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Technology Strategy Senior Manager

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Role: Technology Strategy Senior Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Location: London

Travel: 100%

 

Why Accenture Strategy?

Join Accenture Strategy and help develop strategies for leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

 

Technology is the major disruptor of our age. 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. We are fantastically well positioned to help our clients address the strategic opportunities presented by technological change. 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 from any other strategy firm in the market.

 

Come and be a part of the next level of high performance.

 

Technology Strategy

Accenture Strategy solves complex business challenges at the intersection of business and technology.  We take a specialist led, value based approach to identifying the right technology strategies for our clients. 

 

Technology Strategy is a critical, fast growing component of our overall Strategy practice.  We develop company-wide strategies that exploit disruptive technologies as well as advise our Fortune 500 CIO clients on how to reimagine their IT operating models, architectures and governance.

 

With your impressive knowledge of the evolving digital landscape, disruptive technologies and trends in technology strategy, you will work in high performance teams to address priority C-suite issues with precision and speed.

 

Job Description

Are you known for your ability to identify and solve the most challenging client problems through combining deep industry value chain knowledge and technology expertise?  Can you describe the value of the exploitation of technology? If you show a flair for innovation, approach challenges with curiosity and are outcome-driven in shaping and transforming client businesses, then we want to hear from you.

 

Your Role: Technology Strategy Senior Manager

There will never be a typical day at Accenture, that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are limitless in this ever-changing business landscape.

 

Here are just a few of your day-to-day responsibilities.

  • Leading teams of strategists to develop comprehensive technology strategies, which can include technology investment opportunity assessment, investment portfolio strategy, information strategy, sourcing strategy, enterprise architecture strategy and more
  • Analysing industry context, interviewing key client stakeholders, building and facilitating client workshops, and ensuring a fact-based approach to developing and implementing client visions, road maps and governance to address today's business needs and support future growth
  • Developing new ideas to discuss with potential clients, including working with client teams to identify and develop opportunities
  • Owning and shaping CIO and other C-suite relationships
  • Overseeing and developing detailed and actionable business cases and plans which reflect our practice’s deep industry, IT and business process acumen
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams to shape, propose, communicate and implement programs - intensive, high impact engagements, harnessing latest agile ways of working and leveraging design-based thinking
  • Owning and developing our thought leadership at the intersect of business and technology
  • Develop and coach Accenture strategists, leading by example, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and training activities

Your Experience - We’re looking for experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • IT Strategy: Experience developing a deep understanding of business needs, defining their implications on current and future use of enterprise technology, and creating data-driven strategies
  • Innovation: Experience in identifying and exploiting new value streams enabled by the creative application of existing or leading-edge technologies
  • IT Operating Model: Experience shaping IT operating models which enable the IT organisation to deliver value in line with business strategies
  • Workforce and Talent: Experience defining approaches to mobilising, enabling, managing, and retaining key talent
  • Technology Finance: IT commercial background with experience creating and managing business cases, developing dynamic sourcing strategies, negotiating contracts, establishing SLAs, and managing IT Service Integrators
  • Enterprise Architecture: Experience in helping clients establish a vision, roadmap and governance. Focus on journey to cloud and designing to exploit leading edge technologies. Experience in Enterprise Architecture tools such as Troux, Mega and Alfabet. Exposure to industry frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman and Department of Defense
  • Application Strategy: Experience in helping clients reposition their application portfolio to fuel growth by balancing cost and capability.

Set Yourself Apart: Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive consulting experience and recognition as a Technology Strategy specialist
  • Strong desire to work in technology-driven business transformation and curiosity around opportunities and threats posed by innovation and industry convergence
  • Expert knowledge of, and passion for, technology trends e.g. Robotics, Big Data, Advanced Machine Learning, Internet of Things
  • A strong understanding of industry operations, dynamics and trends in one or more of the following industries: Financial Services, Telecoms, Media, Technology, Life Sciences, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of complex issues, the ability to quickly absorb information, conceptual and creative problem-solving excellence
  • Equally comfortable in the role of business or IT strategist; able to rapidly assess the IT implications of business strategy and the business implications of IT strategy
  • First class written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner
  • Drive; enjoys a challenge, proven ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results, determination and optimism
  • Flexibility to accommodate client travel requirements
  • Proven experience in leading teams to deliver new strategies or capabilities while developing, mentoring and inspiring team members
  • Plan and coordinate own and team's work activities to meet commitments and quality expectations
  • Commercial management of consulting engagements
  • Leadership qualities; the ability to easily establish trust-based relationships and gain valuable insights through collaboration and communication

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree (2:1 preferred)
  • Proven consulting experience or relevant Technology Strategy background, with experience of strategy formulation

Our Commitment to You

  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement.
  • You’ll make a difference for some very impressive clients. Accenture Strategy serves 72 of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects.
  • Opportunities to learn through training at Accenture’s global Strategy College, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company.
  • Access to leading-edge technology.
  • Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package that includes a range of market-relevant benefits and programs to help you manage the demands of work and life.

Package:

As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.

 

Next steps...

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

 

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

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.


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