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Associate Director
Based in Chicago
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

Who you'll work with

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

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 fulfilment over time. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of McKinsey & Company; however, we operate independently under our own brand and management team.

We are expanding globally, and now have offices in Chicago, Miami, Singapore, Budapest and London. As a rapidly growing organization, we offer exciting opportunities for career development, where strong performance and effective leadership are quickly recognized and rewarded. We foster an entrepreneurial culture and operate in small team environment where everyone plays a role in shaping our growth and expansion in North America. We are looking to recruit exceptional people who have proven themselves in their current role in Financial Services or consultancy and are looking for a new challenge.

We are expanding globally, and now have offices in Chicago, Miami, Singapore, Budapest and London. As a rapidly growing organization, we offer exciting opportunities for career development, where strong performance and effective leadership are quickly recognized and rewarded. We foster an entrepreneurial culture and operate in small team environment where everyone plays a role in shaping our growth and expansion in North America. We are looking to recruit exceptional people who have proven themselves in their current role in Financial Services or consultancy and are looking for a new challenge.

What you’ll do

You will work with the Finalta NAM leadership team to develop and grow the region; creating high quality, data-driven insight and best practice analysis, which helps our clients maximise their performance.

You will be given high levels of responsibility from the start, with the role comprising of 3 main elements: Management and Leadership; Client Delivery and Commercial Accountability.

Your responsibilities will include managing a team of consultants/analysts, focusing on their professional development and leadership skills plus focusing on project delivery, operational excellence and proactively leading initiatives to achieve this. You will lead the design and implementation of one or a number of Finalta’s strategic initiatives and workstreams and support general company management activities, such as recruiting, training, direction setting and planning.

The client delivery responsibilities will include managing multiple senior clients and key stakeholders during and throughout the research and delivery process and creating compelling insights and original thinking to ensure outstanding levels of customer satisfaction are maintained. In addition, you will present key findings to senior management and board level clients, lead workshops to help translate the results into action plans and manage and write thought leadership articles, white papers, etc.

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. You will deepen and expand existing Finalta client relationships with other products and services from Finalta’s portfolio. You will work alongside McKinsey partners on joint client proposals and through introductions to established McKinsey clients. You will also be involved in a new benchmarking study and proposition development.

You will be based in Chicago and the role involves working with clients across North America and Canada. Travel is required for client specific meetings but does not involve long periods working on site with clients. This is a great opportunity for inspirational leaders with proven analytical ability, looking for a new challenge. You will be offered a rare chance to join the leadership team in a fast growing, entrepreneurial environment.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have a strong degree from a top tier university and/or an MBA from a leading business school.
  • 8 years relevant experience with a core consulting, research or analytical background, with significant client facing responsibilities
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written English is essential

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Consultant/Senior Consultant
Based in Chicago
Competitive salary plus performance based bonus and benefits

Who you’ll work with

As a rapidly growing organization, we are expanding globally, and now have offices in Chicago, Miami, Singapore and London. In 2013, we launched our first engagements in North America and already serve over 25 leading banks in the region. As a rapidly growing organization, we can offer you an exciting opportunity for career development. You will work in an entrepreneurial, small team environment and help to shape our expansion in North America.

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 fulfilment over time. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of McKinsey & Company; however, we operate independently under our own brand and management team.

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 Chicago but will have the opportunity to visit clients across the US and Canada (note, this role does not involve long periods working on a single client site).

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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