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Insurance Strategy Consultant

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00520022


- Job description

Role: Insurance Strategy Consultant

Mobility: up to 100%

Location: London

Salary: £48,000-58,000

Closing Date: 31:10:17 



Why Accenture Strategy?


Insurance Strategy is positioned for client impact on the cusp of Digital technology and corporate strategy. Given deep Accenture digital knowledge capital this situation plays directly to Accenture's strengths. With Accenture Strategy, we have created what we believe is the strategy firm of the future that offers an end to end value proposition from ideation to execution. This is a very exciting proposition working with consultants who have a heterogeneous mix of top end strategy consulting skills as well as deep industry skills and experience as operators.


Accenture UK is building the insurance strategy team focused on delivering visible client impact, developing and growing our consultant’s skills to be relevant in the 21st century and fostering an environment that promotes innovation, independence and thought leadership. This is what our clients’ current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us different to any other strategy firm in the market.


This is an opportunity to build and grow a business from ground up and mould it in the most desirable manner.


The UK and Ireland (UKI) Insurance Strategy team are looking for consultants and managers to work on strategy engagements across General (Personal and commercial) as well as life insurance sectors.


Key responsibilities may include:


  • Typically work within project teams designing business strategies, operating models, market propositions, strategic cost and operations improvement strategies
  • Lead a work stream and be responsible for rigorous analysis, to identify and validate value creation opportunities for our clients
  • Develop cohesive conclusions and present key findings, typically to C-level clients
  • Coach and mentor analysts and junior consultants on the team
  • Support efforts such as recruitment, training and thought leadership
  • Engage with the wider strategy community in UKI to foster collaboration and to support growth and development of the business

Key Criteria / Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in working in strategy and management consulting and/or in the Financial Services Insurance industry.
  • Experience in Financial Services / Insurance / GI / L&P and/or strategy / marketing strategy / operations strategy roles in industry
  • Experience in leading teams in developing strategy deliverables for multiple engagements: shaping, sale, delivery and socialisation phases (Desirable)
  • Functional experience in Operating Model, Strategic Cost Reduction, Route to Market Strategy, Growth Strategy, Digital Strategy for (FS/Insurance) OR
  • Functional experience in Underwriting /Insurance Distribution/Claims/Analytics, Operations, Strategic Cost Reduction, Multi-channel Strategy, Go to Market Strategy
  • Experience in Business Case developing, Financial Modelling and demonstrated understanding of Financial Statements
  • Strong academic credentials (ideally 2:1 from a recognised university, or equivalent work experience)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-cultural teams to deliver high-quality output in short timeframes
  • A high degree of comfort with strategy frameworks and strong quantitative skills to develop financial or operational models and supervise data analysis
  • High degree of written and spoken competence in English
  • Previous strategy experience in a top tier strategy consulting firm, boutique strategy firm, or in a big 4 accountancy firm (preferred)

Consulting skills and personality

  • Apply problem solving skills to resolve ambiguous and complex business issues
  • Understand the broader picture and the longer term without losing view of the detail and the short term
  • Organise, plan and coordinate own and/or team's work activities, to meet commitments and quality expectations
  • Push self and others to add value by meeting expectations and completing deliverables regardless of obstacles
  • Maximise team performance by encouraging collaboration and by addressing issues that impact performance of team members (i.e., Client and Accenture)
  • Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, listening)
  • Impeccable business ethics, integrity and sense of responsibility
  • Confident, composed, able to relate to senior client executives
  • Able to transfer vision into results and to inspire others
  • Strong interest in broadening skills, as opposed to being narrowly focused

All of our professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programmes at a number of levels to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with company-acknowledged Subject Matter Experts.

The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build and further develop your career.


Apply Today!

Great things can happen—they already are. Come and be a part of the next level of high performance.



As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.

Accenture will be recruiting at the following levels, Analyst, Consultant, Manager, Senior Manager.

About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications 31/10/2017

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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