Accenture Cloud First - Infrastructure Engineering
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The Client Service Delivery Manager is the single point of contact and accountable for service delivery operations. Manages all service management activities on behalf of the delivery organization. Accountable for client relationship development and management. Accountable for commitments made on behalf of Accenture to the client, including service level agreements, contract scope management, demand management & forecasting, and cost & profitability of service delivery. Interacts with the Accenture Account Management team, IO and/or AO Portfolio Leads, end-client management team, delivery tower leads and across service delivery teams responsible for delivering work to the client. As cloud disrupts traditional technologies the CSDM may be accountable for both AO and IO services. The CSDM Leverages Service Delivery Managers (SDM) and towers leads to drive day-to-day operations, providing leadership, coaching and direction to delivery teams to ensure alignment with client and Accenture goals, expectations, and commitments.
Key Responsibilities and Expectations:
Customer Service Accountability
- Maintain advanced working knowledge of public cloud servies with one or more provider (Azure, AWS, Oracle, Google)
- Focal point for client activity, serving as single point of contact for Account Management team to Delivery organization
- Manage service delivery across all locations where services are provided, such as client locations, Global Delivery Network (GDN) and non-GDN delivery centers, external providers etc.
- Manage the delivery of agreed scope of service at agreed price
- Ensure the feasibility of the solution and deliver the resolution by leveraging Accenture’s full capabilities
- Work with Account Management team to commit to client(s) on behalf of Delivery organization on SLA achievement demand plan and delivery schedule
Work with Account Management, Commercial Directors, and Practice Leadership in order to proactively:
- Address supply demand gaps, confirm demand plan and delivery performance issues, communicate operational issues and continuous improvement ideas
- Manage service quality, change orders and recovery plans within the outsourcing contract scope
- Work with appropriate delivery leaders to ensure the resources are available and committed to deliver the work
- Manage the escalations between the Delivery organization and the Account Management team
- Participate in account planning and forecasting sessions within the Account Management team
- Support the achievement of contract controllable income (CCI) targets and cost-to-serve targets
- Achieve year on year efficiency gains in conjunction with delivery service providers
- Participate in strategic discussions with client and account team to provide outsourcing expertise
- Provide innovative solutions and originate new opportunities relevant to solve client needs
- Participate in sales and business review meetings to support new client opportunities
Manage to Contract Operational and Financial Commitments
- Ensure enablement, quality and effectiveness
- Manage to reduce costs of standard offerings, assets, processes, technologies, licenses, facilities and subcontractors
- Work with delivery leaders to optimize delivery pyramid and mix and cost-to-serve including leveraging low cost locations to optimize balance between cost and delivery targets
- Deliver efficiencies through standard processes and synergies
- Achieve defined SLA commitments and other financial/operational metrics
- Escalate performance issues to Account Management team
- Formalize delivery plans with Account Management team
Participate in solution design processes
- Validate and sign off on specific solution configuration/deal shaping to ensure delivery capability will achieve client expectations
- Support sales opportunities and validate expected delivery capability
- Estimation of new services/contracts and sign off on commitment to proposed SLA
- Partner with Mobilization leadership and consistently execute standard on-boarding processes
Manage and Develop the Account Management Team
- Directly or indirectly manage the work of team members assigned to the client(s), to achieve on-time/on-budget results
- Participate in career management activities for counselees, direct reports and team members
- Proactively participate in local communities
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
What You'll Need:
- Minimum 10 years of IT experience
- Minimum 8 years in IT Operations
- Minimum 8 years of experience leading, coordinating, and motivating teams
- Minimum 7 years with client relationship & expectation management
- Minimum 7 years working with infrastructure and/or cloud technologies
- Minimum 6 years of financial and contract management
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Business Administration
Bonus Points If:
- Public Cloud Certification
- Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
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.
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