Ready for a new challenge? Join Guidewire on our Strategic Advisory Team! We would love to see your background!
Strategic Advisory is a niche department within our company that focuses on supporting our customers through their entire core transformation lifecycle to identify, communicate, and realize business value. Through collaboration with all groups within Guidewire and close collaboration with our customers, we are able to translate the business impact and business preparedness of technology transformation into business value.
The Strategic Advisory Analyst is responsible for leading the marketing and research arm of Strategic Advisory’s presales support to Inside/Outside Sales regarding account research requests. Due to the scope of responsibility, we are looking for candidates who are efficient, analytical, and personable. We are looking for you to be able to understand process issues and problems quickly, distill reasonable conclusions regardless of a shortage or an overabundance of available data. Then, the Analyst must communicate such findings in a form that is both visually appealing and intellectually satisfying. As an Advisory Analyst you will Contribute to early stage AMER sales pipeline opportunities through customer-specific research and creation of direct marketing/communication materials, requiring the analyst to establish quality working relationships with the sales department. You will work with Strategic Advisory Consultants, sales enablement resources, and sales representatives to ensure that engagement tools, processes, and outcomes are aligned with account goals and customer needs. You will build and craft vital collateral, white papers, presentations, and other sales tools in support of internal and external Strategic Advisory promotion efforts as well as run the aggregation of Strategic Advisory engagement data, content libraries, and tools/processes
In Addition to The Strategic Advisory Research And Marketing Work, The Analyst Is Expected To Occasionally Support Client-facing Presales Engagements Including:
~Direct observation of a customer’s operations and processes
~Estimation/calculation of the projected business benefits of implementing Guidewire’s products
~Preparation of final engagement deliverables (Excel and PowerPoint format)
Note: This role will require 5% – 10% travel is required for this role in the US and Canada, with some week-to-week variance post covid once travel restrictions are lifted.
Guidewire promotes flexible working practices to strive for a work-life balance.
2+ years of experience in management / business process consulting with a focus on uses/application of technology
Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated ability to create visually compelling and content-rich presentations
Ability to interpret financial data and extract insights regarding overall business performance
Ability to quickly understand and utilize new tools, terminology, and processes
Ability to work proactively with little supervision while producing high quality work
Excellent analytical aptitude
High degree of comfort with technology
Experience participating in cost-benefit analyses for large enterprise software projects
Knowledge of and experience in the property and casualty insurance industry
General SaaS experience
Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.
Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. 380 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.
As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 700+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.
Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.
Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.