Job Description

Consulting Innovation Manager

Location:  Dubai, UAE

About Accenture 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 537,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Strategy & Consulting

In today’s world, business leaders want to reinvent rapidly and confidently to increase resilience, mitigate risk, and grow with sustainable value.

That’s where Accenture Strategy & Consulting comes in. We bring together strategic visionaries, industry experts, practitioners from across every enterprise function, business intelligence professionals, change specialists, data and AI authorities, and many other specialized skills to co-create each client’s unique path to reinvention. You will be a trusted partner to business leaders, working with a diverse team of experts to deliver successful tech-enabled transformation and new kinds of value for your clients.

Strategy and Consulting is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Interactive, Technology and Operations.

?What If! are part of the Accenture Innovation Network in Strategy & Consulting

We are Innovators who ask and answer the ?What If! questions that help organizations imagine new futures and make them a reality. We have been ‘doing’ innovation for the past 25+ years, working with Fortune 500 clients across sectors. We use an experimentation-led approach to define the strategy, create the inventions and change the culture to turn organizations into human powered experimentation engines. Our values are embedded in our DNA and inform all of our decision making, not the least of which is recruitment. If this sounds like you, please apply! Never stop asking ?What If!

You Are: 

Strategic Leader for innovation projects while blending a creative approach to solving problems with real commercial grounding. You possess strategic acumen, are insight savvy storytellers, and idea generators with fabulous facilitation skills. Lead Inventors are able to drive an iterative approach to innovation, applying our relevant tools and behaviors of experimentation to all challenges. They are passionate about owning and cracking our clients’ innovation problems and are smart, provocative thinkers with a human approach to business. 

The Work:

Knowledge and IP 

  • Ability to sell a point of view, not just have one 

  • Happy, comfortable, and successful working in an iterative way, without a heavy reliance on standard process 

  • Encourages project team to try new things (through their own actions) 

  • Ability to redirect and course correct a project as needed 

  • Generates new ideas, process, and structures to help us grow 

  • Great storyteller – collects, creates, and shares stories

  • Razor sharp insight intuition and quick discrimination of insight and ideas 

  • Ability to be an intellectual juggler and operate on multiple levels on a project and on the inventing team considering the past, the task at hand and incorporating their knowledge of organization, people, politics, etc 

  • Experienced and confident in designing day plans, setting up and leading workshops, moderating consumers, using stimulus and managing the necessary quantity and quality of ideas. 

People 

  • Motivates and inspires their project teams 

  • Helps develop the skills of the people around them (on project and beyond) 

  • Can make tough calls and have tough conversations with clients 

  • Ability to clearly see business opportunities and articulate them convincingly 

  • Is diplomatic but firm (embodies appropriate levels of bravery) 

  • Can manage their own energy and others and brings passion to their work 

Clients 

  • Writes and owns the POV and approach for new business pitches and proposals 

  • Creates, leads, and grows long lasting client relationships 

  • Owns day-today project needs and client management 

  • Manages most senior clients plus any big issues throughout their projects 

Money 

  • Can scope and cost a project accurately and in the moment 

  • Understands and helps support revenue management 

  • Delivers against their set annual new business targets 

  • Ensures they and their teams are working profitably 

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Qualifications

Here’s what you need: 

Minimum 8 years business experience in branding/marketing, strategic consulting, insight, and/or innovation experience as well as a track record for developing new products, services and solutions to business problems. 

  • At least 2 years’ experience leading and managing teams – project teams or otherwise

  • At least 2 years’ client services experience, delivering work in the context of delivering on client needs

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Bonus points if:  

  • You are an idea generator comfortable working in an iterative way; constantly curious about the world and must be able to draw on their experience and our tools and techniques to solve innovation challenges. 

  • You are a natural leader, our Lead Inventors must possess the demeanor, business maturity, intellect and integrity required to establish immediate credibility with key stakeholders within the company. 

  • You are united by our 5 core values - Adventure, Impact, Passion, Love & Audacity and these come across in every project we produce as well as everyone we recruit. 

 Why join us?

  • We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues

  • You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools

  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends

  • You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live

Next Steps

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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