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Data and AI Strategy Manager

Abu Dhabi Job No. r00215569 Full-time

Job Description

Data and AI Strategy Manager

Location: Dubai/Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Accenture Strategy & Consulting

In today’s world, business leaders want to rapidly and confidently reinvent 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. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with business, technology, and cross-functions to develop understanding of data requirements, challenges, and pain points

  • Develop enterprise data operating model across people, process, technology, and governance

  • Shape data strategy roadmap that leads to value realization, including investment plan and business case

  • Lead independently small engagements or stream of work end-to-end across all delivery components: client satisfaction, value delivered, teams management, financials, etc.

  • Update data catalog and inventory with contextual information on data elements, definition, lineage, data policies, data protection, data access, data sharing, and data stewardship

  • Maintain, grow, and modify as needed an enterprise-wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and trust through modifications to organization behavior, policies and standards, governance metrics, processes, and related tools

  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for key stakeholders, stewards of the client’s principal data assets

  • Create and maintain data governance policies, playbook(s), processes, and procedures for guiding various data management processes, including the adoption of data security and privacy, data quality practices, and data dissemination activities

  • ·Responsible for defining data quality checks and data reconciliation rules in partnership with technical data asset owners and data engineers to ensure data integrity is maintained during transit and at rest

  • Engage with stakeholders across the organization to identify data quality needs, draft requirements, assist in the development of data quality checks, track, monitor, and report of the overall health of data in the organization

  • Perform impact analysis of regulatory, business, corrective action plans, and system changes on the Enterprise Data Governance program, respective data domains, and relevant data governance policies and procedures within the context of enterprise data

  • Assist with preparation of material for regular core team and key governance forums (e.g., Enterprise Data Governance Steering Committee, Data Steward Council) to review progress and initiatives with key constituents.

  • Interaction with senior management at a client and/or Accenture to steer recommendations and obtain buy-in on matters that may require alternate approach



Key Skills

  • Strong data-driven consulting with focus on business and technology value architecting and realization

  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on assignments

  • Management of team efforts at a client or within Accenture

  • Ability to pull-through business opportunities

  • Experience and understanding of core enterprise data domains – Data mgmt., data governance, data architecture & platform, data quality, data protection, advanced analytics & AI

  • Experience in data advisory and/or implementation of data management capabilities such as Master Data Management, Reference Data Management, Data Governance Organizations

  • Ability to operate cross industry, with preferred experience in Banking, Telcos, Oil&Gas, and/or Government

  • Pro-actively acquired business knowledge beyond technical role or via business school i.e. MBA


  • Minimum 6-9 years’ work experience - at least 4 years in data management / strategy

  • Proven and relevant past consulting experience; alternatively strong in-house data management / pre-sales roles (and demonstration of intrinsic consulting skills)

  • Certifications: DAMA, CMMI, DCAM, Cloud platforms…

  • Arabic speaking and fluent English

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

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