Job Description

Job Role: Sales Support Consultant
 

Location: London, Manchester, Birmingham

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Career Level:  Consultant

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 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 Captures 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.

The role is in our newly formed service line Industry X – in Industry X we shape the future of making things, and the things we make. Our Industry X Team drives innovation by delivering the best-in-class management consultancy based on industrial experience leveraged by the latest technologies. Evolution of industry practices have been witnessed with evolution of technology. We've been helping businesses adopt and implement the new for years; it is critical we apply this to manufacturers and products companies, service organizations and software companies, to fuel their next level of growth.  

Our Management Consulting professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology, data and people to enable process improvements that create value for clients. We focus on helping our clients achieve their ambitions for digital transformation within their core manufacturing and operations throughout the full lifecycle of their assets from capital projects through operations and ongoing support. We digitize, optimize and transform our clients’ traditional ways of planning, producing and shipping to be more agile and dynamic. 

The Opportunity

Accenture is looking to recruit industry sales professionals within our Industry X practice in the UK or Ireland. The role is focused on helping our clients achieve their ambitions for sustainable digital transformation. The role includes working with colleagues across the Industry X practice and the broader Accenture family.

Your role will cover sales support and bid management, working hand in glove with colleagues across the Industry X practice, including Sales Capture Leads and Client Account Leads, to plan and execute winning bids.

You will be supporting our sales strategy, deal qualification, and bid management, including competitive analysis, price to win sessions, sales process & bid coordination, pricing and bid response editing and reviewing. You will gain a holistic view of the sales process, what it takes to win and be successful, and enhance your network within Industry X and the wider Accenture business.

Your role in Industry X will include a broad range of key activities to support our ambitious growth story:

  • Support sales on a dedicated basis, through deal origination, sales negotiation, and closure, and/or driving and managing programs to improved sales performance, efficiencies and outcomes.
  • Work closely with sales teams in solution development, including scope and price solutions.
  • Assist designing comprehensive winning sales strategies, including being able to articulate these to key internal stakeholders and Accenture leadership.
  • Manage solution/proposition, develop client interactions and relevant client demonstrations, etc.
  • Own and/or coordinate bid plans for key Industry X deals from origination through to closure.
  • Coordinate internal approvals and manage deals through the sales process
  • Support content creation by ensuring we bring the best of industry X and broader Accenture content and differentiators to match our clients business needs.
  • Assist in the commercial shaping of deals


Qualifications

We are looking for passionate sales people from different backgrounds with skills & experience that will strengthen our GTM & Sales capabilities; the list below provides examples of skills & experience what will help you succeed:

  • Demonstrate an ability for independent thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Articulation of business case and business acquisition led thinking, demonstrating the ability to identify sound business growth opportunities
  • Strong foundational business and commercial acumen to drive ideation and deal shaping 
  • Track record of client relevant digital and/or business led sales opportunities combined with technology or operations industrialisation 
  • Orchestrating multi-party opportunities across technology or business partnerships/ecosystem
  • Experience in negotiations and contracting.  
  • Co-ordinating cross functional and diverse teams to success

We believe that you will have an exciting journey in Accenture with phenomenal opportunities to grow, learn, and collaborate:

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’ vacation per year, 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 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 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 31/08/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

Locations

Birmingham,London,Manchester

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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