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Energy Operations Account Specialist

Job Location: GA - Atlanta, PA - Berwyn, PA - Pittsburgh

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00654554


- Job description

Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture we partner with forward-thinking business leaders, of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures. 


As one of the leading procurement outsourcing specialist, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.


Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.


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.


Outsourcing 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, Outsourcing professionals may be based at a client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world. 


The Position:


The Operations Account Specialist, Energy (i.e. Junior Account Executive) is responsible for learning all client management activities, such as maintaining current business relationships, managing the client renewal process, ensuring delivery matches contract scope, managing business development, account development, customer satisfaction, client relationships, managing internal Accenture communication (e.g. finance, Client Account Leadership) and overall account strategies. The goal of the Operations Account Specialist is learn how to maintain the overall managed-services relationship and drive enhanced customer engagements via managing delivery requirements and upselling.  Learning how to managing executive relationships and negotiating high risk situations will be an everyday challenge in this position.


As an Operations Account Specialist, you will be supported by the Client Executive manager as you propose, manage and execute on customer contracts in order to achieve business goals. To achieve these goals successfully, you will make decisions regarding the development and maintenance of client and partner relationships, work closely with the sales, delivery and internal Accenture account teams in order to create and deliver a successful energy services engagement and leverage service offerings to address customer business needs. In order to understand the client business objectives and deliver services engagements, you will interface intimately with the client at all levels of the organization. In addition, you will actively participate in and lead account strategy and planning sessions with Accenture teams, which will include individuals from legal, sales and delivery. You will deliver weekly updates and customer feedback on trends, opportunities and challenges in order to benchmark and maintain delivery goals of your client portfolio. You will be expected to maintain an accurate accounting of your pipeline and will be accountable for managing your business on a quarterly basis. Most Operations Account Specialists are responsible for 6-10 client relationships.


An Operations Account Specialist must demonstrate capability and expertise in business development and business management skills. They should demonstrate capability in conflict and negotiation management. Growing experience in the energy industry is essential to success. This individual must be able to understand and articulate Accenture’s Active Energy Management 

program and vision to a variety of audiences. Knowledge of energy supply (regulated and deregulated), energy data management, and demand side solutions is critical to success. 




With support of Client Executive Manager, begin to develop skills to complete the following activities:


       Transition client from sales to delivery

       Set communication cadence & manage the communication flow with client

       Ensure delivery team has prioritized the correct work streams

       Monitor & measure delivery of business results, and achievement of the program

       Address new service opportunities with the client

       Coordinate approvals for contingency plans and scope changes

       Manage the contract renewal process

       Communicate the program performance to client stakeholder

       Provide account margin oversight

       Create margin improvement plans where needed

       Follow-up on AP issues directly with client & Accenture finance

       Internal communication with CAL’s, CFM, financial tools

       Develop ravings fans/trusted advisors leading to referable relationships

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in either energy management, client/project management, high-end professional services business development/delivery
  • Minimum of 2 years experience related to Energy demand-side projects, financial reporting and/or utility bill management   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience in a corporate and/or professional services environment
  • Excellent communication, organization/time management and problem solving skills
  • Data cleansing and management experience
  • Strong customer relationship management skills
  • Adaptable management style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers
  • Understanding of strategic sourcing, process/supplier implementation and change management best practices is a plus
  • Knowledge of procurement operations is a plus


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.
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity


All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 by federal, state or local law.  

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