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Technology Strategy Cloud Advisory Manager

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Job Description

Our industry experts are equipped with the insights and capabilities to transform the world’s leading companies. We are proud to help shape the way our client’s structure and manage their business. At Accenture Consulting we focus on delivering value-orientated solutions for our clients.

As the primary owners of client relationships, we take the best of Accenture’s five businesses (Strategy, Digital, Consulting, Operations, and Technology) to our clients to provide unmatched industry knowledge, client experiences, strategic alliances, proprietary assets, and subject matter experts to best serve clients and accelerate growth with end to end solutions.

A Cloud Advisory Manager owns the cloud agenda and responsibility to drive key opportunities for select clients. You will carry conversation around all facets of the Cloud business and draw in other resources as appropriate. You will also have experience in selling and/or delivering Cloud programs. You will be providing the highest level of consultative support on enterprise-wide information cloud technology-based systems including the selection of cloud providers through your understanding of best practices with respect to the planning, design, implementation, and use of information technology and information management systems and processes on the Cloud. You will leverage Accenture cloud assets: myNAV, A4C, ACP, etc. You will set the direction and provide critical support in the strategic and tactical planning for the design and use of Cloud Technology while acting as the Client C-Suite trusted advisor for all Cloud-related initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define cloud technology roadmaps and industry/functional solutions, advising clients on cloud-enabled enterprise transformation agendas within an industry context

  • Drive the creation of the value case, and exploit the innovation of the cloud to create new business value

  • Develop service portfolio requirements including market and service provider considerations

  • Recommend the target dispositions for the client’s landscape

  • Advise on the impact of cloud on the IT operating model

  • Lead independently small engagements or stream of work end-to-end across all delivery components: client satisfaction, value delivered, teams management, financials, etc.

  • Identify and nurture pull-through business opportunities, support business development efforts with client and Accenture teams until successful sale closure

  • Collaborate with clients, ecosystem partners, and within Accenture to align their business and technology priorities

  • Lead creation of thought leadership and assets that present action-oriented insights, knowledge, guidance, and recommendations related to the cloud journey

  • Interaction with senior management at a client and/or Accenture to steer recommendations and obtain buy-in on matters that may require an alternate approach

Key Skills:

  • Strong data-driven consulting with a focus on business and technology value architecting and realization

  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on assignments

  • Management of team efforts at a client or within Accenture

  • Ability to pull-through business opportunities

  • Experience and understanding of core cloud topics - planning, design, implementation, and use of information technology and information management systems and processes on the cloud

  • Experience in cloud advisory and/or implementation

  • Ability to operate cross-industry, with preferred experience in Financial Services, Telecommunication, Natural Resources, and/or Government

  • Pro-actively acquired business knowledge beyond a technical role or via business school i.e MBA


  • Minimum 5-8 years of work experience; at least 5 years in cloud advisory or transformation

  • Proven and relevant past consulting experience; alternatively global technology services firm, cloud firm, or seasoned industry position focused on cloud transformation (and demonstration of intrinsic consulting skills)

  • Cloud certifications: Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba, and/or Oracle


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