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Manager

Take your career to new heights.

At Monocle, we believe work is more than just a job. It is a chance to make a difference in the world of finance. An opportunity to fulfil your potential. To make friendships with ambitious, positive, like-minded people. To gain invaluable industry experience and learn critical skills that will make you a highly sought-after management consultant.

 

Monocle is a people-centric, independent consulting firm, specialising in banking and insurance. We understand that our greatest asset is our people and because of this, we do things a bit differently.

Monocle offers:

 

  • Unparalleled growth and exposure – Monocle is uniquely positioned in the market to undertake projects across a wide spectrum of critical and exciting areas of the financial services industry. Our managers deliver mission critical projects at the most prestigious banks and insurers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Amsterdam.

  • Unlimited training and development – Investment in our people’s development is at the heart of Monocle’s company ethos. That is why we prioritise the upskilling of every employee.

  • Unique and vibrant company culture – At Monocle, we believe friends work better together than colleagues. We love nothing more than partaking in a wide variety of activities through our company sponsored clubs.

  • Ultra-competitive compensation – At Monocle, we want the best talent to join our team, so we understand that those individuals need to be recognised and rewarded for their true value.

 

Monocle is looking for an experienced professional to join our team as a management consultant at Manager level. As a Manager at Monocle your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

 

  • Taking on a senior role on Monocle’s consulting engagements with our clients

  • Taking responsibility for the successful delivery of projects

  • Solving complex industry specific problems

  • Mentoring analysts and consultants, including providing career guidance and support

  • Identifying opportunities to grow with existing and new clients

  • Supporting colleagues in project delivery

  • Conducting business and data analysis

  • Designing and implementing management reports and dashboards

  • Writing, reading and analysing various computer programming languages

  • Continuously developing business knowledge and technical skills in the areas in which Monocle provides consulting services

The successful candidate must:

 

  • Hold a degree, with strong preference for a post graduate qualification.

  • Have five years or more relevant experience in the financial services industry.

  • Have subject matter knowledge in banking and/or insurance.

  • Have demonstrable experience in successful project delivery or completing tasks.

  • Have a proven track record in leading large team.



In addition, the following would be advantageous:

 

  • Relevant consulting experience to banks and insurers.

  • Good technical skills, including experience with tools such as SQL, SAS, Python and Business Intelligence applications.

  • A professional qualification in finance and risk management, such as CFA and/or FRM.

The ideal Monocle Manager also:

 

  • Is able to work in a dynamic environment where one day never looks like another.

  • Is enthusiastic in their approach to their work.

  • Has a hands-on approach and is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

  • Regards themselves as a high performer and thought leader.

  • Is an excellent communicator with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Works well under pressure to meet client objectives.

  • Has experience in system design and implementation in a change environment.

  • Is experienced in client relationship management.

  • Is experienced in new business generation and writing proposals.

  • Is sociable and enjoys interacting with others, both at work and at social events.

  • Works well independently and in a team.

  • Shares Monocle’s values.

Recruitment Process:

 

During the interview process, you will meet with different Monocle representatives – including both People and Culture representatives and company executives – and demonstrate your cognitive abilities in various assessments. A critical aspect of the interview process will be determining whether Monocle will be a good fit for you and your career aspirations, so please come prepared with any questions you may have.

 

If you have a passion for finance and problem-solving, a relevant qualification, and think you have what it takes to join a team of your smartest and most driven peers, start your Monocle journey today!

The application process

Assessment Test

A 60-minute, 90-question, online competency assessment test.

P&C Meet and Greet

A personal meeting with People & Culture to get to know you and to tell you more about Monocle.

Executive Interview

To discuss your skills, business knowledge, experience, project fit and the role requirements

Take your career to the next level at a dynamic and innovative management consulting firm.

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