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Lending Transformation Consultant - Financial Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  11 Feb 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1467449

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (EY FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 16.000 professionals is working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance, Payment Institutions and Wealth & Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax, Transactions and Assurance. As we consider our people as the heart of EY, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. 


Our Business Transformation Competence Team 


We find ourselves in a rapidly changing world which demands for constant adaptation and innovation to keep up with the ever-evolving dynamics of technology, society, and the global landscape. Banks and other financial institutions have recognized this need and have embraced the imperative to evolve and transform. As a member of our Banking Transformation team, you’ll be working with some of the most recognizable names within the Industry, helping them to deliver on projects focused on addressing their most significant challenges during these transformation cycles. 
Drawing on our reputation for providing deep industry experience and leading consulting services to the banking industry, we are expanding our Banking Transformation practice. Our mission statement is simple: we realize end-to-end transformation, while cultivating and fostering EY talent, so that together we are ready to take on the future of banking. 


The Opportunity 


For our Business Transformation competence team, we are looking for experienced professionals, excited about growing their careers, typically through but not limited to roles such as Business Analyst, Product Owner and Project/Program Manager. You will play a pivotal role in driving change and innovation across lending operations for our clients. Leveraging your deep expertise in lending practices, you will collaborate with banking leaders to identify areas of improvement, design strategies, and implement transformative solutions. This role is a unique opportunity to bridge your lending knowledge with cutting-edge technology and strategy, shaping the future of banking.


As a Lending Transformation Consultant, you will: 
•    Collaborate with stakeholders, such as senior management, heads of departments and employees, to ensure alignment and engagement throughout the transformation journey. 
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and propose innovative lending solutions that align with the bank's transformation goals.
•    Lead workshops and presentations to communicate strategies, gain stakeholder buy-in, and facilitate the implementation of recommended changes.
•    Conduct in-depth analysis of existing lending processes, banking systems, and workflows to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and areas for improvement. Consequently, redesign and optimize lending processes, ensuring they are streamlined, cost-effective, and aligned with industry best practices. 
•    Work closely with technology teams to ensure the successful integration of digital tools and platforms into lending operations.
•    Develop and implement change management strategies to facilitate the adoption of new processes, technologies, and organizational structures.  
•    Ensure that the transformation initiatives align with industry regulations and compliance standards. 
•    Participate to, or manage projects through their complete lifecycle, including monitor the planning, budget and staffing of the team delivering the project.
•    Share your knowledge and experience in your field of lending expertise and other various domains


Skills & Attributes for Success 


•    Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. applied economics, finance, commercial engineer, mathematics, …) or equivalent through experience. 
•    Proven track record in lending operations, including roles such as Loan Officer, Credit Analyst or Underwriter (2 – 4 years professional expertise).
•    Strong understanding of banking regulations, Compliance, and Risk Management in lending.
•    Exceptional analytical skills and ability to translate complex lending concepts into practical and pragmatic solutions.
•    Outstanding client stakeholder management skills and ability to build relationships through solid communication and presentation skills; ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams.
•    Fluent in either or both Dutch and French, complemented with a profound knowledge of business English. 
•    Strong team spirit, balanced by a healthy sense of autonomy. 
•    Certifications such as PCP (Febelfin), Agile, Scrum, or other Project Management methodologies are a differentiator for more experienced candidates. 
•    Prior experience in consultancy, process improvement, or banking transformation is a plus.


What Working At EY Offers 


We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. 


•    You will be part of a leading global professional services firm. 
•    You will be part of the EY family where everyone is willing to offer support and senior management is very accessible. 
•    You will join a dynamic and growing team with a great mix of young and experienced professionals focusing on transformation in financial services. 
•    You will get extensive trainings on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment. 
•    You will get extensive trainings on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment. 
•    While our client-facing profession might require part-time working at client site and business traveling at times, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle balance. 

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