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Planning as a Service Practice Manager

Company: Accenture
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world's leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services-creating tangible value at speed and scale.

We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world's leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability.

We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360 - value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360 - value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at .

Job Description:

The Planning as a Service Practice Manager will focus on leveraging advanced planning tools to deliver unparalleled service parts management solutions for our clients. This role involves strategic oversight, team management, and the development of innovative service planning strategies and offerings to enhance operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the strategic direction of the service planning consulting practice. Develop and implement innovative strategies and offerings that leverage Servigistics to optimize service parts management and distribution.

    • Sales Pursuits:

      • Spearhead sales pursuits to bolster the Planning as a Service practice, engaging in strategic market analysis to identify potential clients and opportunities.

      • Lead client presentations and demonstrations, effectively communicating the value proposition and technical aspects of the Planning as a Service offerings.

      • Contribute to the development of customized proposals and pricing strategies, aligning solutions with client requirements and budget constraints.

      • Participate in contract negotiations, ensuring favorable terms and successful deal closures.

        • Project Oversight:

          • Lead complex projects from conception through to completion, ensuring integration of Servigistics with client systems meets targeted outcomes. Manage timelines, budgets, and project scopes effectively.

          • Guide and manage internal project resources such as Project Managers, SME/Consultants, IT resources, as well as external resources at client and software provider.

          • Lead, mentor, and expand a team of consultants and analysts. Ensure the team is well-versed in Servigistics and other relevant technologies, and capable of delivering high-quality solutions.

          • Build and maintain strong relationships with key clients, understanding their challenges and objectives to tailor solutions that enhance their service operations.

          • Continuously seek opportunities to improve service delivery, incorporating the latest trends and technologies in service parts logistics and management while monitoring industry trends and competitor activities.

          • Represent the company at industry events and conferences. Publish white papers and conduct webinars on the impact of advanced service parts planning technologies like Servigistics.

            Job Requirement - Ability for global travel up to 40% or as needed to meet with clients and lead projects on-site

            Basic Qualifications:

            --- Minimum of 10 years of experience in service parts planning

            --- Minimum of 4 years of Servigistics experience

            --- Minimum of 4 years of experience in a leadership role

            Preferred Skills:

            --- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field.

            --- Prior experience in Consulting

            --- Planning as a Service experience

            Professional Skills Requirements:

            --- Proven expertise in Servigistics and its application in service parts management, with specific experience in implementations, upgrades and or management of the application.

            --- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record of managing large-scale projects.

            --- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working collaboratively in a dynamic environment.



            Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York or Washington as set forth below.

            We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

            Information on benefits is here.

            Role Location Annual Salary Range

            California $93,400 to $196,500

            Colorado $93,400 to $169,800

            District of Columbia $99,500 to $180,800

            New York $86,500 to $196,500

            Maryland $86,500 to $157,200

            Washington $99,500 to $180,800

            What We Believe

            We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

            Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

            Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

            Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

            All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

            Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

            For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

            Requesting An Accommodation

            Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

            If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

            Other Employment Statements

            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.

            Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

            Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

            The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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