Job Description

 Role: Solution Architect
Location: London
Travel: Possibility for travel to client sites throughout the UK 
 
Career Levels: we have roles available across a range of Accenture career levels including Analyst, Senior Analyst, Specialist and Associate Manager, Manager & Senior Manager Levels
 
Salary: £40,000 to £100,000+ (depending on skills and experience)
 
Introduction:
Working within Accenture Technology, the Solution Architect has a key role in the supporting the origination, interpretation of client requirements and manages the configuration of new and extended Application Services opportunities using standard solution offerings. Application Services includes the design, build and run of new or upgraded custom built or packaged software and the maintenance and support of that software.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Assisting the Application Services and Operating Group Sales Teams in the origination and qualification of new opportunities where there is an Application Services component of work that support the overall sales target for UK/I
  • Rapid assimilation of the “As Is” situation at the client through direct meetings with client sponsors, analysis of data and use of external metrics to build up a baseline position
  • Able to translate “As Is” situations, buyer requirements into standard solutions and develop the approach and the “To Be” business case
  • Define the inputs required to create cost estimates; Preparing the cost model estimates working with Service Delivery, our Delivery Centres and Finance professionals to shape the cost base of the “To Be” solution
  • Able to articulate the levers of the solution to optimise the cost base during solution iterations and recommend Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence flavours to the solutions
  • On larger opportunities where there is an Accenture Technology, Accenture Digital or Accenture Operations component to the solution, engage with peers in those teams to ensure consistency in the overall solution design
  • Collaborate with the Client Service Groups to prepare the pricing and the value proposition
  • Represent Accenture Technology at New Business Meetings, Quality Assurance Approvals, Technology reviews and participate in Capital Committee reviews as appropriate
  • Participate as a key member of the client facing sales team, representing the solution in RFP responses, formal presentations and interactive client workshops. Work with third party advisors (where applicable) and build relationships with key sponsors in the client’s organisation
  • Demonstrate commercial acumen in the closure of the sales (including authoring statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) and supporting negotiation of specific Technology elements of the agreement
  • Show appreciation of the competitive environment in which Accenture operate and the positions those competitors have at our client so we can differentiate our solutions accordingly

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Qualifications

What’s in it for you?

 
All of our Technology 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 specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized 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 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
 
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 specialized 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 www.accenture.com.
 
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
 
Closing Date for Applications 30/08/2020. Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.
 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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