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Sales Director – State of Texas – Public Sector - Higher Education (R00046879_Austin)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Austin, Texas, United States

Who We Are:

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You are:

You will be a member of Accenture’s Public Service Client Services Group who is dedicated to helping government agencies and other public service organizations deliver better social, economic and health outcomes for the people they serve.

The Higher Education State Sales Director will drive sales process and outcomes to Agencies in Higher Education Institutions growing a profitable pipeline and/or backlog of sales, through deal origination, sales negotiations, and closure. Sales Director targets the right clients, grows quality pipeline, wins profitable deals, and manages sales activities with the objective of creating mutually beneficial, trust-based relationships that create value.

  • Originate and sell comprehensive deals with various integration and operational components and a value range of ~$1M to $50M+.
  • Orchestrate and lead the entire origination process for a large deal working with the Client Account Lead, the client team and relevant subject matter experts.
  • A focus on the entire sales life cycle of an opportunity from origination to closure
  • Sales Originators are client facing and have an individual pipeline target and a sales close target the proportion of which varies dependent on level.
  • Be the lead in ensuring the Accenture Sales Methodologies are implemented and followed to maximize win probabilities across a portfolio of assigned accounts

What’s in it for you?

  • You will be part of a diverse, vibrant, global Accenture community; teams pushing the boundaries of new business capabilities and emerging technologies and services, sharing their experiences and lessons learned with each other. You’ll have the chance to thrive in an environment where your ideas are valued and your voice matters.
  • At Accenture, you will be able to work on meaningful and innovative projects, powered by the latest technologies and industry best practices such as event-driven architectures and domain driven design.
  • Accenture will continually invest in your learning and growth. You'll learn from and work with Accenture’s certified practitioners and Accenture will support you in growing your own tech stack, sales skills, and certifications.
  • You'll be immersed in the design and implementation of human-centric solutions to help solve complex challenges with some of the world’s largest companies.

Here's what you need:

  • Existing trust-based relationships with the State of Texas Higher Education institutions, such as but not limited to UT Austin, Texas A&M, Texas State University, University of Houston, TCU
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience shaping, negotiating, and closing large complex multi tower deals within Public Services Higher Education Clients, State and Local Government
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience originating and capturing complex multi-tower service deals, preferably in value greater than $10M

Travel: Minimal Travel outside of assigned Geography

Professional Qualifications:

  • Proven sales deal leadership originating and closing multi-discipline (consulting plus outsourcing plus technology) services opportunities to Higher Education Intuitions in TX
  • Work(ed) in or sold to State Government Agencies
  • Conversant in emerging trends in IT and Business
  • Client facing (from deal qualification through close)
  • Has or will earn credibility with State Agency executives
  • Ability to network across Accenture, establish trust-based relationships internally to get support for client sales objectives
  • High energy level, sense of urgency, decisiveness, and ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Team player of unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to interface and negotiate with senior client executives
  • As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $175,000 - $230,000 and [Register to View]

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