Deloitte Consulting, Director, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Insurance, UK

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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Role description

Technology is an exciting and thriving competency within our Consulting practice. We have a diverse practice with around1700 practitioners working on challenging engagements across a wide portfolio of clients, and operating from many offices around the UK. Our breadth and depth of expertise enables us to work with FTSE 100 clients to help define, shape and successfully deliver some of their most complex technology projects. The quality of our technical skills is enhanced through our practical knowledge of implementation and our ability to team with each other. Our tools and methodologies add to the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of our work.

Working at the heart of some of the most significant technology projects in the UK, our Architecture and Analysis teams comprise over 100 practitioners who are integral to the delivery of many client projects. Working with other practitioners from within the Technology competency and across Deloitte's Consulting practice as a whole, these teams provide the bridge between business and technology, advising and delivering technology-enabled business transformation.

Deloitte has one of the world’s largest Financial Services practices and we provide advisory services to clients across the global banking, capital markets, Insurance and asset management sectors. We are looking to grow our Architecture and Analysis teams within our rapidly growing Insurance sector and are recruiting specifically at our Consultant, Senior Consultant and Manager grades.

Who we work with

The Technology Insurance team at Deloitte is supporting our clients as they face a number of key challenges, spanning core operations, risk and finance functions and digital transformation. We work with clients in all sectors to overcome these challenges, including General Insurance, London Markets, complex Global Risk Carriers and Life Insurance.

Our team is growing, and we are looking for aspiring leaders who will add instant value to our clients and allow the firm to deliver services of distinction. As a part of our team you will benefit from early client exposure, working with and learning from some of the top practitioners in the industry and nurturing our talent. If you have the skills and experiences to overcome our clients’ key challenges and have the ambition to become a leader in one or more of the following capability areas, please get in touch..

  • Solution Architecture
  • Integration Architecture
  • Business analysis


  • IT Strategy Development: Assist clients develop a technology strategy and roadmap that aligns with and supports their key business priorities. Ensure that IT is able to act as a key enabler for business value.
  • IT Sourcing: Allow clients to develop a sourcing strategy and delivery model to support the business needs at optimal cost. Assess different vendor capabilities and commercial propositions and develop recommendations for future state. Support clients through the sourcing and selection process, and transition to the new deliver model.
  • IT Operating Models: Support a senior IT leadership team or business sponsor to develop an IT Operating Model, outlining the strategic aims of the organisation, and then defining the various components of the IT function, including roles, processes, controls and potentially tools.
  • IT Assessments: Undertake IT maturity assessments, potentially across all elements of the IT function. Such an assignment would examine how business alignment, strategy, architecture, development and operations are currently being run, and seek to understand issues with capability, process and governance. The assignment would conclude with a set of recommendations and next steps.
  • IT Architecture: Identifying and setting out the architectural components that provide a framework to facilitate the provision of technology and business solutions
  • IT Transformation: Shaping a major IT Transformation program for a client and running the Program Management Office of a major change program to deliver business and technology initiatives
  • To have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture


Candidates require a combination of management, consultancy, project delivery and technical skills. You will be expected to demonstrate that you have experience of working with IT clients and helping to deliver projects and programs for them.

You will:

Relationship / Market Growth

  • Possess a strong commercial acumen and be able to demonstrate a track record of creating, selling and delivering large scale engagements
  • Develop new and sell-on sales opportunities by promoting Deloitte propositions, capabilities and maintaining on-going client relationships
  • Act as a market maker by bringing in new, profitable clients to Deloitte
  • Lead bids and manage the sales/negotiation process through to signing of the engagement letter
  • Possess advanced negotiation skills
  • Develop a personal contact network across Deloitte and in the global marketplace

Client Service Delivery

Be able to effectively shape, plan and staff engagements

Lead large engagements or a portfolio of smaller engagements; (size and fees vary by Senior Manager or Director grade)

Take responsibility for engagement financials, including client billing and cash collection

Have a strong understanding of Risk Management and how to protect the interests of both the client and Deloitte

Understand how to build teams to get the right mix of people and capabilities to best serve the client and strengthen the relationship

Have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture

Quality, Innovation and Brand

Support the continued growth of the business through contributing to the wider development of the Technology practice (e.g. supporting the development of propositions, offering, training, marketing, communications and recruitment activities)

Lead or play a key role in co-ordinating an area of Technology practice development (e.g. Training, Marketing, Communications or Recruitment)

Deliver the Talent Contract

Take a selfless interest in the development, success (and happiness) of engagement team members working for you

Support the career development of others by acting as a mentor or counsellor to a group of Technology consulting staff


  • All candidates must have full travel mobility and the right to live and work in the UK.

We are Consulting

Three core competency areas make up our Consulting service line:

• Technology

• Strategy & Operations

• Human Capital

We exist to solve complex problems

Our consultants are renowned for their straightforward approach to solving some of the world’s largest and most complex business challenges. With a team of over 3,000, each of us is energised by the challenge a seemingly inscrutable problem presents. Our distinctiveness lies in our refusal to accept a problem at face value - we draw on the depth of our shared insight to ask the right questions, and it’s these questions that uncover answers - answers with impact.

We are committed to collaboration

Our role is to unlock potential for growth and innovation. We believe this requires real collaboration ? with our own networks and with our clients. It’s why we commit to truly getting under the skin of our client’s needs, developing a full appreciation for their environment, goals and ambitions. We’re also unafraid to challenge. In so doing, we build long-term and trusted affinities.

We create long-term, sustainable impact

We often work hand-in-hand with our clients to help find the right solution and to help apply that solution. Our aim is to leave behind ambassadors who are equipped to continue the transformation we began. For us, it’s about embedding sustainable change, allowing the impact of our insight to be felt for a long time to come.

We offer a number of different career pathways

We offer three different career pathways at Deloitte, meaning that there are three different routes by which people can progress in Consulting. We provide variety regarding the career options available to you, assisting you to take career steps that fit your skills, talents and aspirations, and providing an environment where those choices can be discussed in meaningful and constructive career conversations.

The Consulting Career Paths are:

Consulting pathway ? pathway based around developing a broad consulting skillset alongside building expertise in a specific domain

Consulting Solutions pathway ? pathway where there is greater focus on building skills and deep expertise in a specific domain. Practitioners have a narrow focus, determined by their SME and type of contribution made

Consulting Services pathway ? pathway for people whose career is built around the delivery of managed services to clients (either internal or external)

About Deloitte

Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with global business and industry expertise to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

We deliver outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients, in the UK and globally. In pursuing this we contribute to a sustainable and prosperous society, and are firm believers in the positive impact business can and should have on the world it operates within.

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service through our expertise and professionalism.

We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture. We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements. We recognise that our people are juggling demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work.

Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways.

We are proud to have received a special award for Best Innovation for our WorkAgility Time Out programme in the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families awards.

Job information

Firm: Deloitte

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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