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Consultant

Main Purpose of Role
  • To provide solutions through business and process analysis and encompass project management techniques. The consultant will
  • map client business processes, using tools like Visio and apply relevant methodologies
Qualification
  • Relevant qualifications e.g. BCOM, BSc preferably in IT or Business related
Job Objectives
  • To analyse and document business requirements
  • To translate requirements into process, data and technology models that can be interpreted by IT to develop a solution
  • To translate requirements using business analysis methodologies and techniques into processes, user requirement, functional design and/or technical design models
  • To facilitate workshops and conduct presentations
  • To support project administration
Industry Experience
  • 3 to 5 years' industry experience (preferably Financial Services)
Knowledge
  • System development methodologies and an understanding of the project/system lifecycle
  • Processes, information & technology modelling methods
  • Project planning techniques
Skills and Abilities
  • Problem solving/innovation
  • Producing deliverables in the form of documentation, consisting of process diagrams and context models
  • Supporting project planning
  • Supporting project administration
  • Supporting the quality assurance process
  • Conducting client interviews/JAD session
  • Data gathering
  • Conducting detailed business analysis
  • Preparing data assessment
  • Supporting the design process and being responsible for test packs/testing
Key Performance Areas
  • Analysing and documenting business requirements

Senior Consultant

Main Purpose of Role
  • To work on projects from conceptualisation to implementation. To gather and analyse process, data and technology requirements to develop innovative business solutions and bridge the needs between IT and business
Qualification
  • Relevant qualifications e.g. BCOM, BSc preferably in IT or Business related
Job Objectives
  • To translate requirements into process, data and technology models that can be interpreted by IT to develop a solution
  • To translate requirements using business analysis methodologies and techniques into processes, user requirement, functional design and/or technical design models
  • To develop innovative business and system solutions
  • To facilitate workshops and conduct presentations
  • The ability to decompose and structure complex tasks into manageable work items
  • The ability to allocate work items effectively with a delivery team
  • To support and manage work allocation for project team members
  • To manage project administration
Industry Experience
  • 5 to 10 years' industry experience (preferably Financial Services)
Knowledge
  • System development methodologies and an understanding of the project/system lifecycle
  • Processes, information & technology modelling methods
  • Project planning techniques
Skills and Abilities
  • Problem solving/innovation
  • Producing deliverables in the form of documentation, consisting of process diagrams and context models
  • Supporting project planning
  • Supporting project administration
  • Supporting the quality assurance process
  • Conducting client interviews/JAD session
  • Conducting detailed business analysis
  • Preparing data assessment
  • Workshop Facilitations
  • Supporting the design process and being responsible for test packs/testing
  • Programme / Project Management including PMO Setups
  • Systems / Software Development Lifecycle
  • Data Management, Analysis, Cleansing & Migration
Key Performance Areas
  • Analysing and documenting business requirements
  • Client relationship management
  • Work effectively as part of a project team
  • Positive representation of Ascent (living the Ascent values in managing quality delivery as well as stakeholder management)
  • Delivery of project tasks within expected time and quality (both self and team)

Principal Consultant

Main Purpose of Role
  • Provides independent trusted advice to the client and leads delivery of complex solutions engaging with senior client staff
Qualification
  • Relevant qualifications e.g. BCOM, BSc preferably in IT or Business related
Job Objectives
  • To take ownership of project deliverables and solution knowledge
  • To actively seeks new projects; participates in internal Ascent initiatives
  • To contribute to Thought leadership
  • Leading a team using depth of expertise, demonstrating credibility and adding value to clients.
  • The ability to decompose and structure complex problems into manageable scope and define an effective approach
  • To translate requirements using business analysis methodologies and techniques into processes, user requirement, functional design and/or technical design models
  • To develop innovative business and system solutions
  • To facilitate workshops and conduct presentations
  • To manage project administration
Industry Experience
  • 10 to 15 years' industry experience (preferably Financial Services)
Knowledge
  • System development methodologies and an understanding of the project/system lifecycle
  • Processes, information & technology modelling methods
  • Project planning techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more business topics/domains (E.g. Banking, Payments, Core Banking Implementations, etc) • Business case development
Skills and Abilities
  • Provides independent trusted advice to the client and to lead delivery of complex solutions engaging with senior client staff
  • Understands client circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs to ensure that client solutions, practices, and procedure are carried out to achieve their objectives
  • Adapts project delivery to meet changing client situations.
  • Balances conflicting stakeholder views and manages successfully in complicated political environments
  • Forms lasting relationships with senior client stakeholders.
  • Identifies the most appropriate approach to delivering a project shaping and adjusting the deliverables to meet client requirement. Ensures team members understand their own deliverables. Ensures that deliverables meet quality standards by employing appropriate quality assurance measures within the team
  • Works with senior management to effectively set and manage client delivery expectations.
  • Defines project scope, team structure, timelines and leads the development and delivery of project deliverables.
  • Works with senior colleagues on engagement financial management, paying attention to project margins, consultant fees, project cost and actively manage team
  • Manages day to day project issues and risk related to contractual change, scope, threat to Ascent reputation, timelines, budget and quality assurance
  • Takes responsibility to ensure all deliverables (both personal and team deliverables) are of exceptional quality, on time and on budget
  • Measures progress and evaluates results; reprioritizes as appropriate.
Key Performance Areas
  • Ownership of project deliverables and solution knowledge
  • Contributes to Thought leadership
  • Contribute to knowledge management
  • Actively seeks new projects
  • Leads, trains, manages and coaches teams

