Job Description

Role: Cost Transformation/ZBx Strategy Consultant

Location: London

Career Level: Consultant

Competitive Salary and 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:

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.

Cost Transformation/ZBx:

We are the world's leading group of Strategists helping organisations transform their businesses, release and reallocate funds for growth. Through our suite of offerings, we reset our clients’ cost base and improve their working capital across a wide range of industries. Our proven Closed Loop Methodology, which powers our Cost Transformation and ZBx programmes, has been co-created with our clients and refined through hundreds of successful programmes in the past 20 years. Our aim is to drive forensic spend visibility, cost-conscious mindsets, and sustainable savings through innovative and digital solutions enabling organisations to fuel growth. Our work is closely linked with the other four domains that form part of Accenture’s CEO & Enterprise Strategy group. The interdependent domains of CEO & Enterprise Strategy include: ZBx, Intelligent Enterprise, M&A & Private Equity, Growth & Corporate Strategy, Sustainability & Responsible Business. Through our expertise in all domains we help CEOs navigate uncertainty working across ONE Accenture to provide end-to-end services across individual and combined domain.

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:

  • How to work with the world’s leading organisations to address cost and profitability challenges and maximise return on investment from the optimum allocation of spend

  • How to challenge the status quo, drive decisions that help organisations transform post COVID and adjust to the ‘new normal’

  • How to leverage ONE Accenture to provide innovative, cutting-edge solutions for resetting our clients’ cost base

  • How to deliver combinatorial offerings, such as ZBx and Sustainability, or ZBx and Growth Strategy

  • How to work directly with our clients’ C-suite or C-1 executives

As a Cost Transformation/ZBx Strategy Consultant, you will:

  • Lead category teams to identify cost improvement opportunities

  • Help clients reallocate spend to achieve the maximum return on investment

  • Solve challenging problems with innovative solutions

  • Demonstrate strong financial acumen

  • Explore data to come up with meaningful insights

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Qualifications

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Experience in cost transformation, turnaround and/or performance improvement

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Proven history of successful cost transformation, turnaround or performance improvement projects

  • Strategy consulting experience

  • Advanced analytical and financial modelling skills

  • Proven ability to deal with large amounts of data and draw meaningful insights

  • Excellent stakeholder management / experience dealing with senior executives

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills

  • Experience with data visualisation tools (Tableau, QlikSense, PowerBI) is a plus

  • Functional experience in one of the following areas is a plus: Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology

Academic Requirements:                                                                                                

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Set yourself apart:

  • Ability to understand complex issues, quickly absorb information, and work creatively in a problem solving environment

  • Comfort with the quantitative skills required to develop financial/operational models and perform data analysis

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

  • Experience of staff development and mentoring

  • Confidence to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner with groups ranging from board rooms to business unit leads

  • MBA is a plus

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 31/08/2020

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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