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SaaS Technology Consulting Senior Manager - Midwest Region

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00489950


- Job description

Join Accenture Consulting and you’ll work alongside fellow industry experts to lead transformational projects, and define cutting edge solutions, solving our client’s most complex issues. And because our clients span the full range of industries - Including 94 of the Fortune 100 - you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion, hone your expertise and deepen your knowledge.

As a Consulting practitioner, you’ll shape the future of 96 of the 137 Resources companies listed in the Fortune Global 500.

Join Accenture Consulting’s Resources SaaS team and embark on a fast-paced career path to Managing Director that will allow you to utilize your deep industry experience and specialized skills to design, sell and lead industry defining transformation programs. In this role, you’ll use your expertise to drive opportunity—for the company and for yourself—while maintaining the flexibility you need to keep your career ahead of the curve.

Are you ready to join our SaaS practice to help clients drive outcomes through their investments and implementations of SaaS solutions?  Are you ready to guide our clients through the consideration, shaping and planning of complex transformations to digitize core functions of their business such as sales force automation, customer service and support, marketing, supply chain management, financial management, human capital management, or quote to cash processes?  Can you take advantage of our market leading capabilities and proprietary assets and methodologies to simplify and accelerate complex SaaS programs?

If yes, then SaaS is the place for you to grow your reputation as you become an Accenture leader! As part of a strong global community you’ll both learn from and coach our consulting practitioners to advise and guide our clients through complex transformation and digitization of core business functions using proven SaaS and technology solutions.  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.

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

Provides solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
Involved in setting strategic direction to establish near term goals for area of responsibility.
Interacts with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
Has latitude in decision-making and determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
Decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact outside area of responsibility.
Manages large teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.


As a Technology Consulting Practitioner in our SaaS practice, you’ll often be: 

                 Advising and guiding our clients through the consideration, shaping and planning of complex transformations and digitization of core functions such as: sales force automation, customer service and support, marketing, supply chain management, financial management, financial performance management, human capital management, and quote to cash processes.

                 Collaborating with client stakeholders to identify and understand business issues while developing transformational solutions that drive value-based business outcomes.

                 Identifying business requirements, developing value cases and conducting feasibility assessments.

                 Driving analysis, design and implementation planning for proof of concepts, pilots, and full SaaS implementations.

                 Advising clients on the impacts of SaaS adoption to their governance and operating models, and helping client plan for and/or implement change.

                 Delivering large, complex SaaS assessment and implementation programs while applying proven methodologies and tools to simplify and accelerate successful results for our clients.

                 Applying your understanding of cloud and disruptive technologies, including functional knowledge.

                 People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

                 Business & Technology Integration professionals advise upon, design, develop and/or deliver technology solutions that support best practice business changes

                 The Bus & Technology Delivery Senior Manager analyzes, designs and/or develops best practice business changes through technology solutions.

                 Industry Applications-RES professionals design, implement and deploy packaged software solutions that have been developed to accommodate unique industry business and management processes, regulatory requirements and other business needs which cross multiple industries.

Basic Qualifications:

                 5+ years of deep experience within one or more of the following industries: Oil and Gas, Utilities (electricity, gas and water), Chemicals, or Natural Resources (mining, metals, forest products, and building materials companies).

                 5+ years of deep expertise with one or more of the following functions:

o   Sales force automation

o   Customer service and support

o   Marketing

o   Supply chain management

o   Financial management

o   Financial performance management

o   Human capital management

o   Quote to cash processes (configure, price, quote)

                 2+ years of experience implementing and integrating one or more of the following SaaS solutions:

o   Salesforce

o   Workday

o   Pegasystems

o   Apttus

                 5+ years of experience leading high performing delivery teams

                 Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree

                 Passion for technology trends (e.g. Interactive, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud)

Preferred Skills:

                 Comfort conveying both high-level and detailed information, adjusting the way ideas are presented to better address varying social styles and audiences.

                 An ability to challenge a client's thinking by diplomatically providing an objective and independent point of view.

                 An ability to identify opportunities based on your deep understanding of our offerings and our client’s issues.

                 Experience managing large teams through complex situations, adapting quickly and helping others navigate change.

                 Experience structuring activities that play to a team's strengths and provide opportunities for others to grow.

                 Experience working through organizational change, developing and implementing creative solutions and closely partnering with clients to regularly confirm expectations are met and value delivered.

                 Clear understanding of key methodologies, approaches and market trends in the industry.

Why Accenture?

                 We offer a transparent approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues.

                 You’ll benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools. Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits.

                 You'll have access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends.

                 Competitive rewards linked to fast-paced progression.

                 You’ll also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.


All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

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. 
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