Job Description

Job Role: Security Sales Lead

Location: London

Salary: Competitive Salary + Package (Dependent on experience)

Career Level:  Manager/Senior Manager/Associate Director

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 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

A good understanding of security and resilience services is required plus an understanding of cutting edge technical expertise. We will build your technical understanding and will provide training and coaching to help you develop into trusted advisers on cyber defence.

We are looking for individuals with experience across a wide variety of Security capabilities as we are recruiting for more than one role.  Experience in some of the following would be advantageous - Cloud and Infrastructure Security, Data Security, Managed Security Services, Identity and Access Security, Application Security, GRC and Cyber Defence Services.  Individuals should also have experience in Systems Integration and solution development and delivery

As a team:

Do you want to be part of the fast growing Security team working at the cutting edge of cyber security and resilience? 

We are looking for talented, entrepreneurial and driven consulting and sales professionals to join as Sales Directors.  

Our Sales Directors are at the heart of our business playing a key role in acting as trusted relationship managers, sustaining and growing existing Cyber Defence business by bringing to bear the full range of Cyber Defence services and expertise. Our Sales Directors also have an important role in helping to develop and sell new, more sophisticated and ground-breaking Managed Cyber Defence services


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the Security component within strategic accounts/deals and design business development plans for future Sales pipeline
  • Develop the Security proposal & RFI requests, collaboratively working with colleagues across the wider Accenture to prepare and help deliver high quality proposals and presentations to clients
  • Ensure that all opportunities are accurately tracked in our systems, our pricing is consistent with Account Team objectives, contracting and other arrangements meet all Accenture requirements.
  • Ensure that your Business Development and sales targets, and all other KPIs, are met
  • Meet personal and career development objectives agreed with the Security leadership team – including the completion of internal and external training courses
  • Attend prospect meetings and client review meetings, represent Security at Accenture events, industry conferences and other external meetings as required

 What skills & experience are we looking for?

We are looking for ambitious professionals with a proven track record in Security sales and a good awareness and understanding of Cyber Security.  You must have business development and consultative sales experience, experience in working in a structured, sophisticated and disciplined security sales team, a good grip on commercial contracting; and, plenty of energy and appetite for change.  You must also have an outgoing and engaging personality, have strong written and oral communication skills – and be a real team player.

  • Deep experience and understanding on some of the following – Security Strategy & Risk, Cyber Security & Resilience, Cloud and Infrastructure Security, Platform and Data Security, Digital Identity Security and Application Security
  • Prior experience of working with Enterprise Level clients is essential
  • Experience in some key platforms – Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, etc
  • Knowledge of Cloud – AWS, Azure and Google
  • Strong relationships and experience of working with CISO/CSRO/CIO
  • Experience in one or more industries i.e.
  • Communication, Media & Technology
  • Health & public sector
  • Financial services
  • Products
  • Resources

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Degree educated

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.

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

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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