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EY Pre-Sales Architect - Senior Manager - Consulting - Location Open in Indianapolis, Indiana

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY NEXUS PRE-SALES ARCHITECT - Senior Manager

Americas FSO Technology Consulting – Wealth & Asset Management

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!

The opportunity

We are seeking highly motivated sales individuals with a start-up spirit and technical expertise to join our EY Nexus team. This is an opportunity to join an established organization while playing a key role in the evolution of our innovative platform: EY Nexus. EY Nexus helps companies across the world accelerate innovation, unlock value in ecosystems and power frictionless experiences.

The Pre-Sales Architect will be part of the EY Nexus sales team working across Wealth & Asset Management solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to solve a wide range of complex challenges for leading Wealth & Asset Management organizations and be at the forefront of transformation in the financial services industry.

The Pre-Sales Architect is responsible for shaping the overall opportunity with the client. This is a product-minded individual who understands the industry domain, client's business challenges, and how to leverage the right elements of the Nexus platform. They are considered the "quarterback" of the deal, pulling in the relevant parties necessary and working closely with the account team to convert opportunities to sales.

Key responsibilities

  • Possess a strong understanding of the Nexus platform and its capabilities

  • Work with clients to understand problem/opportunity areas and determine how to shape the solution leveraging Nexus

  • Take on selling Nexus to clients and demonstrating its value proposition

  • Possess strong understanding of competitors in the market and key differentiators of Nexus

  • Provide demos and capability walkthroughs of Nexus products to clients

  • Define the overall scope of the opportunity and provide input on sizing, pricing plans and commercial treatment

  • Support in creation of proposals and other pursuit collateral, support with RFI/RFP responses (pulling in staff from various competencies to support)

  • Support in drafting statements of work, working with account teams to negotiate terms and conditions, and working through EY's quality process

  • Support in socializing pricing structure and commercial treatments with account teams and clients, setting clear expectations for support and maintenance post-engagement

  • Manage the Nexus pipeline for relevant pursuits

  • Work with Nexus Product team to proactively offer ideas to enhance or expand Nexus capabilities and inform strategy and roadmap

  • Collaborate closely with broader practice to ensure customer satisfaction during the sales process and share best practices

  • Maintain awareness of Nexus vendors and alliance partners; help in identifying new distribution and partnership opportunities

  • Possess a strong understanding of EY Financial Services Consulting Solutions; collaborate with Sector teams to align relevant Nexus capabilities for an integrated go-to-market strategy

  • Showcase Nexus capabilities and articulate success stories at industry conferences and events

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong understanding of the Wealth & Asset Management sector, including key business domains

  • Understanding of modern technology principles to work collaboratively with Sales Engineers and provide them with requirements in a way that is easy for them to consume

  • Ability to determine which Nexus capabilities are relevant to each opportunity

  • Understanding of how to estimate and size deals based on scope of work

  • Understanding of the Nexus commercialization model, including how we license and price our assets, as well as how we manage Intellectual Property rights

  • Flexibility and willingness to work with other EY Sector teams outside of Wealth & Asset Management

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • BS/BA required

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Background in product sales or business operations is desirable

  • A high energy level, sense of urgency, decisiveness, and an ability to work well under pressure

  • Exceptional relationship management abilities to work effectively with clients, vendors, account and product teams

  • Ability to explain technical information in a manner that is understood by non-technical clients

  • Excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Willingness to share ideas and leading practices

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change

  • Willingness to travel

  • Ability to travel up to 75% in accordance with client and other job requirements

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Work experience in a professional services industry and/or at a product-based company

  • Experience working with product development teams

  • Understanding of Product Development Lifecycle and standard architecture design artifacts

  • Familiarity with Data Science and Machine Learning concepts

  • Familiar with contemporary technology principles and patterns, including:

  • Event streaming / stream-based processing

  • Reactive microservices design

  • Containerization

  • Cloud infrastructure and architecture

What we look for

If you're passionate about problem-solving and helping our clients address their most complex issues, this role is for you. We're interested in self-motivated individuals who can drive sales and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in a high performance-driven environment. As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated Financial Services team with the opportunity and tools to drive your career forward.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Excellent training and development opportunities through established programs and on-the-job training

  • Feedback on your performance that will accelerate your growth

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $163,400 to $373,300. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $196,100 to $424,300. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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