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Engagement Manager - Life Science Consulting at Leading Consulting Firm

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Experience desired
8 years
Salary Offered
£ 87.5K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
London
Posted date
Sep 19, 2018
Industry
Consulting
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Primary skills
Engagement Manager, Strong Talent, Technology & Services, Potential Solution, Design and Structure, Methodologies, Demonstrate
Secondary skills
Deliver Complex, Structuring Project Approaches, Strong interpersonal, Acumen, MS PowerPoint
Benefits
£80k - £95k per annum + bonus/benefits
Job description

My client, a market leading global life science organisation is looking to bring on strong talent in order to lead a team of consultants in order to help continue their success and ultimately drive the business forward. The Technology & Services group are seeking an experienced consulting professional to focus on driving our technology platforms and commercial application business. Candidates should demonstrate a strong track record of consulting implementation projects, an interest in health and life sciences, and are looking to take their career to the next level; developing new solutions and services, leading business development activity and delivering engagements to build lasting relationships across the industry. Our Engagement managers are central to managing and delivering consulting projects to our clients. They take accountability to ensure deliverables are of the utmost quality and that deadlines and budgets are met.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Work closely with our clients on a daily basis to understand their challenges and requirements.
  • Define proposals for potential solutions; liaising closely with colleagues across multiple organisational groups, to deliver complex, multifaceted problems and engagements.
  • Utilize experience of change management concepts to identify the impact of these solutions, and ensure they are championed and adopted within the clients' teams.
  • Provide project management leadership; structuring project approaches, taking accountability for project delivery, working closely with our internal technology suppliers and reacting to changing timelines and requirements whilst delivering on commitments to time and to budget.
  • Design and structure deliverables, workshops and presentations that are appropriate to the characteristics or needs of the audience.
  • Explain complex concepts and frameworks and place these in appropriate client situations and context.
  • Support our Analysts and Consultants, providing direct management, feedback and supporting growth and learning within client engagements and supporting career growth across and outside of projects.
  • Proactively broaden knowledge of consulting methodologies and the health and life sciences industries through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in formal and informal learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for the impact technology can bring to the industry and to mange and deliver technical projects.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Preferably experience in a 'brand-name' consulting firm, ideally with health and life sciences project experience
  • Passionate about technology and the innovation it can deliver, with a grasp of technology concepts as they apply to healthcare, and enthusiasm to support technology engagements as a business partner (direct coding, testing or other technical disciplines not required)
  • Demonstrated interest in health and life sciences industry sector, and willingness to build deep industry skills

Additional Requirements

  • Analytical, interpretive and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of consulting methods, tools and techniques, relevant to Commercial Effectiveness
  • Proven project-management skills, and experience owning and leading defined work packages
  • Some evidence of knowledge of current events and developments within the healthcare industry
  • Proven commercial awareness/acumen
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to build credibility and influence external and internal stakeholders
  • MS PowerPoint and Excel literacy
  • Understanding of project management with proven time management and personal organisational skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality work within challenging timelines
  • Ability to demonstrate determination and resilience
  • Attention to detail
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Solution Architect at IT Servicer Provider

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Experience desired
5 years
Salary Offered
£ 78K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
Bristol
Posted date
Aug 20, 2018
Industry
IT
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Primary skills
Solution Architect, Create solutions and design, Strong knowledge, Financial acumen
Secondary skills
Good stakeholder, Leadership skills, IT initiativesIT initiatives and feature team sprints
Benefits
£60k-£90k
Job description

My client is an established brand and respected organisation based in the Midlands area. They are in search of an experienced Solution Architect to join their growing team

 Define end-to-end solutions for IT change.

  • Create designs that are fit for purpose from a functional, non-functional, service, and security point of view.

Solutions and Assurance:

  • Create solutions and design for projects to meet with standards for technology and ensure they meet our ambitions for availability, security, resilience and performance.
  • Produce design options with associated costs, benefits and risks to enable investment decisions.
  • Work with product owners, architects, development teams and other project colleagues to agree trade-offs between, long-term and short term goals.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the end-to-end technical solution, including transition states used to achieve the target state.
  • Shape and estimate IT initiatives and feature team sprints, ensuring that component parts deliver against business outcomes.

Technical Leadership:

  • Ensure design artifacts are produced to support stakeholder group for service, security, architecture, and engineering.
  • Peer review the design artifacts of others.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and training to less experienced team members as required.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Excellent design skills.
  • Strong knowledge of end to end project life cycle methodologies (mainly agile).
  • Strong technical experience. This maybe broad experience with the ability to apply it across a variety of customer and business scenarios; or strong domain specialisms to maximise the benefit of technology in key areas eg Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, Pensions.
  • Financial acumen to support development of business cases and to inform key design decisions.
  • Ability to balance long-term direction and necessary short term goals.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to provide technical guidance to peers and project colleagues.
  • Strong personal impact and influence.
  • Good stakeholder and relationship management.
  • Leadership skills.
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