Job Description

Why Accenture and Tech Advisory?

At Accenture, we thrive to improve the way the world lives, works, plays, protects, and grows. We create high-performing and intelligent businesses, governments, and flourishing communities. Our purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity, starting with Accenture and delivering it for our clients. We do it using our unrivalled ability to deliver end-to-end services that transform, digitise, power, run and secure innovative solutions.

Tech Advisory is where we bridge the gap between Business and Technology. We architect and realise exceptional value from technology for our clients, and more specifically the CIO/CTO function. We build and implement the strategies we create, collaboratively with our clients. We advise our clients on the following capabilities: Technology architecture and Data advisory, Cloud journeys, Technology transformations and Technology Operating models.

Hear from some of our team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVzEo_85VTQ

How will we help you grow in Tech Advisory?

From day one in Technology Advisory, you will work on large scale projects with innovative teams, and the latest technologies. You are supported by a global network of Subject Matter Experts across 40+ industries and hundreds of specialised areas. We are changing the world fast, so come join us on the journey and together we can make a difference.

You’ll work across industries and capabilities or specialise in a single area – we support our people’s passion and enable them to manage their career.

As a Cloud Advisor, you will be:

  • Leading teams involved in the delivery of enterprise wide Cloud advisory and transformation programs with Fortune 500 / FTSE 100 companies;

  • Working with executive-level clients to unlock new potential streams of Business Value by bringing to life a cloud-enabled enterprise transformation agenda;

  • Helping to define Cloud technology roadmaps and industry/functional solutions, advising senior technical clients on cloud-enabled enterprise transformation agendas;

  • Driving the strategic planning of our clients’ multi-year Cloud journeys with a clear industry focus across Accenture’s priority 19 industries – this includes Cloud strategy, architecture and product/service design within an industry context;

  • Responsible for driving the creation of the value case for the client business challenges that would most benefit from migration/transformation to AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba cloud providers, or hybrid cloud;

  • Delivering Cloud optimization services across the lifetime of a Cloud transformation journey, driving up client value across architecture, economics, engineering/security and service delivery;

  • Exploiting the innovation of Cloud using higher-order products (AI, IOT, Advanced Analytics, 5G), and industry/functional solutions to create new business value;

  • Enabling the adoption of DevSecOps and Continuous ‘everything’, with a new workforce and operating model underpinned by enterprise change management;

  • Building and applying technical, industry, and functional knowledge to support efforts in selling opportunities to both existing and new clients;

Partnering more broadly with our Accenture capabilities in Technology, Interactive, our Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Oracle and Alibaba Business Groups (‘AxBGs’), and the hyperscalers (‘MAAGs’) themselves to enable the delivery of multi-year Cloud and Technology transformation programs

What to expect as a Cloud Advisor:

  • Grow Accenture’s business. Find and create business opportunities across multiple entities and geographies within developed and emerging client organizations. Foster a culture of entrepreneurship. Develop and codify intellectual capital and points of view and create distinctive knowledge initiatives that result in significant client impact and strengthen the Accenture TS&A Cloud external reputation.

  • Develop client relationships. Pursue and cultivate trusted advisor relationships with CSuite, business unit, and division head levels at the most critical clients in order to drive client value. Lead, develop and engage the Accenture TS&A resources for the client to identify and drive value; collaborate with industry and client account leadership to drive the Accenture TS&A point of view; ensure delivery expectations are met and resolve open issues related to Accenture TS&A sales and delivery; and bring the best Accenture resources to the client.

  • Create and implement innovative solutions. Identify the issues that CIOs are, and should be, concerned with and mobilize efforts to address these issues and frame alternative approaches to resolution. Understand current and future client needs in the context of market dynamics, and apply insights to recommend short- and/or long term value creation for the client at the C-Suite, business unit and division head levels that has the appropriate level of impact. Ensure the quality of the work to be truly distinctive in its focus on client impact and tangible results.

  • Develop and engage Accenture’s people and practice. Inspire people to develop a deep understanding of the client industry, operations, issues and strategic alternatives, and create a distinctive brand experience clients associate with Accenture. Act as a people and client leader, developing leaders beneath you, peers, clients and colleagues.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Partner-level management consulting experience.

