Oliver James Associates

Oliver James Associates Dochcarty Rd, Dingwall IV15 9UG, UK
24/03/2019
Mortgage Products Business Analyst Oversee the implementation of the customer treatment strategies, by engaging proactively with Remediation Operations, to ensure those treatments are effectively and appropriately delivered to customers, within the agreed parameters of time, cost and quality Mortgage Products Business Analyst Requirements: Business Analyst with minimum 5 years experience in banking - ideally commercial banking Significant experience in Mortgage Products Space Previous experience working on a Redress & Remediation programmes A Self-Starter with a can-do attitude Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Significant experience in mapping AS IS and TO BE Processes and performing gap and SWOT analyses Ability to work collaboratively in a cross functional team of often unconnected business units so as to document business requirements Participate in workshops and discussions, ultimately aiming to understand business problems and achieve a joint understanding of needs Quickly embed within a business and confidently start building the necessary knowledge and relationships to be successful in the role Ensure End User, Technology and Business needs are considered when defining requirements To apply: please email your updated CV to:
Oliver James Associates City of London, UK
23/03/2019
**Data Analyst - MI Analyst - London - Permanent - Insurance** The primary responsibility is to monitor the financial and underwriting performance of the Commercial products, utilising the MI available to ensure the alignment with the Product's underwriting strategy, appetite and performance targets. You will work closely with the Pricing and Technology teams as well as other senior stakeholders across the business, so it is important that you are comfortable in leading and owning processes and are able to develop strong business relationships. Working in a fast paced, agile environment, this role offers you the ability to influence change and exposure to both the Executive and Senior Management team as a key point of contact. Responsibilities Providing analytical input to the development of our underwriting risk appetite, based on your market knowledge and expertise. Ownership of regular monitoring of MI, highlighting any areas of concern in terms of market pricing, risk acceptance and underlying performance. This will also include analysis and development of supplementary reports, which will aid management of product performance. Utilising a range of internal and external data sources to drive underwriting and trading decisions, by making use of a number of software tools to drive results. Analysis of KPIs which will feed into the business planning and forecasting process and monitoring performance of KPIs against the business plan. Assisting with the production of internal performance presentations, which are reported on monthly. This will include ad-hoc data analysis, production of charts and providing supporting commentary around performance. Supporting wider business projects, which aim to deliver benefits for the Commercial Products, ensuring continual progress against expected timescales. Continually strive to identify potential opportunities for profitable growth of the Commercial product, whilst considering the longer-term strategic goals for the proposition. Skills & Experience This role carries a responsibility for product financial performance as well as being recognised as a subject matter expert in your product. You will therefore be required to demonstrate analytical expertise, whilst using commercial judgement, in the fulfilment of your role. An understanding of the product's underwriting strategy and risk appetite, with an ability to analyse key performance to help us achieve our target performance goals. Experience in using and manipulating data, by using software packages such as Excel, SAS and SQL. Knowledge of Business Intelligence software such as Power BI with an ability to use, enhance and build MI reports. Possess extensive commercial awareness, being able to identify and take advantage of opportunities, within an agile trading-style environment. Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain value adding relationships. Having a strong awareness and understanding of our control environment which allows us to operate within our stated underwriting authorities, risk appetites and operational processes. Having knowledge of the legal, regulatory and compliance provisions that apply to the UK motor insurance market. Logical thinker able to devise and assess multiple approaches to solving problems. Highly articulate and numerate, paying attention to detail and accuracy. Highly organised with efficient planning and delivery capabilities.
