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The team at Cedar takes pride in making strategy work for more than 1000 clients through hundreds of consulting projects executed globally across industry sectors. As part of a management consulting firm with a heritage which includes being part of the former Renaissance Worldwide, whose leadership included the creators of the Balanced Scorecard, Team Cedar has been assisting clients in the areas of strategy, process, strategic HR and IT in an integrated fashion – from formulation to execution. Cedar attracts talent from some the leading organisations and educational institutes across the world. Examples of the same are indicated to the right.

Cedar is committed to career and personal development of its teams and some of the key programs are summarized below

Current Openings

Principal - FinTech Management Consulting
Location: Dubai

Cedar (www.cedar-consulting.com) is an award winning global strategy consulting firm, with a significant banking and FinTech consulting practice. It’s FinTech research unit IBS Intelligence ( www.ibsintelligence.com ) is a world leader in FinTech research having been selected by S&P and Thomson Reuters as a research platform for its clients.

Cedar has a significant Middle East consulting practice since 1999 where it has worked with over 40 banks across the GCC in transforming their business and leading major FinTech transformation & PMO programs. It is the winner of Banker Middle East Awards for over 7 years.

It is seeking to hire a Principal level consultant to be based in its Dubai office to work with clients across the region. The primary role is to leading delivery and program management on major FinTech programs in the areas of IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Vendor Selection and Program Management. The role also involves senior client engagement, presentations, and business development with existing clients.

Your profile should include about 10 years of consulting and engagement management experience with a recognized global consulting firm. Experience in consulting to the financial services industry and managing FinTech programs is a must. If you are currently based in Dubai or in the Middle East and have Middle East client experience, it would be a plus. We would also be happy to look at select candidates from India and other parts of the world. Strong analytics, academics, and presentation skills is a given.

This is an opportunity to help Middle East banking transform into the era of CoolTech and innovation !

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Research Consultant
Location: Mumbai

Cedar is a global management consulting firm operating in 16 countries, having assisted over 800 clients since 1985. A global firm, Cedar's heritage includes being part of the $1 Billion Renaissance Worldwide, whose leadership team included developers of Balanced Scorecard. The focus is on providing strategic advice and executing change across Strategy, Process, HR, and IT. www.cedar-consulting.com will tell you more. Cedar has been the winner of the prestigious “Best Advisory Firm” award in 2014, 2015 & 2016 from Banker Middle East, and has been responsible for over 5 large banking integrations. IBS Intelligence (www.ibsintelligence.com), the research and publications unit of Cedar is recognized for its independent perspective on financial technology with a global readership across 40 countries.

Your responsibilities:

The primary role would be to develop project analytics, research, reports & delivery documents in an accurate & timely fashion with the overall objective of high quality project documentation. The applicant should pose strong analytical ability, excellent verbal and written communication, multi-tasking ability and attention to details.

Typical research activities include study of business environment, industry analysis using primary / secondary research, executive meetings and development of reports. Significant opportunity to work across large transformation engagements, which could require coordination with client teams, external service providers & other stakeholders.

Job involves extensive use of office applications - PowerPoint, Excel & Word. We have offices in global cities, and a large number of projects presently executed in the Asia/Middle East region.

0 – 3 years of experience, with a Graduate/Post Graduate degree from a reputed Institute (preferably from an International Institute).

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Consultant
Location: Mumbai

Cedar is seeking to expand its team of Consultants based in its Mumbai office, but will extensively travel on consulting projects with clients in the Middle East on weekly basis. The consultant will be a core member of the consulting team that helps formulate client strategy, and assist in program managing their transformation.

Candidates must have a math, sciences, or business academic background with a strong academic performance/class ranking. Additionally, extremely strong verbal & written presentation skills. An interest or knowledge/experience in financial services and Fintech will be a significant plus. For those with a Master’s or MBA degree with 1-3 years of work experience, it’s an opportunity to build a long-term career with Cedar. For those with a bachelor’s degree it is an excellent 3-year work experience opportunity prior to heading for an MBA program.

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Engagement Manager - Financial Technology
Location: Mumbai/ Dubai

Role includes managing consulting projects as part of Fin Tech practice. While the primary focus is to work on IT Strategy / Application Selection / Program management engagements, CIO Advisory, Program Assurance/ Health checks, there will also be significant opportunities to work on engagements across strategy formulation, process and business transformation areas and a large number of projects presently executed in the Asia/Middle East region.

Engagements involve building business ownership and coordinating with client team – business & technical, and with vendor personnel. Cedar’s FT practice has rich experience in Evaluation, selection and project management across leading vendors of Core banking, Treasury, Trade Finance, Enterprise GL, Cash management, Credit Card, Risk Management, Data Warehousing systems and other applications.

Your responsibilities:

Primary responsibility includes consulting engagement delivery, client relationship, team management and assistance in identifying cross-sell opportunities within existing relationship.

7-10 years of experience, with a Post Graduate degree from a reputed Institute (preferably from an International Institute).

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Research Analyst / Senior Research Analyst
Location: Mumbai

Cedar seeks to bring on-board a Research Analyst /Senior Research Analyst to be based in its Mumbai office. Typical research activities include study of business environment, industry analysis using primary / secondary research, executive meetings and development of reports.

Your responsibilities:

The primary role would be to develop project analytics, research, reports & delivery documents in an accurate & timely fashion with the overall objective of high quality project documentation. The applicant should pose strong analytical ability, excellent verbal and written communication, multi-tasking ability and attention to details.

0 – 3 years of experience, with a Graduate/Post Graduate degree from a reputed Institute (preferably from an International Institute).

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