Job Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Regional Description: Australia
Job Number: 00673051 00673051_en
Technology Strategy Consultant
Why Accenture Strategy?
In the world of strategy today, technology is the new disruptor. It is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities and value for almost every organization. Digital technology is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities for almost every organization. This situation plays directly to Accenture's strengths; operating at the intersection of business and technology. With Accenture Strategy, we have created what we believe is the strategy firm of the future. It's a very exciting place to be!
Our 8,000+ strong team of strategists combine deep business insight and tremendous technology understanding within the context of our client's industry. There is no one player who can bring all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration that Accenture can. This is what our clients' current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us different to any other strategy firm in the market.
Technology Strategy in a nutshell
Accenture Strategy solves complex business challenges at the intersect of business and technology. We take a specialist led, value based approach to identifying the right technology strategies for our clients.
Technology Strategy is a critical, fast growing component of our overall Strategy practice. We focus on developing company-wide strategies that exploit disruptive technologies as well as advising our Fortune 500 CIO clients on how to reimagine their IT operating models, architectures and governance.
With your impressive knowledge of the evolving digital landscape, disruptive technologies and trends in technology strategy, you will lead high performance teams to address priority C-suite issues with precision and speed.
Are you known for your ability to identify and solve the most challenging client problems through combining deep value chain knowledge and technology expertise? Can you describe the value of the exploitation of technology? If you show a flair for innovation, approach challenges with curiosity and can move quickly from problem to outcome in shaping and transforming client businesses, then we want to hear from you.
Your Role: Technology Strategy Consultant
There will never be a typical day at Accenture, that's why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are limitless in this ever-changing business landscape.
Here are just a few of your day-to-day responsibilities.
Working with industry and business specialists to develop comprehensive technology strategies, including IT opportunity assessment, investment portfolio management, information strategy, sourcing strategy, enterprise architecture strategy and more.
Analysing current issues and building a fact-based approach to developing and implementing client visions, road maps and governance to address today's business needs and support future growth
Developing detailed and actionable business cases and plans which reflect our practice's deep industry, IT and business process acumen
Assisting our clients to build the required capabilities for growth and innovation to sustain high performance
Working in multi-disciplinary teams to shape, propose, communicate and implement programs
Contributing to our thought leadership at the intersect of business and technology
Your Experience - We're looking for experience in one or more of the following areas:
Technology & IT Strategy: Experience in the business application of technology, an analytical and rigorous approach, business case experience, ability to turn data into insightful executive summaries
Innovation: Digital-focused experience of identifying and exploiting new value streams enabled by leading edge technologies
Data Strategy: Exposure to new business models and customer journeys enabled by evolving data architecture and advanced analytics
Enterprise Architecture: Experience in helping clients establish a vision, roadmap and governance. Exposure to Enterprise Architecture and industry frameworks such as TOGAF.
IT Operating Model: IT process excellence-oriented experience, operating model design and transformation
IT Workforce: People Change experience within an IT environment, organization design and transformation
IT Costs & Commercials: IT commercial background, good knowledge of IT Service Integrator Models, outsourcing advisory, experience with contract negotiations and service contracts
Application Strategy: Experience in helping clients re-position their technology portfolio to fuel growth by balancing cost and capability.
Set Yourself Apart: Preferred Qualifications
Strong desire to work in technology-driven business transformation and curiosity around opportunities and threats posed by innovation and industry convergence
Knowledge of, and passion for, technology trends e.g. Robotics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Machine Learning, Cloud, Internet of Things
Experience of industry operations, dynamics and trends in one or more of the following industries: Financial Services, Telecoms, Technology, Resources and Utilities, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods
Intellectual capacity to develop creative and breakthrough solutions
Strong analytical skills, understanding of complex issues, the ability to quickly absorb information, conceptual and creative problem-solving excellence
Equally comfortable in the role of business or IT strategist; able to rapidly assess the IT implications of business strategy and the business implications of IT strategy
First class written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner
Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
Leadership qualities; the ability to easily establish trust-based relationships and gain valuable insights through collaboration and communication
Drive; enjoys a challenge, proven ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results, determination and optimism
Flexibility to accommodate client travel requirements
Bachelor or Masters Degree
You must have proven experience in the development of technology strategies
Minimum of 2 years' consulting experience or relevant Technology Strategy background
Our Commitment to You
Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement
You'll make a difference for some impressive clients. Accenture Strategy serves 72 of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects
APAC and global MBA courses
Opportunities to learn through executive training at Accenture's global Strategy College, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company
Access to leading-edge technology and global vendor footprint
Fantastic team with collaborative spirit
Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package that includes a range of market-relevant benefits and programs to help you manage the demands of work and life.
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 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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.