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Operations Solution Architect Senior Manager

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00550648


- Job description

The Company: 

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Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and internal Corporate Functions. Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

Operations professionals work on projects across a range of business processes, business applications and information technology. They may provide technology services, such as application management, infrastructure management and systems integration, or they may deliver business process outsourcing services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Operations professionals may be based at a client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world.

The Position:

Accenture is seeking an Operations Solution Architecture Senior Manager to join the Solution Architect (SA) team. This position is a critical client-facing role that interprets and translates client requirements into a solution that can be configured from a standard set of offerings.  The Solution Architecture Senior Manager operates as a single point of contact or as part of a team (on large deals with multiple SAs) accountable to the SA SPOC from Stage 1 to deal closure and the transition to the delivery organization(s).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all Operating Group, senior client buyer and functional owner relationships for the designated solution
  • Drive the necessary sign-off of the solution with proper input from the Operating Groups on client business objectives, industry, risk assessment, budget and preferences
  • Manage the sales team, Subject Matter Experts required during the sales process and the communication/ collaboration with the delivery organization(s)
  • Direct and coordinate with Legal & Commercial and Corporate Transaction Services (CTS) in areas specific to the solution to ensure use of standards
  • Collaborate with the Operating Groups to provide input to Terms and Conditions and in some cases accountable for specific contractual terms and conditions
  • Identify leadership contacts for service transition and operations and ensure appropriate solution plan transition for closed deals
  • Interface with the delivery organization/s to ensure effective transition, shape services, collaborate on clear solution assumptions, determine appropriate service delivery locations and related cost to deliver
  • Orchestrate the action points coming out of the opportunity Quality Assurance process
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a consulting or professional services firm
  • Minimum of 2 years in Procurement As-A-Service
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in business development, sales strategy, and/or proposal development roles
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with outsourcing, Solution Planning/Deal Shaping
Preferred Skills:                                                 
  • Experience with Negotiate to Close
  • Value Proposition Development
  • Solution Configuration
  • Business Case Development
  • Deal Shaping
  • Solution Planning for Outsourcing Methodology
  • Pricing Strategy & Execution
  • Win Strategy Development
  • Service Transition Approach Development
  • Solution Realization Approach Development

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
  • This position requires travel of approximately 50%, as needed

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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