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Innovation Agenda Senior Manager -– Accenture Growth & Strategy

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00653506


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Job Title: Innovation Agenda Senior Manager -– Accenture Growth & Strategy
Marketing & Communications
Location London
Join Accenture and help transform 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.
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.

Accenture’s Growth & Strategy (G&S) group is responsible for shaping the global strategy that enables Accenture to be a world leader in our market and an authority on innovation (especially in Digital, Cloud and Security), disruption and what it takes to “lead in the New.” G&S plays a critical role in re-inventing and re-imagining how Accenture drives innovation and growth, and how we help our clients do the same, so they are disruptors, not the disrupted. G&S has an incredibly wide scope and includes, overseeing all aspects of the company’s strategy, strategy implementation, innovation programs and investments. This includes Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Industry Programs, Ventures and Acquisitions, Accenture Research and Thought Leadership, Competitor Intelligence, Consulting Transformation, and Accenture Security.
The marketing team for G&S provides comprehensive, global marketing and communications programs -- for both external and internal audiences -- that support a variety of programs across G&S. We are looking for an experienced senior executive and content marketing manager to oversee and direct our Innovation content program. Our ideal candidate will have broad content marketing expertise and deep experience with shaping executive level narratives and directing cross-company integration around key initiatives in a highly matrixed environment.  She or he must have the ability to design and direct a global, integrated content marketing strategy that positions as a leader in Innovation.  Superior writing and storytelling skills and the ability to create a powerful and polished narrative that anchors our mission and brand are key, as is the ability to simplify the complex and create compelling and meaningful messages (avoiding ‘consulting speak”). The ability to work across multiple initiatives, project teams and stakeholders to achieve a cohesive and coordinated outcome is also key.  We’re looking for a flexible team player with excellent problem-solving skills, ingenuity and a high level of comfort with handling multiple projects at any one time.
Position Details
This role will include designing and managing comprehensive content campaigns (from research and thought leadership through to events) that will continue to shape and augment our “Lead in the New” narrative, equip our client account teams to sustain a differentiated conversation and build our reputation among key influencers. Specific duties include:  
  • PLANNING: Develop marketing and communications strategies, programs, timelines and measurable objectives that directly support the goals of G&S.
  • COLLABORATING: Work closely with executive leadership and leaders for key programs (Accenture _Form_, New Now News, Greater than Awards, Innovation agenda and Thought Leadership) to manage the specification and execution of impactful programs.
  • CO-CREATING: Work with G&S M&C lead and Chief Strategy Officer to develop compelling narrative and deliverables for event presence. Work with executive-level subject matter experts to develop key messages and create/package content and marketing and sales support materials.
  • IMPLEMENTING: Work with managers to ensure successful execution of all elements of comprehensive global campaigns.
  • OPTIMIZING: Work with an integrated team across the company to identify and support opportunities to amplify G&S content uptake and amplification.
      Basic Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree or higher in English, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related field
      • Signifcant experience in Marketing with focus on Sales Support Materials
      • Strong experience designing and managing comprehensive content campaigns on a global scale
      • Strong Business-to-Business Marketing experience preferably within the realm of Technology, Business, and/or Industry (Not Business-to-Consumer)
      Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
      • Excellent oral and written communications skills
      • Global perspective; strong business and industry acumen
      • Exceptional professionalism, integrity and self-confidence
      • Team player: Ability to manage and build relationships, negotiate and influence colleagues within Accenture's large, matrixed organization
      • Demonstrate senior stakeholder management capability
      • Ability to develop and apply creative solutions to complex issues
      • Ability to work independently yet collaborate and integrate appropriately with other marketing & communications teams at Accenture and other areas across the company
      • Exceptional project management, organizational, multi-tasking and time-management skills
      • Ability to develop, manage and adhere to budgets
      • Ability to learn quickly, take initiative and maintain focus

    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.
    If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.
    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 specialized 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
    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
    Closing Date for Applications 20/1/2019
    Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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