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Wavestone SA
CIO Advisory – Senior Consultant / Manager

  • Full-time

Enterprise is at the heart of the major transformations that are changing the world; namely, increased market competition, the switch to digital technology and the accentuation of environmental emergencies. The aim of our strategic plan, “Impact”, is to position Wavestone as the one-stop shop for managing some of these major transformations across the industry. We believe in the power of multidisciplinary teaming and how this can bring together the best business technology and sustainable development experts to drive successful transformations.

As a leading independent consulting firm with revenues of €470 million and a team of nearly 4,000 employees across Europe, the US, and Asia, we are committed to our corporate culture, “The Positive Way,” which values Client Satisfaction, Employee Development, Responsibility and Ethics, and Team Spirit.

Wavestone is listed on Euronext Paris, has been awarded the Great Place to Work label and is ranked in Forbes World’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2022 List.

Becoming part of the constantly growing UK team will present new opportunities for you to make a positive impact as we embark on securing major international accounts in our top 20 clients. This will mean working with our FTSE100 clients on a wide range of advisory projects, bringing deep business and technology expertise to help address opportunities and challenges across their organisations.

The opportunity
Technology underpins how our clients deliver their services and run their organisations and as a result, they face many new opportunities and challenges associated with this digital transformation (for example moving to the cloud, securing their networks and infrastructure, or adopting new technologies).

Wavestone’s role is to help our clients to introduce new approaches to address these opportunities and challenges through engagements such as defining strategies, performing risk assessments, managing projects / programmes, sourcing vendors or conducting cost-benefit analyses.

In the UK, the majority of our clients are Financial Services Institutions, but we also have experience working in transport, energy, retail and public sector among other industries.

At the crossroads of management and digital consulting, you will be working on a variety of tech advisory topics including:

  • IT strategy and risks: Lead IT Blueprints and Strategic frameworksand Development of Enterprise Architecture function (IT strategy and strategic roadmaps, Transformation & Target operating model, IT risk)
  • Cloud and Infrastructure: Frame and Steerdeployment of cloud-based IT architectures (Cloud adoption & Infra transformation, FinOps & AI Ops, Tech debt, DataCentre & Cloud exit strategy, etc.)
  • Connectivity: Leverage Emerging networks/ telecoms technologies to support IS/IT transformation (NextGen networks, mobility, Operational tech, Management & Automation, etc.)
  • Digital Workplace: Lead Strategic frameworks, Design and Deploy the digital workplace (Workplace technology, Behaviour and change adoption, Sustainable technology)

Your key responsibilities, based on your profile and background:

  • Managing engagements(totally or partially depending on your level of experience) with our clients, responsible for the day to day running of the engagements, including developing strategic recommendations and guidance, and ensure the highest quality service for our clients.
  • Participating in thebusiness developmentactivity of the office which will include full lifecycle from pre-sales support, identification of tech advisory opportunities & scope the delivery phase of engagements
  • Participating in thepeople developmentby sharing knowledge, mentoring, and coaching team members and leading by example
  • Collaborating with the wider team in order to contribute towards thepractice developmentby creating thought leadership and marketing materials for selling and promoting our offerings
  • Continuing toupskilland stay current with the market
  • Contributing to variousinternal activities(Career development, Thought leadership, etc.)

We are recruiting across several levels of seniority from Senior Consultant to Manager.

To be considered for this role:

  • Solid foundations in consulting skills with 3-10 years’ experience in external client-facing consulting or equivalent role (IT, management, or tech advisory focused consulting)
  • Proven background leading digital transformation programmes both operational and strategic
  • Good technical understanding to bring credibility to advisory work
  • Proven track record of supporting business development activities (account planning, pitches, proposals, value proposition development), based on your profile and background
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels of an organisation, experience in managing and leading teams, developing and coaching junior members of staff, based on your profile and background
  • Skills to create and deliver meaningful presentations with an impact and produced high quality reports
  • Comprehensive knowledge of at least 4 of the below Tech advisory topics:
    • IT strategy
    • Target Operating model
    • IT risks
    • Cloud adoption
    • IT op-excellence
    • FinOps / AI Ops
    • Technical debt
    • Network security
    • Automation
    • Workplace technology
    • Change adoption
    • Sustainable tech

Our commitment: Wavestone values and Positive Way

  • Elevateclient satisfactionby impacting high-growth business across US, UK, and Europe. Shape culture, enhance value propositions, and foster business development.
  • Nurtureemployee growthwith Wavestone horizon career path, competitive compensation, transparent salary policy, tailored training, and internal mobility.
  • Embrace acollective mindsetwithin a barrier-free, collaborative team. Engage in vibrant people culture through regular events, meetings, and committees.
  • Experienceethical responsibilitywith flexible work options, strong CSR commitment, and a culture promoting work-life balance and time-off.
  • Benefits include 4% company pension, private health and dental cover, life insurance,company share schemeand additional flexible benefits you can select from such as additional holidays, subsidised gym, subscriptions to wellbeing apps orNetflix
  • 25 days annual leave + 1 week off for your wedding / civil ceremony

Travel and Location

Employees are not required to work in a Wavestone office on a full-time basis but are required to live within commuting distance to the office, which is in the heart of the city of London.

Note: Mandatory 3 days per week in Wavestone office / client site during probation

Diversity and Inclusion

At Wavestone, we celebrate diversity and inclusion. We have a strong global CSR agenda and an active Diversity & Inclusion committee with Gender Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability Inclusion and Anti-Racism networks.

If you need flexibility, assistance, or an adjustment to our recruitment process due to a disability or impairment, you may reach out to us to discuss this.

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