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Learning & Talent Development Associate Manager

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00680434


- Job description

Role: Learning & Talent Development Associate Manager
Location: London
Salary - up to £53,000 + excellent benefits


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.
What excites you about Mondays? 
Is it the promise of learning something new?  Is it the opportunity to immerse yourself in complex problems, knowing that just maybe, today might be the day for a breakthrough insight?  Is it the opportunity to partner with smart people who make you laugh, while you drive meaningful change?  Is it knowing that someone else’s life will be made better tomorrow because you are choosing to show up for work today?  
We Need:
Smart, curious, innovative, fun people to join our Learning & Leadership Development team.  
We Have:
  • A bias for quick action, experimentation, and iteration.
  • A passion for learning science and the capability to apply it at speed and scale.
  • A belief that creativity and innovation start with psychological and physical wellness. 
  • A pervasive coaching mindset, knowing that we learn together, grow together, and win together every day.  We believe in stewardship and work hard every day to leave this place better than when we found it.
  • A uncompromisingly high bar on ethics.  We do the right thing even when its inconvenient to do so.
  • A belief that diversity matters.  Teams with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences always land better outcomes.  We like new ideas and we need people who challenge our status quo.
  • Evidence that we are pretty good at what we do, balanced with a core belief that we can always do better.
You Have:
  • A passion for learning. 
  • Olympic level problem solving, communication, and project management skills.  You understand organizational complexity and how to thrive within it.  You know your audience and communicate in ways that resonate with them.  
  • A love for change and the ability to pivot to new spaces at speed.
  • The ability to let data speak for itself and create new hypothesis.  You know how to find data driven insights and use these insights to shape your path forward.
  • The ability to work in a “peaks and valleys” world.  You can sustain an intense pace when needed and understand the importance of recovery periods.  
You Might Also Have:
  • Fluency in the science of learning
  • Been a student of leadership development theory.  Maybe you’ve even had the chance to bring theory to practice. 
  • Acumen in one or more corporate functions including:   Corporate Strategy, HR, Marketing, and Finance.
  • Experience/Fluency in the Communications, Media, and Technology Industry, Technology Delivery, Technology Strategy, Artificial Intelligence
  • A background in Service Design.  Perhaps you are a Design Thinking expert!
  • Worked as part of an Agile team.  Or at least read a book on Agile methodology. 
  • Some experience working with distributed, cross cultural teams. 
Your Days Might Sound Like This, As You: 
  • Focus on Growth:  "Rather than trying to solve for all twelve of those challenges, let’s identify the areas for greatest opportunity to focus in our next sprint.  The others will move to our backlog.”
  • Advocate for the Learner: “I agree that getting everyone together for a five day classroom course would be a lot of fun.  But let me suggest a blend of different instructional methods that would be more likely to create the lasting leadership skills we need.”
  • Champion the New: “If we move these three legacy areas over to vendor training, we can free up capacity for us put more attention on our Industry X.0 Academy.”
  • Design for Experience:  “Taking our ethnographic research into account, we know this audience values networking and collaborating time.  Let’s design these peer learning cohorts to maximize connections across our people.”
  • Invest Wisely: “Our forecast suggests that we are on a path for overspend by Q3.  Let’s step back and take a Zero-Based Budgeting approach to our next six months." 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

Must have:
  • Complex Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Communication

  • Data Fluency

Good to have:

  • Learning Sciences

  • Leadership Development Theory/Practice

  • Service Design / Design Thinking

  • Agile

  • Cross Cultural Teaming



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 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 25 March 2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 

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