Oliver James Associates City of London, UK
23/03/2019
My client has recently been given budget to grow internal op risk capability. I'm therefore seeking 3 operational risk professionals to join this well-established City of London business. FS sector experience is essential, specifically investment banking is highly desirable. You will be a driven and enthusiastic person with a desire to learn. These positions are hands on, looking primarily at 1st LoD and therefore you need to be personable and get buy in from multiple stakeholders. Provide advice and guidance on risk management to foster high achieving, well controlled business functions Develop and promote operational elements of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) including risk appetites, emerging risks and incident capture and analysis Support business teams in consistently applying the RMF to identify, assess, manage, monitor and report all material risks using appropriate tools (e.g. risk registers, controls analysis, incident management, emerging risks analysis, key risk indicators, risk appetite, etc) Support and challenge incident capture and analysis Support the effective operation of technical and risk Committees Deliver regular operational risk reporting information to support effective decision making by senior executives and risk committees Undertake thematic reviews as required on issues, projects or risks For a more information, please apply online.
Oliver James Associates London, UK
23/03/2019
Full time
Chief Operating Officer London This is an outstanding opportunity to join, and become an instrumental part of the future of an innovative PE backed Insurer. ABOUT THE ROLE Reporting to the CFO, and being a part of the management team, you will be responsible for ensuring the operational, technical capability and leadership within the business to develop and operate to maximum potential and value. You will be required to maximise the performance of business operational functions to achieve key objectives, agreed business targets and develop a strong platform for growth. Core Responsibilities Drive consistency amongst processes, policies and operational discipline throughout the business Act as an effective leader with the ability to connect with and inspire a high performance culture that drives positive changes and executes swiftly Ensure predictable operational performance is achieved in terms of customer service levels and asset availability/condition Assists the translation of the CEOs vision into operation strategy, and priorities Set the strategic direction for the operational functions that will drive bottom line growth, whilst creating a robust and effective business Drive global efficiency and effectiveness Deliver the organizational structure, tools, data, measures and processes to support rapid execution and growth Oversee reporting for operational performance, and ensure improvement against key indicators Ensures offshore services are efficient and being leveraged globally in an effective and efficient manner Hire, develop and help train key talent across all teams Work alongside the CFO to lead the business with full global P&L responsibility and taking ownership of a number of divisions in the company. The Person Minimum 7 years experience leading operations in a fast growth company Financial services experience desirable A strong leader with high levels of energy and enthusiasm Ability to act with a sense of urgency for completing and following through on tasks; resolves challenges in a timely manner Ability to hold others accountable for delivery and follow through on commitments. Keen eye for excellence and is cost conscious; understands the fundamentals of running a business A passionate leader who creates an environment where people are motivated to go the extra mile and put in discretionary effort to get things done well
Oliver James Associates Peterborough, UK
22/03/2019
Oliver James Associates are working with an established financial services client based in Peterborough who is looking to appoint a CDD Specialist onto a 6-month commercial lending project. Oliver James Associates are working with an established financial services client based in Peterborough who is looking to appoint a CDD Specialist onto a 6-month commercial lending project. You will be responsible for establishing a new team within Financial Crime including rolling out policies, procedures and training around CDD. Responsibilities include; Establishing a new team within the financial crime function of up to 20 people Creation and implementation of effective and efficient CDD procedures for lending products Assess financial crime risk and establish how the level of due diligence required is identified Identify processes and procedures within a new team around the identification and escalation of high-risk clients Establish standards, policies and procedures within CDD Provide ongoing training around all the above to the team and relevant stakeholders Skills required; Previous experience in establishing CDD teams within a business is essential Expert knowledge around CDD and EDD requirements for lending products Proven ability to manage, mentor and train staff If this role is of interest, please apply online to be considered.
Oliver James Associates City of Leeds, UK
22/03/2019
I am currently recruiting for a contract MI Analyst to join a Consultancy based in Yorkshire. The role will require the successful candidate to work on site with one of the consultancy's clients in Leeds who are an Insurance company. Therefore the successful candidate will have experience working within the Insurance Industry.
