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EY Commercial Architect, Assistant Director in Albany, New York

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

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Strategic Pricing & Insights Group: Commercial Architect Job Description

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself and a better working world for all.

Our Markets and Business Development function brings together business, sector, and account knowledge along with EY competencies and solutions to meet unique client needs. The Markets and Business Development organization shapes and drives an integrated growth strategy across EY’s largest accounts, industry sectors, solutions and services, while demonstrating and achieving market leadership through a client centric culture.

The Opportunity

As a Commercial Architect within the Strategic Pricing & Insights Group and the broader Pursuits & Commercial Excellence function, you will hold primary responsibility for providing financial, commercial, and competitive positioning leadership and support for EY’s largest, most complex, most strategic opportunities. You will help shape, negotiate, and close new business opportunities by drawing together competitive intelligence (sales, price, solution, and commercial), client business and solution requirements, internal EY cost to serve estimates, commercial model structures, pricing methodologies and negotiation strategies. You will guide teams in developing a competitive and compelling business case for our clients and EY through the design and execution of the competitive pricing strategy while establishing the EY cost to serve, seeking opportunities to maximize margins, mitigate risks, and articulate the differentiated value of EY’s offer.

Your key responsibilities

As a Commercial Architect, you will be responsible for all aspects of competitive analysis: Position – develop, test and refine the offer design including the pricing and commercial strategy to mitigate competitive risk and increase win odds; Price – balance EY’s proposed price points and value articulation against market benchmarks and expected competitor positioning; Solution – incorporate market benchmarks and competitive intelligence to increase differentiation, test client’s willingness to pay and increase value for the client and EY; Commercial – design and execute the commercial structure aligned to the client’s value metric(s) ensuring a fair return for EY’s risk profile. Additionally, you will support the development of client facing financial, business, and commercial documents, advise on client negotiations, and articulate the deal construct and value proposition in support of internal approval processes.

Skills and attributes for success

Thriving in a matrixed organization is essential, balancing the needs of the client against business initiatives and goals. Possessing natural coaching skills, you will inspire others with your insights and ability to create and drive differentiated value propositions in the market. You will be a trusted advisor to the Deal Lead and the broader pursuit team, acting in a consultative manner to deliver exceptional service and quality. You will be the catalyst that pulls stakeholders together to drive strategic initiatives and increase win odds while positioning profitable growth.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • 6+ years of experience in a professional services environment preferably in a function like pricing and commercials, strategy consulting, solution architecture or commercial and contract management

  • Expert proficiency in financial modelling, accounting, budgeting, and associated metrics

  • Proven track record designing, modelling and structuring deals utilizing various pricing strategies/commercial structures across consulting and managed services

  • Strong pursuit management, relationship management, executive presence and influencing skills

  • Comfortable operating with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity

  • Effective oral and written communications

  • A University/Bachelor’s Degree

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • An advanced degree or MBA

  • Professional accounting or financial certification

  • Experience conducting market research

  • Ability to travel

What we look for

Our successful Commercial Architects deliver exceptional client service by building insights ahead of the market to create innovative and compelling commercial structures that position teams to win more, win bigger, win better. Additionally, an entrepreneurial mindset combined with a suite of advanced analytics and accelerators positions our Commercial Architects to drive positive, lasting change far beyond custom pursuit support.

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $113,200 to $205,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $135,800 to $233,500. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable law.

EY is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities including veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and either need assistance applying online or need to request an accommodation during any part of the application process, please call 1-800-EY-HELP3, type Option 2 (HR-related inquiries) and then type Option 1 (HR Shared Services Center), which will route you to EY’s Talent Shared Services Team or email SSC Customer Support at ssc.customersupport@ey.com

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