WL-074 | Sr. Associate - Projects

WL-074 | Sr. Associate - Projects

06 Jul
Cognizant Technology Solutions

06 Jul

Cognizant Technology Solutions


Job Description

Functional Architect


B Tech/ MBA/ CA/ (BCom MCom) or equivalent industry experience Responsibility:

Sales Support ? Contribute to Account Mining & Penetration efforts with active participation in customer planning process, including strategic planning phase vs execution phase.

? Drive RFP Response & Improving Quality of Response (more business value focused), structures solutions in terms of scoping, effort.

? Work with SME groups across domains/products to provide a complete end to end solution, including estimates and definition of critical factors, assumptions, and risks.

? Contribute to transformational and consulting deals vs staff augmentation.

? Drive oral presentations to the customers in area of domain/product expertise.

? Support revenue generation and be considered a FINDER.

Market Scan and Brand Building.

? Bring working knowledge of customer business domain and/or product within a specific industry vertical/domain.

? Conduct secondary research on domain/industry specific solutions.

? Bring an understanding of competitive landscape.

Identify key trends and forecasts in the given area of domain/industry.

? Prepare collateral, publications, technology papers etc for distribution.

? Work with account teams to develop and deliver new logos.

Opportunity Identification.

? Work on opportunity identification, prioritization and input to the qualification process.

? Contribute to GTM activities with partners, vendors, industry analysts etc through active mindshare gain Webinars, White papers, speaking events etc.

Knowledge Management.

? Contribute to TL, Design, PoVs, tools, templates, case studies etc artifacts into the knowledge management repository.

? Ensure all engagement artifacts are stored on knowledge repositories.

Conduct quality review of KM artifacts prior to posting.

Requirement Gathering and Gap Analysis.

? 'Lead Requirement Gathering Workshops.

? Lead FitGap exercise and come up with the FitGap document.

? Come up with high level solution for identified gaps.

? Present FitGap Assessment of a process area based on his/her area of expertise.

Project Support.

? Active involvement and ownership of The Requirements and Solution.

? Design Phase of small to medium sized delivery engagements.

? Creating business blueprint for small to medium sized engagements.

? Identifying gaps and recommending development/process changes.

? Validate system configuration design, creation of test scenarios, migration plans.

? Provide engagement oversight in areas of specialization as and when called upon.

? Monitor AVM SLAs, address ticket resolution escalations, and drive bestinclass process adaptation.

? Client Expectation Management.

? Deliver and measure value pre, during, & post delivery engagements.

? Ensure client satisfaction.

? Help customers execute organizational change programs.

? Develop quality deliverables with focus on qualitative and quantitative business case, value props, roadmap, ROI analysis etc.

Client Management/Relationship Management.

? Support brand building activities.

? Proactively develop relationships with functional owners from the business in a process area.

? Navigate client's organization to identify the right sponsors for a given solution.

? Support Expectation Management, Client Satisfaction Management, and Risk Management.

? Deliver and measure value pre, during, and post engagement and communicate to stakeholders.

People Management.

? Active participation in recruitment activities identify and hire.

? Coaching & Mentoring functional leads.

? Conducting midyear and YEA feedback sessions.

? Goal and expectation setting for new and existing resources.

? Motivate through rewards and recognition, organize team events/initiatives.

? Conduct Performance Management Reviews.

? Demonstrate understanding and skillful handling of people issues.

? Identify skill gaps and create training courses around domain/product areas.

? Work with the Academy to plan the training calendar.

Business Planning.

? Bring knowledge and understand trends, business/technology best practices, needs and guide/advise existing engagements/give inputs to planning process across people, process, technology and data solutions/recommendations in a particular functional area (domain/technology/product/ infrastructure).

Solution Conceptualization.

? Identify pain areas, opportunities and potential solution offerings by industry/domain with business impact.

? contribute to new solution development, develop transformation tools and templates, productivity enhancement solutions/product ideation.

? Lead new solution offerings development by identifying/defining use cases, writing process blueprints and walkthroughs & collaborate with technology partners/support architects for offering development.

? Define and communicate business/technology solutions in language meaningful to stakeholders in the engagement, such as CBA, ROI, and IRR.

Must Have Skills

Java Springboot



COTS Products(BFS Ast&Wlth;)

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