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Travel and Hospitality Research Specialist

Job Location: Bengaluru

Job Number: 39093


- Job description

Human Resources are at the heart of Accenture, unleashing the power of talent in everything we do. We take pride in making a real impact on the careers and well-being of our people, and ensuring Accenture is one of the most inclusive and diverse organizations in the world. Join us as we pursue our ultimate ambition—to be the best place for the most highly specialized talent on the planet.

Corporate Functions—including Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, and Workplace Solutions--offers the essential expertise that enables our more than 394,000 employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Be the engine that powers Accenture, a $31 billion company that provides consulting and outsourcing services to more than 40 industries--including 94 of the Fortune 100, and governments around the world.

Travel and Hospitality Industry Research Specialist (CL9) / Associate Manager (CL8) role is part of the Products Research team of ~25 researchers worldwide within the 250 member strong Accenture Research (part of Growth & Strategy Corporate Function) but will work largely with the Travel and Hospitality research team of 4 other researchers – Two of us are in India, one in U.S and one in Europe and expanding. The Travel and Hospitality research team work to support the needs of our clients and client teams. We are looking for someone with strong analytical and issue-based problem solving skills, quantitative skills/ comfort with numbers, business acumen, a client service mindset and interest in in the Travel industry (i.e., Travel Services, Airlines, Hotels and Cruises, Air Cargo, Passenger Rail etc.). Knowledge of Pricing, Revenue Management, Network strategy and Modelling in an Airline context will be ideal: This role is in our Bangalore-based Accenture Research India team, which is a team of 60+ researchers covering all our industries and business lines globally.
• Responsibilities will include carrying out research projects and actively contributing to more complex projects led by others.
• Research requests will be a mix of global and local projects, both for internal Accenture objectives and directly for Accenture clients. Of paramount importance are tenacity, personal drive and an eagerness to learn and apply new skills and knowledge.
• Building an effective working relationship with the executives who lead the Travel and Hospitality Industries in Accenture and with the marketing leads.
• Accenture also has a multi year alliance with Amadeus and recently completed an acquisition of Seabury. The person will be expected to maintain a cordial working relationship with stakeholders from both the entities
• A full-time post-graduate degree/qualification or MBA/PGDM is a must.
• Need to be fluent in business English (spoken and written)
• Minimum of 4+ (max 9 years)
• Experience preferably in strategy consulting environment, or equity research / investment banking. We will also consider third-party research or KPO demonstrated equivalent skill
• Awareness in specific industry segments in Travel and Hospitality (i.e., Travel Services, Airlines, Hospitality – Cruises, Hotels, Theme parks / Casino etc.)
• Understanding of business and economics issues at large;
• Working experience in a team of research professionals.
• Exposure to deep financial analysis or financial modelling or equity research will be an added advantage
• Experience with alternative modes of research delivery/data visualization tools also a plus (e.g., Tableau etc.)

• You’ll benefit from our network of global communities and collaborative culture that will help you build technical and functional skills and capabilities. And because we serve more than 40 industries globally, you’ll have the opportunity to develop valuable industry-specific expertise.
• The scale of our capabilities and client engagements—and the unique way we innovate, operate and deliver value—will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest technology trends.
• You’ll have access to leading-edge technology.
• Accenture offers a comprehensive benefits package – learn more here (insert appropriate link specific to country).

If you have a desire to help the world’s leading companies and governments, now’s the time to join the world’s largest and most diversified group of technology, business process and consulting professionals. Be part of a dynamic team of collaborative experts, and help us improve the way the world works and lives.

post-graduate degree/qualification or MBA/PGDM

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