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Accenture Technology Ecosystems – Marketing & Communication Manager – Oracle Platform

Job Location: CA - San Francisco, IL - Chicago

Job Number: 00517394

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Organization: Corporate Functions/Marketing

LocationChicago and San Francisco
 

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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.
 
Marketing and Communications professionals build a powerful and differentiated global brand at the corporate, industry, capability and geography levels that supports the Accenture strategy; enhances long-term client relationships; inspires employees and candidates; and drives profitable revenue growth. Accenture Corporate and Recruitment Marketing is now looking for a strong leader to support Global and North American programs.

 

Job Description

Accenture Technology Marketing & Communications is responsible for developing and managing an integrated marketing strategy to help grow Accenture’s business around the world. The team is responsible for imagining, spearheading and executing campaigns and programs that help create profitable growth and enhance our position as one of the world’s leading technology companies. We are looking for a creative, content marketing and communications professional who can effectively influence and collaborate across Accenture. You must not only quickly understand, analyze and communicate technology innovations and trends, but also be inspired by working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Position Description 
Working as part of the global Accenture Technology Marketing & Communications team, the Marketing & Communications Manager – Oracle Platform drives the marketing and communications strategy in support of this business. The focus of the role includes creating a culture of believers and evangelists internally for our Oracle practice to reinvigorate our business; and driving our positioning externally to drive sales and support our growth goals. This includes expanding our joint internal and external communications and marketing plans with Oracle to support our growth strategy such as:

Strategic Planning

  • Work with the Oracle Platform Marketing & Communications lead to develop a comprehensive marketing & communications strategy and plan to support the growth of the Oracle business.
  • Help support the localization of the marketing plans, working with the industry and geographic teams, and other related teams across our business, to ensure the plan is innovative, relevant and localized, and launch sales campaigns in those areas.
  • Effectively team with Oracle marketing and alliance leadership to manage the ongoing implementation of the plan, and work with the marketing leadership to refresh as required.
  • Help manage the annual budget and reporting to show strong ROI on programs.

Content Development and Campaigns

  • Help create strategic messaging, including structuring a multi-faceted message platform, writing and shaping messages designed to raise perceptions of our Oracle alliance globally and locally. Help develop a visual identity to support the messaging, and continually evolve and refresh to stay current with emerging trends and Accenture brand standards.
  • Help drive internal and external marketing content and campaigns to evangelize our key audiences: leadership, client teams, and our people; Oracle leadership and sales teams; clients and other external audiences, such as industry analysts.
  • Help drive the development of market-relevant and differentiated thought leadership, helping to write new content and shape global content. Help proactively identify hot topic areas for content, develop messaging and create content including thought leadership, POVs and research, working with the geographic teams to localize and industry teams to tailor, ensuring the content is relevant for sales campaigns around the world. This includes supporting the creation and launch activities for the annual Accenture Technology Vision for Oracle, and pushing the content into the various channels, such as social media and media relations.
  • Develop content for website pages and registration sites to support the events, thought leadership, new collateral and other areas. Work collaboratively with the Digital marketing team to develop the pages and ensure timely delivery.

Social Media

  • Help create and drive a robust social media program to ensure strong integration of digital marketing elements across all M&C programs. Drive strong share of voice and position our senior business leaders. Proactively seek new channels and innovative ways to share our stories to keep current of social trends.
  • Write content for blogs, social posts and other content required for the social channels. Ensure consistency and accuracy of Accenture Technology strategic marketing messages across various social channels and programs, and ensure Accenture’s social media policies are adhered to.
  • Analyze results to gain insights, and improve our overall digital marketing program.

Internal Communications  

  • Create an integrated communications plan to support our growth agenda, developed and implemented at the global level and regional levels. This includes the development of an overarching internal communications strategy and plan aimed at creating a cultural change within Accenture. Integration and collaboration with the global and regional leads is essential to ensuring a comprehensive yet localized plan.
  • Develop overarching messaging and brand guidelines for internal communications, and ensure these standards are adapted globally.
  • Work with regional and functional leads to create a comprehensive schedule and content development plan for ongoing communications at the global and regional levels.
  • Manage the writing, editing and oversight of internal communications, leveraging other resources as required and managing these external resources.
  • Work with designers and outside agencies to develop the postcards and related creative assets such as invitations, and work with our internal mailing team to distribute.

