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Oliver Wyman - Associate - OW Digital - Sydney

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Company: Oliver Wyman

Job ID R_082532-en

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.

Job specification

Job title: Associate

Department: OWLabs,part of Oliver Wyman Digital (OWD)practice

Office/region: Sydney

Reports to: Head of OWD

Job overview:

Oliver Wyman Labs is an exciting new Practice within Oliver Wyman, creating and delivering world-class applications to our clients that drive sustained business impact. Consultants are at the core of our client work – creating the initial sales and proposal processes, delivering high-quality technical work and ensuring that the value we deliver for our clients is sustainable. Consultants will achieve this through collaboration with the rest of OW Labs, including Data Engineering, Development, Platform, Analytics and Support as appropriate.

This individual will be engaged throughout the client lifecycle from sales meetings and exploratory diagnostics to developing sustainable custom software tools or implementing proven OW Labs solutions. They will need to make tough tradeoffs between demonstrating rapid value to the client and ensuring the sustainability of the end product. They will be involved in establishing technical interfaces with client systems and IT, carrying out or optimizing complex analyses, and ensuring that the tools and systems we build for our clients have “magnetic” adoption.

The OW Labs team is entering a period of rapid growth and expansion as we aim to make these game-changing capabilities accessible to all of Oliver Wyman’s clients.  As part of this developing team, you will have a chance to shape your role & the team’s future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive business development and sales, including liaising with Oliver Wyman partners, crafting sales materials, developing proposals, and actively taking part in client sales meetings
  • Be able to drive the prototyping process for new applications and concepts, including hands-on development of initial demonstrations
  • Establish successful working relationships with clients, particularly commercial, IT and BI/analytics departments, to ensure that Oliver Wyman can hit the ground running on day 1
  • Be the interface between the consulting project team, the client, and the broader OW Labs team
  • Use agile project management to ensure projects are successfully delivered to a high-quality standard, on time and within budget
  • Ensure you and others understand the business requirements for the work being delivered, so you can rapidly make important and evolving decisions about how to design and implement solutions
  • Work with our world class Platform team to meet project team and client performance and security requirements
  • Solve the challenging technical problems that put delivery at risk, either through driving the thinking for your team or developing the answer yourself
  • Ensure that the final project deliverable is transitioned smoothly into ongoing support by the Labs support organization or client

Experience required:

  • 4 years + of experience in professional services such as consulting or finance or a challenging role in another business
  • Significant time spent providing deliverables which are technical in nature, such as software deployment or analytic models
  • Interest in advanced technology, data science, software development or systems engineering
  • Familiarity and some experience with programming languages such as SQL, R, Python, JavaScript
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills and ability to conduct and leverage sophisticated analyses to identify trends, draw conclusions and present recommendations
  • Relevant experience in project-based, team-oriented environments and a track record of leading or working in teams and delivering against tight deadlines in fast paced and demanding environments

Skills and Attributes:

  • Outstanding communication skills and comfort in presenting to senior executives
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree, MBA or equivalent from a top academic program
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and lead where appropriate
  • Software and technology experience in a professional setting
  • Proficiency in one or more Southeast Asian languages would be advantageous but not required
  • Willingness to travel
  • Passion for working with technology to create meaningful and sustainable change with our clients
  • Determination to ensure that sustainability permeates the OW Labs approach
  • Technical confidence and an ability to balance difficult short-term decisions with the goal of delivering better longer-term results for OW, OW Labs, project teams and strategic partner firms

Technical skills:

  • Familiarity and some experience with programming languages such as SQL, R, Python, JavaScript
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