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Digital Commerce Business Lead
Location: London
Competitive Salary and Package (dependent on experience)
Career Level: 6 Senior Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

"Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us." - Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Accenture Digital Commerce Operations is the global managed services arm of Accenture Interactive. As part of Marketing Operations, the Digital Commerce business maximizes digital commerce sales by delivery the best experiences on the planet. We are an engine that optimizes, evolves and scales the commerce buying and selling processes, ensuring profitable growth and help brands to drive their global agendas while delivering excellent digital experiences for their consumers across B2B/B2C/B2B2C channels.
Advance your career in a fast-accelerating digital marketing agency on track to transform the industry and dominate the market. Disrupt, innovate, and change the way frictionless marketing strategy is delivered to clients at scale. Deploy new technologies and data-driven insights. Transform the performance of leading brands. Grow alongside our global talent network. Join Accenture Digital Commerce Operations.

Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and internal Corporate Functions. Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

As the Digital Commerce Business Lead, you will be key to driving the continued expansion of one of Accenture's fastest-growing offerings, Digital Commerce Operations. Seeking a leader with an agile, natural curiosity, and an entrepreneurial spirit with aspirations for both personal development, as well as a desire to contribute to the growth of our Accenture Marketing Operations business.

As an Accenture Leader, you will have significant responsibility in driving the overall performance of Accenture, and this requires demonstration of specific actions and behaviors - what we call our "Leadership DNA". Accenture Leaders set the tone for our company and people. It is critical that our Leaders demonstrate how we want our people to act, not only as good business operators, but how we support each other. To be successful, you will have learning agility, delivery expertise, and a passion to build talent in a complex environment. You will be able to represent the broad capabilities of Digital Commerce Operations in necessary situations with a leadership presence and how to build key capabilities as situations evolve

The Work:

Business Development
Define Digital Commerce Operations business strategy and drive global growth targets working with regional Business Development leads (in collaboration with Accenture Interactive, broader Marketing Operations, the Accenture Operations OU Leads and the OU Sales Leads)
Contribute to Digital Commerce Operations global sales target, including organic revenue client growth - strict governance over weekly pipeline and management of short term and long-term sales targets
Build and drive the collaborative operating model for major deal origination and conversion with the, OU Sales Leads, Accenture Operations OU Leads, Accenture Operations Region Portfolio Leads and Accenture Interactive
Lead transformation deal pursuits with 'high touch' C-suite client engagement to secure new 'high profile' logos and work
Navigate the team's win strategy, casting, value proposition, deal management process and contract closure
Lead, motivate and inspire the Regional sales team building strong 'front of house' end-to-end digital commerce leaders with a culture of peak performance
Collaborate with the Account Management leaders who can expand current client footprint, bring innovation to clients and work with other parts of Accenture to provide excellent service delivery
Collaborate with the Account Management leaders to ensure successful transition from sales to delivery and position for successful up-sell, future sales and client "reference-ability"
Help steward Digital Commerce Operations' product and service innovation agenda in sync with evolving C-suite needs and pain points
Collaborate with the Activation Network Leadership to define and scale the Regional capabilities required
Serve as the face of Digital Commerce Operations (externally and internally), participating in Digital Commerce industry key events and publishing points of views

Client Experience Management
Recognize opportunities for expansion of existing services and/or potential for new services; leverages SMEs across the organization to aide in sales opportunities
Exemplify Accenture's core values through client engagement and internal leadership within the project team and the practice
Evaluate and streamline business processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within the team and with the client
Collaborate across global Accenture and/or client teams and serves as Key Contact for delivery
Participate in strategic planning meetings with the client and manages client expectations in terms of support and delivery
Participate in client stakeholder meetings including governance of financials, operations, and demand management/forecasting
Manage all financials including capturing additional sales opportunities, forecasting, and invoicing
Drive operational reporting and KPIs as it relates to the Digital Commerce Services practice and collaborates with other Delivery Leads to share best practices and efficiencies
Responsible for ensuring successful delivery of all contracted services and meeting all service level agreements

Digital Commerce Services
Design a new growth strategy and roadmap in the Digital Commerce space, including investments and actions to address areas for innovation and competitive weakness, to help achieve Digital Commerce Operations' sales target for FY21
Develop new content solutions to fully leverage the converged divisions of sales, marketing & customer service to execute on the vision of best customer experiences every time, everyplace, everywhere
Create provocative POVs & platform speeches on Digital Commerce Services to drive innovation and thought leadership in the industry and market
Develop new metrics that properly evaluate the Digital Commerce Services experience giving Digital Commerce Operations a proprietary scorecard with which to evaluate our activation standards
Scale a new End-to-End Digital Commerce approach across our activation network that rivals all competitors and delivers on dynamic delivery through End-to-End relevant services (Demand Generation, Intelligent Commerce, Data & Analytics, Supply Chain, Customer Services)
Work with data and analytics to create a predictive behavioural approach that demonstrably delivers business outcomes for clients

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We are looking for experience in the following skills:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
Significant Business Development experience in Digital Commerce and/or Digital Marketing
Experience delivering Marketing Commerce Services related work within a large, heavily matrixed company environment
Experience with Client Relationship and/or delivery experience

Bonus Points:
Experience working with delivering Marketing Services related work within a large, heavily matrixed company environment
Knowledge of the End-to-End marketing space from defining marketing plans, campaign definition, content production methods, and/ or analytic insights that drive next best action
Experience with C-Level client relationship building and relationship management
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
High energy level, sense of urgency, decisiveness and ability to work well under pressure
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Strong leadership, problem solving, and decision-making abilities
Professional of unquestionable integrity, credibility and character

Travel Requirements:
This position requires travel of approximately 25% to multiple customer locations

What's in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days' vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries - powered by the world's largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31/05/2021
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.
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