Manager - Projects
Cognizant
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4d ago

Sr. Functional Architect

Qualification :

BE / B Tech, MCA, MS, MBA, CA, MS

Responsibility : Sales Support

Sales Support

  • Provides ontheground solution approach for small to medium sized pursuits.
  • Identifies new opportunities in existing clients by sharing point of views based on a clear understanding of the customer processes that can help bring in better business value.
  • Provide solution differentiators for proposals.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations with customers at a strategic level versus execution or tactical level.
  • Lead RFP response actively in terms of solution architecture and design, effort estimations, risks and mitigation.
  • Lead oral presentation to the customer in his / her area of expertise on the product / domain / process.
  • Market Scan and Brand Building.
  • Bring knowledge of customer, business, domain / industry and product within given industry vertical or domain.
  • Conduct secondary research on product / domain specific solutions.
  • Bring an understanding of competitive landscape.
  • Identify key trends and forecasts in the product / domain.
  • Participate / Contribute to conferences with partners, analysts / vendors in area of domain / technology expertise through active mindshare gain Webinars, White papers, speaking events etc.
  • Prepare / review collateral, publications, technology papers etc for distribution.
  • Opportunity Identification.
  • Contribute to opportunity identification and provide inputs on enhancing / rationalization of existing capabilities and services.
  • New Solution Development.
  • Share ideas to come up with potential solution ideas by identifying white spaces in the product that can address a domain / industry need.
  • Knowledge Management.
  • Contribute actively to Knowledge Management repository by sharing Point of Views (POVs), white papers, blogs case studies, tools, process flows and similar artifacts.
  • Conduct and facilitate knowledge sharing and learning sessions across the team.
  • Build awareness of the knowledge repository among teams.

  • Project Support.
  • Play Solution Architect role for small to medium sized engagements.
  • Responsible for client satisfaction, risk and escalation management ? Understands client stakeholder expectations and guide delivery team to successful implementation.
  • Review, finalize, and manage overall delivery of solution including business blueprint and design audits, supporting SMEs and consultants from a solution point of view.
  • Support operations in on boarding and enablement.
  • Client Management / Relationship Management.
  • Proactively build relationships with functional owners in client organization to build long term partnerships.
  • Create and connect with the right sponsors / business leaders for a given solution.
  • Drive alignment, connects with product / third party vendor in an engagement wherever applicable.
  • Own Expectation Management, Client Satisfaction Management, and Risk Management in area of domain / solution expertise.
  • Deliver and measure value pre, during, and post engagement and communicate to stakeholders.
  • People Management.
  • Participate in junior to middle management level talent selection.
  • Set goals for team members and monitor performance.
  • Guide the employees in the functional stream in setting career paths.
  • Coordinate with the project / program manager in understanding how the employee can better contribute to the project, seek feedback, and address concerns.
  • Conduct performance appraisal for team members.
  • Organize team initiatives on a periodic basis.
  • Encourage thought leadership within the team.
  • Business Planning.
  • Bring knowledge, understand trends in existing engagements, evaluate options in defined functional area (solution architecture domain / technology / product / infrastructure) and contribute to the annual business planning process.
  • Support activities related to strategic choices in defined scenarios (related to domain / technology / product / infrastructure) and provide inputs on enhancing / rationalization of existing capabilities and services.
  • Solution Conceptualization.
  • Keep track of industry trends and build / Provide support in business cases for new solutions in EAS for new solution development in defined functional areas (domain / technology / product / infrastructure).
  • Review / Lead new solution offerings development by identifying use cases, participate in process blueprinting and walkthrough.
  • Present the business case to concerned stakeholders / business leadership and seek approval.
  • Serve as POC for both client and delivery team assuring projects are effectively governed in terms of solution adequacy.
  • take corrective steps to prevent client escalation.
  • Solution Definition.
  • Understand the product / customer domain and his / her requirements.
  • Interact with Business Analysts / Senior Business analysts for requirement analysis.
  • Analyze CTS capabilities from a domain perspective and identify the operational nuances in meeting customer's requirements.
  • Develop tools and templates.
  • Share analysis inputs with other architects ? Recommend best solution Interact with customer and provide support in finalizing the scope.
  • Clarify queries other architects / teams have on the proposed solution.
  • Monitor progress on project delivery on an ongoing basis and provide support as and when required.
  • Execute maturity assessment and other process improvement initiatives ? Execute CBA and create business case.
  • Create business process architecture and related process flows.
  • Create Process Hierarchies and align KPIs to different process levels.
  • Define Business and Operations KPIs and align with strategic and tactical objectives of engagement.
  • Apply BRM on specific customer problem areas and devise BRM enabled solutions.
  • Asset Development and Governance (Cognizant H1,H2,H3).
  • Create assets in H1 / H2, Build and finalize implementation plan with client and internal stakeholders.
  • Identify re usable assets and track utilization of assets across projects.
  • Assist in analyzing metrics and feedback from project teams adopting designed assets.
  • Monitor asset effectiveness during realtime implementation.
  • Identify areas for improvement / customization and redesign asset based on analysis.
  • Develop and ensure promotion / adoption of assets in H1 / H2.
  • Must Have Skills

  • EBS-Order Management
  • EBS-iProcurement
  • EBS-Inventory Management
  • EBS-Bill Of Materials
  • EBS-Advanced Pricing
  • Order management-Retail
  • Supply Chain Analt-Retail
  • Good To Have Skills

  • EBS-Advanced Supply Chain Plng
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