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Lead Infrastructure Outsourcing Solution Architect

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00451815


- Job description

Role: Lead Infrastructure Outsourcing Solution Architect
Location: UK
Travel: Upto 50%
Salary: Up to £110,000 + excellent benefits
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
Join Accenture Operations and you will become part of the largest and most diverse group of business operations specialists in the world. You will be part of a team which provides business process excellence, implements leading cloud technology and builds and transforms client infrastructure services.
We are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients’ business operations! We provide technology-enabled business process services to deliver business outcomes and are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients’ business operations.
What responsibilities will you have?
The Lead Infrastructure Outsourcing (IO) Solution Architect (SA) plays a critical client-facing role that interprets and translates client requirements into a solution that can be configured from a standard set of offerings.  The SA operates as a single point of contact accountable for the solution from the point of initial definition of the value proposition through to deal closure and the transition to the delivery organization(s). The Lead IO SA is expected to work on the largest IO deals, with the infrastructure component typically $50m+.
Single Point of Contact Accountabilities
  • Managing all senior client buyer and functional owner relationships for the designated solution
  • Driving the necessary sign-off of the solution with proper input from the Operating Groups on client business objectives, industry, risk assessment, budget and preferences
  • Managing the sales team, Subject Matter Experts required during the sales process and the communication/ collaboration with the delivery organization(s)
  • Directing and coordinating with Legal & Commercial and Corporate Transaction Services (CTS) in areas specific to the solution
  • Collaborating with the Operating Groups to provide input to Terms and Conditions and in some cases accountable for specific contractual terms and conditions
  • Identifying leadership contacts for service transition and operations and ensuring appropriate solution plan transition for closed deals
  • Interfacing with the delivery organization/s to ensure effective transition, shape services, collaborate on clear solution assumptions, determine appropriate service delivery locations and related cost to deliver
  • Orchestrating the action points coming out of the opportunity Quality Assurance process

Solution Planning and Deal Shaping
  • Understand and translate buyer requirements into a standard solution offering deal approach, solution plan, proposal and cost estimate leveraging standard process methods, deliverables and the right collection of offerings
  • Understand and clearly define the input required to create cost estimates; Preparing the cost model estimates working with delivery organization(s) and CTS to deliver the defined scope of services
  • Collaborating as a key member of the sales team to represent the solution offering to the client buyer and other internal Accenture groups
  • Aligning final solution architecture (including statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) with final terms and conditions
What skills & experience are we looking for?
The Lead IO SA will be expected to demonstrate extensive experience in the Solution Architect skills required to perform the responsibilities above. 
The Lead IO SA will need to demonstrate specific experience in building infrastructure outsourcing solutions which create client value in the following areas:
  • Cloud & Data Centre
  • Security
  • Network & Telephony
  • Service Management & Service Desk
  • Workplace.
The Lead IO SA will be expected to operate at multiple levels, depending on the deal:
  • as overall Solution Architect, managing Subject Matter Experts and other SAs and  coordinating multiple solution components into an integrated solution plan; and
  • as overall Solution Architect and as Subject Matter Expert in a particular area(s).
What’s in it for you?
All of our Operations professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
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, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2017
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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