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Corporate Strategy Manager – Competitive Intelligence

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00539262

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Role: Corporate Strategy Manager - Competitive Intelligence
Location: London, UK
Travel : 10%
Salary: £56,000 -  £75,000 dependant on skills and experiences.
 
  
Introduction:
 
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
 
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
 
Growth & Strategy is Accenture’s internal corporate strategy function.  G&S is a global team of strategy professionals working on the long-term strategy of Accenture, encompassing corporate strategy, competitive intelligence, innovation, ecosystem strategy and thought leadership.
 
This role is responsible for driving global competitive intelligence efforts within Growth & Strategy to understand our competitors’ strategies, competitive trends across the industry landscape and the implications for Accenture’s strategy.  The primary audience for this role is the Corporate Strategy leadership team, Global Management Committee and the Board of Directors.  The right candidate will play a critical role in shaping Accenture’s long-term strategy and competitive positioning in today’s dynamic technology services industry.
 
What Responsibilities will you have?
 
  • Shape Accenture’s understanding of our competitive landscape by developing and articulating a distinctive point of view on the strategies of its principal competitors and broader technology industry trends
  • Drive thought leadership and develop deep insights about Accenture’s competition, and key cross-cutting competitive threats and opportunities
  • Manage a portfolio of competitive intelligence research, including primary research; monitoring of secondary sources such as earnings announcements, investor days, M&A and other events; and deep-dive strategy projects into specific competitors or industry themes
  • Innovate and experiment with new primary data collection methods to ensure we fully leverage all internal and external data sources; experiment with new tools and approaches for analyzing, mining, and synthesizing data
  • Articulate a proactive point of view about Accenture’s principal competitors’ strategies and the implications for Accenture
  • Leverage primary and secondary research and strategic and financial analysis to interpret changing competitive dynamics in a long-term strategic context.
  • Direct the development and execution of a communications architecture that effectively communicates relevant competitive trends and insights across the organization as appropriate
 
 

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What skills & experience are we looking for?
 
  • Deep analytical skills with ability to translate messy, unstructured data into clear, actionable insights
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Structured thinker with strong quantitative skills
  • Ability to operate successfully among very bright, progressive and charismatic people
  • Great teammate with strong leadership potential
  • Natural relationship builder, comfortable interfacing with a broad internal and external audience
  • Familiarity with the technology services space preferred, but not necessary
  • Professional experience in management consulting, investment banking, equity research, or corporate strategy
  • MBA strongly preferred, but not required
 
What’s in it for you?
 
All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
 
What are the next steps?
 
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
 
About Accenture
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
 
Closing Date for Applications 06/01/2018
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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