Job Description

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Accenture is looking for Microsoft Industry CTO within our Accenture Microsoft Business Group (AMBG) practice in Australia and New Zealand

The primary objective of this role is to lead and grow our Industry differentiation and assets in support of Sales, solution and delivery of Business Applications-led enterprise capability. Being a trusted advisor and leader working alongside other AMBG leads, Avanade, the rest of Accenture and our clients to help them digitally transform the way they work using Microsoft Dynamics 365, the Power Platform, and the power of the Microsoft Clouds. This role will work with client account and project teams throughout the life cycle from sales and business development, through consulting and advisory engagements, to the design and delivery of solutions and services.  The role will help shape our offerings and help create differentiated solutions to position Accenture, leveraging the delivery execution strength of Avanade, as the premier provider of Business Applications solutions for our clients.

As the Industry CTO, Technology and Innovation Lead, you will be the futurist and custodian of AMBG’s industry POV and assets leveraging the Microsoft Cloud. You will keep abreast of product direction, global architectures and broader market direction to review and identify areas of strategic investment, including direction of Industry cloud related assets across sales and delivery lifecycles to support the specific needs of high priority industries and clients within the Australian and New Zealand markets. The priority industries include Health, Public Service, Defence, Financial Services and Resources/Utilities. You will work closely with Strategy and Consulting Industry leads for these industries to ensure Microsoft solutions and AMBG strategies are featured and kept up to date and relevant for Accenture’s industry offering sets. You will also provide specialised knowledge sharing and upskilling of Strategy and Consulting practitioners to enable a sound understanding and positioning of these industry-led solutions within the broader Accenture network.

With a focus on market development, you will establish a strong and close working relationship with Avanade Business Applications leaders to cater to the demand of our client teams, supporting sales and delivery with significant Accenture channel growth. In addition, you will help drive key offerings to target clients, providing enterprise architecture direction, including solution inputs, reviews, governance and QA. You will contribute to deal narrative and storytelling to adapt win themes into client proposals and presentations. Participation in client facing meetings, orals and business development activity is required.

In addition to providing deep technology solution review, you will ensure solutions maximise the impact to the client of Innovation, through appropriate Accenture Consulting services scope in particular through delivery of Innovation and value uplift on the Business Applications Dynamics 365 and Power Platform solution set.

The role

There will never be a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference to our clients are limitless in this ever-changing business landscape.

As the AMBG Technology and Innovation lead, you will often be required to;

  • Play a critical client-facing role that interprets and translates client requirements into a solution that can be configured from a standard set of offerings.
  • Harness value creation for our clients; positioning their IT to deliver business value and support future growth through Business transformation and landscape transformation.
  • Define and carve out solutions to solve client business problems that take advantage of new Cloud Solutions.
  • Undertaking sales origination, including working with other Accenture teams in identifying opportunities to grow a successful practice.
  • Advise our clients how to organise for a transformed enterprise architecture that harness cloud based solutions to enable the digital business
  • Drive the necessary solution sign-off with proper input on client business objectives, industry, risk assessment, budget and preferences.
  • Manage a portfolio of business application offerings.
  • Establish and contribute to industry differentiation through assets, sales narratives and thought leadership, leveraging Business Applications.
  • Work collaboratively with the Avanade leadership and teams supporting Business Applications.
  • Work collaboratively with Accenture leads in each service line. 
  • Evangelise Business Applications and the value proposition in the context of our broader go-to-market areas.

Required Capabilities

  • Understand and translate buyer requirements into a standard solution offering deal approach leveraging standard process methods and deliverables;
  • Ability to effectively communicate the implications of complex technical concepts to senior, non-technical audiences.
  • Collaborate as a key member of the sales and advisory team to represent the solution offering to the client buyer and other internal Accenture groups;
  • Understand and clearly define the input required to create cost estimates;
  • Aligning solution architecture (including statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) with final terms and conditions
  • Experience in Microsoft platforms and products including Microsoft Business Applications, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Azure;
  • Strong understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies.

Leadership qualities

  • Confidence in presenting challenging points of view to Director- and Executive-level clients (i.e. CTO/CIO).
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior IT and business executives.
  • Ability to grow a strong team of Managers, Consultants and Business Analysts.
  • Leading, mentoring and developing our people.
  • Experience structuring activities that play to a team's strengths and provide opportunities for others to grow.
  • Experience managing large teams through complex situations, adapting quickly and helping others navigate change.

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At Accenture, our philosophy is anchored in recognising that our people are multi-dimensional. We take an intersectional human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the company. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse to that end we are setting bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect information that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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