Job Description

Job Title : Products AAPAC Innovation Hub – Dubai Centre Manager
Level : Manager
Location : Dubai
 
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 more than 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Join Accenture’s Products group to apply your experience to the world's best-known, most innovative brands as a consultant in Products. Influence what people buy, where they shop and how they travel by helping world-leading companies rethink, reinvent and reshape how to stay ahead of the competition. Bring your whole self to work in an inclusive culture that values your individuality. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Accenture’s Products group brings together people with first-class consultancy skills and specialist industry expertise. You will develop a career working across a range of industries including retail, consumer goods and services, automotive, infrastructure and travel. Use your expertise to transform the consumer marketplace with innovative and agile solutions that respond to market changes, consumer trends and new technologies.
 
Products AAPAC Innovation Hubs – Mission statement
Products AAPAC is Global best practice for OG-hosted innovation across a wide array of countries, cultures, and markets. Through the AAPAC Innovation Consulting team we now have the opportunity to augment the regional Hubs through a best-in-class team with relevant experience and thought leadership, a re-designed client experience, a compelling portfolio of innovation services, and a revamped internal and external ecosystem across the region that take strategic alignment from Singapore as the regional lead Hub.
Our specific offerings and modular services provide clients an opportunity to go beyond just “an innovation workshop” to experiencing rapid prototyping cycles and end to end value chain illustration to transform and grow the core and scale the NEW.
 
People and roles
The Innovation Hub in the Singapore and AAPAC network is governed by a Regional Lead and staffed by experienced Centre Managers who understand the importance of integrating the internal and external ecosystem into our Hubs and client engagements.
 
Job Description:
 
Focus of the Centre Manager is split across:
  • Curation of the Permanent Observatory (“what’s hot”, working with teams in-country and through other regional Hubs to onboard new demos, update storyboards);
  • The Tourism Innovation Hub will focus on Tourism Industry which is across various industries Travel Services, Airlines, Airports, Hotels, Destination Management services, Entertainment, Telecom and Finance
  • Internal and external ecosystem management
  • Workshop facilitation and delivery of the Inspiration / Showcase format (1-2 days)
  • Owns agenda planning for workshops and showcases
  • Admin for logistics and recovery
  • Strategizes with Account teams on best client experience (Type of workshop/ list of relevant showcases/ duration of session/ pulls in Subject Matter Experts as needed)
  • Delivery of actual day activities and is the catalyst for successful engagements with the client
  • Post workshop reports, where needed
  • Demos, showcases setup and ongoing pipeline;
  • RFP support for Innovation Consulting;
  • Creating and leveraging an Open Innovation Platform, working with Startups and relevant Government agencies
  • The Centre Manager is to be supported by an Assistant Manager equivalent to assist with logistics, planning and hosting Tier 2 engagements where needed
 


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • A degree in Business or Computer Science (Master’s preferred)
  • 7 years or more work experience; managing other innovation centres, consulting, and/or relevant fields with transferable skill sets critical. Experience in a regional/ global firm an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of both business and strategy and how technology is applied to drive new areas of growth
  • Meticulous and goal-oriented; this person must be able to manage several concurrent work streams and must be comfortable with ambiguity.

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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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