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In today’s business environment, growth isn’t just about building value—it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model—one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients—by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.
Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.
The Operations Solution Innovation team has over 400 Operations Solution Architects globally and 60 in Europe including Enterprise Architects, Business Value Architects, Solution Architects and Costing specialists. The Solution Innovation team plays a pivotal role in the pre-sales journey, working directly with our clients to understand their business problems and define and develop innovative, tangible, and deliverable solutions to drive value. The Solution Innovation team works with SMEs and specialists to construct holistic value-based propositions throughout the sales life cycle from early origination and business development through to detailed solutioning design and contracting.
The Accenture Operations Solution Architect is a critically important role, one which is the conduit between sales and service delivery. Accenture Operations is constantly thinking ahead and innovating even before our clients and competitors recognize a need. To keep Accenture Operations ahead of the curve, our Solution Architects need a unique set of skills required to deliver differentiated, industry relevant solutions which maximize value and business outcomes for our clients and incorporate the latest thinking on what Accenture Operations can deliver the best of the past, present, and future.
The North America Financial Services Solution Innovation team is looking for a highly experienced Senior Solution Architect to join its existing team of 10 dedicated Solution Architects. The role will focus on Banking Services, specifically Core Banking, Credit Services and Payments. Ideally the candidate will have some experience of other financial services, such as Insurance, Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Trade Processing and/or Compliance.
As a Solution Architect, the candidate will focus primarily on:
Managing and developing solutions for complex business process outsourcing
Driving solutions aligned to the latest innovative business and technology advancements
Creating winnable and deliverable solutions
Creating and articulating compelling value propositions and stories to a client
Solutioning “in the new” by using leading operational and commercial levers to ensure total value is enabled at all layers of the deal construct.
Main responsibilities will include:
Development and ownership of the complex, multitower solutions underpinning compelling proposals that maximize Accenture’s competitive position in the BPO space
Setting the direction of each bid including developing the solution strategy in close consultation with the Sales lead
Articulation of the solution in clear, concise language that the customer understands
Ensuring alignment of the solution to the customers buying criteria
Collaborate with other architects from Accenture’s BPO organization, including delivery, mobilization, technology etc., to plan and architect the overall delivery architecture and capabilities and produce a coherent solution
Relationship management with customers and partners at all levels of their organizations
Accountability for the costs associated with the proposed solution and the capture of these within a cost model
Leading the internal Solution and Delivery approval processes
Ability to meet 75% travel requirements
Minimum of 4 years of experience in Finance and Accounting within Service Delivery or Transformation (i.e., record to report, procurement to pay and/or Financial Planning Analysis (FPA), cash to order, etc.)
Minimum of 4 years of experience with solution planning and/or deal shaping
Experience applying Artificial Intelligent (AI) approaches to proposed solution plans
Willing to take ownership and be proactive in displaying a positive “can-do” attitude
Flexible working style with high degree of independence and hands-on approach
Well organized, disciplined and deadline focused
Strong presentation skills and ability to present to senior internal and external stakeholders
Strong leadership skills in a virtual team environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Attention to detail
Calm and resilient in adverse circumstances
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