Director, Consulting - Insurance

Singapore, Singapore
16 Jun 2022
16 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role: Director, Consulting - Insurance

Geographical Coverage: ASEAN & Greater China

Base Location: Singapore

The Cognizant Difference - Helping our Clients Win In Digital

At Cognizant Consulting, our consultants orchestrate the capabilities to truly change the game-across strategy, design, technology and industry/functional knowledge. Our strategy is built around elevating business and industry understanding of the aspirations and unique abilities of our clients and by building these relationships based on trust and value.

Summary of Role

The role of Director, Consulting is to drive and lead Cognizant's consulting business, focusing on Insurance Industry across ASEAN and Greater China market. The practice lead should come with 15+ years of leadership & management experience across consulting, technology strategy & implementation, with deep domain expertise in Insurance.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Own & manage practice P&L for the Insurance consulting business across the region / countries
  • Proactively define & drive growth strategy and execution initiatives for regional consulting practice, with focus in Insurance
  • Build and develop strong thought leadership across key topics / business trends across domain & functional aspects
  • Work with Cognizant's BU & Consulting leadership (regional & global) in supporting long-term strategic initiatives like market expansion, service line expansion, client engagement etc
  • Build strong relationship with Cognizant's regional and global service line leaders, in defining the go-to-market strategy & value proposition for Insurance clients
  • Bring in and establish/build strong & trusted relationships with clients at CXO levels & senior client stakeholders. Identify key business opportunities (strategy & tactical) and drive client conversations as a trusted advisor
  • Hands-on-delivery of highly complex & large scale transformation programs for clients by leading a team of Cognizant's consultants. Overall ownership and governance for in-flight engagements managed through the team. Ensure resolution of issues / client priorities as part of overall consulting delivery portfolio
  • Lead a team of highly dynamic & talented consultants, managing team's overall consulting execution, talent management, expert mentoring and escalation/conflict management
  • Build and drive partnerships with business partners / vendors / InsurTech as part of growth strategy
  • Hands-on and detailed management of team's goals, targets, performance progress, annual appraisals, periodic guidance for performance improvement with overall ownership for building successful career for reporting tree & overall practice team
  • Own & drive practice management initiatives such as consulting asset development, knowledge management, training, domain & functional expertise development, effective collaboration with consulting units across other regions, talent management (including hiring & recruitment)
  • Strongly support Cognizant's regional initiatives across marketing, building relationship with academia, corporate social responsibility, thought leadership development etc
  • Drive consulting and requirement workshops
  • Drive thought leadership initiatives for the Market and build mindshare through Publications, Industry conferences and seminars
Experience & Skills
  • 15+ years of deep domain experience across Insurance, consulting, technology strategy/execution
  • Proven experience in consulting, project delivery, business architecture, managing relationships at senior levels within top listed Insurers - in areas such as digital, platform and processes
  • Strong background in Insurance Sector (From a Strategic, Operational and Technology perspective)
  • Experience in managing at regional level (APAC / ASEAN/ Greater China)
  • Hands-on experience in managing consulting business with direct client management / P&L responsibilities
  • Experience in handling major LOB's of Insurance - Life, P&C, Re-insurance and Health
  • A strong track record leading client advisory, technology selection and solutioning and a hands-on role in leading complex transformation engagements
  • Experience in Insurance COTS product consulting including fit-gap assessment, roadmap, data migration and implementation
  • Experience of having worked in a multi-vendor, business partner set-up with exposure in managing partnerships
  • Experience in managing a team of highly talented consultants, having handled all aspects of talent development & people management
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to build strong relationships with a range of clients at executive leadership level
  • Possess leading Industry certification in Insurance

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jun 13 2022

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant.

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