Commercial Architect

Commercial Architect

NTT | Cape Town, WC, ZA

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Key Roles and Responsibilities:Prepare the commercial parts of sales proposals for submission to clients.Provide recommendations and review the pricing and costing of deals to ensure maximum benefit and minimum risk to NTT (Ltd).Build and compile pricing models for specific proposals and provide input into the development of standardized pricing models.Provide a commercial summary, benefits, internal margin sharing, financial options and assumptions to be consolidated into the clients template.Present key pricing assumptions and risks for sign-off at relevant levels, in line with the authority matrix.Engages with and leverages off relationships between NTT(Ltd) and vendors and/or subcontractors and strategic alliances, including the Legal Team during the conception, construction, and review of client proposals, soliciting information, and escalating queries.Ensure that deal profitability is not eroded over time by calculating the long-term profit of deals, evaluating and concluding on foreign currency issues and the impacts of these both financially and contractually.Incorporate NTT (Ltd) terms and conditions into the structure of client financing models and master services agreements.Ensure deal profitability by investigating taxation, inflationary movements cost of living issues, etc.Provide support to relevant team by assisting with the maintenance of vendor warranties to ensure inclusion in the construction of deals.Analysis of pricing impacts on cash flow for the client and take responsibility for building pricing profiles.Lead or participate in the negotiation of deals with clients by interpreting information and providing advice on the commercial viability of the opportunity.Evaluate the financing, leasing, and accounting impacts of deals.Mitigate risks in terms of the calculation and payment of penalties, contract termination, building agreements, limitation of liability, and non-solicitation for bids and/or deals and provide feedback to the key stakeholders regarding these.Contribute competitive pricing intelligence data to SCOEs.Provide input to process/business requirements development.Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:Good understanding of the local operating, commercial and general business conditionsWell-developed negotiation skillsLateral thinking abilityExcellent attention to detail and organizational skillsGood business and commercial acumen coupled with an analytical mind.Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality and accuracySolid team skills, particularly engaging with the team to continuously develop own expertiseGood communication skills, especially related to facilitation, documentation, and reportingGood Microsoft Office skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)Highly numerate and display high levels of integrityAcademic Qualifications and Certifications:Bachelors degree in a relevant field of study (Finance, Commerce, Business)Relevant certificationsRequired Experience:Demonstrable experience working in the field in a similar role within a global ICT services organizationProven experience working with pricing assumptions and developing pricing modelsDemonstrated experience in deal structuring, pricing review, and negotiation experienceProven experience working with vendors and/or suppliersPrevious experience in an accounting type rolePrevious coaching experience