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Innovation Consultant

Job Location: Utrecht

Regional Description: Nederland

Job Number: 00580134

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Innovation Consultant @ Accenture Innovation Excellence
 
Innovation as an enabler for business growth is one of Accenture its priorities. For this, Accenture is leveraging the Accenture’s Global Innovation Network to deliver new and emerging technologies to our clients:  we help our clients to transform these emerging technologies into innovations and applying them to unlock sustainable or even disruptive growth.

The main objective is to serve our client via end-to-end Innovation Management in order accelerate the rotation to The New: bringing the latest and greatest to our clients to drive sustainable business for them. Therefore, you will work closely together with the Accenture Tech Labs and the Local Dutch Industry leads in order to obtain the latest technical insights as well as industry needs. 

How you can help us

In your job as an Innovation Excellence Consultant, as part of Accenture Emerging Technologies, you are responsible for end-to-end innovation management, which is twofold. On one hand you will focus on technical side of innovation and therefore shape, design and deliver innovative solutions to our clients in the fields of e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Assistants, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Mixed Reality and lately even Quantum Computing.  

On the other hand, to create sustainable business value for our clients, the Innovation Excellence (IE) team is also focusing new business and organizational development. This means as an IE consultant you will also guide and help our clients in setting up Center of Excellence (CoE) around Innovation or a technology topic to ensure the capability is available inhouse at our clients. In setting up the a CoE, it is not only focusing on embedding the technical capability into the organization, but you are also focusing on Leadership Development, Talent Management, Organizational structures, Culture and Change Management.

To deliver the end-to-end innovation projects, you will work closely together with both local (Dutch) and Global Subject Matter Experts across Accenture Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations

So in short, in job within the Innovation Excellence Team you will focus on:
• Deliver end-to-end Innovation Projects, ranging from Proof of Concepts to establishing Center of Excellences;
• Maintain and manage innovation pipeline in the industry you are responsible for by working closely together with the different Account Innovation leads; 
• Further develop the Innovation Offerings and therefore also work together with the Accenture Technology Labs and conduct market studies on the different technologies;
• Scout Accenture expertise and capabilities related to the Innovation Topics.

Place within the organization

The Innovation Excellence team is part of Accenture Emerging Technologies and for this reason you are working from the Accenture offices Amsterdam or Utrecht, or at the client side. At the moment, there are multiple positions available, for different industries:

- Health and Public Services;
- Products;
- Communication, Media and Technology.

It is a dynamic job in which you will be work both Accenture internally with the different Client Account Innovations leads as well as on client projects, directly at their offices!

Qualifications


What makes you our ideal candidate?

Due to the nature of work, we found that specific traits and characteristics will help you become successful in this role:


• You have 5+ years industry experience in one of the mentioned industries;

• You have proven experience Technological Innovations, i.e. technical background;

• You have experience with Strategy and Transformation Consultancy;

• You have an innovative mindset and able to think outside the box;

• You are very proactive and have tangible results of your pro-activeness;

• You are a team player by nature with excellent communication and networking skills.


Besides that, we are looking for a person who has/is: 


• Affinity and experience with marketing, capability building and Project Management;

• Holds a master degree, preferably for Technical study;

• Fluent in Dutch and English; 

• Ability to think in concepts and frame ideas into tangible projects/PoC as well as translate (in words and visuals) technical concepts into understandable business use-cases; 

• Good in working independently and self-organizing ability;

• A high level of motivation and drive as well as eagerness to learn and explore the unknown;

• Willingness to travel.


Interested?

We are looking forward to meet you. Apply directly online through the button ´Apply´ and send us your resume and application letter. For more information about this vacancy you can contact Alexander Wich via alexander.wich@accenture.com. The selection procedure contains of an assessment as well as two or three interviews.

 

About Accenture

Accenture solves the toughest technological challenges through standout strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Working with over three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we drive innovation and shape world around us. With expertise in more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver ground-breaking outcomes for a new digital world.


Equal opportunities 

Innovation is about bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together. As an equal opportunities employer, Accenture welcomes all applications and does not discriminate.


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