relationships throughout and beyond the benchmarking cycle to ensure maximum satisfaction and relationship development
  • Presenting results to clients and disseminating key messages amongst key audiences and stakeholders
  • Planning for client workshops, preparing relevant materials, delivering / facilitating and creating the action report or other follow up deliverables
  • Developing and managing the development of thought leadership research articles, covering retail banking best practices, industry trends and insights
  • Successfully developing new business for Finalta in terms of recruiting benchmarking peer groups, developing new markets and / or launching new products
  • Providing input to and leading the implementation of key company improvement initiatives, such as development of new products


You will be based in London but will have the opportunity to visit clients across Europe (note, this role does not involve long periods working on a single client site). We are particularly looking for fluent German speakers.


Candidate requirements

You will ideally have a background in consultancy, strategy and/or research, with exposure to, or an interest in, banking and/or insurance.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent line, project and client management experience and will have first-class analytical and consulting skills, plus a customer service ethos and superb inter-personal skills.

We are particularly looking for fluent German speakers.

You should have a good degree from a top tier university with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience and/or an MBA from a leading business school. Please only apply if you meet all of the above criteria and you are eligible to work within the United Kingdom.

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Associate Analyst
Based: Central London (with European travel)
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

Role

We currently have opportunities in our Analyst team for recent graduates or those with 1-2 years of relevant experience in data analytics, retail banking or consultancy. We are particularly looking for fluent German and Russian speakers, but any European language would be beneficial.

About the role

You will be given high levels of responsibility from the start, liaising with our clients to conduct research, and performing quantitative analysis of their data. Most critically, you will then work within a small project team to strategically evaluate results, to generate actionable insights and recommendations, and to deliver these to your clients.

As such, the role requires:

  • Superb analytical capabilities
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Great interpersonal and client-management skills
  • The ability to manage your time to produce high quality work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of, and/or interest in, retail banking.


You will be based in London but will have the opportunity to visit clients across the EMER region (note, this role does not involve long periods working on a single client site).

Candidate requirements

We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic people to join us. Analytical and problem solving skills are critical so you must have a quantitative degree (economics, statistics, business, engineering, etc.) from a top tier university.

You must also have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate an interest in financial services consulting.   

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Associate Analyst (German speaking)

Based: Central London (with European travel)
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

Role

We currently have opportunities in our Analyst team for recent graduates or those with 1-2 years of relevant experience in data analytics, retail banking or consultancy. Fluency in German would be beneficial.

About the role

You will be given high levels of responsibility from the start, liaising with our clients to conduct research, and performing quantitative analysis of their data. Most critically, you will then work within a small project team to strategically evaluate results, to generate actionable insights and recommendations, and to deliver these to your clients.

As such, the role requires:

  • Superb analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Great interpersonal and client-management skills
  • The ability to manage your time to produce high quality work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of, and/or interest in, retail banking.


You will be based in London but will have the opportunity to visit clients across the EMER region (note, this role does not involve long periods working on a single client site).

Candidate requirements

We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic people to join us. Analytical and problem solving skills are critical so you must have a quantitative degree (economics, statistics, business, engineering, etc.) from a top tier university.

You must also have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate an interest in financial services consulting.   

We are particularly interested in candidates with native/fluent German.

To apply, please follow this link

Associate Analyst (Italian speaking)
Based: Central London (with European travel)
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

Role

We currently have opportunities in our Analyst team for recent graduates or those with 1-2 years of relevant experience in data analytics, retail banking or consultancy. Fluency in Italian would be beneficial.

About the role

You will be given high levels of responsibility from the start, liaising with our clients to conduct research, and performing quantitative analysis of their data. Most critically, you will then work within a small project team to strategically evaluate results, to generate actionable insights and recommendations, and to deliver these to your clients.

As such, the role requires:

  • Superb analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Great interpersonal and client-management skills
  • The ability to manage your time to produce high quality work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of, and/or interest in, retail banking.


You will be based in London but will have the opportunity to visit clients across the EMER region (note, this role does not involve long periods working on a single client site).

Candidate requirements

We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic people to join us. Analytical and problem solving skills are critical so you must have a quantitative degree (economics, statistics, business, engineering, etc.) from a top tier university.

You must also have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate an interest in financial services consulting.   

We are particularly interested in candidates with native/fluent Italian.

To apply, please follow this link

Insurance Associate Analyst
Based: Central London (with European travel)
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

Role

We currently have opportunities in our Analyst team for recent graduates or those with 1-2 years of relevant experience in personal or commercial insurance, with experience in data analysis and analytics preferable. Industry experience or consultancy backgrounds are of particular interest. European languages are beneficial, but not essential.

Finalta’s insurance practice is small and rapidly growing business, providing substantial opportunities for the right individual to support further expansion in Europe.

About the role

You will be given high levels of responsibility from the start, liaising with our clients to conduct research, and performing quantitative analysis of their data. Most critically, you will then work within a small project team to strategically evaluate results, to generate actionable insights and recommendations, and to deliver these to your clients.

As such, the role requires:

  • Superb analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Great interpersonal and client-management skills
  • The ability to manage your time to produce high quality work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of, and/or interest in, retail banking.


You will be based in London but will have the opportunity to visit clients across the EMER region (note, this role does not involve long periods working on a single client site).

Candidate requirements

We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic people to join us. Analytical and problem solving skills are critical so you must have a quantitative degree (economics, statistics, business, engineering, etc.) from a top tier university.

You must also have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate an interest in financial services consulting.   


To apply, please follow this link