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Talent & Organization Senior Manager

Job Location: Ontario - Ottawa

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00550770


- Job description

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 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Join Accenture and drive innovation for leading organizations and communities around the world. The way we innovate, co-create, and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and imagine, invent, and apply the newest methods and technologies now.
People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by collaborating to unlock insights and deliver new solutions that realize value for clients. They progress through required promotion in market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

Our Talent & Organization Consulting Practice 
An engaged, skilled, and motivated workforce is essential to business growth. Accenture’s Talent and Organization practice offers a comprehensive, analytics-based approach. We collaborate with clients to dramatically improve performance through integrated Future Workforce, Workforce Experience & HR, and Agile Organization services.
Talent & Organization helps clients create, lead, and manage the workforce of the future by: 
Driving growth through improving performance of people
Building and expanding leadership capabilities at scale 
Creating compelling digital employee experiences 
Improving pace, certainty and outcomes through analytics and insights

Agile Organization
Agile Organization is focused on helping clients successfully plan and manage change in an environment that is global, multi-cultural, cross-generational, and virtual - and changing at an accelerating pace. This is achieved using forward-thinking innovation, iterative co-creation, new technologies, creative collaboration methods, and premier thought leadership. 

Accenture Agile Organization achieves value for clients in a variety of ways:
Driving creative problem solving using the latest methods to structure creative interaction
Insight-Driven Transformation based on analytics and behavioral sciences
Designing an organization that is resilient and reacts nimbly to change 
Creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
Using social, mobile, video and the tools that follow to provide easy and affordable two-way communication within the organization
Innovative learning solutions such as augmented/ virtual reality platforms integrated into wearable devices, delivering the latest learning just in time
Equipping our client’s leadership to lead in an environment of constant innovation
Implementing the process, tools and techniques needed to unlock to potential of people
Aligning business process with evolving technologies, collaboration tools, and working styles

Your Role
The work will be primarily focused on framing challenges, charting strategy, co-creating with agility, and scaling organizational change initiatives to help define and achieve a client's goals. Learn more about the solutions we are providing to clients in these industry areas at:

An Agile Organization | Change Senior Manager within Accenture’s Talent & Organization practice has the following responsibilities: 
Engage the client using innovative methods to collaborate, lead structured rapid idea generation and development, deliver quality solutions quickly, and iterate to improve them
Lead building an adaptive client culture that is resilient and easily adopts change
Constantly bring new tools, ideas, and thought leadership to clients
Develop leadership at all levels
Quickly estimate and develop agile, iterative strategies for implementing project work, opportunities and/or recommendations
Build intelligent operating models that maximize organizational value creation
Identify new opportunities to realize value – with existing and/or new clients
Lead Journey Management from idea phase through sustain phase
Use agile methods to deliver value quickly to the client
Measure strategic, financial, and operational ROI
Manage large-sized, virtual, global, diverse teams
Drive behavior change and change adoption
Utilize the latest in neuroscience and behavior change to move the needle on employee behavior
Proactively manage client and Accenture work requirements
Use analytics to glean insights that drive change activities
Utilize functional and industry knowledge to reframe complex client issues and bring fresh solutions
Build client’s internal change capability
Work with our clients to re-frame complex business challenges 
Use digital tools to improve employee experience
Structure, plan and implement initiatives (strategy to operations) in an agile way
Map a long-term vision that is both forward thinking and adaptable
Articulate value propositions, develop and present compelling cases for change in a way that is creative and inspiring
Develop trusted relationships with key decision-makers across client organization
Actively collaborate with Accenture leadership to develop markets and clients
Develop and manage project budgets
Use agile methods to realize value quickly for the client
Basic Qualifications
Minimum 5 to 7 years of external consulting experience related to successful delivery of work in the disciplines of enterprise transformation or organizational change
Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience related to successful delivery of work in one or more of the following areas: 
o Culture Change Programs
o Leadership Development
o Operating Model Design
o Journey Management
o Change Strategy
o Neuroscience/Behavior Change
o Change Adoption
o Analytics-driven Change
o Organizational Change Capability Building
Minimum of 5 years of project management experience, including project sprint development and measurement
Management experience leading teams reporting directly to you 
Bachelor’s Degree
Ability to meet travel requirements, as required. It is our intention for our people to work where they live. However, in the context of our profession and serving our clients there may be times when you will need to travel. 

Professional Qualifications:
Ability to innovate and challenge norms
Agile work style, open to iteration and flexible to change approach/direction
Excellent ability to create collectively, harnessing the power of a group 
Ability to generate new, creative approaches to solve problems and create opportunities
Proven ability to utilize data and analytics to drive new insights
Focus on value creation
Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams
Ability to connect with people around a sense of purpose and shared goals to motivate and inspire

Preferred Skills 
Knowledge of innovative work styles such as Design Thinking or similar methods for driving creative thought
Compelling storyteller
Large-scale and/or global transformation experience
Experience leading a thriving virtual team
Understanding of industry/workforce trends and drivers for any of the following industries: Resources, Products, Public Sector, Communications or Financial Services
Experience realizing value with digital tools such as Social, Media and Analytics

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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