Internal Managing Consultant

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 16, 2019
Closes
Aug 23, 2019
Ref
12337BR
Hours
Full Time
Do you have passion for understanding customer needs and identifying solutions that deliver value? Do you thrive in a transformation driven environment? Do you enjoy working with a people at all levels in an organization to find creative solutions to solve complex problems? If so, a joining the Innovation Lab Consulting team might be for you.

The Single-Family Strategic Delivery group is seeking a Managing Consultant with management consultant experience, preferably in financial services, to work with internal customers in a consulting capacity. This individual will be part of an internal consulting services team within the Strategic Delivery organization that will support efforts to help clients define strategy, improve business efficiency & effectiveness and solve complex problems using industry best practice tools & methodologies. The work can be challenging, complex and strategic. The position requires a seasoned professional who can leverage their expertise to effectively understand the problem, break down a plan and craft creative and appropriate solutions to our Customer's challenges.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Strategic Consulting

  • Strategic analysis of current-state activities identifying existing gaps, opportunities or strategic changes that drive business improvement
  • Working on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational strategic objectives
  • Regularly interacting with senior management on matters concerning change initiatives across several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers

Leadership
  • Ability to lead a consulting engagement and coach consultants through the engagement
  • Establishing engagement objectives and work/project plans
  • Gaining acceptance from senior and executive management of customers on change initiatives, in a manner that enhances of the overall relationship value between customers and Freddie Mac
  • Developing and maintaining consulting methodologies and tools used by the team
  • Operating with a high-level of autonomy

Operational Transformation
  • Ability to conduct current state analysis and effective at getting to the root problems
  • Developing and communicating a target-state operating model that addresses identified operational objectives, gaps and opportunities, as well as analysis that supports the recommendation
  • Leveraging best practice methodologies, tools and techniques
  • Executing change initiatives that will promote the target-state operating model and lead others to adopt


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • Subject matter knowledge of the primary or secondary mortgage market with practices, policy and regulations ranging from mortgage origination lifecycle through servicing/default
  • Management consulting experience with a professional consulting firm
  • Robust analytical and research skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Leadership/Management experience
  • Superior oral and written communications skills, with the ability to communicate effectively across a broad range of organizational levels
  • Ability to create presentations at an executive level
  • Demonstrated business acumen, problem solving skills, intellectual maturity, and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work with limited direction
  • Track record of applying appropriate tools & method (Design Thinking, Agile, Six Sigma, Lean, PROSCI) to solve problems and arrive at creative solutions
  • Ability to work effectively with continuous change and short deadlines
  • McLean based with occasional travel

Keys to Success in This Role:
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the best methodologies, tools and techniques to an effort with a bias toward innovation
  • Ability to learn quickly and self-teach
  • Demonstrated business acumen, problem solving skills, intellectual maturity andte ability to resolve conflict while preserving relationships

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess:
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Act as a change agent to influence and drive change
  • Drive for Execution - Be a self-started who owns and is accountable for successful delivery of engagements
  • Partnership - Effectively collaborate with and influence colleagues across the enterprise


Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • College degree and 7-10 years related experience
  • Knowledge of the industry, best-practice methodologies, strong consultative skills
  • Management Consulting skills
  • Experience driving high visibility engagement
  • Strong communication and influencing skills


Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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