Event Management, Communications and Outreach 

  • Support our large, high profile events, teaming with marketing leadership and event program lead, providing overall event management capabilities, and manage smaller events held around the globe, focusing on how to gain traction internally and with clients, and achieve the best ROI.
  • Develop a communications strategy to support the key events that are held by or sponsored by Accenture, including the Accenture Oracle Leadership Council and the Oracle OpenWorld event. This includes the development of client invitations and cover letters, internal postcards, and other briefings, as well as the content and development of the event web pages.
  • Develop scripts and presentations for leadership speeches and speaking opportunities. This includes messaging and content development, working with agencies on creating compelling presentations, and coaching leadership to prepare for speaking opportunities.
  • Team with marketing colleagues in other key functions such as Events Marketing and Alliance Marketing leads as required.

Education and Sales Assets 

  • Develop presentations and videos, along with other education, training and sales assets. Manage the development of sales presentations, leadership speeches and scripts, and provide coaching for Accenture, Oracle and client leads in the video shoots, working with creative services and production teams to manage all logistics and production of the assets.

Client Success Stories 

  • Become expert in knowing our Oracle client base to ensure we are targeting our best client stories for the various channels: credentials, wins and successes postcards, awards, annual and quarterly reports, event marketing and other.
  • Develop wins and successes, and work with the credentials team to develop externally approved content. Share these stories across the channels within Accenture and externally as appropriate. Identify the correct client stories for critical channels such as: quarterly reports, industry analyst reports, awards, speaking opportunities,
  • Manage global awards application process, including the development of comprehensive nomination submissions; manage the input from client teams and subject matter experts; managing a team of writers to help support the development efforts; ensure leadership approval and client sign off; provide project management to ensure timely submissions.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor´s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in marketing and communications, with specialization in alliance marketing
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Content Marketer: Exceptionally strong content marketing skills applied to the the latest marketing approaches and technologies to bring campaigns to life in thought leadership. Expertise in writing and developing content, including synthesizing complex technology topics and writing new pieces ranging from talking points to key messages to PowerPoint presentations to blogs to social media posts and beyond. Exceptional message development and writing skills required, knowledge of Oracle products preferred.
  • Innovative, proactive, executive presence: An innovative and proactive thinker with outstanding communication skills and ability to interact directly with senior executives; constantly bringing forward new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Proven track record: Demonstrated success in leading large scale marketing strategies and achieving results with a focus on alliance marketing programs; ability to work successfully in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders; flexibility and agility to act fast and be responsive to changing business needs
  • Expert in corporate communications, messaging, writing and editing, as well as the ability to shape the messaging and stories into digital communications, video and presentation formats to build a comprehensive cultural change program
  • Ability to manage internal and external communications programs, with a wide range of responsibilities and activities
  • Ability to manage and mentor contractors and more junior members of the team
  • Self-discipline to work effectively in a virtual environment with colleagues around the world
  • Ability to foster collaboration and engagement across the Marketing & Communications teams, and with our marketing colleagues across Technology, as well as in the Geographic, Accenture Businesses and Operating Group teams
  • Role is expected to flex regularly between working out of Accenture office location, and working in a global, virtual environment
  • Personal flexibility to travel where and when required, and to participate in virtual meetings outside of regular business hours to connect with business leaders in other time zones
Professional Skills:
  • Confidence, presence and personal credibility to establish successful relationships
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to present and communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at all levels to multiple audiences
  • Creative drive, energy, innovation and enthusiasm – never satisfied with status quo, always striving to break new ground and bring new marketing techniques and channels to the forefront
  • Bold creativity and a passion for new technology trends and the future
  • Strong knowledge of innovation, technology content, and the ability to instantaneously absorb and create the new
  • Goal oriented, business-focused, responsive and reliable
  • Excellent Digital, Social Media and PowerPoint skills
  • Willingness to learn quickly, take initiative and maintain focus
  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a virtual, problem-solving environment
  • Strong project management skills, organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Exceptionally strong teaming skills
  • Excellent negotiation, influence, mediation and conflict management skills
  • Sensitivity to the cultural variances across different countries
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
Candidates who are currently on assignment as part of the Global Careers program are not eligible for consideration.
 
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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