Job Description


Role: Talent Strategist Associate Manager

Location: London
Salary - £48,000 - £53,500

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.
Our Human Capital & Diversity Team (HCD) have the privileged task of supporting our employee-engagement, employee-wellbeing and inclusion & diversity for our ~16k employees across UK and Ireland. Everything the HCD team does has our people firmly at the heart of it. In effect HCD turns the Talent & Organisation-lens in on ourselves, and our clients are our people.
HCD are currently looking for a gifted Talent Strategist (Associate Manager) to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping our people embed new behaviours and drive culture change across Accenture UKI. Specifically, this role will focus on driving and delivering the behavioural benefits of Performance Achievement. That means taking data-driven insights and identifying opportunities for projects and campaigns that focus on everything from Career Counselling (e.g. upskilling our Counsellors and recognising excellence) through to embedding Leadership DNA into our vocabulary and in the way we behave. 
This role will see the successful candidate working closely with our senior stakeholders in the business, our HR Teams and our Accenture Centres of Excellence (CoEs) e.g. Performance Achievement and I&D - to apply globally consistent PA approaches, skills, behaviours and tools. 
This role comes with the opportunity to make a significant positive impact on the lives of our people – as such the successful candidate will likely be a real “people-person” with great communications skills, project management skills, high EQ and thrives with autonomy and responsibility.
Subject Matter Expert
  • Act as the subject matter expert for the UK and Ireland – for all Performance Achievement activities, including liaising with our Talent Leads, PA Champions network, HR Business Partners
  • Identify challenges and design interventions to address those opportunities e.g. design training materials, interventions and campaigns to support behaviour change across the UKI population 
  • Maintain 'on the ground' knowledge by ensuring attendance of DTE / CSG / CoE meetings etc.
  • Act as the key conduit for information between the CoE and the UK, participate in CoE PA calls
  • Drive performance achievement and career development agenda in the UK, using guiding principles agreed by CoE and UK PA Steering Group as foundation for decisions
  • Build relationships with stakeholders across the business, HR and beyond: UK PA Steering Group, UK PA Champions, UK PA Account Contacts, EALA PA Programme Managers, Global DTE PA Programme Managers, Ireland PA Lead, Global and Local Leadership Matters Teams, Global DTA HR Business Partners, HR Leadership team, UKI Exec team, AUKF, Talent Leads within the DTEs/CSGs
Project Management
  • Design, delivery / co-ordinate PA-behaviour change initiatives for all employees and Accenture Leadership in UK and Ireland
  • Cascade confirmed approaches and initiatives to local HR Teams and ensure alignment with direction they receive from their DTE/CSG
  • Proactive reporting and analysis of key PA metrics (e.g. strengths and priorities, feedback completion, promotion numbers, diversity) for HR leadership up to UKI HRD – this will be done in collaboration with our HR back office team

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Skill Requirements: 
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Data-fluency
  • Collaboration - development of productive and credible working relationships with colleagues, in some cases Senior Leadership, across HR and beyond
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity by demonstrating a flexible and adaptable approach to tasks; multi-tasking where necessary
  • Ability to support the development and monitoring the effectiveness of strategy and solutions 
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to present in a clear and concise manner to all levels, including senior leadership in some cases 
  • Talent & Organisation e.g. Employee Engagement / Change Management / Behaviour Change are vital to this role
  • Performance Management / Achievement experience (not limited to Accenture)
  • Advanced Excel / Data Fluency, for reporting and analysis
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Experience of delivering solutions professionally and to deadline, whilst adhering to business values and strategy
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of HR functions and working practice
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 July 2019 
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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