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NA Smart Prod. & Embed. Sol. Prac. Lead

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00531950


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Industry X.0 – NA Smart Products & Embedded Solutions Practice Lead
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, Aerospace & Defense, Chemicals, Mining, 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.
The Smart Products & Embedded Solutions enables our clients to rapidly create, launch and maintain world-class, differentiated connected devices as independent products or in support of broader IoT solutions.
Our comprehensive suite of Technical/Business Advisory, Innovation, Product Engineering and In-Market Operations Services cover all functions in the product lifecycle and the complete stack of an embedded device including HW, OS, Multimedia, Communications & Network Infrastructure, Edge Analytics, Security, Location & Positioning, Embedded UI & advanced User Interaction.
Job Description
As a Senior Manager you’ll be providing leading edge services to our clients and the ecosystem, doing evaluation and adoption, or asset development, of new emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Open Hardware Platforms, RTLS technologies, Conversational UI, Computer Vision, Autonomous behavior, Sensor Technologies and AR/VR, among others.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • sales planning, campaigning, origination and support within your area.
  • take part into our multi-year growth strategy including V&A identification & execution and participate heavily on offering development from conception through to ROI management.
  • take care of regional delivery and capability governance as well as inputting into our technology roadmap.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 8 years of Industry Expertise either from R&D or Sales & Business Development functions of world leading Device Manufacturers or Tier 1 service companies with a strong history of selling & delivering Connected Devices at scale, to high quality, on/ahead of time
  • Minimum of 8 years Full Life Cycle Project Management
  • Minimum of 5 years leading large consulting sales and/or delivery teams
  • Minimum of 5 years working with 3rd party systems integrators
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Qualifications
  • Software Engineering background a plus
  • MBA Preferred
  • Ability to speak the language of leading device manufacturing companies, obtained through direct exposure to those companies
Professional Skill Requirements:
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
All 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.
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