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The Dock - Nexus Manager

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00548529


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Job Title: The Dock - Nexus Manager

Location: The Dock - Ireland


About the Dock

The Dock is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, where designers, doctors, visionaries and makers are doing things that matter for people, places and robots. Located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands in a connected, state-of-the-art workspace designed for creativity, collaboration and fun.



The Nexus Team


The Nexus based in the Dock runs a program of activities which supports our people to tap the power of Accenture’s innovation capabilities for clients. 


As an Innovation Architecture Development Manager on this team you will be responsible for managing a program of activities and assets which help client teams and other groups around Accenture leverage Accenture’s innovation capabilities.     


These projects include the maintenance of the Innovation Navigator website and the information that feeds it as well as supporting Innovation Leadership to establish a working group and set of core processes across the Innovation Architecture.


What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Nexus Lead at The Dock you will project manage a number of initiatives core to the Nexus program of activities.   You will in the course of these projects manage the Innovation Nexus Senior Analyst and a number of additional contractors. 


Skills and attributes:

  • Creative thinker who is excited by solving challenges
  • Strong focus on developing scalable future-proofed systems and processes
  • Familiarity with innovation concepts and methodologies such as design thinking, workshops
  • Ability to draw insights across large volumes and variety of information
  • Excellent research skills using a variety of methods
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills with an ability to operate at senior levels in a large organisation
  • User-centric approach to designing support
  • Strong content design and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritise multiple demands and adapt with changing circumstances
  • Strong team player
  • A flair for making connections and simplifying the complex!

Experience and Qualifications

  • Relevant degree
  • 2 to 8 years plus in strategy, design or innovation consulting in a complex global professional services environment with strong client engagement focus
  • Experience of innovation methodologies and approaches
  • Knowledge of Accenture’s Innovation architecture and internal structure a plus

Manage the Nexus team (currently one full time Senior Analyst and other resources as needed) to:

  • Maintain and update the website – design and content
  • Manage the identification and making accessible of Accenture’s largest in the new/innovative deal stories in line with stakeholder needs
  • Manage the list and map of locations of labs, studios and innovation centers including key points of contacts, specialism and services. Maintain the map reflecting same on the
  • Manage the mailbox providing innovation sales and delivery support to global client account teams
  • Maintain the Innovation Navigator stream – to promote Nexus content and the Navigator


Provide 1 to 1 support to selected client teams and 1 to many support to client groups

  • Manage a pipeline of provision of 1 to 1 advice and support to high potential client opportunities – on how to leverage the innovation architecture (from either Ninjas, CIS, direct requests from Accenture client teams from inbox)
    • Work with the client team (and potentially client) to deliver relevant curated innovation material and illustrative examples of client work
    • Attend calls, events and client sessions
    • Provide introductions and links to relevant groups and individual expertise and services across the innovation architecture to progress solutions


Manage the establishment of an Innovation Architecture network

·        Work with the Client Director and the Nexus Lead to establish an Innovation Architecture working group, set of services and to outline key artefacts


A flexible approach

We understand that traditional models may not work for everyone, so we offer flexible working arrangements which include tailored options for how you work.


About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The Dock at Accenture is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, as an accelerator for Accenture and our clients to unlock value. Launched in Sept 2015, the global innovation centre brings together top talent under three disciplines; designers, developers and domain experts with expertise in AI, IoT, digital marketing, cyber security, advanced analytics and tech development.


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.


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