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Accenture Mainframe Modernization and Services Sales Director in Des Moines, Iowa

We Are:

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with approximately 733,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise, and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients reinvent and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at .

You Are:

A growth focused sales professional who has successfully created positive impact through year-on-year business expansion. You know – and have run all phases of a sales cycle, including qualification, sales pursuit and close by applying deep sales process and technical expertise. You develop relationships with key buyers and decision-makers at new and existing clients by utilizing a differentiated roadmap and framework leveraging the latest cloud-based technologies.

As the Mainframe Modernization and Services Sales Leader, you will play a pivotal role in driving the sales strategy and revenue growth for mainframe modernization solutions and services. This role requires a blend of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and strong leadership to navigate the evolving landscape of mainframe technology and offer innovative solutions to clients. You will lead a sales team, collaborate with technical experts, and engage with clients to deliver cutting-edge modernization services.

The Work:

  • Sales Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive sales strategy for mainframe modernization and related services across North America

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders at target customers to align sales goals with overall business objectives.

  • Client Consultation:

  • Engage with clients to understand their mainframe modernization needs and challenges.

  • Work closely with technical experts to tailor solutions that address client-specific requirements.

  • Solution Positioning:

  • Collaborate with Accenture Mainframe CoE to stay current on modernization technologies and methodologies.

  • Effectively position and communicate the value proposition of mainframe modernization solutions to clients.

  • Business Development:

  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities for mainframe modernization services.

  • Nurture and expand relationships with existing and new clients, positioning the organization as a trusted partner for their modernization journey.

  • Market Awareness:

  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitor activities, and emerging technologies related to mainframe modernization.

  • Provide insights and recommendations to senior leadership based on market intelligence.

  • Performance Analysis:

  • Implement and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the success of sales strategies.

  • Analyze sales data to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.

Travel may be required for this role. The amount of travel will vary from 25% to 100% depending on business need and client requirements.

What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum of 8 years selling/closing complex application and infrastructure services deals, preferably in Mainframe Modernization or Mainframe-as-a-Service

  • Minimum of 8 years’ Sales Pursuit Management experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years originating and capturing complex multi-tower service deals, preferably greater than $20M in total value

  • Experience in selling complex technology solutions, particularly in the context of mainframe modernization and related services.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. (If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience)

Bonus if you have:

  • In-depth knowledge of mainframe technologies, legacy systems, and the challenges associated with modernization.

  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining strong relationships at C-level, understanding their business needs, and providing solutions that align with their goals.

  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with technical teams, marketing, and other cross-functional departments to ensure the successful implementation of sales strategies.

  • MBA

  • Proven experience in sales leadership, specifically in mainframe modernization services.

  • Strong understanding of mainframe technologies, legacy systems, and modernization methodologies.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and internal teams.

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align sales efforts with industry trends and client needs.

    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.

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below.We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

Information on benefits is here. (

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, Maryland, New York, Washington or Washington D.C. as set forth below.We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

Information on benefits is here. (

Role Location Annual Salary Range

California $136,800 to $237,600

Colorado $136,800 to $237,600

Maryland $136,800 to $237,600

New York $136,800 to $237,600

Washington $136,800 to $237,600

Washington D.C. $136,800 to $237,600

In addition to base pay, this Sales role is eligible for additional incentive compensation under the Sales Achievement Bonus Plan which is based on achievement toward individual sales targets, subject to Plan terms.


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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here (

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Requesting An Accommodation

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If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email ( or speak with your recruiter.

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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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