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Technology Strategy & Advisory Consultant or Manager - Infrastructure Optimization and Modernization

Company: Accenture
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: July 2, 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 approximately 742,000 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 and leadership in cloud, data and AI 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 Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360 - value, enable us to help our clients reinvent 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 .

In Strategy & Consulting we work with C-suite executives, leaders and boards of the world's leading organizations, helping them reinvent every part of their enterprise to drive greater growth, enhance competitiveness, implement operational improvements, reduce cost, deliver sustainable 360 - stakeholder value, and set a new performance frontier for themselves and the industry in which they operate. Our deep industry and functional expertise is supported by proprietary assets and solutions that help organizations transform faster and become more resilient. Underpinned by technology, data, analytics, AI, change management, talent and sustainability capabilities, our Strategy & Consulting services help architect and accelerate all aspects of an

We Are:

We are Technology Strategy and Advisory and we design and execute industry-relevant reinventions that allow organizations to realize exceptional business value from technology. Our vision is to become the world's leading advisors in harnessing technology and innovation as a force to reinvent and improve every business. Our mission is to help client business executives disrupt their industry and utilize technology to capture market share.

You Are:

In Transformation Excellence, we are passionate with tons of experience in technology, leadership, and management skills to spare. Your expertise Advising clients on data-driven technology strategies to achieve their strategic, financial, and operational goals. You have energy and drive in abundance, along with personal resilience, a passion for serving clients, a love of continual learning and you are intrigued by new challenges. You have a flair for breaking down processes into logical parts and constructing crystal-clear reasoning and analyses-an aptitude you use to decimate problems. Communication and collaboration skills. You have both in spades, and as a Manager you're a natural at appreciating diverse perspectives and bringing out the best in teams.

In Transformation Excellence:

  • Transformation Excellence practitioners shape and steer technology enabled, large-scale transformations with our clients.

  • They convey deep understanding of technology platforms and architecture at the intersection of our clients industry to guide them towards a well-defined, value-rich target while effectively managing change.

  • Using deep industry and technology competence e.g., in Cloud, Data or Security, they build rapport with senior and expert stakeholders in both business and technology functions to facilitate quick and effective decision-making.

  • Transformation Excellence professionals act as the glue between program stakeholders (internal and external) to keep the course and maximize value realization for our clients.

  • Complex program management will be strictly oriented towards value realization across multiple dimensions (e.g., financial, experience, sustainability)

    Your job:

    • Strategically plan and execute on client rationalization / optimization opportunities, including transformation, infrastructure modernization, cost optimization and management of internal and/or third-party resources.

    • Lead all aspects of the supplier contract management process, including requirements development, market strategy development, Supplier analysis and selection, and commercial negotiations.

    • Lead the project teams and the client to create strategic roadmaps, service transition plans, and appropriate models identifying risks and opportunities.

    • Manage across transformation management domains for a workstream (e.g. scope, cost, schedule, etc.) as the lead advisory partner.

    • Facilitate design thinking and/or customer journey workshops to support development of a transformation roadmap and/or strategy.

    • Develop focused expertise across multiple targeted technology focus areas while maintaining breadth of knowledge basis - apply to address issues and resolve dependencies at mid-management level.

    • Help define and quantify the value of a transformation, and how to measure and track success, including defining business case and TCO strategy/approach.

    • Support thought leadership in a Technology Strategy & Advisory capability.

      Here's What You Need:

      * Minimum of 5 years of experience defining and executing commercial, operating, and/or negotiating strategy in the technology/infrastructure space, including a minimum of 2 years focused on one or more of the following categories:

      • Network services and solutions, such as managed services, WAN/LAN/WLAN, MPLS, voice, contact center, including a, and wireless/cellular

      • Data center, hosting/colocation, and public cloud services

      • Software (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Workday, ServiceNow, Salesforce and other prevalent enterprise SaaS providers)

        * Minimum 2 years' experience architecting, driving, and/or acting as a key contributor to strategic technology change, transformation, and/or modernization programs at scale which address technical, operational, and commercial aspects of an environment.

        Bonus points:

        Experience working as an advisor or consultant where you were tasked with identifying opportunities, risks, and problems in the enterprise space, then creating/proposing/executing creative solutions to address findings and maximize results.

        Professional skill requirements:

        • Experience maintaining executive and C-level stakeholder engagement and support, effectively crafting, delivering, and executing on key recommendations.

        • Strong commercial and financial acumen, including detailed knowledge of the underlying components and cost drivers required to plan and execute on technology, infrastructure, and/or managed service strategies including cost optimization, negotiations, and transformation programs.

        • Knowledge of commercial agreements and pricing structures for one or more of the above-named categories.

        • Experience working with environments which are migrating from legacy technologies and/or on-premise environments to cloud- and SaaS-based services and environments is highly desired.

          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 $58,500 to $253,000

          Colorado $58,500 to $253,000

          District of Columbia $58,500 to $253,000

          New York $58,500 to $253,000

          Maryland $58,500 to $253,000

          Washington $58,500 to $253,000

          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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