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Security Strategy & Risk Senior Manager

Job Location: Quebec - Montreal

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00544961

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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 approximately 425,000 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.


People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.


Why Accenture Security?

In the world of security today, it is about the future, and in the future, technology is the disruptor. Digital technology is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities for almost every organization. This situation plays directly to Accenture's strengths. With Accenture Security, we have created what we believe is the security firm of the future. It’s a very exciting place to be!


Our 5,000+ strong team of security professionals 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 we can. This is what our clients’ current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us different to any other security firm in the market.


Accenture Strategy & Security focuses on advising Boards and the full C-Suite. This dedicated group of strategy and security experts understand issues specific to our clients’ industry and will help shape our clients’ response to evolving security threats.

 

Accenture’s unique ability to combine deep Security expertise across Strategy, Technology and Operations means that it is able to offer clients an enterprise-wide security program to predict, protect, detect, and respond to threats in an industry specific context.

  

Accenture Strategy & Security professionals:

 
  • Are highly credible with the ability to engage on a broad C-suite agenda.  Possess the personal and professional attributes necessary to guide senior leadership in the formulation of strategies that produce robust and dynamic protective security capabilities as well as enterprise resilience capabilities.
  • Possess deep industry expertise sufficient to not only understand the nuances of an industry, but also guide client executives in developing suitable strategies with limited capacity and ever-changing threat landscapes.
  • Understand current and future client needs in the context of the security marketplace as well as client industry dynamics and apply insights to recommend short/long-term value creation for clients that have the appropriate level of impact.
  • Demonstrate an ability to:
    • Understand business direction of companies and create optimized security strategies that meet business needs, seeking to balance defensive and responsive strategic elements.
    • Communicate complex technology concepts and terms to executive clients in business terms to support formulation of enterprise strategy formulation.
    • Advise on aligning and optimizing security operations to meet business objectives while maintaining identified compliance with legal, best-practice and regulatory requirements.
    • Produce risk-based strategies that maximize the effectiveness of finite financial resources in the face of ever-escalating cyber threats. 
  • Perform as a Strategy & Security Consulting Practitioner subject matter expert in at least one or more of the following seven key security domains:
    • Extended Ecosystem - articulating risks and exposures across 3rdparties, cloud providers, “shadow” IT, partners, and suppliers;
    • Governance and Leadership - reviewing and developing effective structures for communication and decision making across an organization;
    • Investment Efficiency - evaluating the effectiveness of client expenditures across the technology portfolio to ensure optimal balance between enablement and protection;
    • Business Exposure - identifying business exposures resulting from cyber-attack vectors (e.g. insider threat, competitive intelligence, supply chain, distribution, and materials security, etc.);
    • Resilience Readiness - evaluating an organization’s ability to respond transparently to interruptions resulting from cyber-attacks;
    • Cyber Response Readiness - reviewing an organization’s ability manage and respond to cyber-attacks from a business process and technical level, and across all levels of an organization (Exec MGT, legal, HR, IT, Security, Compliance, etc.);
    • Strategic Threat Context - understanding the myriad threat factors (geopolitical, competitive, criminal, and market threats) in conjunction with cyber-attack vectors used to disrupt business operations.
Basic Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum of 8 years of security strategy experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of management consulting experience and/or internal consulting experience  
  • Bilingual French & English
  • Bachelor's degree


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated work experience within data strategy, management and operational reporting and enabling technologies
  • Successful career progression in one or more of the following: sales/business development, including pricing strategy, deal shaping, and business case development
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA preferred
  • MBA is an asset
 

 Professional Skill Requirements

 
  • Have a deep intellectual capacity and relevant experience to develop creative and breakthrough solutions.
  • Possess strong analytical skills and have the ability to understand complex issues with the ability to quickly absorb information and deploy conceptual and creative problem solving.
  • Successful track record in sales origination with an entrepreneurial mind-set; demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to shape, sell, communicate, and implement security strategy engagements.
  • Demonstrate first class written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner.  Own and develop our offerings and assets.
  • Be a natural leader with the ability to easily establish trust-based relationships; skilled in gaining valuable insights through collaboration and communication.
  • Lead, mentor and develop our people.
  • Possess drive, determination and optimism with proven ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
 

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law. Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.

We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.


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