Industry Solutions & Services, Senior Manager – Payments – Accenture , Saudi Arabia

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Strategy & Consulting:
The new Strategy & Consulting includes our world-class Accenture Strategy and industry and functional consulting and technology advisory capabilities formerly in the Operating Groups, our market-leading Applied Intelligence team in Digital, the Capability Network, our network of innovation hubs, and advisory services for Industry X.O. We will invest to have Fjord, the leader in human-centric design, build a dedicated design capability for this new organization. This new unit will be a force in the market, with over 41,000 people, world-class Strategy and Consulting practitioners, and Applied Intelligence and innovation capabilities at a scale and depth that is unmatched in our industry.

Job Description:
In this role you will be required to support clients (Central Banks, Payment Service Providers and Banks) with development & delivery of business solutions related to various payment services, offered via cards, electronic, cheque, digital etc.
Furthermore, you will architect solutions based on latest and best practices and consult Financial Services (FS) industry clients in creation, re-engineering of Operating models, payments strategy and value analysis.

Key Accountabilities:
· Implementation of payment strategies, systems from Banking and central bank perspective including payment hubs, RTGS, and Instant payment products
· Support clients during end-end lifecycle of payments transformation:
o Innovation & strategy formulation
o Technical Architecture formulation
o Solution Blueprint creation
o Architecture & Technology requirement elicitation & analysis
o Integration Framework definition and classification
o Vendor analysis & Selection
o Infrastructure Scaling & migration strategy formation
o Solution Implementation & delivery
· Provide Technology consulting during implementation & delivery of project, supporting various stakeholders – IT vendors, Infrastructure support teams, Technology solution providers, etc.
· Provide Quality Assurance to FS clients during various phases of payments project implementation.
· Manage implementation & delivery of project, supporting various stakeholders – bank business, operations, finance, IT vendors, Payment solution providers, etc.
· Provide Quality Assurance to FS clients during various phases of payments project implementation.
· Develop trusted and durable relationships with clients and ecosystem partners.
· Manage a healthy client portfolio and related financials.
· Originating and develop business opportunities.
· Developing, nurturing and coordinating a local practice.
· Establishing acceptance of Solutions with client executives.
· Translating and conveying impact of process and system changes to bottom line.
· Assessing and managing risk and issues throughout all aspects of the transformation programs.
· Counselling junior team members.

What skills & experience are we looking for?
· Experienced Senior Manager/Director from a Management Consulting firm (10+ years’ experience).
· Banking Payments functional Architecture knowledge and business process design.
· Central bank functional Architecture knowledge and process design with a key focus on clearing and settlement strategy design and implementation programs
· Business & Functional Subject matter expertise in following industries
o Banking Payments
o Corporate Payments
o P2P & Instant Payments
o Transactional Banking
o Wholesale banking
o B2B payments
· Deep understanding of technical operating rules, requirements & processes of following payment schemes & standards
o Cross Border Remittances (SWIFT, RIPPLE)
o KSA Payment Schemes (SARIE, SADAD, DDMS)
o UAE Payment Schemes (RTGS, WPS, etc.)
o ISO 20022 Payment Standards
· Good experience in new digital currencies with regards to Blockchain, Cloud, APIs, Microservices etc.
· Good understanding of functional & operating rules of following payment schemes
o Instant P2P payments (for e.g. FPS)
o ACH (for e.g. SEPA)
o RTGS Systems (for e.g. Target2)
· Program/Project Management
· Able to develop opportunities, pitch and deliver projects of: Digital Transformation, IT Strategy, Customer Experience Improvement, Data Management & Analytics, Digital Marketing & Sales, Spend/Pricing Optimization, Efficiency, and Operations Transformation.
· Innovative and Digital-way enthusiast.
· Experience in Large Corporate Accounts Proposal Preparation, Consultation, Sales, Delivery and Project Management is a plus.
· Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment.
· Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
· Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
· Excellent leadership and management skills.
· Financial skills for managing projects successfully.
· Fluent in Arabic and English.

Why join us?
· We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues
· You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools
· Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards
· You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends

· You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live

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