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Ecosystem & Client Services Mgr

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00681328

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- Job description

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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.

People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

Sales Enablement professionals support sales on a dedicated basis, through deal origination, sales negotiations and closure, and/or driving and managing programs to improve sales performance, efficiencies and outcomes.

The Ecosystem & Client Services Sr Mgr set the strategy for our partnerships. They develop, enable, and execute Accenture's joint go-to market strategies with our clients and/ or Alliance partners. The primary focus is Accenture's sales 'channel' with third party relationships, assets and capabilities contributing to the growth of our underlying services business. Include both embedding third parties into our offerings and selectively choosing Alliance partners to help take our offerings to market

Role Summary:  
Visionary leads, they set the strategy for our partnerships. Develop, enable, and execute Accenture's joint go-to-market strategies with our clients and/or Alliance partners. Primary focus is Accenture's sales channel with 3rd party relationships, assets and capabilities contributing to the growth of our services business. This includes embedding 3rd parties into our offerings (enabling our sales teams) and choosing Alliance partners to help take our offerings to market (enabling their sales teams).
Key Responsibilities:

        Overall

• Align go to market strategies for the partner or ecosystem 
• Execute joint sales campaigns 
• Maintains a close connection with the Accenture sales organizations 
• Drive incremental services growth through direct involvement in Joint Account Planning 
• Contribute key insight and competitive intelligence to win strategies and proposal responses 
• Help improve Accenture's win rate as a result of increased skills and capabilities developed on vendor technologies. 
• Own the interlock process with other Accenture sales organizations to optimize collective efforts, understand Accenture's overall global sales execution model & target markets and identify/qualify potential opportunities/leads stemming from the vendor(s) 
• Assume a sales-focused approach, working closely with Client Account/Technology Account Leads (CALs/TALs), Sales Directors and vendor sales force 
• Direct participation in the sales cycle for key 'must win' opportunities. 
• Develop and maintain meaningful, sales-oriented relationships with vendor's executive leadership, regional management and key account teams, and Accenture stakeholders. Act as the Accenture ambassador for the overall relationship(s) 
• Collaborate with Accenture Technology Growth Platform, industry/service line or operating group, and vendor leadership to determine partnering strategies. 
• Support the enablement of field resources for targeted campaigns, products and solutions 
• Work with executive sponsors from within Accenture and at the vendor to maintain alignment, develop and maintain relationships with relevant Accenture Leadership, becoming their trusted advisor on Alliances pursuits 
• Increase the penetration of the vendor technology in our core and industry offerings 
• Accountable for targets across key metrics 
• Ensure Accenture's compliance with any Alliances agreements 
• Manage Alliances support activities including recruiting, training and management of resources, lead generation and pipeline management, Market Development funding management, coordination of events and meetings, and reporting 
• Drive awareness of offerings, demand generation and support of sales opportunities 
• Select, structure, and negotiate new relationships and/or new initiatives within existing relationships 
• Develop periodic plans for Alliances resource staffing, joint marketing activities, offering development plans, investment plans, and training / capability development plans. 
• Attract and direct Accenture and vendor investment funds for the benefit of Accenture offerings and practice areas. 
• Enhance Accenture offerings with vendor technology solutions 
• Qualify, develop, and mobilize third party enabled go-to-market campaigns.
Basic Qualifications:  
1. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
2. Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
3. Proven ability to create a business plan and execute against it
4. Proven ability to motivate, lead, recognize and manage a high performance team
5. Fluent in another language

Professional Skill Requirements 
Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment.
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skill
Ability to meet travel requirements, when applicable
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.  

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 
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Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women. 

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