Job Description

Spark 44

Job Title: Senior Configurator / Excel Executive

Function: CONFIGURATOR

Responsibility: DELIVERY

Community: configurator, dx, digital delivery                   

Reporting Office: Birmingham

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This role will work within the Spark44 team, serving a global automotive client (Jaguar Land Rover Transforms Global Marketing Communications Model | Accenture).  The Spark44 team creates brand communications, delivering award-winning creative and marketing effectiveness across end-to-end customer communications.

As a Senior Executive your responsibilities will extend beyond those of a Configurator Executive, you will take ownership for the creation and accuracy of configurators for multiple nameplates/markets.  You will delegate daily tasks to the wider team and act as the first point of contact for any queries relating to your nameplates. You will provide regular updates to the Configurator Management team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

You will provide direct support to your team whilst taking on the responsibility to effectively communicate with key project stakeholders on behalf of your team.  The role demands excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, as you’ll frequently liaise with the following stakeholders at all levels of management:

  • Projects Managers
  • Team Leads
  • JLR Configurator Co-ordinator
  • Market Team
  • Connect
  • 3DXcite

As the Senior Executive you will also be responsible for creating all International Configurators in your care and then presenting directly to the global client at a JLR product team review. In addition to this you’ll also be accountable for the following:

Content

  • Responsible for creating master configurator for new nameplate/model year update
  • Being Brand Guardian ­­­­for both brands and ensuring quality and consistency throughout
  • Gaining foresight and escalating potential issues that may place reveals at risk
  • Ensuring all BAU tasks are addressed in a timely manner
  • Resolving potential concerns with CGI and setup

Team

  • Ensuring your teams daily workload/projects are kept on track to meet departmental timings
  • Recognising & managing priorities while ensuring work is effectivity delegated to your team
  • Ensuring all project trackers are kept up to date
  • Identifying training requirements for your team
  • Developing expert knowledge on the Brand as well as on all Nameplates
  • Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals
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Qualifications

PERSON SPECIFICATION

EXPERIENCE /SKILLS:

QUALIFICATION

Degree level

WORKING BACKGROUND

Must have experience on JLR configurators

Previous experience of leading a team beneficial, but not essential

COMMUNICATION

SKILLS

Approachable, outgoing and diplomatic

Must have excellent emotional intelligence

Comfortable building strong connections with a large network of stakeholders

Able to articulate and present ideas with conviction

A clear communicator, in person and writing

Highly organised and flexible

PERSONAL QUALITIES/ BEHAVIOURS WE LOOK FOR:

Proactivity – willingness to put yourself forward for new challenges.

Acting with integrity, respect and thoughtfulness.

Delivering through others, adapting where necessary to achieve and deliver beyond your own limits.

Demonstrating humility. Adapting quickly to new situations.

Ability to make sound and timely decisions, knowing when to escalate to avoid commercial risk.

Strong analytical skills: thinking short and long term.

Appreciating the value and concerns of other team members. Acting as an Ambassador for your area.

Looking to avoid ‘waste” – be it time, money, energy or emotion.

Actively striving to contribute and support others, building a strong network for yourself both internally and externally.

Demonstrating enthusiasm, energy and imagination. Wanting to contribute to the culture of the agency. Working hard, but having fun along the way.

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

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.

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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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