Job Description

Job Role: Industry X Intelligent Products & Platforms Practitioner 

Location: London 

Career Level: Consultant to Manager (Level 9 to 7) 

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge. 


We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too. 


“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO 


As a team: 

Industry X is a strategic vision and approach that helps clients leverage advanced technologies to reinvent products and services from design and engineering to manufacturing and support, accelerating operational efficiency and enterprise-wide growth. We help clients: 

  • Reinvent things, to be smart and connected  

  • Integrate things, for innovation and intelligence 

  • Make things, to be profitable 

  • Listen to things, for feedback 

  • Design things, faster 

  • Produce things, safer 

  • Operate things, better 

  • Source things, sustainably 

  • Move things, on demand 

  • Deliver things, with relevance 

  • Service things, remotely and securely 


In Intelligent Products and Platforms, one of our businesses in Industry X, we partner with our clients to build platform-based business and operating models, helping to navigate the shift to experience-driven innovation and accelerate time to revenue. We architect, design, develop, and build software, hardware and scalable products in this space. We help our clients transform their organizations to innovate and launch new businesses to optimize the return on investment of our clients’ legacy and new product spend to ensure long-term sustainability of their businesses. 


You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways. 


If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.   


Industry X Intelligent Products & Platforms is seeking to recruit a hands-on consulting practitioner with good knowledge in a broad range of scalable products and R&D processes, from implementation of improvement programs / projects, good practices for an operational excellence culture, to building future-proof software and hardware. 


In this role you will: 

  • Digitize, optimize and transform traditional R&D and engineering processes and tools  

  • Design, develop and launch software-enabled devices, equipment, products, and services 

  • Architect, develop, scale and maintain software-based platforms, and the software platform layer that enable and drive the intelligence in devices, equipment and services 

  • Create connected products that deliver new experiences that evolve client's products as-a-service model 

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We are looking for experience in the following skills: 

  • Understanding how to help set up and run agile product development teams at scale 

  • Ability to analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes and tools, and how to drive improvements, such as test and deployment automation platforms 

  • An understanding of product architectures and software integration concepts 

  • Ability to lead and manage project delivery activities, within specific areas such as product management, or end-to-end across a programme or portfolio of products 

  • Being able to build strong client relationships and understand priorities and the challenges being faced both in the market and for individual clients 

  • A strong team dynamic – being personable, approachable, helpful 

  • Being able to drive positivity around the disruption brought about by change 

  • Hands-on experience of physical product strategy, design and transformation 

  • Ability to provide the vision around smart connected product strategy 

  • Ability to help shape and lead product transformation programmes – across growth strategy, leadership & culture, innovation and R&D processes and tools. 


 Set yourself apart: 

  • Industry experience in Industrial & Automotive, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Comms & Media, and modern Software / Platform companies. 

  • Advisory experience around helping companies transform to as-a-service product models 

  • Setting up and shaping data-driven product and platform operations, aftermarket and sales operations  

  • Reducing costs around development and maintenance, warranty and aftersales 

  • Industry experience in modern Software & Platform clients, Comms & Media, Automotive 


What’s in it for you: 

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice! 

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.  


About Accenture 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. 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: 31/08/2021 

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.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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