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Job Description

Role: Sales Director
Organization:  Technology/Products
Location: Northeast

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.

 

We are:

People in the Sales career track grow pipeline and sales by supporting, managing or leading the origination and/or closing of sales opportunities in a specific area or across a range of Accenture offerings. They progress by deepening sales skills and/or developing new related skills, growing into a more complex sales role, laterally, upward, or in their current role.

Sales professionals drive the sales process and outcomes on a dedicated basis, growing a profitable pipeline and/or backlog of sales, through deal origination, sales negotiations and closure.  These professionals involve multiple activities like target the right clients, grow quality pipeline, win profitable deals and manage sales activities with the objective of creating mutually beneficial, trust-based relationships that create value.

What you will do:

The Sales Director for Technology will manage sales campaigns for top opportunities in the technology domain and will be responsible for day-to-day campaign management, with emphasis on opportunity qualification, win strategy definition/execution, proposal development, orals presentation, and support of contract negotiations. The successful candidate will apply Accenture's corporate strategies, client service group priorities, and formal sales campaign management processes to secure new contracts and deliver sales that meet or exceed financial goals within acceptable risk parameters.

 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Sales: Developing, Validating, qualifying, and closing sales opportunities
  • Provides solutions to complex business problems where analysis of situations requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
  • Interacts with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
  • Manages large work efforts as an individual contributor at a client or within Accenture.
  • For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.
  • Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts



Qualifications

Here's what you need: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience selling consulting and/or outsourcing services within the Life Sciences industry
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Technology/Consulting Services
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in direct sales with a quota of $15M +  

Bonus Points if:

  • Prefer industry experience selling to clients in one or more of the following areas: Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Automotive, Life Sciences, Retail.
  • Expertise in Public Cloud and IT transformation is preferred.
  • Project management experience
  • Previous experience in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing new products or services for a large business entity
  • Experience selling new/emerging technologies
  • Proven sales leadership originating and closing technology services opportunities
  • New IT conversant
  • Client facing (from deal qualification through close)
  • Has or will earn credibility with Technology and other executives
  • Understands Accenture Technology offerings including supporting differentiation and value propositions
  • Ability to network across Accenture
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to interface and negotiate with senior executives

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 a Federal Contractor and 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.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process..

Locations

MA - Boston,NY - New York,PA - Philadelphia
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