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Client Account HR Manager

Job Location: Canberra

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00605031


- Job description

Client Account HR Manager
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The Client Account HR Lead (CAHRL) provides relevant, multi-dimensional HR leadership to our largest and most complex accounts in order to drive business results.
The CAHRL partners with Account Leadership as a trusted business advisor working to understand the strategic vision of the account and the clients’ business goals to inform the overall talent strategy for the account.
Working in sync with GU HR (HRBP’s, Talent Strategists, Total Reward, Employee Relations), the CAHRL is the single point of HR contact to Account Leads helping to mitigate the complexity the Accounts Leads face when managing people activities across all the Accenture businesses, career tracks and locations.
With a holistic HR view, the CAHRL will understand the drivers that are relevant to the account and develop a talent agenda that is meaningful and impactful to the account.
Key Responsibilities
Business Strategy
Define and implement HR strategies that align with the DTE’s/OG’s strategic vision, the Account objectives and the Client business priorities.
This will be achieved through:
  • Partnering with the Account Lead and Commercial Office to align talent priorities with the business strategy.
  • Driving the implementation of talent priorities and measuring effectiveness through metrics driven analysis.
 Create and implement innovative solutions
Taking global best practices, facilitate fit for purpose roll out of initiatives across the Account. Key focus areas are likely to be employee engagement, retention and performance achievement.
This will be achieved through:
  • Co-creation with the Account (e.g. Leads, People Program Advocates, HRBP) to design or modify initiatives that meet the needs of the Account
  • Maintaining a disciplined approach to leading the communications plans and change programs (e.g. project plans, stakeholder matrix, risks & issues, lesson learned)
  • Evaluate success or otherwise of initiatives to continually evolve and improve initiatives
  • Share best practices across the CAHRL ecosystem
 Deliver the HR Lifecycle across the Account
Optimise key employee lifecycle events that impact at the Account level. Including, but not limited to, Performance Achievement, key employee retention, exit interviews, employee relations.
This will be achieved through:
  • Deep understanding of GU HR practices and programs in order to advise or implement at the Account level.
  • Act as the key conduit to GU HR on Account level concerns and / or best practices to enhance a shared understanding of HR across Accenture.
Skills and Experience
Must have
  • A track record of building trusted relationships with senior leaders and providing highly credible solutions to complex people issues
  • Well established ability to influence senior leaders and effect change
  • Proven experience collaborating across both HR and business functions in large complex organisations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with a flair for corporate communications
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to synthesise complex information into relatable material
  • Human Resources experience equivalent to an HRBP and / or Organisational Development practitioner
In addition to the above, experience as a change lead or project manager would be well regarded.
Additional Comments 
  • Successful candidate is expected to be on-site at client locations 2-4 days/week or as needed
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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