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The HR V&A (Ventures & Acquisition) Talent Integration (VATI) team supports in delivering change management activities for integrating employees joining Accenture via an acquisition. The goal of the VATI team is to ensure a
good employee experience by planning a smooth transition journey for acquired employees by applying the
Change Management body of knowledge across Communications, Culture Integration, Training and Stakeholder
The V&A HR primary stakeholders are the Corporate Development team, the sponsoring organization of an
acquisition (Operating Group/Growth Platform and/or Geographies), the target leadership/HR teams and
Accenture HR leadership and enablement teams (HR Business Partners, etc.).
The Growth Markets (GM) Ventures & Acquisitions HR Talent Integration (VATI) Team Lead provides Talent
Integration team the required leadership, change management expertise, and delivery excellence for service
delivery in conjunction with Accenture’s V&A transactions globally. Growth Markets include
The GM VATI Team Lead should possess demonstrated technical and professional experience in delivering
transformational projects focused on people and culture change/ transition. He/she should be able to effectively
coach members of the team, resolve/mitigate any escalations, and provide leadership oversight. He/ she would
be responsible for ensuring on-time and on-budget project delivery, managing multiple stakeholders/MDs or
challenging leadership, high headcount, challenging cultural integration, multiple or phased go-lives, and
developing innovative solutions to transition the acquisition to Accenture while also balancing alignment to the
business (case) drivers and acquired employee experience. He/ she will also act as SME to support and solution
for global HR V&A initiatives and programs as required.
Further, the GM VATI Team Lead will be expected to ensure overall delivery excellence of the VATI Workstream
across all acquisitions by ensuring adequate staffing, support, coaching, engagement and mentoring of the
Growth Markets Talent Integration team members. The Team lead will identify resourcing and skill needs within
the GM Talent Integration team and own the plans to address any gaps.
The GM VATI Team Lead is expected to lead Growth Markets originated deals, having presence in Growth
Markets and/or across the globe across different phases through effective management of the GM VATI Team.
The Team Lead should also be able to work across diverse organizational and functional areas (i.e., V&A
workstreams) within Growth Markets, to lead solutioning and/or stakeholder discussions for activities which affect
the Talent Integration scope of support.
VATI Team Leadership, Delivery Excellence and Oversight (60%):
The VATI Team Lead is expected to ensure quality delivery of the VATI Workstream across
acquisitions by establishing an effective structure for quality assurance, oversight, and escalation
mitigation to include (but not limited to):Ensuring the review of key VATI deliverables prior to
roundtable, investment committee reviews and/or other key milestones during the acquisition
lifecycle Deal coaching, especially for large-scale plays or GEC-sponsored acquisitions Proactive
involvement in deals when critical risks/issues have been identified within the VATI
Workstream Escalation mitigation with key leadership stakeholders as well as support to VATI leads
in issue resolution as required
The role requires leadership skills and experience managing teams, and in-depth knowledge of change
management. With this extensive experience, the role may entail individual to require deep working knowledge
of the V&A lifecycle and extensive prior work experience conducting HR due diligence, developing Talent
Integration solutions and planning/executing employee onboarding & integration activities.
Subject Matter Expertise
Bachelor’s degree and at least 10+ years of relevant experience in managing projects and related
change management activities
Experience developing and implementing change management strategies
Experience working effectively as part of a global remote teams
A desire to improve the employee integration and transition experience
Communication, Negotiation and Relationship Management
Excellent oral and written skills
Experience leading and driving discussions with C-Level executives
Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively and efficiently manage self and others in a project
Ability to influence team members, senior client leadership and 3rd party service providers towards
Strong executive presence with high level of professionalism and confidence
Strong oral and written communication, facilitation, relationship-building, and negotiation skills
Program/Project & Relationship Management
Program Management skills in an environment that requires the ability to work and plan effectively
with minimal direction in ambiguous situations, and manage the implementation of the plan
Good organizational and time management skills
Ability to work cross-culturally
Ability to develop and maintain a global relationship network
Ability to work in a virtual work environment
Proven track record of performance on the HR V&A Team
Advanced degree in complimentary field, highly desirable
Experience identifying lessons learned and process improvements to support continuous improvement
Experience managing client relationships and service relationships
Financial background/experience with demonstrated ability to identify financial impacts
Human Resources experience, understanding of HR business and/or knowledge of HR processes
HR Consulting / T&O / Complex change management experience preferred
Professional Skill Requirements:
Flexibility, versatility, a strong work ethic, comfort dealing with uncertainty, strong client focus
Exhibit a strong executive presence, gain senior leadership confidence as a trusted advisor and
influence key business decisions
Demonstrate a positive and practical attitude in responding to uncertainty
Ability to work with and influence team members, senior client leadership and 3rd party service
providers towards desired outcomes
Leverage the strengths of the team to maneuver through change
Set team expectations and work schedules balancing personal boundaries, geographic constraints
and deal commitments
Build lasting trusted relationships, inside and outside HR and V&A
Identify and quantify issues/risks and mitigation steps, develop appropriate approaches to address
issues, and drive solutions with senior leadership
Mobility as required based on deals (~25%, dependent on deal cycle and need)
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:
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.
o 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.
o You’ll have access to leading-edge technology.
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