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Director, Business & Technology Consulting, Life & Pension Insurance - London


Insurance Director Consulting – Life and Pensions clients

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centres worldwide and approximately 221,700 employees as of December 31, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant

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Purpose of the Role:

Work within a high energy and entrepreneurial Business & Technology Consulting Practice providing advisory and delivery services to UK & Ireland based Insurance sector specifically Life and Pension clients. The role will focus on leading engagements providing Insurance clients with excellent business & technology consulting services while at the same time making vital contributions to the growth and vitality of both the local and global Insurance practices.

Involvement in Business Development:

  • Lead development of proposals to position, sell & close new business opportunities
  • Provide leadership to development of proposals for transformational deals
  • Achieve personal sales contribution targets
  • Identify & drive opportunities within client engagements to increase revenue footprint
  • Operate as trusted advisor to key client stakeholders

Contribution to Development of Practice:

  • Lead the management of practice activities such as Proposition or Solution Development,  Community & Communications, Sales & Operations Management
  • Develop Insurance Industry thought provoking ‘points of view’ or ‘white papers’ and intellectual property
  • Coach and Mentor members of the team
  • Operate as Subject Matter Expert for specific solutions, framework, line of business, etc.

Personal Attributes:

  • Clear leadership capability to grow and own key elements of consulting practice
  • Comfortable working in a team, building strong relationships with clients and colleagues as well as on your own
  • Organised and able to prioritise competing responsibilities
  • Excellent communicator comfortable in operating with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Creative thinker, able to quickly analyse problems and identify appropriate solutions
  • Open-minded and pragmatic, with ability to guide teams to build customized tools templates for the engagements
  • Flexible and enthusiastic about gaining new experiences across different industries and clients and adapting to different, challenging environments

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Proven track record of success with operating in the insurance industry or with a large consultancy
  • Deep and wide Insurance relevant experience
  • Has led either Consulting or Business Architecture roles on complex Business & Technology Transformation Programmes
  • Experience on solving complex problems and selling in a consultative role
  • Demonstrates thorough abilities to identify and address client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships and understand the client's business
  • Ability to develop creative strategic solutions to solve clients’ business problems, and create accompanying execution roadmaps to implement the changes
  • Proven business development and practice development skills

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Formal Business Architecture accreditation
  • Has previously developed insight, propositions or offers which have delivered client revenue
  • Has delivered thought leadership to clients and external forums such as Industry Analysts or conferences
  • Delivered in an agile environment
  • Previously worked in a matrix organization


Industry Experience:

Solid Experience of working within the Insurance industry

Preferably within the Life & Pension sector


To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link: jayne.burnham@cognizant.comjayne.burnham@cognizant.com, quoting reference number:TCL&P D