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Canada Innovation Hub - Innovation Lead

Job Location: Ontario - Toronto

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00621554


- Job description

Innovation Lead
Location: Toronto, 40 King Street

The Canada Innovation Hub is a go-to destination for our clients to explore the latest innovations that are transforming how organizations compete and grow in todays fast-changing environment. The Canada Hub is a place where clients visit to dream, co-create, collaborate, and learn with our Accenture teams and ecosystem partners. The Innovation Lead will be the lead designer and facilitator, responsible for developing vision and collaborating with teams to create tailored journey for client challenge using the Hub’s suite of innovation services. The Innovation Lead is a world-class strategic problem solver, driving differentiation through co-creation of ideal outcomes that demonstrate value to our clients. Responsible for ensuring best-in-class client experiences are delivered, and for the overall quality of the end of the client engagement.

  • Lead facilitator for the Hub; imagines, designs and facilitates provocative experiences that demonstrate client impact in a compelling manner
  • Build and lead multi-disciplinary team responsible for designing and delivering client facing innovation engagements (designers, builders, data scientists); act as QA for end-to-end client engagements
  • Craft the narrative for Hub experiences to provide end-to-end Accenture offering and bring our best work to life
  • Stitch the firm together in new and novel ways to address a clients core pain points; bring the best Accenture to bear (e.g., industry, technology, function expertise, etc.)
  • Develop strategy for overall client Hub experiences based on type of client problem and desired outcomes of client account
  • Partner with Client Account Leads to fully understand project and client context to plan impactful client engagements; leads discussions with Account Teams before, during and after to drive innovation in the account
  • Work with DTEs to shape industry and functional innovation agendas grounded in Csuite relevant client challenges
  • Generate and share insights from client interactions to gain better understanding of client needs and inform potential new offerings and/or services
  • Contribute to the Innovation Hub network to collaborate and cross pollinate across the network of Hub centers/locations
Skills & capabilities:
  • Exceptional executive presence and ability to influence at C-suite level, internally and externally
  • Strong understanding of business strategy, global technology and industry trends and key ecosystem partners
  • Expert in design thinking and innovation methodologies (e.g., agile, storytelling, data & analytics, ethnographic research, etc.)
  • Outstanding leader, people developer and collaborator, with proven ability to manage, motivate and empower cross-disciplinary teams
Preferred Background: 
  • 8-10+ years of experience working in strategic management consulting and/or design/innovation consulting
  • Strong network, with understanding of relevant experts in key areas
  • At the forefront of disruptive industry / functional trends; significant experience “in the New”; naturally curious about exploring the cutting edge of priority specialty
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.
It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

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