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AVP- Group Cost Management - Cost MI

Chennai, TN
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As well as the primary objectives above, the candidate may also be required to carry out other activities, not limited to any of the followingReporting Produce accurate, timely and reliable MI reports (monthly reports, adhoc reports, forecast and budget) Drive the rationalization, standardization, centralization and control of all MI reports within the suite Update and improve reports (in line with business objectives) focusing on scalability, efficiency and effectiveness Provide technical solutions / support to MI lead with emphasis on data extraction / manipulation / reporting using EXCEL, ACCESS, SAP BW, COGNOS, QLIKVIEW, VBA and BUSINESS OBJECTSAnalytics Maintain the Cost Analytics Portal (not limited to security, enhancements and quality checks) Provide regular client engagement to ensure clients are using the system to its full potential Provide and develop regular value add analysis and exceptions reporting on key cost drivers. Utilize the system to construct and drive ideas which could lead to cost savings for Barclays. Examples include; Cost per Head analysis, analysis of the spend patterns for the main cost types, understand trends, seasonality and outliers which will assist in forward planning and more effective cost management. Support management in carrying our the Cost Control Strategies, Cost Transformation Projects and Vision Planning Maintain BPC Planning system (not limited to security, enhancements and quality checks) Ensure Planning system is able to support Investment Bank and Wealth Management Planning processes Agree timelines with central team Provide value add analysis to support delivery of Budget & Forecast including Exceptions reporting, Executive Summaries to be communicated to stakeholders.Client Relationships Develop and promote good client relationship across regions. Key stakeholders include Cost Management Central team, Business COOs, Finance Business Partners, IT and Projects, amongst others Work with clients and end users to ensure their needs are documented and the reporting suite meets their requirementsDecision making and problem solving. Should have an ability to make decision independently and help assisting line manager in resolving the issue for whole team.Team management Manage team work load, be accountable for ensuring the highest level of delivery and execution, balanced with excellent client service Coach fellow team members to help develop their skills, and ensure knowledge is shared throughout the team to eliminate key man risk Responsible for the direct and indirect management of a team of between 1-5. Your Skills and Qualifications will includePersonal and Interpersonal Skills Confident and assertive manner. Develops relationships and manages stakeholders expectations professionally Displays integrity, initiative, commitment and credibility through interactions with colleagues and clients Works well in a team and maintains good relations with team members. Shows enthusiasm and diligence and ensures team motivation is optimized. Strong team ethics. Tenacious and control focused. Be able to manage their time independentlyTechnical Knowledge Continually striving for process improvement Extensive knowledge of SAP BW, QLIKVIEW or BUSINESS OBJECTSand strong understanding of MI systems and processes would be an advantage Understanding of the range of products and services within the firm and the ability to apply this to reporting requirements Ability to streamline processes in a most efficient manner not only within the team but also within the firmControl Environment Ensure adherence of team control requirements Pro-actively manages stakeholders Provides regular updates to management. Escalates risk and opportunities appropriately Has the mindset to strive to identify potential control breakdowns in process, also demonstrated with effective procedure manuals Business Skills Has the initiative and ability to break down problems into components parts and resolve them. Can solve problems effectively and creatively Assist the MI lead in coming up with innovative, creative and scalable solutions. An understanding of the business cost drivers, project delivery, an ability to fully utilize the financial systems and available data is required. Good influencing and negotiation skills. Candidate will help the MI lead manage the relationship with Finance Business Partners, Business COOs, Projects and IT to ensure effective delivery of MI support to these stakeholders. This will include negotiating MI enhancements, report decommissioning and managing delivery with available resources. Excellent communication skills in both formal and informal settings & ability to interact with the region and global team (written and verbal) Communication style will need to clear and succinct. Candidate will assist the MI lead in the creation of MI presentations to stakeholders and will on occasion be required to present on system/MI processes or enhancements.
Degree: MCA/ PGDCA | ME/ M.Tech./ MS (Engg/ Sciences)

Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering) | BCA (Computer Application)

Experience: 2-6


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