Job Description

Job Role: Salesforce Sales Manager
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary + Package (Dependent on experience)
Career Level: Associate Manager/Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As Salesforce's #1 global partner, the Accenture Salesforce Business Group (SFBG) is the trusted leader in designing, implementing and driving transformational experiences using Salesforce solutions. Powered by our world-class global delivery, our obsession with industry-led innovation is balanced with data-driven results, solving our clients' most complex business problems.

The strength of the SFBG lies in the deep expertise of our people across all of our businesses—Strategy & Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations. Our strong, vibrant Salesforce community attracts and retains the best talent, making SFBG one of the fastest growing platforms in Accenture.

As a team:

People in the Sales career track grow pipeline and sales by supporting, managing or leading the origination and/or closing of sales opportunities in a specific area or across a range of Accenture offerings. They progress by deepening sales skills and/or developing new related skills, growing into more complex sales roles, laterally, upward, or in their current role.

The Sales Teams lead the sale of large and complex opportunities at Accenture in the UK and Ireland across a variety of different industries. It is a dynamic team made up of Sales Leads, Deal Shapers and Bid Managers who lead and support opportunities that often combine the full breadth of Accenture. We work with most of the major clients across many market sectors, as well as working with new players in the industry. This is an exciting and vibrant team who bring to bear the best of sales at Accenture within a team environment that positively encourages growth and promotion.

What responsibilities will you have?  

  • Develop relationships with key buyers and decision-makers at new and/or existing clients
  • Develop relationships with Salesforce sales leadership and account execs to jointly engage in pre-sales and qualification activities
  • Effectively engage with the C-suite to maintain their continued support of the Accenture and Salesforce propositions
  • Use differentiators to shape propositions unique to the Salesforce-Accenture partnership
  • Influence client’s selection process and evaluation criteria
  • Facilitate the negotiations and closing activities
  • Manage successful transition of the opportunity to the delivery team
  • Support efforts and/or gain client or Salesforce agreement for joint press releases, use of references, etc.
  • Manage the opportunity from sales pursuit to close (depending on level of experience)
  • Establish qualification and win strategy and power map
  • Coordinate internal approvals and sales team resources; manage solution/proposition develop client interactions and relevant client demonstrations, etc.
  • Ensure a competitive advantage is created and maintained
  • Participate as Sales Capture Lead role on MMS (our internal CRM system) from the Sales Role Blueprint and Credit Allocation (depending on level of experience).
  • May supervise or manage other Sales Capture Leads or other sales team members (depending on level of experience)
  • Interaction is with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, involving negotiating or influencing on significant matters
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Qualifications

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Deep experience and understanding of Salesforce product
  • Relationships with Salesforce industry leads in UKI/Global market.
  • Experience in one or more industries i.e.
  • Financial services (Banking & Insurance)
  • Life Sciences
  • Products (Consumer Goods)
  • Communication, Media & technology
  • Public Sector
  • Hands on experience in solutioning and/or programme delivery of Salesforce products, in one or multiple functions i.e.
  • MuleSoft & Tableau (preferred)
  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Sales & CPQ
  • Marketing

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Degree educated or equivalent

What’s in it for you

All of our Sales professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. 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/virtual, 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.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days of vacation per year, access to app based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. 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, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications: 01/01/2022

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.

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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Pros: Fantastic culture, amazing flexibility, good rewards, varied work/projects, lots of extra-curricular activities/group.

Cons: Salaries competitive but not market leading, work life balance can be questionable at times.

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