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Business Development Director - Smart Connected Products Design/Development

Business and Financial Operations



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 721,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at [Register to View] .

Our Smart Connected Products (SCP) Team within Accenture’s Industry X offering is in search of a passionate, innovation-savvy Business Development lead who will translate business challenges into innovation opportunities for Accenture’s clients. In this role, you will act as a bridge & translator between clients grappling with nuance and complexity in smart connected products and platforms, and the potential for human-centered design and technology to create impact across multiple industries.

Our SCP Team partners with enlightened leaders who are seeking solutions to the most complex business challenges standing in the way of achieving market competitiveness through human-centered innovation and technology. Our SCP portfolio touches many different aspects of innovation and experience design - you might find yourself working in a variety of industries including consumer, medical technology & life sciences, industrial, transportation, energy, travel & hospitality, and robotics, just to name a few. In this role, you may touch device design that impacts the lives of millions, digital offerings that enable more meaningful experiences, or entirely new platforms for the world’s leading businesses. The collective effort of this work seeks to embed intelligence in “the way the world makes things and the things it makes” to do more using less, keep people safe and ensure a sustainable future.

The ideal candidate is motivated to create significant and sustainable change for our clients and in the lives of people they serve. You demonstrate a combination of expertise and experience in the hardware space, business savvy, passion and creativity, and a proven track record of building relationships with both internal stakeholders and external clients. In your past life, you may have been in business development for consulting, in product design and development, in account management, or in product sales at a device business.

The work:

Business Development leads are critical to Accenture’s SCP Team unique approach to highly consultative, relationship-focused business development. This role will be dedicated to our North American market, and as such, a successful candidate will be a core part of the team driving revenue, anchoring, and growing key relationships, realizing strategy, and expanding our impact.

  • Qualify The Leads: You will shape and qualify new leads from Go-To-Market (GTM) Leads in collaboration with our SCP leadership team. This will involve initiating / responding to communication with client account teams and potential clients to determine the valuable opportunities to collaborate on, gathering robust market intelligence on the opportunity, building the right SCP team to pursue the opportunity, and leading strategy and tactics in pursuit of opportunities.
  • Lead Teams to Pursue Opportunities: You will collaborate with SCP and Industry X colleagues to leverage global knowledge and ensure that our SCP Team is putting its best foot forward in new business conversations. You will lead teams to produce well-coordinated and compelling client project proposals, presentations, and meetings which not only address client needs, but also clearly articulate the fundamental innovation opportunity and design challenge upon which SCP will deliver. Not only will you understand and communicate SCP's unique value proposition, but also advance our thinking in how we communicate our value.
  • Steer the Business Development Process: Beyond leading the internal teams focused on a new business opportunity, you are accountable for keeping track of the source of leads, progress, and outcome, and periodically provide a synthesis of learnings to improve our business development process. You will provide structure for individuals involved in the business development process to ensure ongoing collaboration and accountability. You will create and maintain business development materials, such as introductions, presentations, and case studies, for shared use. You will ensure data integrity within Accenture’s business systems. You will collaborate with Accenture’s account, legal and leadership teams to solidify relationships and ensure the proper contracts are in place.
  • Drive Meaningful Client Relationships: SCP Team prides itself on building long-lasting client relationships that are transformational for both our clients and Accenture. In this role, you will focus on both existing key client relationships, and finding opportunities for new meaningful relationships. You will find opportunities to open new accounts, industries, or focuses that align to the SCP portfolio strategy. You will explore ways to expand existing relationships and consider how to rekindle latent relationships with a focus on developing meaningful relationships that stand the test of time.
  • Collaborate Cross-Functionally: As a Business Development lead, you will collaborate with people from different backgrounds and crafts, such as design researchers, designers, engineers, and quality assurance experts. In this role, you will both learn and teach while working with people outside of your immediate area of expertise, who challenge you to think more holistically.
What it takes:

We’re searching for someone with professional experience in a revenue or relationship focused role in innovation, design, and development who is:

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about hardware development methodologies
  • Able to consultatively bridge creative services to client needs
  • A strategic & systems thinker
  • Resourceful & resilient
  • Self-directed & proactive
  • Able to manage both up and out
  • A strong communicator
  • Detail-oriented
  • Curious to learn and connect the dots
  • Comfortable operating with limited oversight/management

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($136,800 to $212,400)