Associate Consultant, Strategic Advisory (US-Remote Option)

 Guidewire - Company site
 December 9, 2020
 United States - Remote
Ready for a new challenge? Join Guidewire on our Strategic Advisory Team! We would love to see your background!
Strategic Advisory is a niche department within our company that focuses on supporting our customers through their entire core transformation lifecycle to identify, communicate, and realize business value. Through collaboration with all groups within Guidewire and close collaboration with our customers, we are able to translate the business impact and business preparedness of technology transformation into business value.
This Senior Consultant, Strategic Advisory role will be passionate about identifying business impacts, optimization opportunities, and potential value drivers related to cloud readiness and upgrades. This role will be integral in establishing the strategy, processes, engagement model, and results related to these engagements. Due to the strategic nature of these efforts, the individual must be creative, analytical, and personable. He or she must quickly understand process issues and problems; Be a specialist at active listening, gently directing conversations, and generating consensus; Be sensitive and responsive to the needs of the customer and the Guidewire sales representative; Credibly outline examples of value and standard methodologies from Guidewire experience; Continuously drive teamwork across all organizations at Guidewire, including but not limited to Sales, Services, Solution Consulting, Product Development, etc; Present findings in a form that is both visually appealing and intellectually compelling
In addition to leading Value Consulting engagements, responsibilities may include the following: Conduct introduction conversations with customers considering cloud and/or a product upgrade to introduce Strategic Advisory concepts and methodology; Lead customer relationships through and beyond their upgrade and cloud transition, with a focus on building enduring partnerships; Promote Value Consulting externally via Guidewire marketing events and public conferences; Advocate for Guidewire’s value orientation internally, especially for Cloud evaluations, serving as a go-to resource for sales, marketing, professional services, and product management teams; Advance the state of the Strategic Advisory team (e.g. contribute to processes, tools, methodology, and interpersonal development). 
Note: This role will require 40% – 60% travel is required for this role in the US and Canada, with some week-to-week variance post covid once travel restrictions are lifted.
Guidewire promotes flexible working practices to strive for a work-life balance.

Required attributes:

  • 2-3+ years of proven experience in management consulting or functional sales consulting, with a focus on uses/application of technology
  • Exceptional executive presence, communication (both oral and written) skills, and presentation skills
  • Comfortable leading large group discussions with senior stakeholders
  • High analytical aptitude and consultative mindset to expand technology transformation into people, process, and best practice opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to create visually compelling presentation material
  • Ability to think very quickly “on your feet” and make directional adjustments accordingly
  • Desired attributes:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the property/casualty insurance or financial services industry
  • Experience with large scale cloud deployments and development of the associated strategy
  • Experience selling and/or implementing enterprise software
  • Previous workshop facilitation experience 
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    About Guidewire
    Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.
    Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.
    As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.
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