Oliver James Associates Edinburgh, UK
22/03/2019
Oliver James Associates are currently supporting a leading financial services organisation who due to excellent performance, are seeking to add a Nearly/Newly Qualified Actuary to their Wealth Management and Pensions Division. As a Product Specialist, you will be directly involved in commercially advising clients on specialist needs in areas which involve wealth management, investment solution design for both DB and DC pension plans, retail financial advice and retirement planning. You will utilise your communication skills through supporting not only key senior stakeholders but you will also work very closely with the sales division to drive business performance through your commercial understanding of complex technical concepts for problem solving purposes. As a Nearly/Newly Qualified Actuary, this role will allow you to work in a senior advisory capacity in an exciting team which has extremely ambitious plans for growth. This role is a key part of the puzzle in terms of long term strategy. Key Responsibilities Product Strategy, Development and Communications Working directly with clients and internal teams to understand clients' modelling requirements and using this information to help define future product strategy for the wealth & pension sector. Working with software engineering, quant & economic research teams to define, specify and develop new product requirements and features. Working with the product team to contribute to strategic product roadmaps and commercial strategy including sales approach and marketing activities. Together with the product team, educate both internal and external stakeholders about our products, their features and benefits. Supporting Sales Being a point of contact on product knowledge and modelling solutions This will include contributing content such as presentations and formal reports for sales and marketing purposes. Supporting the client engagement process through pre-sales activities, software trials, tender processes, product implementations and training. If you are seeking to progress your actuarial career within a competitive and high quality environment, please do not hesitate to apply.
Oliver James Associates 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
22/03/2019
I am looking for an IT Procurement Manager to join a leading Financial Services client based in Greater Manchester. They are needing an individual who has a strong background in IT supplier relationship management and someone who has knowledge and experience in all aspects of IT Procurement. The IT Manager will be responsible for analysing requirements overseeing arrival of IT deliveries and the lifecycle of asset management, whereby they need to make sure all IT assets are recorded. IT Procurement Manager/IT Procurement/Procurement Manager/Technology IT Procurement Manager Perm, Greater Manchester £35,000 - £40,000 per annum I am looking for an IT Procurement Manager to join a leading Financial Services client based in Greater Manchester. They are needing an individual who has a strong background in IT supplier relationship management and someone who has knowledge and experience in all aspects of IT Procurement. The IT Procurement Manager will be responsible for analysing requirements overseeing arrival of IT deliveries and the lifecycle of asset management, whereby they need to make sure all IT assets are tagged and recorded. This IT Procurement Manager must have a strong background within IT Procurement as well as having experience of software license management. IT Procurement Manager required skills: 5+ years in IT Procurement Experience of software license management Experience of IT asset management as well as supplier management Previous experience of working in an ITIL aligned environment Experience of planning and delivering within timescales Excellent communication and presentation skills This is an exciting opportunity for an IT Procurement Manager to join a growing yet leading Financial Services client based in Greater Manchester. If this sounds like something of interest do send your CV to IT Procurement Manager Perm, Greater Manchester £35,000 - £40,000 per annum IT Procurement Manager/IT Procurement/Procurement Manager/Technology
Oliver James Associates City of London, UK
22/03/2019
Machine Learning Engineers required for the data science division our client in London. Must have computer science background, or a highly numerate degree with post-graduate study and research into relevant machine learning topics/application. Must have strong coding skills and cloud experience e.g. AWS. Machine Learning Engineers required for the data science division our client in London. Must have computer science background, or a highly numerate degree with post-graduate study and research into relevant machine learning topics/application. Must have strong coding skills and cloud experience e.g. AWS. Happy to discuss all details with interested candidates, this is a phenomenal business and you will be learning from some great minds. This could be a career changing opportunity! Will look at those currently in a commercial role or straight from academia/research. ||
Oliver James Associates London, UK
22/03/2019
One of the largest reinsurers in the world is seeking a part-qualified actuarial student to join their London office. You will work alongside senior stakeholders to maintain, develop and implement actuarial systems for the UK branch of this reinsurance group. This role will give the ideal candidate an opportunity to work on innovative improvements of the models and help with preparation for IFRS 17. Candidates will ideally have a desire to work in a systems focused role. Ideally looking for: - Knowledge/experience of actuarial modelling systems (MoSes, RAFM or Prophet) - Strong technical actuarial skills - Knowledge/experience of SQL, VBA, Excel - Studying towards actuarial qualifications My client is aware that actuarial exams are coming up and will be flexible around interview dates. For a confidential discussion or to review the full job profile please contact :
Oliver James Associates City of London, UK
22/03/2019
Senior Risk Model Governance Manager Retail Bank The role: Brand new requirement on behalf of my global banking client in Central London who seek to speak to experienced model validation and governance professionals. This role will see you leading a team of model risk professionals and will play a key role in how my client drives its use of models. You'll offer support on the enhancement of model risk reporting and will offer model validation support across Credit, Stress Testing, IFRS9 and Market Risk models. With this having such a key role in my clients risk team - you will be responsible for chairing the model risk forum and will offer support to the Director of Risk Models. You will provide second line of defence oversight of the end to end model risk Leading the development of my clients model risk framework Requirements: Extensive Model Risk Validation/Governance experience Sound analytical skills Experience managing teams of analysts Ability to work with senior stakeholders and proven experience doing so Ideally experience in a large retail bank This is a brand new requirement with interviews taking place next week. Get in touch with Luke Almond to discuss further.
