Ecosystem and Partnerships Consultant:
Connect and innovate with the external world. Bring the best of Accenture and our Ecosystem together to build new products and services for our clients
The Dock is Accenture’s global centre for innovation and R&D focused on developing new products and services for our global clients. Our Ecosystem and Partnerships team identify and work with strategic partners in emerging technology fields, such as artificial intelligence and advanced analytics, to co-deliver cutting edge solutions for clients and society. We are looking for a person with a strong understanding of how emerging technologies are creating new sources of growth and value for organisations. We want a person who shares our vision of bringing the outside into Accenture to co-create and solve problems in new and more effective ways.
You will work across all stages of the Innovation spectrum to nurture and implement key external relationships to strengthen our innovation capability. You will have the opportunity to develop this as a unique core strength for Accenture to create and sustain competitive advantage. You will work with The Dock project teams and innovation experts, internal and external to Accenture to understand what we need and who we should connect and innovate with. Core to this, is augmenting Accenture through engaging key external sources of expertise and capability such as start-up communities, partner companies and other commercial organisations. The goal is to engage the best talent in the world and dramatically improve our odds by opening up and becoming the 1st choice to innovate with. Additionally, you will be responsible for scouting for opportunities across the ecosystem, this will include identifying opportunities for parties to ideate and potentially co-create.
• Validated experience in innovation strategy and business ecosystems.
• Strong technology acumen that helps you engage and have credibility with stakeholders within Accenture and partners up to VP/CTO level
• Creative problem-solver with the ability to work with a blank slate and inspire others.
• Excellent stakeholder management skills, ability to develop strong credible working relationships.
• Strong presence with the ability to communicate and influence at executive/ senior management levels
• Proven track record of driving collaboration and stakeholder engagement across business functions.
• Ability to prioritize tasks, work with schedules, manage resources while focusing on team goals
• Experience working in a fast-paced tech start-up with sight of their Partnership Growth strategy
• Strong knowledge and experience of innovation/design processes and project management.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
• 3+ years working as an Ecosystem, Innovation or Product Development role.
• Familiarity of bringing new products, services and assets to market
• Undergraduate degree, or equivalent
Does this appeal to you? If so, we wish to hear from you.
Please also 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.
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