FS Distribution and Marketing Services – Digital Architect

Postgraduate degree
£45,000 - £114,000
Functional areas
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Our mission is to become one of the world's leading companies, bringing innovations to improve the way the world works and lives.
To achieve this we spend our time transforming and evolving some of the world’s best-known companies. Those companies come to us because they want to make more of their opportunities, adapt successfully to change and put ideas into action.
Accenture is approximately 360,000 people across the globe, serving clients in 120 countries. We want to grow our teams to help reach our goals and for that, we need you.
Financial Services
Financial Services is an industry in rapid transition driven by shrinking margins, more demanding customers, digital innovation and the rise of new more nimble competitors. Accenture is responding to this by having experts who concentrate on helping the CMOs, Customer Directors, Proposition Director and Distribution Directors facing these challenges. These experts form our Distribution and Marketing Service (DMS) team. ? 
Our purpose will be to help Financial Services firms deliver compelling and innovative customer experiences, allow them to serve their customers better, gain insight from ‘big data’ and help them grow their business?through innovative digital solutions - with an ambition to be the go-to organisation and dominant force in shaping the market. We will provide provoking management consulting, industrial scale technology delivery and innovative operational services to the market place. 
The DMS community sits within our Financial Services Consulting Business, across Capital Markets, Wealth and Asset Management, Banking & Insurance. Projects within DMS are diverse and generally relate to: 
  • Customer experience
  • Customer service
  • Marketing transformation
  • Digital propositions
  • Channels and customer
  • Digital analytics
Role Description
It’s important to understand what you might be doing on a day to day basis, and how this might differ from your current position, to make sure Accenture is the right place for you. Most Consultants and Managers spend the majority of their time working on client sites, delivering a project, with the expectation of extra-curricular responsibilities and practice building on the side. Projects vary dramatically in size and length, with a typical project lasting 6-9 months with an immediate team of 5-10 people. 
CRM architects are responsible for driving analysis and / or project management activities across the delivery lifecycle such as:
  • Gap analysis
  • Requirements gathering and definition
  • Functional specifications
  • Risk/issue management
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Team coordination
  • Project planning across multi channel solutions (including, contact centres, branch and digital channels)
Required Skills
The most important thing for us is that you display the right attitude. We would like you to actively contribute to our community and clients as practitioners, who can think logically, solve problems and engage others. We want you to be driven to develop yourself and others, as well as having a ‘big picture’ understanding of the Financial Services Industry. 
As well as the above, you should have expertise in one or more the following areas:  
  • Insurance, Capital Markets or Banking knowledge, with experience of working with FS clients to drive marketing transformation. 
  • Deep expertise in major ‘multi-channel’ and/or digital development covering Branch, Telephony, Online, Tablets, Mobile services 
  • Functional expertise on core banking and insurance distribution processes 
  • Banking or Insurance (customer onboarding;? change of circumstance; account opening; ?leads generations) 
  • Understands major vendor landscape, legacy systems and knowledge of Oracle On Demand/Salesforce/Pega cloud and premise based solutions 
  • Ability to operate at all stages of development lifecycle, from initial strategy projects through to full programme delivery 
  • Experience working in an Agile methodology and familiarity with Scrums
  • A good team worker with excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed analytical skills and ability to provide clarity to complex issues and synthesise large amounts of information
  • Extra-curricular or external roles displaying leadership qualities
What can we offer you?
1. Career Opportunity 
Accenture represents a significant opportunity to work and build your career in not only one of the top consultancy firms but also within one of its fastest growing areas. The DMS practice’s headcount has doubled in FY15 & we have had significant revenue growth over the last three years.
Our work spans clients in Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets and includes thousands of trusted client relationships. Our global presence and integrated structure mean we are uniquely place to help with innovative customer solutions, complex consulting delivery as well as Industry specific advisory work. We positively encourage our people to challenge themselves, think, innovate and collaborate and in every role they play, enabling you to grow as fast as you can. 
2. Great People 
People and communities are at the heart of what we do and what makes us a diverse and refreshingly different place to work. People development is rewarded on an equal footing to client delivery, meaning sharing knowledge, ideas and building an Industry leading teams are part of our core values.  
Whether it’s your practice, client account, career counsellor, start group or Industry specialist community, our internal communities help our people feel connected throughout Accenture no matter where they are located or with whom they work. These groups form your support network, friends, learning channels, mentors and help you get the most of out of your career.
3. Training 
We recognise the importance of training to help you remain at the top of your game and continue to grow and achieve through your career, and that’s why last year we invested more than $787 million?in training and developing our people. 
Throughout a career at Accenture, you can develop skills and capabilities based on your interests and talents. It starts with new joiner orientation and our core curriculum, which provide an introduction to Accenture and help develop basic skills for success. As you progress in your career, you will expand your knowledge and skills through formal development programs.
4. Package 
As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package, including;
  • 30 days holiday
  • Gym subsidies
  • 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice
  • Employee healthcare plan
  • Competitive pension scheme
Next Steps…
If this sounds like the role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
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.

Job information

Firm: Accenture

Location: Manchester

Education: Postgraduate degree

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