Senior Investment Consultant
Melbourne, Australia | Mercer
Functions:Financial Services Professional
Consulting - Strategy
Job Description:78 people have viewed this job
Mercer is looking for #ADifferentKind of investment consultant. If you’re a unique thinker with a strong client focus and growth mindset we need you to help our clients navigate some of the biggest challenges of our time, from assessing the risks of investing in a time of climate change, navigating the volatility of the late cycle and solving the challenge of retirement income and policy!
You will have the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s leading investment consultants, risk consultants and actuaries in a team-based, continuous learning environment; and pursue a range of future-proofed career paths across our Health, Wealth and Career businesses.
As an Investment Consultant you will work with and lead a range of clients across superannuation, endowments and foundations and general and life insurance; providing valuable support to our senior consultants - managing projects, conducting analysis, writing reports, asking ‘why?’ and ‘how can this be even better?’, and working with our investment analysts to deliver client reports and insights.
You will have the opportunity to develop your consulting skills through: working closely with senior consultants and clients; developing your people leadership skills through mentoring and oversight for investment analysts; access formal development opportunities to work in different parts of our business; and financial support and study leave to complete your investment or related studies.
Primary focus for the role is to independently manage consulting projects for clients, including design and application of frameworks and methodologies for meeting client needs across the Institutional Wealth service offering. Core activities include contributing to the development of best practices, new applications, and improvements to methods and analytical techniques, and enhancing and expanding Mercer’s intellectual capital.
As a People Manager, this role manages up to 15 colleagues in the Analyst Team; coordinating workflow, developing consulting capabilities; providing feedback; and managing performance.
Apply subject-matter expertise, consulting skills, Mercer methodologies and professional judgment to client projects
Demonstrate intellectual leadership and consistently test final deliverables for completeness, relevance, and high impact against client issues and needs
Plan, design, resource and manage client projects and direct staff in executing the plan to deliver projects on time and within budget
Identify and support new business opportunities
Nurture key client relationships, identify opportunities to broaden or deepen these relationships
Support and lead business development initiatives and proposals
Develop own and other’s capability through informal and formal learning opportunities (may include formal people supervisor or management responsibility)
Lead and / or participate in projects to improve Mercer, in particular talent, quality, service delivery, internal efficiency / effectiveness and intellectual capital
Demonstrate thought leadership through writing points of view, articles and speaking at conferences
Complete investment or actuarial professional qualification
Relevant undergraduate qualification essential, with
Relevant post graduate and / or professional qualification desirable
Experience in delivering and developing investment or actuarial services in corporate and / or consulting contexts
Demonstrated project management experience and the ability to effectively manage people
Depth of expertise in at least one of the Institutional Wealth service offerings
Knowledge and Skills
Experience working in a similar role in a consulting environment, or a senior internal role
Experience in independently managing complex, large and ongoing projects and applying problem-solving skills
Capability to develop solid client management skills, including the ability to develop ‘trusted advisor’ relationships
Ideally a track-record in business development – penetrating existing clients / farming opportunities from market and client development activities
Strong team capability in order to work collaboratively with colleagues in other areas on business development activities, client relationship management and delivery of integrated solutions.
Team leadership capability, including the ability to effectively manage and develop people in project and / or formal supervisory settings
Demonstrable analytical skills and experience using spreadsheets and databases for information analysis
Well-developed communication skills including interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to present recommendations at the senior executive level
Strong report writing skills and ability to meet business deadlines
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