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Growth Markets Growth & Strategy Initiatives Associate Manager

Job Location: Shanghai

Regional Description: China

Job Number: 00526764

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Role Summary:   
 
The Growth Markets Growth & Strategy Initiatives Associate Manager is part of the Growth Markets (Geographic Services) organization and supports the Growth & Strategy team in the design, development and implementation of short and long-term growth & strategy initiatives and programs in support of achieving business growth targets in the Growth Markets.  These initiatives may include Growth Markets leadership team meetings/programs, innovation programs, Client Account Leadership development programs, targeted talent search activities, identifying / researching globally relevant business topics and leadership practices, and business operations activities for the team.
 
Primary accountability is to the Program Manager(s) and/or Senior Program Manager(s)-Growth Markets, Growth & Strategy in managing the scope, approach, timeline, quality, effort and risk across multiple growth & strategy initiatives and programs. 
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive assigned workstreams in the development and execution of growth & strategy initiatives and programs that support the achievement of Growth Markets business growth objectives
  • Contribute to the development of journey management strategies and key deliverables and communications to Accenture senior leadership including the Growth Markets Leadership team, GU Innovation leads, etc.
  • Manage tools, technologies and vendor relationships necessary to support the Growth Markets growth & strategy initiatives and programs
  • Develop multi-media presentations on topics related to the business strategy and Growth Markets growth & strategy initiatives and programs
  • Establish/maintain team sharepoint sites: oversee posting and updating documents / editing sharepoint pages / etc.
  • Manage budget forecasting, tracking, and analysis for assigned workstreams within Growth Markets growth & strategy initiatives and programs and ensure adherence to accounting principles for assigned initiatives
  • Research globally relevant business topics, leadership practices, and thought leaders as input to Growth Markets growth & strategy initiatives and programs design and to address ad hoc requests
  • Oversee the development and implementation of survey instruments and data collection tools as appropriate to support evaluation of Growth Markets growth & strategy initiatives and programs
  • Exemplify effective teaming skills both within and outside of the team
  • Develop team members—providing coaching, feedback and ongoing support for high performance achievement and career development

Educational Qualification

Must have:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Good to have:

Masters level degree / MBA

Skills & Work Experience

Must have:

·         Minimum 7+ years with solid experience in strategy consulting or management consulting roles &/or project management roles supporting leadership development, innovation capability development and/or Growth & Strategy initiatives

·         Work experience in one or more Growth Markets locations

·         Self-motivated, self-starter and passionate about understanding the business environment, developing leaders to succeed, and expanding innovation capabilities

·         Strong project management skills with the ability to resolve organizational obstacles to drive work forward

·         Ability to work collaboratively in a complex and ambiguous environment

·         Experience with a global, multi-cultural, dispersed work environment

·         Business acumen including knowledge of industry trends / theories / offerings / approaches

·         Communications strategy, planning and execution

·         Ability to work within a cross-culture environment and potentially lead a cross-culture team for program delivery

·         Ability to balance strategic initiatives with pragmatic design and implementation, and often a need to be “in the details”

 

Good to have:

·         Multi-lingual—ability to communicate in native language of key Growth Markets location(s)

·         Leadership development experience in a large, multinational consulting organization

 

Other requirements (please specify such as overtime, etc.)

·         Approximately 10% travel may be required

·         Willingness to connect with other global team members in multiple time zones (sometimes requiring early morning, late night &/or weekend connections)

·         Overtime required to meet business demands – sometimes extensive

 

 

Additional Comments

 

·         Candidate must be an agile learner who can thrive in a fast-paced, high-intensity, highly visible team environment

 

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