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Solution Architect Senior Manager

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00502763


- Job description

Industry X.0 – Solution Architect
The digital revolution is changing everything.  It’s everywhere – transforming how we work and play.  Are you reacting to the disruption each day or are you leading the way as a digital disrupter? Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries.  At the forefront of digital, you’ll create it, own it and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises.  Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on. 
Industry X.0
A new area within Accenture Digital is Industry X.0, an advanced, digitally enabled, innovative, planning and investment approach for manufacturing and asset-intensive industries
In your role within our Industry X.0 team, you’ll help clients take advantage of significant market opportunities as digital technology moves into the core of industry in product development and manufacturing environments.  You’ll help them transform their product, manufacturing and product related services value chains in Products, Communications, Media, High Tech, Chemicals, Mining, Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Gas and Utilities.   As part of Accenture Digital, you’ll benefit from tailored career management and specialist skills that will fuel your ambitions in the Industry X.0 space.
Purpose of the role
Accenture has the ambition to be at the forefront of the transformation of Industry into a Digital Business. We are now establishing Industry X.0 to focus on Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Product Engineering and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This transformational growth will be achieved by providing industry leading solutions and services.
Solution Architects provide the vital link between Sales and Delivery by supporting our Go To Market teams to produce attractive and cost effective solutions.
Key Responsibilities of the role
Successful candidates will need to demonstrate the following:
  • understanding of the business and technology aspects of Industrial Software
  • working knowledge of the various software development methodologies (i.e. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • creation of business cases for technology and organisational transformation
  • development of architectures, estimates, staffing and implementation plans
  • an ability to evaluate and communicate the pros and cons of different approaches
  • leadership of smaller teams which are responsive and efficient
Key skills required for the role
  • at least 6 years’ experience
  • can lead a solution team, understand client requirements and create exciting and innovative solutions. Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, listening) Leadership abilities - transfer vision into results
  • To be collaborative and a strong team player
  • Confidence, poise, ability to relate to board level executives
  • Be fully mobile, often visiting our clients for meetings and workshops
  • Experience interacting with clients and partners to communicate and collaborate on solution plans
  • A relevant University Degree
  • Experience in consulting sales processes, including: estimation, staffing, pricing & opportunity rationalization,
Experience from any of the following Industrial and Functional areas:
  • Automotive Industry
  • Utilities (electricity, gas and water)
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Automation
  • High Tech
  • Resources
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Life Sciences
  • Products
Experience of one or more of the following technologies:
  • PLM
  • Mobile Application Development for smartphones and tablets
  • IoT
All of our consulting 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 teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

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