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Corporate Strategy Manager – Competitive Intelligence

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00539854

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Job Title: Corporate Strategy Manager – Competitive Intelligence

Level: 7 Manager

Location: Dublin

 

 

Growth & Strategy is Accenture’s internal corporate strategy function. A global team working on the long-term strategy of Accenture, encompassing corporate strategy, competitive intelligence, innovation, ecosystem strategy and thought leadership.

 

You will be responsible for driving global competitive intelligence efforts within Growth & Strategy to understand our competitors’ strategies, competitive trends across the industry landscape and the implications for Accenture’s strategy.  The primary audience for this role is the Corporate Strategy leadership team, Global Management Committee and the Board of Directors.  The right candidate will play a critical role in shaping Accenture’s long-term strategy and competitive positioning in today’s dynamic technology services industry. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Shape Accenture’s understanding of our competitive landscape by developing and articulating a distinctive point of view on the strategies of its principal competitors and broader technology industry trends
  • Drive thought leadership and develop deep insights about Accenture’s competition, and key cross-cutting competitive threats and opportunities
  • Manage a portfolio of competitive intelligence research, including primary research; monitoring of secondary sources such as earnings announcements, investor days, M&A and other events; and deep-dive strategy projects into specific competitors or industry themes
  • Innovate and experiment with new primary data collection methods to ensure we fully leverage all internal and external data sources; experiment with new tools and approaches for analyzing, mining, and synthesizing data
  • Articulate a proactive point of view about Accenture’s principal competitors’ strategies and the implications for Accenture
  • Leverage primary and secondary research and strategic and financial analysis to interpret changing competitive dynamics in a long-term strategic context.
  • Direct the development and execution of a communications architecture that effectively communicates relevant competitive trends and insights across the organization as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in management consulting, investment banking, equity research, or corporate strategy
  • MBA strongly preferred, but not required 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Deep analytical skills with ability to translate messy, unstructured data into clear, actionable insights
  • Structured thinker with strong quantitative skills
  • Ability to operate successfully among very bright, progressive and charismatic people
  • Great teammate with strong leadership potential
  • Natural relationship builder, comfortable interfacing with a broad internal and external audience
  • Familiarity with the technology services space preferred, but not necessary 

About Accenture

 

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 specialized 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. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us atwww.accenture.com.

 

Please note that 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.

 

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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