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InterQuest division IQ Financial Markets' latest slide deck gives an overview of some of the in demand roles and skills within Change Management...

InterQuest division IQ Financial Markets' latest slide deck gives an overview of some of the in demand roles and skills within Change Management...

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  • 1. SPOTLIGHT ON CHANGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS FINANCIAL MARKETS ORGANISATIONS RELY ON PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN ADAPT TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRY AND WHO ARE DRIVEN BY OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND THEIR SKILLS. IQ FINANCIAL MARKETS WORK WITH ORGANISATIONS SPANNING A BROAD SPECTRUM OF FINANCIAL SERVICE AREAS. ONE AREA WHERE RELEVANT SKILLS ARE PARTICULARLY IN DEMAND IS CHANGE MANAGEMENT, PARTICULARLY ACROSS RETAIL & INVESTMENT BANKING TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS. HERE ARE SOME OF THE KEY SKILLS AND ROLES WITHIN THIS AREA AND THE KIND OF SKILLS THAT COULD HELP YOU GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR... WWW.ITQFINANCIAL.COM |
  • 2. BUSINESS ANALYST BUSINESS ANALYSTS WERE IN HIGH DEMAND IN 2013, WITH MANY ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR INCREASING THEIR FOCUS ON REENGINEERING THEIR SYSTEMS. THIS IS A TREND THAT HAS SO FAR CONTINUED IN 2014. VITAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WITHIN THIS KIND OF ROLE ARE: • DATA MODELLING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE • EXPERIENCE IN THE USE OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOLS FOR INFORMATION DELIVERY • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH AGILE/DYNAMIC SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES LIKE DSDM, XP • TECHNICAL UNDERSTANDING AND THE COMMERCIAL ACUMEN TO EXPLOIT IT FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE • A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATIONS & STRONG BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WWW.ITQFINANCIAL.COM |
  • 3. DEVELOPER CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS OFTEN REQUIRE PROFESSIONALS WITH DEVELOPMENT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS LIKE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT. SOME OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER SKILLS ARE LISTED BELOW: • DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE, PARTICULARLY USING C#, C++, MICROSOFT EXCEL, VBA AND VB.NET. • UNDERSTANDING OF DATABASE PRINCIPLES AND DEVELOPMENT, SUCH AS USING MICROSOFT SQL SERVER AND SYBASE DBA • STRONG ANALYTICAL SKILLS AND ABILITY TO THINK THROUGH COMPLEX ISSUES ARE EXTREMELY RELEVANT. • THE ABILITY TO IDENTIFY AND AUTOMATE INEFFICIENT PROCESSES. WE’VE SEEN A TREND THAT MANY MORE CLIENTS ARE LOOKING TO DEVELOP CLIENT REPORTING & REGULATORY INFORMATION SYSTEMS. INTERVIEWERS WILL OFTEN LOOK FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO TAKE A PERSONAL INTEREST IN A SUBJECT, SO WILL OFTEN LOOK FOR CANDIDATES WHO ARE CONSTANTLY SEEKING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND WHO ARE UP TO SPEED ON ALL THE LATEST TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE. WWW.ITQFINANCIAL.COM |
  • 4. PROJECT MANAGER PROJECT MANAGER ROLES COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, SO EXPERIENCE WITHIN SPECIFIC AREAS SUCH AS ASSET MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT BANKING OR RETAIL BANKING IS INVALUABLE. EMPLOYERS SEEKING PROJECT MANAGERS FOR CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS WILL INVARIABLY LOOK FOR SKILLS SUCH AS: • FAMILIARITY WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS PRINCE II METHODOLOGIES AND SIX SIGMA. • AN UNDERSTANDING AND EXPERIENCE OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN REGULATORY AND CHANGE TRANSFORMATION. • EXPERIENCE FROM CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS, SUCH AS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY, INVESTMENT BANKING AND RETAIL BANKING & ASSET MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTS IS STILL PREFERABLE • THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH SENIOR STAKEHOLDERS IS ESSENTIAL. • STRONG LEADERSHIP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT SKILLS WITH MANY BANKING ORGANISATIONS LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS IN THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS, THEIR FIRST STEP WILL BE HIRING A PROGRAMME DIRECTOR & PROJECT MANAGER. WWW.ITQFINANCIAL.COM |
  • 5. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IQ FINANCIAL MARKETS, AND TO SEE ALL OF OUR LATEST OPPORTUNITIES, VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.ITQFINANCIAL.COM WWW.ITQFINANCIAL.COM |