Job Description

Job Role: Communications & Media Strategy Consultant

Location: London

Career Level: 9

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:

Accenture Strategy shapes our clients’ future, combining deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. In joining Accenture Strategy you will drive the CEO agenda on issues related to digital disruption, competitive agility, global operating models, and workforce of the future to identify new sources of value.

You will challenge the status quo and develop innovative strategies that harness your full understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models, and you will use advanced analytics and human-centric design to co-create technology-enabled, disruptive strategies that win competitive advantage, unlock value and drive profitable growth for clients.

No-one brings all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration as we can. Serving 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we’re different to every other strategy firm on the market – which makes us an undeniably exciting place in which to forge a career. Technology will continue to be the disruptor in the strategy arena. Which makes Accenture the strategy firm of tomorrow.  
 

Accenture Strategy, Communications & Media

Accenture’s Communications & Media Strategy Practice serves leading companies across these industries. Clients include leading fixed-line and mobile telecommunications providers, broadcasters, television platform operators and gaming companies among others, in this broad, fast-paced and rapidly evolving sector.

Our clients engage us to help them harness the opportunities afforded by the sweeping changes that the Communications Industry is both simultaneously driving and experiencing, whether this is consumers watching increasing amounts of video content on OTT services, telecommunication operators tailoring offerings to tap latent demand in the small business segment or gaming companies pivoting from boxed-sales to subscription-based revenue models.

We work with and advise the most senior leaders across this industry on the strategies they should pursue to unlock opportunity and mitigate threats in an era in which technology has progressed from being an enabler to being a driving force of competitive advantage.  This comes in many guises, be it leveraging 5G technologies, or cloud-based approaches to driving insight and value from data.

We work hand-in-glove with colleagues across Accenture to bring our clients practical experience of these technologies to develop robust strategies based on traditional strategic thinking, infused with technology-led innovation, in a way which is truly differentiated in the marketplace.

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. 

In our team you will learn to:

  • Use your intellectual capacity and curiosity to understand and frame complex, ambiguous client business problems, delivering high-value outcomes and impact, without direct senior support

  •  Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques

  • Own & drive discrete workstreams and client outcomes

  • Work directly with senior C-suite clients and present back project findings to senior stakeholders

  • Develop knowledge of prevailing trends, financials and operating drivers across the Communications and Media industry

  • Build and sustain trusted client relationships by remaining highly attuned to client needs and styles

  • Contribute to business development activities including opportunity identification/qualification and proposal development/presentation

  • Support practice building efforts and engage with the wider strategy community in UKI to foster collaboration and support the growth of the business

In this role you will:

  • Play a high-impact role in strategy engagements addressing our clients’ business challenges, delivering lasting and distinctive outcomes and value in disciplines such as:

    • Growth strategies (e.g. customer & proposition refinement/evolution, pricing & profit optimisation)

    • Cost optimisation & reduction

    • Data strategies (e.g. how to leverage cloud-based technologies to drive step-changes in insight & value)

    • Innovation and Growth

  • Understand client issues and structure the problem set in order to develop possible solutions; understand companies’ key strategic/operational issues (market definition, industry trends, client issues)

  • Structure and create business/market assessments and identify appropriate tools to be used and analyses to be done

  • Develop and utilize industry knowledge to be able to make implementation-oriented recommendations

  • Develop business case elements to highlight the financial implication of recommendations

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Qualifications

We are looking for experience in the following:

  • Experience at a top-tier or boutique consulting firm or through an ‘in-house’ consulting / business development role, with a focus on:

    • Business planning & financial analysis

    • Market assessment and analysis

    • Competitor analysis and assessment

    • Innovation & proposition strategy

    • Operating model design

  • Familiarity with recognized Strategy frameworks and techniques

  • Experience of research, quantitative analysis and structured problem solving

  • Experience of building relationships at all levels in an organisation

  • A broad understanding of how the Communications & Media industry operates including products, players, business models, operating models, industry trends and challenges and regulatory frameworks

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-cultural teams in complex strategy/consulting engagements, delivering high-quality output in short timeframes

Academic Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent

Set yourself apart:

  • Ability to understand complex issues, quickly absorb information and work creatively

  • Quantitative skills to develop financial/operational models and supervise data analysis

  • An appreciation of how technology and digital can contribute to solving clients’ complex business problems

  • A robust understanding of the key dynamics and trends in the Communications and/or Media industries, including awareness of strategies, trends & products

  • Ability to quickly build effective teams, establish trust-based relationships

  • Experience with staff development and mentoring junior to mid-level practitioners

  • Strong written and presentation skills

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and appetite for business development activities

  • Involvement with the commercial management of consulting engagements

  • Strong project management skills

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 of vacation per year, access to app based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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: 30/11/2021

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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