Principal Business Consultants in Financial Services

Bruxelles (BE)
lundi 31 juillet 2017
Date limite
jeudi 14 septembre 2017
Niveau d'expérience
> 10 ans d'expérience
Type de contrat
Temps de travail
Temps plein

With over 3500 experts and one of the deepest, broadest portfolios of software and services, Sopra Banking Software is a trusted, long-term partner of over 800 banks in more than 70 countries. Sopra Banking Software has an unequalled ability to address the requirements for banks and financial institutions of any size and scope, allowing them to innovate and expand their services. Sopra Banking Software is a subsidiary of the Sopra Steria Group, a world leader in digital transformation, with more than 40 000 employees. In 2016, Sopra Steria achieved a pro forma turnover of € 3,7 billion.

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To support our growth and develop our national and international consultant teams, we are looking for:


Principal Business Consultants in Financial Services


You will join our rapidly growing consulting unit which is specifically focused on Banks and payments institutions as well as a growing number of corporates and FinTech firms who are expanding their financial services offerings. You will develop and deliver projects on the cutting edge, including Innovation, FinTech, Open Banking, and Digital Transformation.

You will be based in Brussels and provide consulting services to our Belgian and international clients. As a Principal Business Consultant, you will help some of the world’s leading financial institutions and multi-nationals to respond to change and complex business challenges, reduce costs and make strong progress on their journey to sustained growth and transformation.


Your Mission:

  • Manage large and complex engagements, to help drive strategy and transformation, and bring a strong impact on client business performance
  • Build and manage strong client relationships
  • Contribute to the development of intellectual capital in your areas of expertise and gain a positive reputation for firm building activities such as thought leadership
  • Identify client needs and opportunities, effectively handle leads and preparing compelling proposals and presentations for new engagements
  • Identify and support business development opportunities
  • Contribute to internal projects and practice development, support the development of initiatives and partnerships which strengthen cooperation across the group, assist in developing and mentoring people
  • Develop new consulting offerings and shaping consulting methodologies, tools and go-to-market materials, especially in line with thought leadership
  • Prepare, present and implement practical bottom line-oriented solutions to senior management level clients
  • Develop and present ideas that shape thought leadership, in particular assist in the creation of white papers / articles in the financial services domain


Your Assets

  • Master’s degree and at least 10 – 15 years of experience; An MBA is a strong advantage
  • Extensive project experience in the financial services industry as a consultant and expertise in one or more domains such as Payments, Daily Banking, Lending, Compliance We expect you to have management consultancy experience from a Big-4 or similar consultancy
  • Experience in leading teams through challenging Strategy projects or relevant transferable experience
  • Excellent Knowledge of English (oral and written)
  • Mobile and Flexible – occasional travel within Europe is likely
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling capability and ability to translate analytics into insight
  • Strong conceptual thinking ability is critical, as is the skill to synthesize data and ideas from diverse sources evidence of strong innovation, problem-solving and structured thinking skills
  • Ability to analyse complex challenges and deliver insightful, practical solutions
  • High degree of commercial acumen and familiarity with strategy frameworks and methodologies
  • Ability to work at senior management level and bring a strong network of clients and contacts. Evidence of strong client handling skills and impact with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, in written and presentation form, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence and persuade clients and stakeholder to gain support for major changes and key decisions


What’s in it for you?

  • If you would like to help shape a consulting practice as it grows to an international scale, work within an exceptionally strong peer group and benefit from access to high profile clients at the forefront of digital banking, business transformation and performance improvement, then this could be for you
  • Successful candidates will be offered an attractive remuneration package, a high-profile position within the company and the industry, as well as the opportunity to reshape the financial services industry
  • Autonomy, flexible working arrangements and an entrepreneurial environment
  • Clearly defined growth possibilities on multiple national and international projects


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