Job Description

Organization: Accenture Strategy – Technology Strategy
Level:  Manager
Location: Toronto, Canada
Travel: 80% to 100% (typically Monday through Thursday)

 

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Introduction to Accenture Strategy:  

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Technology Strategy is no longer about how technology supports the business strategy, but how technology can create new opportunities and new value.

 

Technology Strategy professionals bring a unique mixture of business and technology expertise to develop strategic plans that define how technology can create value for an organization. Working at the intersection of business and technology, these strategists work alongside client leadership to define holistic strategies that combine business objectives with technology opportunities. Technology Strategy professionals must maintain deep knowledge of evolving trends and the latest advancements in technology, strategy, and management to develop innovation solutions and approaches. These professionals understand best practices and will work to define strategies that may include governance, organization structure and staffing, enterprise architecture models, business capability models, process definitions, and enterprise operating models.  At their core, Technology Strategy professionals identify the most important client issues or opportunities, and maximize value by conducting rigorous analysis and developing strategic plans to address issues and/or seize opportunities. Learn more at www.accenture.com/us-en/technology-strategy-index.

 

Example offerings include:

  • Digital Strategy: addressing the issues, decisions, actions and investments required in IT to create a digital business
  • IT Value Strategy: shaping the direction of IT to align the overall shareholder and business vision and objectives and drive measurable improvements
  • Technology Innovation and Ecosystems: exploring new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutions
  • Operating Model: shaping how the IT function will need to operate to achieve the New IT and stakeholder objectives and workforce talent strategy
  • Cloud Strategy: enabling companies to access IT-based services, including infrastructure, applications, platforms and business processes, via the Internet to shape organizations’ cloud journeys
  • Enterprise Architecture Strategy: developing the foundation for client business and technology capabilities and execution improvementf
  • AI Strategy: outlining usage and effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence


Job Description

 

Technology Strategy professionals create strategies and plans that define how technology should be utilized to enable an organization's overall business strategy. Applies knowledge of best practices to define how technology will shape the overall strategy, governance, organization structure and staffing, architecture and processes to maximize the impact of technology for our clients.  Maintains knowledge of evolving trends in technology strategy and management and applies those to develop innovative approaches to deliver value for our clients. Technology Strategy professionals identify the most important client technology issues, and maximize business value by conducting rigorous analyses and developing strategic multiyear roadmaps.

 

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

  • Provides solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
  • Involved in setting strategic direction to establish near term goals for area of responsibility.
  • Interacts with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
  • Has latitude in decision-making and determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
  • Decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact outside area of responsibility.
  • Manages large teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of strategy consulting (not technology delivery) experience at a consulting firm 
  • Minimum years of experience in at least 2 of the example offerings (Digital Strategy, IT Value Strategy, Technology Innovation and Ecosystems, IT Operating Model, Cloud Strategy, Enterprise Architecture Strategy, AI Strategy) for Strategy Architecture.
  • Minimum  years of experience improving the business value of technology
  • Minimum 5 years of experience writing business cases (quantitative and qualitative) to support strategic business initiatives, process improvement initiatives, or IT transformation
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading or managing large teams effectively including planning/structuring analytical work, facilitating team workshops, and developing technology strategy recommendations

 

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Agile strategy, Agile transformation, Agile operating model
      • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
      • Lean Software Development Lifecycle
      • Certified Scrum Master / Certified SAFe Agilest
      • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)design and implementation experience
      • DevOps design experience
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Passion for excellence and delivering client value
  • Experience leading or managing small teams effectively and planning/structuring analytical work
  • Broad, diverse experience and knowledge of major technologies (legacy to emerging).

 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

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