Portfolio Development Consultant
We’re looking for a Consultant to join our growing organization. Operating across all stages of the innovation lifecycle, you will have a remit to build the future in real-time. The working environment is open and interactive facilitating collaboration with colleagues, clients and ecosystem partners. Our experimentation culture combined with a disruptive brief will ensure that together we make major societal impacts.
Joining Accenture’s global centre for innovation means joining a dynamic and diverse team. The centre is home to brilliant minds with diverse backgrounds, what we call the 3 Ds. The integration of Design Thinkers, Developers and Domain experts who work closely together to bring disruptive thinking and new solutions to our clients. We’re looking for creative minds who thrive in a demanding, creative environment to tackle and solve big societal challenges that cut across industry boundaries and leverages the latest technologies on a global scale. We need innovators with strong collaboration and creative skills who can work in and lead teams.
The Navigator Team & Portfolio Development
The Navigator team defines and guides The Dock’s innovation strategy, identifies new opportunities for Dock projects, and provides ongoing commercial direction to our innovation initiatives.
Within the Navigator team, Portfolio Development is responsible for proactively engaging the business, industries and ecosystem partners to originate new ideas and projects for The Dock. The team works closely with our Navigator colleagues in Proposition Development, Research and Ecosystem alongside industry experts from around the world to identify, shape and progress compelling commercial cases for Dock projects.
As a Consultant within the Portfolio Development team you will:
Ø Identify, qualify and shape new opportunities to determine their value and potential to progress as Dock innovation projects.
Ø Design, refine and execute the origination strategy for The Dock and work closely with the Proposition Development team to shape the project strategy and proposition.
Ø Develop relationships within Accenture to unlock and progress opportunities from initial ideas to executable innovation propositions that will further differentiate Accenture in the market.
Ø Identify and co-ordinate the best ideas, capabilities and talent across the globe to accelerate our ability to realize opportunities faster in market.
Ø Work closely with our Ecosystem, Research and Ventures teams to engage key external sources of expertise to collaborate with including universities, start-ups and partners.
Ø Contribute to weekly, monthly and ad-hoc portfolio governance and strategy reviews working with the team to uncover new insights and drive value realization.
Ø Connect and develop relationships with key Accenture business, industry and functional leadership to understand their strategies and identify opportunities for innovative new products and services.
Ø Act as a connector to identify innovation opportunities that are relevant to The Dock’s ambitions, capabilities and capacity to ensure that they are aligned with our innovation strategy.
Ø Shape new opportunities so that they can progress at pace. This includes defining and agreeing the path through The Dock, engaging the right leadership and testing the opportunity with clients to ensure that it can last the innovation journey.
Ø Socialize, listen, amend, enhance and pivot opportunities based on the testing of the opportunity with key Accenture stakeholders, partners and clients.
Ø Review The Dock’s portfolio to identify additional opportunities to leverage and connect existing ideas and investments to each other to amplify our impact.
Ø Establish and build trusted relationships with senior stakeholders across Accenture.
Ø Multitasker by nature, the ability to manage a broad pipeline of opportunities, each at different stages and levels of maturity, will be critical to progressing enough volume of high-quality opportunities through The Dock.
Ø Be curious by nature, interested to learn and develop new areas of knowledge including emerging technology and industry subject matter expertise.
Ø Bachelor's degree.
Ø 3-5 years working within Strategy/Consulting/Innovation/New Product Development.
Ø Deep passion, interest and experience in innovation and business ecosystems.
Ø Excel at building and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and keystakeholders.
Ø Creative problem-solver with the ability to work with a blank slate and inspire others.
Ø Willing to be flexible and open to trying new and innovative approaches and solutions.
Ø Excellent innovation management and communication skills
ØExcellent stakeholder management skills, ability to develop strong credible working relationships.
Ø Fluent in English.
Ø Strong knowledge and experience of new product development and adjacent innovation/design processes and project management.
Ø Proven ability to identify and develop compelling commercial innovation propositions for multiple stakeholders.
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