Oliver James Associates City of London, UK
22/03/2019
Head of Model Validation London Salary £DOE Brand new requirement on behalf of a fast growing challenger bank for a model validation specialist in Central London to support my clients development of their model risk framework. Playing a key role across the development, implementation and evolution of model validation. Responsibilities: Participate in the creation of a framework in relation to validation procedures and implementation of models across the bank Nurturing and leading a team of validation specialists Develop and implement the Group's target state operating model for a 2nd Line Model Validation function aligned to the AIRB project roll out. Define and communicate an approach and plan for designing and implementing the core components of the model risk validation function aligned to regulatory and industry standards. Review and validate existing and new risk models to establish their accuracy and suitability Provide expert support and guidance to all stakeholders on model development and validation activities Required experience: Hands on experience developing and enhancing financial and credit models Advanced understanding of model validation techniques for all credit risk model types and working knowledge on market risk and investment type models Experienced managing and developing team of modellers/validation specialists Good understanding of AIRB and IFRS 9 modelling regulatory requirements Send your CV ASAP to be considered for this role as this will not be on the market for long! Credit Risk, IFRS9, IRB, Regression, Linear, Scorecard, Application, Behavioural, Triad, Blaze, Portfolio, Collections, SQL, R, Python, Matlab, Risk Decisioning, Analytics, Decision Science
Oliver James Associates Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
22/03/2019
Oliver James Associates seek to recruit a Senior Business Intelligence / Data Analytics Manager, to be based in Birmingham on behalf of their tier one client. The position pays up to £85-90,000 plus bonus, annual pension and flexible cash benefits allowances. There are exceptional career progression opportunities. Oliver James Associates seek to recruit a Senior Business Intelligence / Data Analytics Manager, to be based in Birmingham on behalf of their tier one client. The position pays up to £85-90,000 plus bonus, annual pension and flexible cash benefits allowances. There are exceptional career progression opportunities. Robust data capability is now firmly a board-level priority - and, as such, our client seeks to further enhance their capability across data quality, analytics, migration, visualisation, governance, MI / BI etc. A passion for all things data - including trends, developments and forecasts - is an absolute must to enable a smooth cultural fit with this passionate team. The successful candidate have experience in: Working in a large corproate environment delivering high-profile analytics engagements; Be acutely aware of the importance, developments, variety and utility of data analytics in the modern working environment; Designing innovative solutions to derive value from their data; Championing data cross-firm at all levels via thorough presentations, networking and effective communication. Awareness of one or the following technologies:- SQL, SAS, Excel, Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview, Hadoop, R, Matlab etc.; Strong planning, organisation and people management skills CVs to
Oliver James Associates London, UK
22/03/2019
Oliver James Associates are engaged to find an Advanced Data Analytics Manager to be based in London for their FTSE global leading client. The role is paying between £60,000 - £65,000 basic plus bonus, pension, PMI, car and extras. Oliver James Associates are engaged to find an Advanced Data Analytics Manager to be based in London for their FTSE global leading client. The role is paying between £60,000 - £65,000 basic plus bonus, pension, PMI, car and extras. Data analytics increasingly unpins almost every business aspect, initiative and agenda - and is relied upon for all aspects of operations, analysis, decision-making, reporting and planning. Advances in technology, risk