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Technology Strategy Manager

Job Location: Shanghai

Regional Description: China

Job Number: 00572185

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Accenture Strategy Career Opportunities
 
Why Accenture Strategy?
In the world of strategy today, it is about the future, and in the future, technology is the disruptor. Digital technology is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities for almost every organization. This situation plays directly to Accenture's strengths. With Accenture Strategy, we have created what we believe is the strategy firm of the future. It’s a very exciting place to be!
 
Our 8,000+ strong team of strategists combine deep business insight and tremendous technology understanding within the context of our client’s industry. There is no one player who can bring all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration that we can. This is what our clients’ current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us different to any other strategy firm in the market.
 
Technology Strategy
Technology Strategy practice is a critical component of Accenture Strategy. Accenture Strategy shapes our clients’ future, combining deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, redefining competitiveness, operating and business models as well as the workforce of the future helps our clients find future value and growth in a digital world.
We operate at the intersection of business and technology, bringing together our capabilities in business strategy, technology strategy and functional strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise-wide transformation.
About Technology Strategy - It is no longer about how technology supports the business strategy, but how technology can create new opportunities and new value. In today’s digital era, digital is at the heart of everything we do in Technology Strategy. Our focus:
  1. Advise Digital Strategy: address the issues, decisions, actions and investments required in IT to create a digital business
  2. Shape Technology Innovation and Ecosystems Program: exploring new and disruptive technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cut-edge business solutions
  3. Reposition IT: help reposition the CIO function to be fit for the digital era
 
Job Description
Candidate will be a Manager focusing on Digital Technology Strategy and related transformation. Digital Technology Strategy practitioners work with C-suite and senior leadership of top organizations across industries and geographies to:
  • Apply deep technology strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills to influence client digital agenda.
  • Partner with technology and business leaders to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues intersecting business, digital technology & operations.
  • Understand clients' industry landscape and business in the context of global, economic, technology & social trends.
  • Adapt, develop and implement specific digital transformation solutions and drive value led work for clients.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Drive a rigorous and structured approach to identifying and solving technology business problems that lead to strategic insights
  • Lead value analysis to generate technology insights and identify value creation opportunities for clients and Accenture
  • Lead the creation of well-articulated thought leadership assets that present innovative and action-oriented information, insight, knowledge, guidance and recommendations on a specific market-relevant technology strategy topic.
  • Shape and lead innovative and pragmatic programs that translate results from business diagnosis and planning into transformation solutions within the digital area
  • Identify/prioritize account-level value creation opportunities based on assessment activities and an understanding of high-level visions, performance gaps, and needs
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of digital technology strategy, and/or digital enterprise IT architecture experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience at a consulting firm or equivalent in an internal consulting role
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience managing people
  • Master degree in Business or Science/Technology
 
Preferred Skills:
  • Expert knowledge of trends and technology concepts through practical experience and via a keen interest in the latest innovation and thought leadership (e.g. Digital Customer and Commerce, Connected Vehicle, Connected Platform, Digital Enterprise)
  • A strong understanding of industry operations, dynamics and trends through experience in one or more industries (Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Goods, High Tech)
  • First class written and verbal communication skills; ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner
  • Exceptional problem-solving ability - structural reasoning, sharp with numbers and creative thinking to solve complex client issues
  • Demonstrated leadership attributes – comfort with complexity and ambiguity, globally connected and locally relevant, naturally collaborative, bold to change, to learn and stay relevant, non-negotiable standards of high performance
  • Solid history of successful program management experience
  • Lead roles in knowledge capital development
  • Lead roles in business development activities
  • Proven track record in client relationship development

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