Role: Sales Director
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People in the Sales career track grow pipeline and sales by supporting, managing or leading the origination and/or closing of sales opportunities in a specific area or across a range of Accenture offerings. They progress by deepening sales skills and/or developing new related skills, growing into a more complex sales role, laterally, upward, or in their current role.
Sales professionals drive the sales process and outcomes on a dedicated basis, growing a profitable pipeline and/or backlog of sales, through deal origination, sales negotiations and closure. These professionals involve multiple activities like target the right clients, grow quality pipeline, win profitable deals and manage sales activities with the objective of creating mutually beneficial, trust-based relationships that create value.
What you will do:
The Sales Director for Technology will manage sales campaigns for top opportunities in the technology domain and will be responsible for day-to-day campaign management, with emphasis on opportunity qualification, win strategy definition/execution, proposal development, orals presentation, and support of contract negotiations. The successful candidate will apply Accenture's corporate strategies, client service group priorities, and formal sales campaign management processes to secure new contracts and deliver sales that meet or exceed financial goals within acceptable risk parameters.
- Sales: Developing, Validating, qualifying, and closing sales opportunities
- Provides solutions to complex business problems where analysis of situations requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives
- Interacts with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters
- Manages large work efforts as an individual contributor at a client or within Accenture
For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.
Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.
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Here's what you need:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years work experience). If Associate's Degree, must have equivalent minimum 6 years work experience
- Minimum 3 years' experience selling consulting and/or outsourcing services within the Life Sciences industry
- Minimum 8 years' experience in Technology/Consulting Services
- Minimum of 5 years' experience in direct sales with quota of $15M +
Bonus Points if:
- Prefer industry experience selling to clients in one or more of the following areas: Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Automotive, Life Sciences, Retail.
- Expertise in Public Cloud and IT transformation is preferred.
- Project management experience
- Previous experience in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing new products or services for a large business entity
- Experience selling new/emerging technologies
- Proven sales leadership originating and closing technology services opportunities
- New IT conversant
- Client facing (from deal qualification through close)
- Has or will earn credibility with Technology and other executives
- Understands Accenture Technology offerings including supporting differentiation and value propositions
- Ability to network across Accenture
- Strong facilitation and communication skills - both written and verbal
- Strong leadership, problem solving, and decision-making abilities
- Ability to interface and negotiate with senior executives
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