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Senior Consultant - Financial Services Business Consulting - Transformation Execution Practice

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1459367


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity


The EY Business Consulting team offers a broad range of functional and cross-country services dedicated to providing trusted advice to clients in the Financial Services industry across Wealth & Asset Management (WAM), Banking and Capital Markets (BCM) and Insurance sectors. The Financial Services industry is experiencing tremendous change and new challenges. This is an exciting time to join an evolving team and help our clients navigate the changing market and customer needs. As a Senior Consultant in our Transformation Execution Practice, you will pursue exciting transformation in WAM, BCM and insurance initiatives and design, plan and deliver solutions for our clients.


Your Key Responsibilities

  • Pursuing exciting transformation initiatives in the Financial Services industry across banking, insurance, and reinsurance clients
  • Taking responsibility and leading the delivery of project streams and internal initiatives
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders, business partners, and multi-disciplinary teams to help shaping ideas, designing solutions, and delivering measurable, sustainable improvements in business performance
  • Applying storytelling skills and presenting recommendations to our clients in a clear and analytical manner
  • Leveraging and further developing our global EY methodologies, frameworks, tools, accelerators, and enablers for a range of transformation goals
  • Preparing and driving internal- and external topic roundtables and thought leadership sessions
  • Co-hosting events & preparing targeted client communications
  • Helping to drive go-to-market and business development initiatives to continuously provide valuable solutions for our clients

Skills And Attributes For Success

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in the Financial Services Industry and/or experience in a management consultancy practice
  • Excellent academic record from a leading university or university of applied sciences
  • Strong motivation to join a dynamic consulting environment and to work in the financial services sector
  • Distinctive problem-solving skills and good business judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and partners from a variety of business functions
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Strong team player with a client-oriented attitude, willing to proactively drive solutions within highly motivated and diverse teams across functions and geographies
  • Fluency in German and English is mandatory, Swiss German and any other language is a plus.


Ideally you will also have:

  • Experience in TOM (target operating model) design and process improvements within different functions of the Financial Services industry
  • Experience in working with Agile and Design Thinking methodologies
  • Experience in UX (user experience) design and review
  • Project management experience, including the ability to recognize and track dependencies among projects and/or streams
  • Experience and/or interest in leading a small team within a project stream
  • Experience in regulatory transformation projects
  • Knowledge / practical experience with ESG

What We Offer

EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with colleagues coming from all over the world. You will work with and learn from experienced professionals and continuously develop yourself as we invest an important share of our annual turnover in the personal development and trainings of our employees.


Furthermore, we offer attractive benefits to our employees, included but not limited to the following:

  • Further education: At EY, you have the possibility to earn an accredited Masters in Sustainability, an accredited Masters in Business Analytics or an accredited MBA (EY Tech MBA) from the Hult International Business School, free of charge*. Additionally, you can also choose ad-hoc courses in one of our online education partners (e.g., Udemy) and join EY-specific knowledge sharing sessions & trainings.
  • Hybrid working model: We offer working from home and flexible working options for our employees.
  • Work-life balance: Take 5 weeks of holidays per year as a standard and compensate your overtime at will.
  • Social contributions: Opt for one of our generous pension fund plans and do not worry about the accident insurance as we fully cover it for you.
  • Parents@EY: Our benefits specially designed for parents at EY will help you focus on Work-Life integration.
  • Mentoring Program: in addition to career counselling within your team, you will have the chance to choose one of our leaders as your mentor, to support and help you in your career goals and growth path.
  • Social Responsibility: at EY, you will have the chance to make a positive impact by joining one of our EY Ripples programs, designed specifically to support different social initiatives within Switzerland and abroad.
  • Social Equity: EY has a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusiveness (DE&I) and driving sustainable change for greater social equity. We recognize that people have different starting points, circumstances, backgrounds and identities, experiences and needs, which we all need to better understand. Social equity is about clearing obstacles, building more inclusive environments and enabling access to resources and opportunities so that everyone can thrive.
  • Fair-ON-Pay certified: As everyone deserves a fair pay, our salary grids and guidelines ensure the equal treatment we aim for. **


Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with the following mandatory documents:

  • CV (max. 2 pages),
  • cover letter,
  • university certificates and transcript of grades

Any other document / job confirmation that you deem relevant for your candidature is welcome.


For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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* Exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.                                                                                                                          
** Depending on the rank


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