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Client Solutions Director - Insurance

Client Solutions Director - Insurance

Custom Field 1:  Business Consulting
Custom Field 3:  Business Consulting
Country/Region:  GB
Date:  22 Jun 2024

London, ENG, GB, EC2N 3AR

Working place:  Hybrid

Client Solutions Director - Insurance

About GFT

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain. 


With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.



Role Summary 

What we are looking for is an experienced Customer Engineer or Client CTO, who brings with them a people centric approach to leadership, hands on delivery background, strong stakeholder management and pre-sales experience to focus on predominantly insurance, but also covering asset management, where GFT believe there is a strong capacity for growth.


You will work directly with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)  to help drive the tech strategy for the insurance business, ensuring solutions and offers we build reflect business value in that sector. You will act as both the technology and business expert, leading pre-sales engagements and over-seeing projects, enabling opportunities for revenue growth and supporting the team to increase market share. Additionally, you will own the technology relationship with the CSPs for sales opportunities in the relevant market sector.



Role Responsibilities

  • Provide technical eminence and leadership in sales
  • Own technical solutions as part of all pre-sales engagements in the Insurance sector and be the approver for any deviation from initial design through build, acting in part as a project chief architect.
  • Create re-usable workshop material to support the sales and delivery processes
  • Identify market specific challenges and opportunities that will help us build relevant world class offerings
  • Inform the development and acquisition of future skills in service of the business strategy
  • Accountable for optimizing the services, influencing the customer experience and mitigating business risk in your portfolio
  • C-suite stakeholder management and engagement, build strong relationships with key stakeholders with clients, partners and globally within GFT
  • Drive GFT tech brand in the FSI market
  • Represent GFT as an external speaker in industry events and writes white papers and articles
  • Keep track of technology trends in the industry and with partners to identify competitive advantages
  • Responsible for ensuring client success stories, testimonials and CSP specific audit templates are created for FSI sector projects to help drive cloud partner accreditations.
  • Act as the technical bridge and project oversight between clients, sales and delivery, owning the accountability for the client solutions, ensuring that project outcomes align with client expectations
  • Help align the UK approach, assets and sector relevant information with other GFT regional offices



  • Champion the GFT culture internally and externally  
  • Act as a mentor to team members
  • Act as part of the GFT cloud leadership teams
  • Help sales teams create go to market strategies aligning opportunities with GFT offers
  • Work with partners to create a wider portfolio of services that can be presented to clients


Competencies and Skills Needed

  • Demonstrable experience as a senior technologist for a technology or consulting organisation
  • Extensive experience in providing strong technical leadership with a background in solution or enterprise architecture
  • Ability to think more broadly and holistically about how to drive change
  • Ability to successfully bridge the gap between different agendas and functions
  • Background in manufacturing and industry, or within a service provider covering that sector
  • Strong communicator
  • Strategic thinking-ability to develop and execute the company tech strategy  
  • Strong team player and collaborator
  • Stakeholder management
  • Technical skills need to be current, including extensive cloud knowledge in all 3 major cloud vendors.
  • Experience with Partner management and aligning both technical and marketing strategies.
  • Mentoring skills


Mandatory Skills:

  • Experience at Cx or senior management level, leading multiple teams in both software development and infrastructure services.
  • Capable of creating a technical strategy to establish a platform for industry leading sales offers
  • A minimum of 3 years working on cloud projects in a  leadership capacity.
  • Track record at winning large bids/tenders, with contribution in both sales and technical aspects.
  • Strong public speaker, with a high level of competence in PowerPoint.

Behavioural Skills

  • Our values are very important to us, so someone who understands the power of recognising others and saying “thank you” and who leads a team, not manages it, is essential.
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Decisiveness


What we offer you

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

About Us

We show commitment to our investors and stand for solid, long-term growth performance. Founded in Germany in 1987 and in American territory since 2008, GFT expanded globally to over 10,000 experts. And to more than 15 markets to ensure proximity to clients. With new opportunities from Asia to Brazil, the international growth story continues. We are committed to grow tech talents worldwide. Because our team’s strong consulting and development skills across legacy and pioneering technologies, like GreenCoding, underpin success. We maintain a family atmosphere in an inclusive work environment.

At GFT, we have a strong passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team. We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. Would you like to shape the future of digital business together with us? Apply now and join our team!

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