Job Description

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.

Within Accenture, and specifically the SAP Business Group, Edenhouse part of Accenture is a recent acquisition operating in the growing Mid-Market segment of the SAP Eco-System, with particular focus on customers with a turnover up to $10 billion.

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 a team:

Accenture’s goal is to help our clients understand today’s business requirements and apply tomorrow’s solutions to meet them. As SAP Solution Architect Lead - Pre-Sales, you will be responsible for leading a Team of Solution Architects charged with co-creating & expanding on the client’s requirement and translating those to the technical design and implementation plan, making use of our industry specific Packaged Solutions. You will represent technology and delivery in the bid team, play a key role in setting-up delivery for success and provide our clients with the technology expertise and leadership to make their business ambitions a digital reality.

Do your colleagues recognize you as a leader who is comfortable working across the disciplines of technical, delivery and business, enabling you to create market leading solutions? Are you a client facing individual who is passionate about understanding the client’s value case, taking pride in building solution design by integrating different components, enthusiastic about explaining this in simple language to a senior client stakeholder? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?  Can you instill these attributes to a Team, pushing for continuous improvement and exacting levels of detail? If this is you, and you want to work with some of the brightest people in the industry, solving some of the hardest problems for our current and future clients, we’d love to meet you!

We are building a community of Architects capable of shaping the design of our more crucial SAP programs. This community is equally comfortable explaining complex solution design for the C-Suite and the media, as well as collaborate with other teams with a wide variety of functional, industry and technology skills to gain support for adapting to changing requirements. Hands-on technical experience and ability to experiment with various cloud and SAP solutions is essential.

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 SAP Solution Architect 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. 


In this role you will:

  • Lead a team of Pre-Sales Solution Architects and provide focused, senior, strategic support to sales during the evaluate and select phases of a sales lifecycle, extending the solution expertise of the team, where needed.

  • Act as a key expert in SAP technologies and serve as a primary conduit between Industry Solution Teams and Sales

  • Play a crucial role in the triage/qualification of opportunities in the Sales Pipeline, weighing our solution expertise, capacity and right to win

  • Be comfortable communicating to C-Suite leaders within clients our value proposition, from both a technical and solution perspective

  • Ensure that our GTM scale initiatives (e.g., Packaged Solutions) are kept current, easily demonstrated to clients, and fully referenced

  • Oversee all RFIs/RFPs/Bids and ensure the highest standards in these documents

  • Maintain a strong network with partners, most notably SAP across their Sales, Pre-Sales and Technical Teams

  • Maintain an up to date and comprehensive knowledge of our competitors’ products and services

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • A deep and practical working knowledge of one or more industry as well as one (or more) of Ariba, SAP Procurement, Finance, Sales, Quality, Product Innovation, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Data Services or Data Intelligence Cloud solutions.

  • Thought leader in SAP solutions and able to provide vision, clarity and insight to clients, prospects, colleagues, and partners

  • Has led SAP Solution Architect Teams in the past and has strong experience with tender and bid responses (RFIs/RFPs)

  • Customer facing skills that allow demonstrations, discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, and risk mitigation

  • Commercial mind-set to provide best value for money to the client – can optimise delivery governance, team setup, architectural decisions etc.

  • Knowledge of and experience of the application of modern architecture principles and patterns

  • An ability to think strategically about business, delivery, and technical challenges

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly in a fast-moving SAP technology landscape

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

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. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. 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 31/05/2022

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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