Advisory Analyst

Job description

Our core purpose

At Jigsaw XYZ, our core mission is to help individuals and small businesses to access the products and services they need. We are building the technology that allows everyone to access the best financial products for them, and we want to hear from capable, creative people who want to help us accomplish this mission.

At the heart of our vision sits our messaging system, Spoke Marketplace, and our data platform, Spoke Customer Enablement Platform. We are great believers in using powerful, real-time analytics to generate insights that empower the individual to get more from their finances, such as moving money away from their current account into more productive savings products. Everyone at Jigsaw XYZ is responsible for helping to design and build these tools that enable individuals to access the best financial products.

About the role

The Advisory team provides strategic capabilities to support both Jigsaw XYZ’s clients and our internal management team in effectively positioning and delivering products / services within the market that they operate. Whilst the focus is predominately on leveraging the core products and vision of Jigsaw to resolve market challenges, we also provide strategic consulting services to our clients.

We work on engagements that require a wide range of skills; however, people in our team tend to specialise in one or more of the five core capabilities:

  1. Business Strategy
  2. Technology Strategy
  3. Value Proposition Design
  4. Target Operating Model
  5. Strategy Implementation

Our teams are often working with senior clients to resolve complex, board level challenges; and as a mid level Advisory Analyst you will likely be responsible for managing other team members and working closely with stakeholders to deliver critical solutions for Jigsaw and our clients.

Job requirements

About you

You will be a driven, forward looking individual that is excited to support our clients (internal and external) designing and executing their vision and strategies. You will be able to quickly land in a new environment, adapt to the specific way of working and build strong rapport and relationships with key stakeholders. You will continually identify opportunities to drive Jigsaw’s business growth through existing and new client relationships.

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven experience working in financial services or/and the technology industry, e.g. working for relevant technology firm, financial institution or consultancy
  • Strong understanding of the project lifecycle, and experience in delivering large scale transformational programs
  • Deep expertise in one of the five core Advisory competencies (​business strategy, technology strategy, value proposition design, target operating model, strategy implementation)
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and in many different and challenging environments
  • Experience of managing, developing and creating deep client relationships
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, business writing and professional skills, including advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPointKnowledge of the latest technology trends and emerging vendors, how these are being deployed across the industry and the impact they may have on Jigsaw or our clients
  • We are open to all academic backgrounds but a 2:1 university degree is desirable

Desirable characteristics and role behaviours

  • Proactive about your own learning
  • Passionate about developing junior members of the team
  • Work in partnership with our clients, not ‘lecturing’Adaptable to the client solution - there is no single silver bullet
  • Be objective and data driven where possible
  • Understand the balance between speed and due process / diligence

Employee benefits

Some of the key benefits of working at Jigsaw XYZ include:

  • 30 days holiday
  • gym membership
  • health insurance
  • annual company offsite
  • share options
  • company pension
  • maternity/ paternity leave (includes an extra four weeks of paid leave)
  • bike to work scheme
  • career progression framework
  • catered weekly office breakfast and lunches
  • fruit, snacks and beverages in the pantry
  • training budget

Your application

Kindly note that we will only accept applications from candidates who are currently eligible to work in either the UK or the US (dependent on the location of the role we are hiring for).

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

As we have standing agreements with agencies and recruiters we are working with, we will not be responding to any messages of this nature.