management, regulatory and media scrutiny means analytics moves closer to being a genuine board level priority. To this end, the ability to manage business risk through improved insight from advanced analytics and data visualisation and establish the right controls, processes and structures is essential. Our client therefore seeks profile which can demonstrate robust experience of :- Demonstrable experience of playing a key role within a large organisation's data and analytics function; performing advanced, varied and robust engagements cross-firm. Demonstrable experience of working with multiple business areas, stakeholders or clients in providing clear, actionable and valuable insights. Data analytics and visualisation products such as Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview Advanced data analytics, using platforms such as SAS, SPSS, R/S/S+ Data quality, modelling and data cleansing techniques Understanding relevant industry regulation desirable (e.g. banking insurance, energy, utilities) In addition, has demonstrable experience including: Ability to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable proposals and projects Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills Excellent presentation and report writing skills Understanding of the importance of managing risk and quality on data projects Desire to work in an exciting, yet rapidly changing environment CVs to
Oliver James Associates South East, UK
21/03/2019
We are looking for a Senior PMO Analyst to join one of our established Financial Services clients based on the South Coast. The successful candidate will have extensive experience working within Financial Services and Life and Pensions experience is desirable. Communication Excellent written and verbal communication with strong interpersonal skills. This will include good report writing and presentation skills Confidence Confidence to challenge and direct others to deliver to deadlines who are not direct reports in a tactful way so as to maintain good working relationships Analytical Ability to interpret information quickly, develop and present solutions, along with reasoned arguments clearly and concisely to various audiences Flexibility The ability to adapt to changing priorities, to work to deadlines and to undertake a multi-faceted role, when required Drive Self-motivated and able to take the initiative, whilst also motivating others in achieving common business objectives Collaborative A good team worker who is able to work well with others and establish strong working relationships Other Key Skills include: Experience working in an Agile environment and using Agile tools such as JIRA Experience overseeing and providing coaching/mentoring to more junior PMO staff when required Experience using process improvement
Oliver James Associates 41, Barkston House, Croydon St, Leeds LS11 9RT, UK
21/03/2019
Oliver James Associates are working with an established financial services client based in West Yorkshire who is looking to appoint a CDD Specialist onto a 6-month commercial lending project. Oliver James Associates are working with an established financial services client based in West Yorkshire who is looking to appoint a CDD Specialist onto a 6-month commercial lending project. You will be responsible for establishing a new team within Financial Crime including rolling out policies, procedures and training around CDD. Responsibilities include; Establishing a new team within the financial crime function of up to 20 people Creation and implementation of effective and efficient CDD procedures for lending products Assess financial crime risk and establish how the level of due diligence required is identified Identify processes and procedures within a new team around the identification and escalation of high-risk clients Establish standards, policies and procedures within CDD Provide ongoing training around all the above to the team and relevant stakeholders Skills required; Previous experience in establishing CDD teams within a business is essential Expert knowledge around CDD and EDD requirements for lending products Proven ability to manage, mentor and train staff If this role is of interest, please apply online to be considered.
