People and Culture

Culture is everything.
Period.


By keeping our team happy, their attention can be dedicated to keeping our clients satisfied. That’s why we’ve been consistently rated one of the best places to work in North America –  and are one of the fastest growing.

Are you a Recent Graduate?

We provide a unique program that helps kick-start your career in consulting.

Known as the Optimus Accelerator program, we introduce recent graduates into consulting through entry-level positions in our proposals, business development, and administration functions.

Individuals in these roles get an opportunity to work closely with colleagues of all levels across the organization, including members of our executive leadership team as well as our CEO, and actively contribute to the success of the business at the ground level. In addition to getting a comprehensive view of the various lines of business, participants in the Accelerator program are provided with on the job learning that will prepare them for their consulting careers. This includes hands-on experience with project delivery, stakeholder management and presentation skills, as well as a deep understanding of how we approach consulting differently.

Employees that are hired into the program generally have 1-2 years of working experience in an office environment, or have recently graduated from an undergraduate program.

For individuals who have recently completed their MBA with relevant work experience, we offer a direct route into consulting at our Associate level. Working closely with seasoned consultants, individuals are quickly acclimatized to consulting and are provided with opportunities to hone their skills on a variety of client engagements.

For more information on either of these programs, please connect with us directly, or contact the careers office at your school.

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Future Opportunities – Senior Associate, Financial Services Group

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Who Are We?

We built our firm to be everything typical consultancies are not. 

At Optimus SBR, we are a dynamic group of entrepreneurial thinkers who come from diverse backgrounds and fields of specialty with a passion for growing business – both ours and our clients’.

As a firm that was built on culture, we value our people and their growth, and we firmly believe that our people come first. Each of us embody the entrepreneurial spirit and have something unique to contribute to the fabric of our organization. Things like our seven employee created-and-led committees and regular celebratory events came from employees who subscribed to building a culture that puts people first. As a consulting firm, our people are our business – their happiness and engagement is directly correlated to our success.

That’s why we’ve been consistently rated one of the best places to work in North America – and are one of the fastest growing.

The Position

As we continue to grow, we will have exciting opportunities for Senior Associates to join our Financial Services Group

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate, build and succeed as part of a team of high performing professionals, and the ability to share challenges and rewards that come from working with a dynamic group of entrepreneurial thinkers who come from diverse backgrounds and fields of specialty with a passion for growing businesses – both ours and our clients’. 

Our Senior Associates demonstrate a high level of technical, industry knowledge and skills, while working on various projects across multiple lines of business within Banking and Financial Services. 

You are ambitious, enthusiastic and adaptable with the ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment. You have solid working experience and understanding of the processes within Banking and Financial Services. You are confident, ambitious and have the ability to wear multiple hats and adapt to changing needs and environments while working independently. 

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for overall project management. Participate in project planning and administration. This includes creating process maps, supporting metrics, progress reports, client briefings, presentations, deliverables and recommendation documents 
  • Participate in change management activities including current-state and future-state process mapping, standard operating procedure changes, and training 
  • Lead a team of project resources by providing day-to-day direction, coaching and mentoring. You will also be responsible for career development management, and supporting employees through Optimus SBR’s Career Development Program (CDP) 
  • Ability to develop, manage, and execute end-to-end solutions to clients’ needs and requirements 
  • Review and edit requirements, specifications, business processes and/or recommendations related to proposed solutions 
  • Participate in proposals development and other sales support activities as assigned 
  • Contribute to the life and culture of Optimus SBR  

 

Qualifciations 

  • Minimum of 5-8 years relevant working experience 
  • Prior banking and financial services experience, is required  
  • Prior consulting experience is considered a strong asset 
  • Business analysis and/or project management skills, is preferred 
  • Experience leading small project teams 
  • Strong people skills with an ability to lead, motivate, coach and mentor 
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to sell ideas and recommendations to various stakeholders 
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills 
  • Self directed, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment 
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills 
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to meet aggressive timelines 
  • Innovative and dynamic. Brings an entrepreneurial spirit to our business 
  • Strong work ethic and someone who is energetic, enthusiastic and committed to developing their career 
  • Required Education: Related University Degree 
  • Preferred Education: Post-Graduate degree, MBA, CPA, CFA or other relevant designations; or equivalent experience 

 

What’s in it for you?

Whether you come from another consulting firm, or have experience working in industry, we welcome your unique perspectives and knowledge into our talent pool.

When you come on board, we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards Program including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Flexible health benefits
  • Career development program
  • A performance culture that encourages, promotes and celebrates hard work, innovation, and overall employee contributions. One that encourages you to define your pathway, and the timeline to achieve the next level.

Beyond compensation, we also offer:

  • A culture of rewards and recognition
  • An ability to make a difference and a lasting impact
  • A chance to work with dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing teams
  • An opportunity to do challenging work and to contribute above and beyond
  • A flexible work/life balance
  • Join one of our many committees to broaden your horizon, meet new people, enhance your skills and give back to your community and workplace.

A Bold Attitude

It means that we’re authentic. What you see is what you get. No preconceived notions. No consultant speak. No nonsense.

It means that we like to think of ourselves as the anti-consultants. We don’t assume to have prescribed answers. We make sure we’re asking the right questions, collaborate with our clients, and get results.

It means that we’re engaging. Our work may never be easy, but that doesn’t mean working with us needs to feel hard. Or onerous. Or boring. The issues we tackle may be challenging, but it’s in our DNA to make the answers inspiring.

It means we judge strategy by its execution. Ideas only make an impact if they inspire action.

It means that we embrace the fog. Our processes, our frameworks, and our trust in one another inspires a sense of confidence that no matter how complex the situation, we’ll find clarity.

It means that our ambition drives us to build the kind of company we’ve always wanted to work for, and the type of company our clients have always wanted to work with.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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