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Technology Strategy Manager - Banking & Insurance

Ontario - Toronto Job No. r00212365 Full-time

Job Description

We Are:

We are Technology Strategy and Advisory. Our vision is to become the world’s leading advisors in harnessing technology and innovation as a force to reinvent and improve every business. Our mission is to help client business executives disrupt their industry and utilize technology to capture market share.

Our Banking & Insurance Technology Strategy team leverages deep business and technology domain expertise to empower clients to be more competitive by leading initiatives that unlock value and drive growth.  In today’s rapidly changing environment, the C-suite must position technology as a differentiator to stay agile in a world dominated by change. New business architectures break away from old ways of doing things, driving agility to compete and grow in the new. Accenture’s Technology Strategy team enables leaders to act quickly and confidently as they pivot to the future. We help clients determine clear, actionable paths to competitive agility by bringing them new thinking on business and technology.

You Are:

A Banking & Insurance technology domain expert with extensive experience in technology-led business strategies with leadership skills to spare. Your expertise? Advising clients on technology strategies to achieve their vision and operational goals. You have an abundance of energy and drive, resilience, and a passion for collaborating with senior executives. You love continual learning and are intrigued by new challenges. You have a flair for breaking down complex issues into logical parts and constructing analyses driving actionable recommendations. You’ve got top notch communication and people skills and a natural talent for appreciating diverse perspectives and bringing out the best in teams. You have a track record of rapid development and a strong desire to grow your career.

In Technology Strategy you will:

  • Serve as trusted advisor to the C-suite defining strategy at the intersection of both technology and business​
  • Articulate a compelling technology vision with industry and functional expertise​
  • Shape the role of technology in business strategies to capture market share
  • Identify and prioritize value creation opportunities based on detailed assessment and analysis of current technology footprint
  • Drive strategic opportunities which incorporate innovative technology solutions into broader business transformations
  • Develop operating models and business cases leveraging modern technologies and ways of working
  • Lead the creation of well-articulated thought leadership assets that present innovative insight, knowledge, guidance, and recommendations on a specific market-relevant technology strategy
  • Ensure clients are positioned for long-term success with practical road maps for carrying out Digital, IT or Cloud strategy, managing change, monitoring and gauging processes, and taking remedial steps
  • Mentor junior members of the Strategy team and position them for future growth.

As a Manager you will:

  • Manage a single project or major workstream, driving overall team deliverables while supervising and mentoring team members
  • Build strong relationships with senior clients that extend beyond individual projects, including beginning to develop C-suite relationships; drive a spirit of collaboration and teaming with client while serving as a true trusted advisor
  • Drive thought leadership, asset development, and intellectual capital efforts with targeted input from more senior colleagues
  • Identify and advance ideas for new business opportunities
  • Drive business development by architecting and developing proposals and SOWs with the support of a Senior Manager
  • Facilitate to drive results and gain consensus for action; able to address difficult client conversations and engage senior client stakeholders to drive meaningful outcomes
  • Identify creative and hard-to-find data sources and refines hypothesis through effective interviews
  • Develop focused expertise across multiple targeted technology strategy focus areas while maintaining breadth of knowledge basis
  • Proactively seek out and use existing frameworks while developing frameworks, all while articulating business impacts and applying a perspective that drives business and technology value


Here’s What You Need:

  • Minimum 2 years of Banking or Insurance strategy consulting experience at a consulting firm
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in at least one of the following: operating model strategy, technology in M&A, technology cost optimization, or technology driven revenue growth strategy
  • Minimum 5 years of experience writing business cases
  • Minimum 2 years of experience leading or managing small teams effectively including planning/structuring analytical work, facilitating team workshops, and developing technology strategy recommendations
  • Curiosity about technology and its influences on business and work
  • Experience leading small high impact teams
  • You have top-notch communication (written and oral) and people skills
  • You have strong presentation skills: ability to synthesize information and the ability to bring a message forward  
  • You can create and drive executive messaging
  • Ability to travel and work in Canada
  • Bachelor’s degree

Bonus Points if:

  • You have an MBA or equivalent graduate degree
  • You have broad, diverse experience and knowledge of major technologies (legacy to emerging)
  • You have shown critical thinking, ability to question decisions and provide creative solutions 
  • You can manage junior team members and prepare them for more responsibility
  • You’re a natural at building, managing, and fostering teams
  • You lead in driving insights and recommendations using data models and visualization tools, demonstrated advanced research skills
  • You can develop practical roadmaps that support the enabling of technology transformation
  • You can manage a variety of projects with increased complexity


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