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    Account Director

    Category: Leadership and Management Roles
    City: London, England - London, United Kingdom
    Position ID: J1120-2364
    Employment Type: Full Time

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    Position Description

    Are you a driver of change with the talent to inspire clients and colleagues? As a leader and Account Director at CGI you’ll help shape the UK’s digital revolution, and take responsibility for some of the world’s most ambitious transformation projects.

    This role is within the financial markets sector focussing on Capital Market and Investment / Asset Management global companies. We deliver services to some of the most well-known Financial Markets companies and our growth over the last four years in one of our key clients has created an opportunity to help shape and further build relationships within this client.

    We’re a Top 100 employer so when you start your CGI story, not only will you be improving people’s lives, you can be sure we’ll do the same for you. And the even better news? Our collaborative teams will keep you inspired and will support you to do what you do best, better. Bring your talent to CGI and help us deliver the future, now.

    Your future duties and responsibilities

    As an Account Director for Financial Markets, you will be a true business leader with a primary goal of driving business growth within this client whilst also taking accountability for the quality of CGI services delivered and associated engagement finances. A key component will be developing and maintaining proactive client development strategies, leading a team to achieve targeted revenue and profitability and ensuring that sales pipeline and financial forecasts are up to date and accurate.

    You will further look to establish and build relationships and work to gain a thorough understanding of our client’s business and the markets they operate in, seeking out and identifying new opportunities for CGI. This could include a degree of responses to RFIs/RFPs, ensuring at all times that CGI’s USP’s are brought to life in a manner that both excites and delights. Your excellent leadership skills will also be brought to bear in the management of the team where you will be responsible for fostering the development of the team’s capabilities and expertise in line with market evolution.

    Required qualifications to be successful in this role

    A compelling communicator and a natural motivator, you get the very best from enthusiastic teams of experts whose professional growth you nurture. Your vision, sector expertise and professional acumen delivers innovation with a customer focus that is absolute.
    You will have a demonstrable track record in the sale and delivery of Managed IT Services and Systems Integration and Consulting services into the Financial Markets domain.
    You must offer knowledge of the Capital Markets and Asset Management gained from an IT consulting/outsourcing environment and have a proactive, “can do" attitude. Strong competencies in business development, account management and/or IT operational & delivery management are also essential.

    You should be accustomed to dealing at C-suite level in client organisation and adept at creating client development plans. From a growth perspective, the achievement of significant growth within this large/strategic client is key and an individual strong on networking, prospecting and lead/pipeline generation is required.

    Finally a good handle on financial management (P&L, forecasting, budgeting), contractual negotiations, delivery and team leadership are also key.


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