Oliver James Associates 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
21/03/2019
An excellent opportunity for an ambitious part-qualified accountant with an appetite to develop their skills as a finance professional to join a Global Manufacturing company. Reporting into the Assistant Financial Controller, you will be responsible for the management accounting for multiple entities across the world. Month end preparation of general ledger transactions through to P&L; including: Accurate calculation and input of journals, accruals & prepayments P&L analysis including revenue and variance to budget and forecast analysis Ensuring that balance sheet account reconciliation preparations are accurately completed to strict deadlines Monthly management reporting packs Supporting budget and monthly forecasts as required The preparation and distribution of internal invoices Assisting with SOX compliance and audit requests Adhoc projects and other tasks as required
Oliver James Associates City of London, UK
21/03/2019
Oliver James Associates are mandated by their global consulting client based in London to help find a Director of Cyber Security & Information Assurance with deep experience within the UK public sector (i.e. central government, transport, national infrastructure) to join and build a new capability. The basic salary range falls between £130-£150,000 plus bonus, pension, extras, car allowance. Oliver James Associates are mandated by their global consulting client based in London to help find a Director of Cyber Security & Information Assurance with deep experience within the UK public sector (i.e. central government, transport, national infrastructure) to join and build a new capability. The basic salary range falls between £130-£150,000 plus bonus, pension, extras, car allowance. Essential experience required and responsibilities involved:- An outstanding pedigree in information & cyber security and risk management. A thorough and current awareness of UK central government trends, issues and developments. Proven track record in Public Sector; from sales and marketing through to defining key functional processes. Understanding and anticipating needs based on a strong understanding of Public Sector specific requirements Leading and guiding teams in selecting and applying the most appropriate tools, techniques and approaches to deliver work. To have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm's commitment to creating a more inclusive culture Building business relationships to execute sales opportunities Defining a security strategy and target operating model for an information security function Conducting security risk, capability and/or maturity assessments Defining, mobilising and managing security enhancement projects and programmes Designing and implementing specific information security solutions covering people, process and technology Excellent interpersonal skills and a track record of developing strong client relationships Delivery of client engagements, typically leading delivery using a team of resources and planning and staffing projects for clients based on complex deliverables and programmes of work Taking responsibility for budgets, and client deliverables Evidence of working with leadership teams to identify, generate, develop and execute sales opportunities Broad range of security experience though with a distinct specialism in at least one area, e.g. cyber strategy, security target operating models, security transformation programmes, security change initiatives, security technologies (such as information protection, firewall rule set review, network segregation etc), privacy, security standards such as ISF, ISO, SANS etc. Experience of developing bids/tender documentation Managing key client stakeholders' relationships. Strong technical abilities, combined with business acumen Preferably internal or external consultancy experience Qualification such as CCP, CISSP, CISM, CCNP, CIPP/E preferred Holds (or is able to hold) at least SC national security clearance
Oliver James Associates Cheshire, UK
21/03/2019
To act as Compliance Monitoring Officer to provide business monitoring support to the Compliance department and contribute towards the efficient running of the team. The position will complement the service provided by the Compliance Department. Ability to review and interpret regulations, specifically FCA. Inquisitive and analytical mind-set. Ability to interact with senior stakeholders within the business. Good knowledge of business core systems (RID, Illumas, Account Opening system) is desirable. Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and Access. Demonstrating initiative whilst working to fulfil a complex workload and the ability to meet strict deadlines.
Oliver James Associates City of London, UK
21/03/2019
Senior Credit Risk Specialist Insurance Oliver James Associates are currently representing a global insurance and investments client in their search for a Senior Credit Risk specialist. My client have a solid name in the market and have over 50 years' experience within their field offering a fantastic platform for Risk professionals to join. To add, they have offices just near to Bank. Description: My client seek are recruiting for both a commercial mortgage loans risk analyst and also a counterparty risk analyst You will deliver independent, timely advice on a variety of credit rating issues Monitoring the internal credit rating of the private debt portfolio Be a key contributor to the ongoing development of the clients rating framework Provide risk input and challenge around new counterparty exposure and ratings Provide credit rating input and review appropriateness of rating aspects Monitor and challenge methodologies of external asset managers and CR's Contribute to oversight meetings Lead risk assurance reviews surrounding credit rating The ideal candidate needs to have a proven Ratings background, ideally from a Credit Rating agency although candidates from the banking and insurance sector will be considered. Please get in touch with Luke Almond for further details.