Senior Product Consultant - Dublin

  • Fenergo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 01, 2017
Full time Consultant

Job Description

Overview of Role: The Senior Product Consultant will take a leading role within the Professional Services team, working closely with our clients to propose design solutions in line with the Fenergo product offering. The Senior Product Consultant will work with the client to understand their operational and regulatory challenges and design the optimum solution in line with Fenergo’s product offering.

Activities include gathering and documenting system requirements, leading in design workshops with the client, resolving design issues, understanding the client’s business model and processes, supporting with development efforts throughout the entire SDLC, and participating in training, documentation, and knowledge transfer activities.

This is a client-facing role, requiring the successful candidate to build relationships and act as the first point of contact with the client’s senior management and subject matter experts. The role requires absolute professionalism in presenting to clients, running demonstrations and demonstrating proficiency in offering design solutions that meets the client’s specific needs. This is a senior role in the Professional Services division in Fenergo, a fast-paced high growth software provider.

Ideally, the successful candidate will come from a background with previous consulting experience or within a senior business analysis position that involved client facing responsibilities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and lead requirement gathering workshops with clients
  • Provide innovation, leadership and influence in the design of client-centric solutions that are aligned with Fenergo’s core product offering
  • Manage the client review process for the suite of functional documents and artefacts
  • Take overall responsibility for the documentation of functional artefacts
  • Provide input to multiple concurrent complex projects
  • Provide leadership and guidance to more junior team members
  • Drive internal processes ensuring standardisation across the Practice
  • Support and champion the implementation of best practice approaches to the Functional Practice
  • Build strong relationships within the project team, client teams and internal Product Management team
  • Keep abreast of product & regulatory changes and distribute this knowledge throughout the team
  • Prepare and deliver training sessions to the client’s business users

Experience:

  • Ideally minimum of 2 years’ consultant experience and at least 4 years’ business analysis experience within the financial services industry in a role involving client exposure
  • Client-facing experience is essential including delivering presentations and product demonstrations, running workshops and managing client’s expectations
  • Experience of delivering complex business or technology solutions, from gathering requirements to designing solutions
  • Advantageous to have knowledge of financial regulatory topics, ideally to include AML, KYC, FATCA, MIFID, Dodd Frank, EMIR and related topics a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of capital markets industry and products, particularly relating to client and product onboarding would be advantageous
  • Experience of software development lifecycle practices
  • An understanding of compliance processes and workflows within the financial services industry
  • Expertise in industry standard modelling tools and methods
  • Good knowledge of IT systems, architectures and terminology 

Required Skills:

  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficient in offering design solutions
  • Strong interpersonal/leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead and direct the analysis process
  • Ability to guide and direct client conversations

Education:

  • Third-level qualification preferably in business or technology
  • Formal business analysis training would be advantageous

Other Information / Circumstance:

  • Flexibility in terms of business travel