EY Manager - (FS) IT Advisory - Guidewire - Centre of Excellence, London in England, United Kingdom

Title: Manager - (FS) IT Advisory - Guidewire - Centre of Excellence, London

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00B6K

Technology Advisory, Guidewire - Manager

About the Opportunity

Do you want to engage your mind? Then join EY to gain experiences that will last a lifetime.

We are looking for Managers to join our team due to the tremendous growth in the IT Advisory Guidewire CoE Insurance team.


As a Firm we are on a journey to double the size of our business by 2020. Growing our advisory business is critical to achieving this and consequently we are placing significant investment in growing this part of our Firm

This investment has led to significant growth in our UK Insurance business in recent years and we see significant market opportunities that will enable us to grow further, a key enabler for which is building our team

Much of this is driven by business transformation work but we are also looking to maintain a presence in smaller strategic, advisory work

We are in the middle of major, truly transformational work at several UK, European and Global clients, and our pipeline is equally strong

The Role

Typically you would be working as part of an engagement team whose remit is to effect business transformation.

Roles vary from engagement to engagement, but are likely to include business analysis, solution architecture, target operating model design, vendor package selection, implementation management and project management.


In your role as a Manager you will have responsibility for:

Managing and leading project teams as part of larger projects;

Leading Scrum teams / workstreams as part of large technology programme agile delivery in a cross countries model;

Managing end-to-end project delivery through effective project management, within agreed financial and time constraints;

Ensuring high level of client satisfaction through high quality delivery and performance;

Demonstrating knowledge and experience in one or more market areas and technical skills (i.e. Policy, Billing and Claims in General Insurance or Life Insurance);

Building long term trusted advisor relationships with our clients;

Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities by aiding proposals and pre-sales teams;

Assisting in developing EY solutions and supporting tools and methods;

Supporting EY practice and people development activities (e.g. recruitment, training), and liaising with service line teams, account and functional specialists.

Role Requirements

To be successful in these roles, you will be required to demonstrate the following:

Successful track record in the Insurance Industry, mainly GI, from a policy admin or Claims perspective, and LIFE gained through a top tier consultancy, a specialist financial services consultancy and/or a top tier insurer organisation;

Experience of working on large technology implementations from a business or technical perspective with knowledge of requirements gathering and process definition;

Strong understanding of one or more insurance areas: claims and reinsurance, underwriting, policy management, etc.;

Good appreciation of current market trends and how these are likely to impact key industry players;

Track record of successful delivery on large technology implementations for insurance companies, from business requirements gathering through go-live.


Desired technical skills and experience:

Solution architecture;

Large scale programme delivery (e.g. agile and waterfall);

Technology package implementation (i.e. Guidewire, Fadata, Duckcreek, etc.);

Target Operating Model;

Process Automation, BPM and Digital Platforms, e.g. Pega, Mobile, Portals;

IT Strategy

Leading and developing a team


Strong interest and commitment to developing and delivering leading edge solutions

Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects

Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience

Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered

Experience of developing propositions that are current and relevant to our clients

Ability to develop and deliver high quality output against stated project objectives and meet tight deadlines

High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure

Team player and leader who openly supports, encourages and shares knowledge with colleagues

About Advisory

As part of the Financial Services Advisory team, you’ll work with global companies combining your technical expertise, proven consulting skills and industry knowledge to help solve their most complex issues

About EY and our Vision

EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. And we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service

We have ambitious goals for 2020. Globally, we want to be #1 or #2 in professional services and be the best brand. To achieve this, our teams need to perform at the highest level, and have a relentless focus on delivering the excellent client service that will help us to continue to grow and become the market leader. In this context, your career will develop and grow.

We make sure our people succeed. The networks you build and the experiences you have with us will help define and accelerate the rest of your career. Last year in the UK, nearly 2,000 of our people were promoted or progressed within their grade, and we are significantly increasing the number of partners in the UK. So when you build something better at EY, we make sure you’re rewarded.