Senior Banking Consultant – Dubai

July 14th, 2019 by Azur Digital

Type: permanent role based in Dubai


  • 5 -10 years’ of online banking transformation experience, in the capacity of product owner or programme manager
  • Minimum of 3 years within a management consulting firm

Role description

Working alongside other Banking, Ecommerce, Digital Marketing & Customer Experience experts, you will drive and support the implementation of online banking programmes with established banks and financial institutions in the region.

Leading each key phase of the implementation, you act as a product owner and programme manager as you guide and assist our clients’ teams and their partners to effectively deliver all business, operational and technological work streams, from kick-off through to testing and launch.

Acting as a driving force, you will be pivotal in ensuring the programme is delivered on time and on budget. By facilitating decision making and advising teams in their deliveries, you will drive high levels of internal confidence.

If you are passionate about banking and all things digital, and you want to increase your spectrum of responsibilities, this is a unique opportunity to join a team of experts, participate in large greenfield omnichannel projects and lead both business and technology work streams end-to-end.

Demonstrate experience in

  • Programme Management
    • Project planning and monitoring
    • Resource management
    • Project monitoring
    • Managing 3rd party providers*
    • Agile methodologies
    • Managing complex stakeholder
    • Business readiness planning
  • Product ownership
    • Managing product backlog
    • Prioritisation of product backlog
    • Defining business rules for minimum solution customisation effort
  • Process Design
    • Providing guidance on process redesign
    • Banking business process analysis and documentation
    • Defining target operating model
    • Experience in digital transformation design

Key stakeholders

  • Fellow consultants
  • Senior members on client side
  • 3rd party vendors

Additional skills and competencies

  • Fluency in English is a must
  • Experience working and managing conversations with C level clients
  • Facilitate decision making processes
  • Solid understanding of IT processes
  • Ability to influence without having the decision making authority 

What the day to day work looks like

  • Regular workshops with internal and external clients’ teams
  • Facilitate communication amongst stakeholders
  • Manage dependencies of programme
  • Facilitate the discovery of the programme
  • Manage 3rd party relationships
  • Monitor and ensure the approval of changes within the programme
  • Liaise with project managers, and ensure the deliveries are on track and each PM is on schedule
  • Support project managers and consultants
  • Willing to travel within the Middle East and Africa

In summary, this is primarily a strategic banking consulting role with programme management as part of the responsibilities and accountabilities. Selection of candidates for interviews will be driven first and foremost by the number of successfully delivered digital banking projects. 

We offer relocation support, health insurance and annual flight home.

To apply for this vacancy, please send us an email at:

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