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Consulting | AI&Data | Director | Financial Services

Deloitte Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
Consulting | AI&Data | Director | Financial Services
Position Summary


Dubai, Riyadh

Artificial Intelligence & Data - Director (Financial Services)

When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. Looking for a rewarding career? Take a closer look at Deloitte & Touche ME. You'll understand that Deloitte is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

A career in consulting with Deloitte & Touche Middle East will engage your skills as a strategist, giving you a key role in the planning, growth and structure of businesses. However, we are not simply looking for people who know how to think, but who can display a deep understanding of business and industry and who can work collectively as a team to translate this understanding into deliverable solutions. For this reason, consulting at Deloitte requires specialist skills that embrace areas such as strategy, operations, financials, people management and technology. If you like a challenge and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the business world, we will provide you with a professional environment geared to your growth and helping you achieve excellence in this field.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most-for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

• Integrity

• Outstanding value to markets and clients

• Commitment to each other

• Strength from cultural diversity

During your tenure as a Director in AI&Data, you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in the following areas:

You will already have a network of business contacts in the region especially in Financial Services (Banking and Insurance) and be able to advise CDOs, CIOs and CEOs on leading practice approaches in key areas of the Analytics and Data practice. You will do this by combining your personal experience and expertise with existing Deloitte propositions in Artificial Intelligence and Data Strategy, Data operating model design, Analytics and Insights and Data platforms modernization. You will also be expected to contribute to the further development of Deloitte's intellectual property across AI&Data function.

As Director you will be responsible for the independent delivery of engagements or major modules of large projects.

Contribute to Clients

  • Deliver Value to clients, develop and maintain Client Relationships, and perform Client Development and Delivery activities:
  • Lead projects and provide strategic direction across the account to deliver a superior client experience.
  • Build deep sector expertise and manages engagements across accounts within Financial services
  • Demonstrate your technical abilities across Data and AI to lead and manage teams and client engagements successfully
  • Focus client on value-generating initiatives to accelerate the pace of change and impact to overall client goals. Bring the latest innovations in AI and data domains to the client to continuously add value
  • Manage and advance relationships with clients beyond immediate engagement needs and serves as a trusted advisor, setting aside personal agenda to strengthen interactions with clients.
  • Take control of challenging situations and diffuses escalated situations calmly by controlling own emotions and recognizing emotions in others.
  • Lead the proposal development process; assembles a pursuit team with the necessary skillset and knowledge needed to prepare sales materials.
  • Anticipate challenges to AI & Data implementations and proactively develops plans to mitigate risks.
  • Leverage FS industry trends to advise clients on how to create sustainable sources of advantage and differentiate their value proposition for future business growth, positioning them for long term competitiveness.
  • Bring deep insights across clients and sectors to drive a client's strategic choices around where to play, how to win, and how to configure the business to establish sustainable advantage and market position.

Contribute to the Firm and Brand

  • Manage firm activities such as Marketing, Eminence etc
  • Lead Sales and Business Development activities
  • Adhere to Risk & Compliance policies
  • Adhere to highest standard of Ethics
  • Build Eminence and Intellectual Capital
  • Contribute to Corporate Responsibility activities
  • Contribute to Knowledge Management activities

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Establishes a strong leadership brand and inspires followership through passion, integrity, and appreciation of others
  • Translates broader strategy into a compelling team vision and goals; aligns the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives
  • Actively contributes to building the talent pipeline; creates a talent experience that attracts, develops, and retains top talent and high performing teams
  • Creates opportunities to drive impact; anticipates client needs and delivers superior results by leveraging each person's strengths to build high performing teams across businesses and borders


• An undergraduate degree from a top-tier university, preferably in the fields of economics, business administration, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, engineering or a related field; an MBA or relevant master's degree is strongly beneficial
  • At least 14+ years of experience in consulting or a relevant professional discipline or industry, delivering AI and Analytics engagements into the FS industry (Banking and/or Insurance sector). This would cover Banking and/or Insurance sector clients. Sector knowledge in one/ two of these industries is a must (A strong candidate will already have a portfolio of contacts across the region)
  • Led Large Data transformations programs in Financial Services
  • Extensive experience in two or more of the following competencies are required: Data Strategy, Data Transformation, Data platforms, Cloud, Business analytics and Insights, Data Science, AI, Data Governance
  • A willingness to travel 80 - 100% of the time
  • Excellent business connections in GCC
  • Extensive experience in developing proposals and managing bid processes essential; demonstrated ability to propose, pitch and sell additional services to clients
  • Strong program management skills and should have led a team of at least 10 members to deliver engagements or as direct reports
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Arabic language skills a bonus but not essential.
  • Ability to travel extensively, and on a weekly basis, is required.
  • Role to be based in Riyadh/Dubai (Riyadh is preferred)
  • Experience in Big Four or Global System Integrators is a plus.
Job ID  203997
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