Innovation and Strategy Director - Insurance
CGI Inc
London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Title Innovation and Strategy Director - Insurance Category DCS Role City London, England - London, United Kingdom Job Description Innovation and Strategy Director - Insurance

Position Description

Now, more than ever we are ensuring the continuity of critical services that matter and we are still recruiting during these challenging times.

Are you a driver of change with the talent to inspire clients and colleagues? As a leader within our Insurance team you’ll help shape the UK’s digital revolution, and take responsibility for designing some of the UK Insurance Industries most ambitious transformation projects.

A compelling communicator, with a deep understanding of either the General Insurance Industry or London Markets, you will be technology savvy, interested and passionate about how technology can innovate business to deliver real and tangible business benefits.

We are looking for someone who has vision, sector expertise, an interest in Insurtech ecosystems and professional acumen that delivers innovation with a customer focus.

At CGI, we are at the forefront of developing and implementing technologies and business processes that will shape tomorrow’s Insurance marketplace and searching for an experienced and ambitious Innovation and Strategy Director.

This is a Pre-Sales Enterprise Architecture role for Insurance.

Reporting to the Insurance CTO, this is a pivotal strategic role, responsible for shaping CGI’s future vision and go-to-market strategy for Insurances

Your future duties and responsibilities

  • You will be operating at C-Suite level in front of senior stakeholders both internally and externally. Therefore, you must have solid presentation skills and be comfortable conducting presentations to both individuals and groups of people
  • Working in partnership with Delivery and Sales Teams you will translate business vision and requirements into solution architectures, setting out compelling propositions and converting opportunities into sales.
  • You will contribute, develop and take ownership of the technical aspects of CGI’s future vision and go-to-market strategy for Insurance.
  • You will contribute, design and build the ecosystem of services and platforms, seeking out and developing third party partnerships whose offerings complement those of CGI.
  • Translation of business requirements into solution architectures and the writing of winning technical proposals and RFP responses.
  • You will be able to lead and guide technical teams to define effective solution architectures which can meet the needs of both proof of concept and enterprise scale solutions, understanding the importance of aligning the appropriate technical solution to the business vision and non-functional requirements.
  • You will define product roadmaps, able to take a solution design from early concepts to go-to-market propositions and have a good understanding of product development lifecycle and product design approaches.
  • As Director of Innovation and Strategy you will be responsible for the design and technical leadership of proof of concept exercises and the presentation of CGI proposals and offerings to new and existing CGI clients under the guidance of the Insurance CTO
  • This is a true growth role; you will be part of a diverse, dynamic and supportive leadership team accompanied with the leadership training packages to enable a long term career at CGI.

    Required qualifications to be successful in this role

    The ideal candidate will have spent the majority of their career working for institutions and / or vendors / solution integrators in the Insurance sector, either General Insurance or London Markets.

    You will be educated to degree level or above.

    You will follow industry trends and be driven by the opportunities provided by Insure tech and other eco system partners to revolutionise and re-imagine Insurance.

    This drive will help you lead the building out of an ecosystem of services and solutions, seeking out and developing third party partnerships whose offerings complement those of CGI.

    You will have the experience and ability to translate those offerings into building solid business cases that support the value proposition for the client and CGI.

    You will have worked on the design and development of modern IT infrastructures, with a focus on cloud deployments, resilient architectures and strong security designs.

    You will ideally have worked with more than one cloud provider and be able to compare and contrast their respective offerings.

    You will have had lead technology roles in the digital transformation of organisations at which you have worked, including design and implementation of loosely coupled architectures, interfacing with best of breed 3rd party solutions as well as core systems.

    Ideally you will have had significant exposure to Insurance core platforms and understand either the General Insurance Business distribution landscape or London Markets technology landscape.

    You will have experience of working on user experience and design led agile programmes and understand the importance of defining products from a customer-centric perspective.

    Your experience means you look for the customer value in the propositions and solutions being developed, and are able to build effective cost benefit cases which will help business execs and prospects buy-in to the solution vision.

    Ideally you will have had experience in product design and development, building out platform propositions that can meet the needs of a wide range of customer’s needs rather than point solutions.

    You are a team player with a proactive, can-do attitude. You will probably have experience in working with technology teams, and most likely have experience of developing architectural solutions on a variety of initiatives from small POCs to large enterprise deliveries.

    Having risen up the ranks you will have gained valuable experience of the sales process and think nothing of rolling your sleeves up and leading the development of technical proposals, RFP responses and proofs of value.

    Build your career with us.

    It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

    At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership.

    All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

    Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

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