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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area


Research professionals apply deep research and analysis expertise, shaping research, analysis and insights that enable Accenture and our clients to generate global impact through identification, development and implementation of proprietary and innovative ideas.


Job Description


Accenture Research uncovers trends and shapes data-driven insights through Thought Leadership and Research for Accenture and its clients. Accenture Research combines deep understanding of Accenture clients’ industries with leading-edge research techniques to discover the most pressing issues facing organizations today. 


Our growing team of 300 researchers and analysts develops thought-provoking research -- supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations that guides our innovations and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients.


Our team uses innovative business research techniques such as data science, economic value modeling, analytics, crowdsourcing, expert networks, surveys, data visualization, and open research with Tier 1 academic and business partners.  Accenture Research powers hundreds of points of views published by Accenture every year, answers thousands of thought-provoking questions from clients around the world, drives the insights that guides Accenture’s business strategy and handles Accenture’s exclusive network of data and sources covering all industries, countries, market trends and digital technologies. The team is part of Accenture’s Strategy Office.


We work in two main areas:

  • Developing thought leadership and understanding trends: Accenture creates original, cutting-edge points of view to use with clients, the media and in conferences. Most of our projects are published and quoted in the media and you are expected to have a voice and an opinion on the industry both inside and beyond Accenture. Research into industry trends informs publications and the direction of our business.

  • Client-focused research: You will work alongside our colleagues from the practice to provide research on clients’ business challenges and opportunities, support proposals, engagements and day to day discussions with clients on their business and industry.

ROLE

  • With the wider Accenture Research Travel team, collaborate with global Travel leadership to shape strategic growth priorities and program.

  • Help the global Travel practice drives sales and client impact; develop strong relationships with key Travel account teams, with particular focus on Aviation client teams.

  • Lead a team of researchers focused on the global aviation industry and supporting Accenture’s global Aviation practice.

  • Work closely with the Travel IMDs, Travel Marketing and Capability teams to help support the development of Accenture Travel thought leadership, marketing content and training materials

  • Develop close relationships with key practice subject matter experts and thought leaders

  • Help shape annual budgets for Travel related research content and sources

INNOVATION

  • Develops provocative point of view on the Travel industry and our clients, through market analysis and creative use of data

  • Works directly with the global Travel management team on affecting the overall business strategy and market positioning

  • Initiates highly differentiated market messages through thought leadership, compelling industry point of view and innovative research design and execution

  • Develops innovative research. Proactively introduces innovation to senior Travel leadership and clients

  • Designs and manages research to define and re-shape thinking on major Travel industry/business/technology issues

REPUTATION

  • Recognized as an industry expert by the Travel leadership team, and co-owns the industry narrative

  • Expertise sought after by senior leadership within the Travel practice

  • Publishes regularly through Accenture’s publication channels and other channels such as business reviews 

  • Has a strong internal and growing external network and social media presence

BUSINESS IMPACT

  • A core member of the global Travel Industry Leadership team – critical ability to operate at the executive level

  • Research focused on Accenture Business (“so what?”) with major and long-lasting impact 

  • Credible and seen as thought leader and industry expert when presenting work and discussing issues with clients and external market

COMPLEXITY

  • Shapes & manages complex research programs of work with global scope and manages related budget

  • Partners with leadership-level stakeholders in business (IMDs, Strategy MDs, GP MDs, etc.)

  • Credible with leadership and clients, both at global level in very different geographies and cultural contexts

PEOPLE LEADERSHIP

  • Collaborative working style

  • Talent magnet and role model

  • Coaches and mentors junior researchers on projects



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 

  • Minimum of 10 years research/professional services experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Global / large private corporation or institution, research think tank or recognized research government agency

  • Track record in research with broad experience in applying the main research techniques, including: familiarity with key Aviation and Travel relevant data sources, financial analysis, strategic frameworks and survey research. Experience in economic modeling would be an advantage (but not a requirement)

  • Subject matter expertise across the Travel sector with a focus on the Aviation industry (key players, industry benchmarks/KPIs and major industry trends) and/or Travel Services + Hospitality

  • An understanding of the role of data, digital and technology in disrupting the Travel sector in general and the Aviation industry in particular 

  • Strong data and analytical skills with a proven understanding of how we creatively leverage data to drive business outcomes

  • Solid experience in the presentation of research deliverables to senior executives

Professional Qualifications:

  • Intellectual curiosity 

  • Proven ability to manage people and research projects

  • Entrepreneurial attitude

  • Strong communications skills (focus on actionable intelligence) and good interpersonal skills in one-to-one and team settings

  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in 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.

 

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 469,000 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.

 



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