Managing Principal

Main Purpose of Role
  • Actively creates and manages relationships with key senior client contacts. Gains and demonstrates understanding of client business drivers. Shapes services and solution to meet client needs.
Qualification
  • Relevant Honours qualifications e.g. BCOM, BSc preferably in IT or Business related
Job Objectives
  • Sales strategy, imperatives and business development process in line with the industry, practice market solutions and/or services lines
  • Must contributes to the identification of new or follow-on business opportunities with existing or potential clients
  • Contributes favourably to the company assets
  • Thought Leadership AND Participate in Knowledge Management initiatives
  • Creation, capturing and reuses IP & project deliverables and knowledge within their area of expertise
  • Actively shares knowledge across teams
  • Creating and fostering mutually beneficial internal and external relationships toward the realization of business outcomes
  • Facilitates the accomplishment of Company’s goals.
  • Utilising positive influence to steer the market and clients toward value creation.
  • To takes ownership of project deliverables and solution knowledge
  • Leading a team using depth of expertise, demonstrating credibility and adding value to clients.
Industry Experience
  • 15 years' industry experience (preferably Financial Services)
Knowledge
  • System development methodologies and an understanding of the project/system lifecycle
  • Processes, information & technology modelling methods
  • Project planning techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more business topics/domains (E.g. Banking, Payments, Core Banking Implementations, etc)
  • Business case development
  • Structuring of contract agreements
Skills and Abilities
  • Building client relationships and creates opportunities for leadership to interact with other potential client project sponsor
  • Ability to navigate through client political sensitivities and gauge client expectations
  • Understanding and incorporating of client’s business drivers and interdependencies.
  • Advisory relationships with Managing Director level clients
  • Can implements decisions involving multiple, often conflicting, considerations to deliver to business needs
  • Can implements decisions involving multiple, often conflicting, considerations to deliver to business needs.
  • Can provides leadership and motivates team to deliver beyond client expectations resulting in positive client feedback and opportunities for additional client work
  • Manages client relationships, subcontractor relationships, project communications, exception situations and quality assurance.
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver on multiple internal and external projects simultaneously
  • Securing information and identifying key issues relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; establishing and committing course of action to accomplish a long- range goal or vision
  • Creates a compelling vision for his/her function considering key organisational strategies such as those focused on clients, performance and diversity
  • Generates and considers options for actions to achieve a long- range goal and selects the strategy most likely to succeed; considers and models Ascent’s values when making decisions
  • Identifies the key tasks and resources needed to achieve objectives.
  • Balances both short-term delivery with longer term functional goals to ensure success.
Key Performance Areas
  • Sales strategy and identification of new or follow-on business opportunities
  • Thought Leadership AND Participate in Knowledge Management initiatives
  • Accomplishment of Company’s goals
  • Building mutually beneficial internal and external relationships
  • Value creation both internally and externally

Account/Sales Manager

Main Purpose of Role
  • The Account / Sales Manager is primarily a sales focused role, responsible for revenue targets being met at a specific client / industry segment.
Qualification
  • Relevant Degree or Diploma essential.
Job Objectives
  • To drive revenue generation from a sales perspective, so that overall targets for a specific client are achieved
  • Client revenue target realisation (as defined by an annual sales strategy)
  • Support enhanced profitability through a pipeline of opportunities
  • Understand client requirements and needs to effectively
  • Have established network with key decision-makers at specific clients
Experience
  • 10+ years, which must include significant experience in consulting or consulting-related field
  • Must have demonstrated sales experience
  • Must have experience in leading engagements and building relationships in a client environment
  • Must have a strong set of already established client executive relationships
Knowledge
  • Build client relationships with new / existing clients, based on an anticipated or known set of client problems to be address through a range of Consulting offerings.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding
  • Creating options to address a specific problem
  • Presenting solutions and approaches in a confident and effective way to senior executive stakeholders
  • Closing the sale and negotiation
  • Industry insights
  • Business consulting industry
  • Executive relationships in targeted client environment
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to use their network and plan sales activities
  • Structured but flexible approach to Sales
  • Creating practical options for the Client
  • Ability to liaise with key decision makers
  • Ability to leverage experience, knowledge and research
  • Ability to generate revenue (Hunting and Farming)
Key Performance Areas
  • Grow revenue – revenue achieved in the client environment
  • Increase profitability
  • Client trust and satisfaction
  • Grow and maintain network