Technology Advisory Cloud Manager – Accenture , Saudi Arabia

Job Description
Technology Cloud Advisory Manager
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Accenture Strategy & Consulting
In today’s world, business leaders want to rapidly and confidently reinvent to increase resilience, mitigate risk, and grow with sustainable value. That’s where Accenture Strategy & Consulting comes in. We bring together strategic visionaries, industry experts, practitioners from across every enterprise function, business intelligence professionals, change specialists, data and AI authorities, and many other specialized skills to co-create each client’s unique path to reinvention. You will be a trusted partner to business leaders, working with a diverse team of experts to deliver successful tech-enabled transformation and new kinds of value for your clients. Strategy and Consulting is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Interactive, Technology and Operations
A Cloud Advisory Manager owns the cloud agenda and responsibility to drive key opportunities at select clients. You will carry conversation around all facets of the Cloud business and draw in other resources as appropriate; You will also have experience in selling and/or and delivering Cloud programs. You will be providing the highest level of consultative support on enterprise-wide information cloud technology-based systems including selection of cloud providers through your understanding of best practices with respect to the planning, design, implementation and use of information technology and information management systems and processes on the Cloud. You will leverage Accenture cloud assets: myNAV, A4C, ACP, etc. You will set the direction and provide critical support in the strategic and tactical planning for the design and use of Cloud Technology whilst acting as the Client C-Suite trusted advisor for all Cloud related initiatives.

Key Responsibilities
Define cloud technology roadmaps and industry/functional solutions, advising clients on cloud-enabled enterprise transformation agendas within an industry context
Drive the creation of the value case, and exploit the innovation of cloud to create new business value
Develop service portfolio requirements including market and service provider considerations
Recommend the target dispositions for client’s landscape
Advise on the impact of cloud on the IT operating model
Lead independently small engagements or stream of work end-to-end across all delivery components: client satisfaction, value delivered, teams management, financials, etc.
Identify and nurture pull-through business opportunities, support business development effort with client and Accenture teams until successful sale closure
Collaborate with clients, ecosystem partners and within Accenture to align their business and technology priorities
Lead creation of thought leaderships and assets that presents action-oriented insights, knowledge, guidance and recommendations related to the cloud journey
Interaction with senior management at a client and/or Accenture to steer recommendations and obtain buy-in on matters that may require alternate approach

Key Skills
Strong data-driven consulting with focus on business and technology value architecting and realization
Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on assignments
Management of team efforts at a client or within Accenture
Ability to pull-through business opportunities
Experience and understanding of core cloud topics – planning, design, implementation and use of information technology and information management systems and processes on the cloud
Experience in cloud advisory and/or implementation
Ability to operate cross industry, with preferred experience in Banking, Telcos, Oil&Gas, and/or Government
Pro-actively acquired business knowledge beyond technical role or via business school i.e. MBA

Qualifications
Minimum 5-8 years’ work experience – at least 5 years in cloud advisory or transformation
Proven and relevant past consulting experience; alternatively global technology services firm, cloud firm, or seasoned industry position focused on cloud transformation (and demonstration of intrinsic consulting skills)
Cloud certifications: Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba, Oracle…
Arabic speaking preferred and fluent English

Why join us?
We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues
You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools
Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards
You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends
You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live

Next Steps
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