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Business Strategy Consultant

Job Location: Athens

Regional Description: Greece

Job Number: 00664686


- Job description

ARE YOU READY to step up to the New and bring your vision to life? 

There is never a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why people love it here! This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career at Accenture Consulting. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them. Sooner.  

Join Accenture Consulting and specialize in management or technology consulting to transform the world's leading organizations by building innovative business solutions as their trusted advisor. Develop customized, next-generation products and services that help clients shift to new business models designed for today's connected landscape of disruptive technologies. Deploy leading industry insights and design-led thinking to help clients plan and implement transformational solutions that drive rapid results.



There never is a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why we love it here. The Accenture Trading, Investments & Optimization Strategy Group (ATIOS) is a group operating across multiple industries and geographies. It is one of the few global strategy groups which provides a very steep cross-industry learning curve and a truly global professional experience, working with organizations focused on commodities production, trading, logistics and marketing.

We combine our unique industry knowledge in the energy, chemicals, soft commodities, agriculture, metals, mining, utilities, transportation and consumer goods industries amongst others with analytics-powered core strategy consulting skills, digital and applied intelligence to create unsurpassed value for our clients across the world.

We are known within Accenture for the variety and complexity of business issues we solve for our clients, our close-knit global team, empowerment of resources to hold responsibility early on, a fast career progression potential and international exposure, having delivered projects in over 25 countries. Further, our group creates a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-functional environment for you to learn, develop and succeed.


Client Delivery and Development

  •       Work within project and client teams to solve complex business issues in one of our three core capability pillars, bringing structure and rigorous quantitative and qualitative skills to deliver actionable recommendations, insights and results
  •       Lead project workstreams with minimum supervision to identify value creation opportunities for our clients and drive individual workstreams to closure
  •     Lead and develop elements of analysis required to support project delivery
  •       Conduct client interviews and workshops, develop presentation materials and engage in client conversations, articulating approach and recommendations
  •       Work on topics including strategy development, due diligence, trading and risk management capability set-up, operating model design, process design, analytics development and implementation
  •       Develop and sustain trusted client relationships by remaining highly attuned to client needs and styles, and remaining market relevant through the development of thought leadership pieces and taking fresh/disruptive ideas to clients
  •       Develop small teams, coach, mentor and support analysts and junior consultants (as applicable) to build and enhance their core consulting skill sets 

Practice Building

  •       Contribute to developing the ATIOSand building ATIOS offerings, assets and thought leadership
  •       Support internal Business Development activities by conducting industry and company-specific research (competitors, market scanning and market fundamentals, financials, customers, etc.) and supporting the development of client proposal presentations. Develop and coach other Accenture strategists, leading by example, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and training activities


  • An undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) from a leading academic institution
  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience with mandatory experience in either a recognized strategy consulting firm, boutique strategy firm or Big 4 professional services firms working in commodity markets, investment banking or a relevant position in industry
  • An MBA or other relevant advanced degree with 1-2 years at a top tier consulting firm
  • Knowledge of how global markets operate and an understanding of commodity trends
  • Demonstrable exposure to one or more of the following industries: energy, chemicals, soft commodities, agriculture, metals, mining, utilities, transportation, consumer goods
  • Familiarity with recognized strategy frameworks and techniques; experience in research and data analysis
  • Good quantitative skills, with Excel/VBA as a minimum and other modelling packages a plus
  • Experience in business case development, financial analysis and a demonstrable understanding of financial statements
  • Experience in leading / contributing to teams and delivering complex strategy / consulting engagements
  • Demonstrable exposure to digital, analytics and/or applied intelligence would be a distinct advantage

 Professional Skills and Personality

  • Impeccable business ethics, integrity and sense of responsibility for peers and clients
  • Demonstrable ability to work in multi-cultural teams to deliver high-quality outputs under pressure and in short timeframes
  • Proven experience in applying structured problem-solving skills on ambiguous business issues
  • Understanding of the broader picture without losing view of the detail and short-term priorities
  • Ability to plan and coordinate own and team's work activities to meet commitments and quality expectations
  • Excellent communication (listening, speaking, writing), presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Confident, composed and able to relate to senior clients
  • Willingness to travel globally
  • Strong interest in broadening skills, as opposed to being narrowly focused
  • Proficient in English; other language skills would be a plus


  • Competitive benefits, including a fair and balanced parental leave policy.
  • At Accenture, we believe in bringing the best to our clients through continuous learning & improvement – from basic skills to industry-specific content – available to all our people.
  • Career coaching and mentorship to help you manage your career and develop professionally.
  • Performance Achievement – our performance management process that focuses on your strengths, progress and career possibilities.
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career across a variety clients.
  • Opportunities to get involved in corporate citizenship initiatives, from volunteering to doing charity work.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

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, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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