IBM Senior Finance Business Solution Architect (m/f) in Köln, Germany

Job Description

We are looking for high caliber individuals to join our CPS Cognitive Process Services (CPS) practice, working as Finance Solution Architects. CPS combines process, people, and technology transformation with an outsourced delivery model to create significant client business value. Our solutions provide service to clients using a mix of on-shore, near-shore and offshore IBM delivery centres. Solution Architects will be responsible for generating high levels of client satisfaction by developing solutions for client proposals in both Request for Proposal (RFP) format and non-RFP format. In both formats, Solution Architects will be expected to interact with clients at CXO level and with the client’s appointed Third Party Advisor, where applicable, to shape and present the most appropriate solution. Senior Solution Architects apply collaborative techniques such as Design Thinking with client stakeholders and articulate the benefits of the value proposition across various levels.

As part of proposal development, Solution Architects will be responsible for leading and designing CPS solutions for existing or prospective IBM clients, working closely with the appointed CPS/GBS Sales Lead. In this capacity, Solution Architects will often manage adhoc solution/proposal teams, bringing together experience from across the different areas of the IBM business. The senior solution architect will be accredited according to GBS/CPS solution standards and needs to apply those throughout the pursuits managed by him. The role is hands-on and requires a personal contribution to the detailed design of the proposed solutions, in particular with respect to the solution elements requiring expertise in the following areas: finance processes, Shared Services, choice of IT enablers (P2P-, Analytics and Cognitive Tools) and understanding of transition work from clients to IBM delivery centres around the world. We are looking for proven experience and leadership in more than one of the following areas: Finance Processes, Finance Operation, Automation Technology, Blockchain, Finance Analytics, Finance Governance.

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EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.