Minimum of 16-20 years client/market experience in Cloud, enterprise architecture, data, and New IT operating models with a demonstrated record of successful, new business generation, and client leadership across a broad client portfolio. Candidates will currently be in Leadership positions within:

  • A Technology strategy consulting/advisory firm including audit-consulting or strategy houses;

  • Global technology services firm or niche mid-scale Cloud engineering/delivery and advisory firm;

  • Senior industry position focused recently on Cloud transformation.

  • Clear understanding of Business and Technology strategy and delivery within 1-3 key industries.

Deep understanding of the dynamics in technology organization/the CIO’s domain and the business/Line of Business areas served.

  • Knowledge and utilization of technology and digital solutions for clients.

Demonstrated ability to link business strategy expertise with operational know-how and understanding of technology to drive leading digital solutions and positioning for clients.

  • Strong rolodex of senior executives.

Extensive relationships at senior levels across key Accenture markets: North America, Europe and Growth Markets.

  • Educational pedigree.

Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university is required; advanced degree, such as an M.B.A., is preferred. Certifications across AWS, MSFT, GCP and Alibaba advised. Broader Computer Science and Cloud/Data certifications and academic experience will also strengthen candidacy.

  • Critical Leadership Capabilities
     

Collaborating and Influencing

  • Negotiates with a genuine give-and-take approach, where both act as true peers and decisions are shared.

  • Spends time identifying all stakeholders necessary and meets or connects with all of them, neglecting no one to shape a collective consensus.

  • Identifies opportunities to build relationships that will help others achieve their objectives and reaches out to those people or new people.

Leading People

  • Collaborates and openly debates with the team to manage projects, solve problems, discuss challenging issues, or learn more about critical issues as a group.

  • Delegates roles thoughtfully to free self to work at a more strategic level.

  • Collaborates with each employee to establish clear, challenging performance goals and metrics for the year.

  • Designs a performance management process to monitor projects and deliver results that exceed expectations.

  • Periodically reviews team progress against plans, focuses attention beyond the project to the full year or more.

Managing Customers

  • Seeks regular customer feedback and distinguishes patterns specific to categories of customers or other segments, validating with regular customer data-gathering.

  • Tailors responses to customers based on specific patterns of differences, revises approach for each customer. 

OTHER PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Upbeat, positive, transparent, and engaging with a natural skill for developing relationships both internally and externally.

  • Growth-oriented with an assertive and action-oriented bias, yet a team player who solicits and acts on input from others.

  • A sharp, rigorous thinker who can operate successfully among very bright, progressive, and charismatic people.

  • Proactive and entrepreneurial; someone who instinctively knows what needs to be done and rallies colleagues to get things accomplished.

  • Desire and ambition to impact client organizations.

  • High integrity and credibility as perceived by all those with whom he/she will work.

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Qualifications

Our Commitment to You

  • Company Culture – Work alongside a group of diverse people, in an inclusive environment, who share your passion about technology and making the world a better place in a truly human way.

  • Gender Equality - We have set bold goals to achieve a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. This means a workforce that is equally 50% women and 50% men for those whose gender is binary.

  • Flexible Working Environment – We provide several voluntary options including job-sharing opportunities, flexible time schedules, compressed work weeks, and extended weekends.

  • 18-weeks paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, to all permanent full-time and part-time employees of all gender identities, with no waiting period to access.

  • Employee Share Purchase Plan – You can own a piece of the company, while working towards its success.

  • Career Development – From day one, Accenture will help you develop a structured career plan and provide you with the resources you need to achieve your best. You will have access to world class learning and leadership programs within Accenture and with our Learning Partners.

  • Professional Societies Reimbursement - Accenture in an active member and sponsor of a number of industry professional organisations and supports its employees in their engagement with any professional societies.

  • Local and International Career Opportunities – We are a global company, serving clients in more than 120 countries and we want to grow our talent by providing them with opportunities across the globe. We also have the Accenture Development Partnerships where our people can use their skills to address complex social, economic, and environmental issues in the developing world.

  • Relaxation – In additional to your 4 weeks annual leave, you can participate in other leave programs such as the Purchase Leave Program and the Summer Leave Program because we know sometimes you just need that extra break.

…. and many more benefits! We are a Work180 endorsed employer and you can read about our benefits here: https://au.work180.co/employers/accenture/benefits

We encourage you to ask about our benefits during the interview process.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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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