Accenture Cloud First - Salesforce Delivery Lead in Arlington, Virginia
Title: Cloud First - Salesforce Delivery Lead Location: USA-Southeast Other Locations: USA-Southeast Job Number: 00562950
Join the Accenture Cloud First team and 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.
Accenture is a leader in helping organizations move to the cloud to take advantage of a new era of service delivery and flexibility, where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service. Accenture’s Cloud First agenda offers comprehensive, industry-focused cloud services including strategy, implementation, migration and managed services, and assets including the Accenture Cloud Platform that can drive broader transformational programs for clients. Accenture has worked on more than 13,000 cloud computing projects for clients, including three-quarters of the Fortune Global 100, and has more than 17,000 professionals trained in cloud computing.
People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.
Software as a Service professionals demonstrate skills and experience related to Software as a Service (SaaS) - software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud.
Salesforce.com professionals demonstrate skills in Salesforce.com which is the leader in CRM solutions for customer relationship management software and cloud computing.
The successful candidate will be known as an expert internally and externally. Using technical expertise, business acumen and fluid communication skills to translate the possible into reality. The candidate will be able to design solutions that span multiple platforms and include integration and authentication across systems; articulate design considerations, trade-offs, benefits, and recommendations. Ability to manage the architecture solution implementation and build trusted relationship with clients. The Delivery Lead will have support from the Global Delivery Group as well as from local support resources provided by the global team.
We are looking to hire this role in the Atlanta and DC areas.
Lead Salesforce.com implementation engagement and provide engagement leadership: Assess engagement performance, risks, issues and impact on solution and service delivery commitments, client relationships, etc.
Own development of plan to review and manage client expectations throughout delivery and ensure the values we are delivering are in line with client expectations.
Create an integrated project plan from the individual project plans, showing the high-level flow of project milestones and dependencies across projects. Use the plan to rebalance work and manage variances across projects.
Lead business and functional requirements definition and prioritization/scoping of requirements
Monitor and control the quality management process, manage expectations, conduct milestone reviews, manage process performance, conduct continuous improvement and causal analysis activities.
Monitor all issues that affect the team, project, or program and potential risks.
Manage program/project’s financial, resource strategy and contingency
Disseminate best practices on solution positioning and delivery
Build and maintain high performance teams
Support pre-sales activities inclusive of participating in sales calls and proposal development
A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in project management, business analysis, and technology implementation in full life-cycle Cloud/CRM engagements
Knowledge of Cloud Computing (SaaS, PaaS) and Salesforce.com, either through work at industry participants or consulting to the industry.
Experience in Cloud Computing project implementation – Well rounded in both functional and technical aspects of a CRM engagement
People management skills and prior experience leading teams
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to adapt to dynamic work environment and be creative within a team
Customer oriented and great at building client relationships
Ability and willingness to travel up to 80%
Previous Cloud solution implementation experience
Strong background in Cloud Computing solutions – cloud computing strategy, systems design, integration, implementation and management.
Previous experience in leading up an Application Functional team (Configuration, customization, Force.com development) or Application Integration team (including data integration/data modeling)
Consulting experience with medium to large consulting firms focusing on cloud computing related consulting (solution architecture, storage, SaaS, multi-tenant computing, large scale computing environments, etc).
Experience managing multi-shore projects
PMP and other project management certification preferred
Salesforce.com and other cloud platform certifications
Very strong work ethic with a customer service focus (high intensity).
5 years of consulting experience preferred; executive level sales support experience in consulting/professional services.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
Professional Skill Requirements
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment.
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment.
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
Excellent leadership and management skills.
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.
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