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Data Strategy & Advisory Leader - Wealth & Asset Management

capco · 7 days ago
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Data Strategy & Advisory Leader (Managing Principal level) - Wealth & Asset Management

Joining Capco means joining an organisation that is committed to an inclusive working environment where you’re encouraged to #BeYourselfAtWork. We celebrate individuality and recognize that diversity and inclusion, in all forms, is critical to success. It’s important to us that we recruit and develop as diverse a range of talent as we can and we believe that everyone brings something different to the table – so we’d love to know what makes you different. Such differences may mean we need to make changes to our process to allow you the best possible platform to succeed, and we are happy to cater to any reasonable adjustments you may require. You will find the section to let us know of these at the bottom of your application form or you can mention it directly to your recruiter at any stage and they will be happy to help.
Capco is a global technology and business consultancy, focused on the financial services sector. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed in an ever-changing industry.

We bring:

  • Expertise in banking and payments, capital markets, insurance, wealth and asset management, and energy
  • Deep knowledge in financial services offerings, including e.g. Finance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Crime, Core Banking etc.
  • A commitment to growing our business and hiring the best talent to help us get there
  • A focus on maintaining our nimble, agile and entrepreneurial culture

Your Role

We are currently seeking a Wealth & Asset Management Data Strategy & Advisory Director to drive the growth of our industry recognised, and award-winning Data Practice in the Wealth & Asset Management domain. To be considered for this role you will be a respected authority in Wealth & Asset Management data, with experience in helping to build and run a Wealth & Asset Management data advisory consulting business. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large and growing team of multi-disciplinary data practitioners, who you will direct and collaborate with to develop new businesses and deliver leading data strategies for top-tier clients in the Wealth & Asset Management and wider Financial Services sector. You will play a key role in helping to direct and drive the growth of our data management and data advisory capability, identifying business development opportunities on new and existing clients, and aiding the development of client proposals, and propositions.

You will help to develop the UK Data Practice in partnership with the Wealth & Asset Management domain team on industry changing topics. Collaboration, enthusiasm, and encouragement are key in ensuring we maintain our culture, and working in an environment where clients become colleagues. We are looking for a candidate who will empower the team, drive high standards, grow the capability, and deliver customer-focused outcomes.

As an experienced Wealth & Asset Management data delivery and sales leader, you will be expected to drive the commercial growth of our Data Practice in the Wealth & Asset Management domain, in close partnership with our Business Consulting Domain Leads. As part of this, you will drive client mapping, prospect identification, and pipeline development & management. You will also drive the shaping of data propositions to solve Wealth & Asset Management client data challenges and deliver sustainable outcomes.

In your role in developing the Wealth & Asset Management Data capability within Capco, you will:

  • Identify and research business development opportunities on new or existing clients and aid the development of client proposals and bids
  • Have a strong commercial focus, ability to develop client relationships, and direct sales opportunities 
  • Shape and take to market propositions to solve Wealth & Asset Management client data challenges and deliver sustainable business outcomes
  • Build market networks and relationships, to enhance the market awareness of the UK Data Practice
  • Contribute to internally and externally-facing innovation practice in your field
  • Create a collaborative culture, driving talent development, and providing mentoring and coaching for those developing their careers in data
  • Be comfortable working across multiple projects and initiatives, driving the growth of new and existing data capabilities, engaging internal and external stakeholders

You will be adept at managing commercial growth targets in conjunction with client delivery, and will also mobilize, scale, and lead large mixed Capco / client teams and provide expert Wealth & Asset Management data advisory to deliver a diverse set of outcomes, such as: 

  • Enabling Wealth & Asset Management digital transformation and data-driven decision-making underpinned by robust data capabilities 
  • Defining and operationalizing Wealth & Asset Management data strategies
  • Uplifting client data literacy and culture through structured programmes
  • Designing and embedding data management frameworks, including through implementation of data management policies, standards, processes and operating procedures
  • Steering the deployment, implementation and rollout of new data management tooling

Your Skills and Experience

Most importantly, you’ll have a passion for data. You will bring your track-record in driving data change to enable clients to achieve their business outcomes.

To qualify for the role, you will have most of the following:

  • 8+ years of data consulting experience likely in a senior management or director position, with at least 5 years’ experience in the Wealth & Asset Management industry
  • Demonstrable experience providing deep Wealth & Asset Management data advisory at C-suite and similar level
  • Extensive experience partnering with financial institutions to shape and operationalize data strategies at an Enterprise-level in an advisory capacity
  • A passion for providing high-quality data advisory that delivers lasting change
  • Experience in spearheading new business opportunities, including through structured account and domain planning and pipeline management
  • Highly effective communication, rapport-building and influencing skills, with an ability to consistently build lasting relationships at all levels
  • Deep and extensive understanding of Data Strategy, Data Management, and Data Analytics principles, and one or more of several common Data Management methodologies and capability models (e.g. DAMA DMBOK, DCAM, CDMC) and toolsets
  • Deep understanding of the end-to-end data ecosystem (e.g. Data Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Analytics, Data Privacy & Security) and cross-capability interactions  
  • Ability to develop working relationships with a wide variety of clients, from C-suite to technical resources, balancing conflicting priorities
  • Background managing business and technical teams to deliver projects of varying sizes, from incubating innovative products to delivering large scale transformations
  • Proven experience in programme execution, business analysis and change management – proven ability to shape, design, and manage the execution of data programmes
  • Experienced working in a multi-client environment that emphasises collaboration, and teamwork.
  • Experienced in recruiting and developing teams

Data at Capco

Capco’s global Data Practice of 800+ practitioners are an established team of data strategists, analysts, scientists, architects, and engineers who help client teams harness the power of data to drive insight, optimise performance, and commercialise data opportunities.  We enable financial institutions to become data-driven by helping transform their understanding, and use of data to derive value. We translate strategy into action – designing, implementing, and mobilising innovative data capabilities with a focus on efficiency and scalability, and partnering with leading vendors and industry bodies.

Collaboration, enthusiasm, and encouragement are key in ensuring we maintain our culture through working in an environment where clients become colleagues. We are looking for a candidate who will empower the team, drive high standards, grow the capability, and deliver customer focused outcomes.

Our clients and peers voted us as the A-Team Best Consultancy in Data Management for three years running, and we also won the Best Consultancy of the Year 2024 in the British Banking Awards.

Why Join Capco?

You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks in the world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry. 

We offer:

  • A work culture focused on innovation and creating lasting value for our clients and employees 
  • Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills or deepen existing expertise 
  • A flat, non-hierarchical structure that will enable you to work with senior partners and directly with clients 
  • A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture
  • Enhanced and competitive family friendly benefits, including maternity / adoption / shared parental leave and paid leave for sickness, pregnancy loss, fertility treatment, menopause and bereavement

Last updated on Jun 10, 2024

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