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Transformational Excellence Manager

Quebec - Montreal Job No. r00212375 Full-time

Job Description

We Are:

We are Technology Strategy and Advisory and we design and execute industry-relevant reinventions that allow organizations to realize exceptional business value from technology. Our vision is to become the world’s leading advisors in harnessing technology and innovation as a force to reinvent and improve every business. Our mission is to help client business executives disrupt their industry and utilize technology to capture market share.

Transformation Excellence leverages deep business expertise combined with technology know-how, empowering clients to be more competitive by leading initiatives that unlock value and drive growth. To stay agile in a world dominated by change, the C-suite must position technology to create new products and services, while building new business architectures that break away from old ways of doing things, giving them the agility to compete and grow in the new. Accenture Transformation Excellence enables leaders to act quickly and confidently as they pivot to the future. We help clients determine clear, actionable paths to competitive agility by bringing them new thinking on business and technology.

You Are:

Passionate about leveraging new technologies and advising clients ways to achieve their strategic, financial, and operational goals. You are results-oriented, self-directed, inquisitive, and entrepreneurial-minded.  You continually build your knowledge of emerging technology trends and apply those to develop innovative approaches to deliver value for our clients. You have a flair for breaking down issues into logical parts and constructing analyses that lead to actionable recommendations. You have top notch communication and people skills and are a natural at building relationships and collaborative problem solving. You have a strong aspiration to grow your career in Transformation Excellence and be a key contributor to the broader Transformation Excellence community.

In Transformation Excellence:

  • Transformation Excellence practitioners will shape and steer technology enabled, large-scale transformations with our clients
  • They will convey deep understanding of technology platforms and architecture at the intersection of our client’s industry to guide them towards a well-defined, value-rich target while effectively managing change
  • Using deep industry and technology competence e.g., in Cloud, Data or Security, they will build rapport with senior and expert stakeholders in both business and technology functions to facilitate quick and effective decision-making
  • Transformation Excellence professionals will act as the glue between program stakeholders (internal and external) to keep the course and maximize value realization for our clients
  • Complex transformation management will be oriented towards value realization across multiple dimensions (e.g., financial, experience, sustainability)

As a Manager:

  • Manage a single project or major workstream, driving overall team deliverables while supervising and mentoring teams
  • Help define the value of a transformation, and how to measure and track success
  • Facilitate design thinking and/or customer journey workshops to support development of a transformation roadmap and/or strategy
  • Manage across transformation management domains for a workstream (e.g., scope, cost, schedule, etc.) as the lead advisory manager
  • Manage the definition of the practices, processes, toolsets, and operations for one or more transformation domains
  • Build strong relationships with (senior) clients that extend beyond individual projects, including beginning to develop C-suite relationships while serving as a true trusted advisor
  • Balance understanding client needs and desires with presenting an informed and convincing perspective in the interests of the client’s business
  • Develop expertise across multiple targeted technology focus areas and build understanding of organizational culture, frameworks and models
  • Drive thought leadership, asset development, and intellectual capital efforts, building a following with similar expertise
  • Identify and advance ideas for new business opportunities
  • Drive business development by architecting and developing proposals and SOWs with the support of a Senior Manager
  • Identify creative and hard-to-find data sources and refine hypothesis through interviews
  • Develop focused expertise across multiple targeted Transformation Excellence focus areas while maintaining breadth of knowledge basis


Here’s What You Need:

  • Minimum 2 years of advisory experience at a consulting firm
  • Minimum 5 years of experience on a transformation program driving value management/realization, operating model design / implementation, executive storytelling or managing measures of success
  • Minimum 5 years of experience creating investment cases and focusing on value
  • Minimum of 3 years leading teams
  • Experience in planning / structuring analytical work, facilitating team delivery, and developing and implementing transformation recommendations
  • Expertise across multiple technology areas at the intersection of a key focus industry
  • Curiosity about technology and its influences on business and work
  • Experience leading small high impact teams
  • You have top-notch communication (written and oral) and people skills
  • You have strong presentation skills: ability to synthesize information and bring the message forward
  • You can drive and create executive messaging
  • Ability to travel and work in Canada
  • Bachelor’s Degree

French and English is required for this position as this role will regularly interact with French and English-speaking stakeholders across Canada. Due to the significant high volume of interactions with these French and English-speaking stakeholders, which is inherent to this position, it is not possible to reorganize the company's activities to avoid this requirement.


Bonus Points if:

  • You have an MBA or equivalent graduate degree
  • You have broad, diverse experience and knowledge of major technologies (legacy to emerging)
  • You can develop practical roadmaps that support the enabling of technology transformation
  • You have shown critical thinking and an ability to question decisions and provide creative solutions
  • You can manage a variety of projects with increased complexity
  • Public Cloud Certification(s) (AWS, MS Azure, GCP)
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Certification
  • You can manage junior team members and prepare them for more responsibility


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