Accenture Salesforce Functional Lead in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Salesforce team is growing rapidly and is looking to add experienced Salesforce.com Functional Leads to join our team Functional Delivery Managers. This is a terrific opportunity for a Cloud CRM subject matter expert to take on a functional leadership role within our growing consultancy. You'll have experience with multiple CRM Implementations with user base of 200+ including Enterprise Integrations such as with ERP, Order Management, Claims Systems, Portals, etc.
Racking up those air miles will have to wait, as weekly non-essential travel to client sites Monday through Thursday is currently suspended. For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.
Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.
Typical Day Snapshot
While we'd love to say that there's a "typical" day in the life of a consultant, we all know that every day will be different! Some of the day to day challenges of this role will include:
Lead and facilitate discovery and scoping sessions with clients
Understand client business process and potential constraints (budget, timeline, expertise, etc.) to define optimal and reasonable project scope and expectations
Create and defend solution estimate and SOW
Incorporate past experiences, business savvy, creative and out-of-the-box thinking in designing solutions; offer multiple, potential solutions
Coordinate with Technical Architects/CTA's, integration, and data consultants, and others, as needed, for specific technical design requirements
Provide recommendations on third-party applications
Manage expectations with clients, Accenture colleagues, as well as SFDC and other 3rd parties - i.e., be able to influence and guide towards successful outcomes
Disseminating best practices on solution positioning and delivery.
Own the solution and provide architectural oversight of the solution throughout the project
Provide guidance and advisory support to project team on implementation approach and complex configuration issues
Participate in QA checkpoints during delivery to provide guidance and insure solution aligns with original scope
Work with project team to develop and validate estimates to support any Change Orders
Participate in project status meetings, as requested by the Delivery Lead/Project Manager
Contribute to estimating and SOW templates for future phases
Leading business and functional requirements definition and prioritization/scoping of requirements.
Mapping functional requirements to Salesforce.com features and functionality.
Maintaining and coordinate communication with the customer throughout each project.
Mentoring more junior team members in business analysis, project management, and Salesforce.com best practices.
Minimum of 2 years of progressive experience in solutioning, discovery and business analysis, project management, and technology implementation in full life-cycle CRM engagements.
Minimum of 3 year of experience with Salesforce.com is required.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. (If Associates Degree, must have minimum 6 years’ work experience)
Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
Customer oriented and great at building client relationships.
Desire to work in a dynamic work environment and be creative within a team.
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.
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