Job Description

Innovation Network Development Consultant
The Dock, Accenture
Dublin, Ireland

The Dock is Accenture’s Global R&D and Innovation Centre. We’re a meeting place where Accenture, clients and partners connect to pioneer new ways to fulfil human needs using emerging technology. We work with Accenture, clients and our partners to research and develop new assets, methodologies and thought leadership around key focus areas to accelerate the development of Accenture’s innovation capability globally.

We are looking for an Innovation Network Development Consultant to join our growing Innovation Nexus team, led from the Dock in Dublin, Ireland

Nexus is passionate about innovation across all of Accenture globally.  The team runs a program of activities that supports our people to tap into the power of Accenture’s innovation capabilities to create new value for our clients.

These activities include management of the Innovation Navigator website and content, curating innovation expertise and experiences relevant to our clients, and designing and driving initiatives to improve our global Innovation capabilities and client services.

What you’ll be doing

As an Innovation Network Consultant, you will:

  • Work with global innovation leadership and practitioners to identify, design and deliver strategic and operational campaigns to improve the impact of our Innovation Network capabilities.
  • Create and maintain the design and content of the Innovation Navigator (innovation.accenture.com) an internal WordPress platform, which serves as the ‘home’ of Innovation within Accenture.
  • Design and conduct research to develop insights into the existing and emerging innovation needs of key user and client groups.
  • Support the management of a program of communications, events and training for innovation partner groups internally and potentially externally
  • Support the identification and codifying of Innovation best practices, methods and frameworks.
  • Support on key projects as directed by the program manager.
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Qualifications

Experience

  • Experience in user-centred approaches to strategic planning and execution with strong stakeholder engagement skills (content/communications strategy or innovation consulting preferred)
  • Strong partner management and communication experience with an ability to operate at senior levels within a large organisation
  • Experience designing and conducting research using a variety of methods
  • Strong content design, creation and presentation experience
  • Experience with Innovation concepts and methodologies, such as design thinking, agile, sprints, , ideation, etc.
  • Programme and project-management experience
  • Experience in build community engagement a plus
  • Experience navigating the internal landscape in a large multinational organisation a plus
  • Understanding of Accenture's internal innovation network is a plus

 

Key Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Creative problem-solver who enjoys being challenged!
  • Ability to work in a fluid and highly collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Ability to draw insights across large volumes of different information
  • Ability to prioritise multiple demands and adapt with changing circumstances
  • Proactive and able to work independently
  • Ability to define ambiguous tasks, seek clarification and work through completion
  • Ability to develop trusted advisor relationships with senior management teams
  • A flair for making connections and simplifying the complex
  • Strong project and programme management skills
     

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 505,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

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. 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as applicable by law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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