Senior Associate Strategic Projects Financial Services

London, GB

Job Summary

Location: London Office

Applications Open: 9th September 2019

Applications Close: 7th October 2019

Salary: Competitive Basic Salary, plus annual discretionary bonus and benefits

About GLG Strategic Projects:

GLG Strategic Projects offers a disruptive alternative to traditional consulting and market research firms building flexible, tailored, and timely solutions for clients, leveraging the world’s leading B2B platform to help clients make smarter business decisions.

Projects are managed and run by GLG’s Strategic Projects in conjunction with our highly curated bench of independent professionals comprised of seasoned executives and consultants specialising across industries and functions.

The Financial Services (FS) Strategic Projects team supports private equity and hedge fund clients across commercial due diligence, market mapping, voice-of-customer, and growth strategy engagements.  We are looking for strategy consultants with a strong fundamental consulting toolkit with an appetite to accelerate their development on business development and product management.

To learn more, visit https://glg.it/strategic-projects/

Function Overview: FS Strategic Projects (London, UK)

Our Strategic Projects team plays a multi-faceted role:

  • Develops trusted client relationships with the investor community and strategically thinks about tackling complex strategy and research efforts
  • Manage projects from start to finish and ensure top quality level of service and deliverables
  • Contributes to the product strategy and innovation, including cooperation with cross-functional Business Units (BU’s) within GLG (e.g., Sales, Client Services, Surveys)

Position overview: Senior Associate (London, UK)

The Senior Associate role offers exposure to a broad range of functional responsibilities in a highly entrepreneurial environment. Day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Support the development of project proposals and assist in the review of ongoing client deliverables
  • Support all aspects of project development with a focus on sourcing consultants/ executives and helping develop proposals
  • Work closely with clients to help scope and structure their most-pressing needs
  • Collaborate with Managers/Senior Managers on the team on review of PowerPoint deliverables, secondary research, market sizing models, survey questionnaires, Excel survey analysis, etc…
  • Troubleshoot complex engagement structures with Finance and Legal team while adhering to contracting best practices
  • Engage with independent consultants and senior executives to make sure we deploy the best resources possible for our clients
  • Work with GLG Business Development and Client Solutions teams to ensure full internal collaboration on projects
  • Build lasting relationships with our clients and experts
  • Contribute to internal and external business development initiatives, and contribute to growing this business to a $50M+ business

The position will report to one of the managers/senior managers of the team who will provide a close mentoring environment to rapidly accelerate development.

Strategic Projects is one of the fastest growing business units at GLG and creates significant opportunities for increasing responsibilities and career development within the team.

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 1-3 years at a top-tier management consulting firm or Investment Bank
  • Strong project management skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Solid computer skills, i.e., Microsoft Office
  • Entrepreneurial zeal
  • Team player
  • Exposure to private equity transactions and/or knowledge of middle-market private equity buy-outs

We seek bright, positive and flexible people who also:

  • Act with the highest integrity and professionalism in all their endeavors
  • Think creatively and focus on opportunities for growth
  • Exhibit constant attention to detail
  • Express a strong desire to work in a team
  • Demonstrate the ability and initiative to handle increasing responsibility over time

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world's leading platform for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from a membership of more than 750,000 experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG’s 1,400 employees work in 22 offices in 12 countries.

We believe strongly in our mission- and values-driven culture. Our core values drive our success. They are: learning & curiosity, responsibility, courage, judgement, fresh perspective, service, and integrity.

To learn more, visit www.GLG.it.

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