Advisory Services Senior Manager - Financial Services - IT Advisory - Life Insurance
Location:
Chicago , Illinois
Posted:
December 15, 2017
Reference:
CHI006NG
EY is the only professional services firm with a separate business unit ("FSO") that is dedicated to the financial services marketplace. Our FSO teams have been at the forefront of every event that has reshaped and redefined the financial services industry. If you have a passion for rallying together to solve the most complex challenges in the financial services industry, come join our dynamic FSO team!

Our Life Insurance Operations Improvement practice focuses on helping life insurance clients improve and transform their life/annuity, group benefits and retirement services operations with respect to processes, technology deployment, sourcing and merger and acquisition due diligence and integration. In addition, we perform operating model design and development; and business/technical architecture design and implementation, across the spectrum of life insurance product lines and markets

The Opportunity

We are currently hiring for a Senior Manager within the Life Insurance Technology Enablement Group. You will help our clients with technology enabled transformation to achieve their business objectives. In return, you can expect to learn leading practices in technology transformation and delivery and exposure to a wide variety of business issues solved using technology.

Skills and attributes for Success

You will focus on helping life insurance clients improve and transform their life/annuity, group benefits and retirement services operations with respect to processes, technology deployment, sourcing and merger and acquisition due diligence and integration. In addition, you will perform operating model design and development; and business/technical architecture design and implementation, across the spectrum of life insurance product lines and markets.

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Leading project teams through all phases of the technology enablement life cycle; Lend subject matter knowledge to all aspects of the software development life cycle to give specificity to the appropriate architecture, data model, and system design and interfacing requirements
  • Advising clients on a variety of business process services that help identify, assess, manage and measure the organization's capabilities; Use business process, organizational and technology capabilities and knowledge across several of the following focus areas:
    • Policy Administration, Billing & Commissions, Claims Management
    • Data and Information Management
    • Reinsurance Accounting and Reporting Operations/Technology
    • Performance Management and Measurement (KPIs, business driver-based metrics)
    • Enterprise Technology Expense Reduction
    • Define business and technical requirements and solution architecture
  • Teaming with client technology professionals, and/or third-party strategic alliances to provide implementation of technology solutions
  • You will experience implementing at least one vendor system for Life and Annuities products managing the project through all phases of the implementation life cycle
  • Participating in engagement management, engagement execution and reporting, and client relationship building and management
To qualify for this role you must have:
  • Bachelor's degree and approximately 8 years of related work experience; or a master's degree and approximately 7 years of related work experience
    • Experience working at or advising for a financial services company; strong preference for experience with property and casualty and/or life insurance carriers
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Definition of business and technical processes and requirements, and associated business and technology architecture
    • System selection and implementation support including quality assurance and testing
    • Program/project management and implementation planning (PMO)
  • Previous Application/Package experience in any of the following:
    • Policy Administration systems - Life, Annuities, Retirement or Group
    • JAVA/J2EE/.NET or related technologies
  • Thorough understating of the software development life cycle
  • Willingness and ability to travel approximately 80-100%
Ideally, you"ll also have:
  • Bachelor's degree (computer science, engineering, or related field) and approximately 8 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree (MBA or MS preferred) and approximately 7 years of related work experience
  • Strong preference for experience with property and casualty insurance carriers
What we look for

We"re interested in passionate leaders with strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends in the life insurance industry. If you have a genuine passion for helping businesses achieve the full potential of their life and annuity business, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer:
  • The opportunity to manage a portfolio of talent within a designated service line
  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world
  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training
  • An excellent team of senior colleagues, dedicated to managing and varying your workload
About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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A little about us:
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