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Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.
The Operations Account Specialist, Energy (i.e. Energy Client Account Specialist) 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 Energy Client Account Specialist is to learn how to maintain the overall managed-services relationship and drive enhanced customer engagements via managing delivery requirements and upselling. Learning how to manage executive relationships and negotiating high risk situations will be an everyday challenge in this position.
As an Energy Client Account Specialist you will be supported by the Operations Account 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.
An Energy Client 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 but not required.
With support of Operations Account Manager, begin to develop skills to complete the following activities:
Maintain complex/global client engagements
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 Client Account Leads (CALs), CFM, financial tools
Develop ravings fans/trusted advisors leading to referable relationships
Here’s what you need:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 3 years working experience in either energy management, client/project management, high-end professional services business development/delivery
Minimum of 1 year of experience as Accenture Junior Account Executive, mastering client engagements, and maintaining client financials, renewals and upsells.
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
As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $56,484 - $129,800 and information on benefits offered is here.
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