Product Lifecycle Management and Digital Thread Consultant

Location Negotiable JOB NO. 00773728

Job Description

Role: Product Lifecycle Management and Digital Thread Consultant
Location: London or Manchester 
Travel: Up to 100%
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000

Join Accenture Consulting and you’ll work alongside fellow industry experts to lead transformational projects, and define cutting edge solutions, solving our client’s most complex issues. 

As a Consulting practitioner you’ll work with clients to improve their businesses and likely the experience of their customers. You’ll influence what products are designed and offered, the effectiveness of their manufacture, and the way in which those products are serviced. You will have the opportunity to advise clients on how to maximize the effectiveness of their product development to deliver the best returns, as well as how to organize and run their product engineering teams as efficiently as possible. These are highly relevant concepts for the C-level of an organization looking at accelerating time to market and maximizing their capital efficiency and operating margins. 

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Digital Thread within the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Are you ready to help our clients’ journey as they redefine, sharpen and restructure their business and IT?  Do you want to help the biggest brands in Aerospace & Defense simplify their existing product development processes, investments and future roadmaps, better connect them to the rest of the business and improve their agility?  Are you capable of leveraging business and technical disciplines to transform ideas into fully assessed, designed and implemented solutions based on Product Lifecycle Management, Digital Thread, Digital Manufacturing and other digital advances?

If Yes, then Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice is the place for you as a Consulting professional. As part of our global community you’ll grow your skills and industry reputation while being fundamental to some of the most important and exciting client transformations in the Aerospace and Defense industry. 


As a PLM and Digital Thread consultant in A&D, you’ll often be:  

Driving change around PLM and Digital Thread
  • Helping design the overall product lifecycle to capture value from the product and data it generates
  • Advisory around Digital Twin and Digital Thread initiatives
  • Advising on optimization of data governance, collection and analysis to create a feedback loop to product development
  • Supporting optimization / re-design of an organization’s key performance indicators around PLM
  • Applying data and analytics experience and best practices 
  • Helping understand how to apply Digital Thread and bring learning and insights from each stage of the product lifecycle, for example learning from Manufacturing what could be done differently in Engineering
  • Advising on introduction of scaled agile, automation, AI and DevSecOps 
  • Supporting GTM (go to market) planning for Physical & Digital Products and Services
Product & Engineering Org and Op Model Design
  • Helping design and implement effective product development which align spend with business results and are used in decision making
  • Apply best practices to measure and optimize engineering team efficiency 
Business Operations and Value 
  • Support business case creation and KPI/performance management
  • Helping define the relationships between business objectives, levers/drivers and specific KPIs that be used to measure progress
  • Working in teams that are delivering client centric consulting programs
  • Helping to define improvement roadmaps and solutions
  • Taking a leading role in the analysis and design of business processes
  • Managing business development opportunities to bring innovative technology solutions and ways of working to clients
  • Managing and supporting the implementation of digital solutions across multiple technologies 
  • Advising organizations on how to pivot their businesses in areas such as Change Management, Process Design, Systems Implementation, Data Management, Value Measurement and Governance
  • Building and applying technical, industry, and functional knowledge to support efforts in selling opportunities to existing and new clients
  • Developing your deep skills as a Consulting practitioner to ensure market and client relevance



You will have experience with some of the following:
  • Proven experience of Consulting in and/or delivering large scale PLM solutions
  • Experience of PLM, Digital Thread and Twin concepts, specifically within the A&D industry 
  • Leveraging data and analytics to generate insights to drive process improvements
  • Experience of implementing best practices across software product and platform engineering org design
  • Experience of creating a product strategy, GTM and success measurement
  • Scoping and delivering business and technology innovation services
  • Application of design thinking as an approach to solving client problems
  • In-depth understanding of the Engineering and/or Manufacturing functions including the operating models, KPIs, processes, and capabilities that enable success
  • A passion for technology trends e.g. Internet of Things, Mobility, Cloud Integration, Analytics

  • We offer a transparent approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues.
  • You’ll benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools. You will have flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits.
  • You'll have access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends.
  • You’ll have a competitive rewards package linked to fast-paced progression.
  • You’ll also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.

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 

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 31/08/20
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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