Job Description

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.

The VATI Senior Manager possesses the technical and professional skills to lead a local country or global deal/s. These may include managing a team of VATI team members to ensure on-time/ on-budget project delivery, managing multiple stakeholders/MDs or challenging leadership, high headcount, challenging cultural integration, multiple or phased go-lives and coming up with innovative solution for employee transition to Accenture.

Job Description

The VATI Senior Manager is expected to lead several deals across different phases by managing team member/s and able to work across diverse organizational and functional areas (i.e., V&A workstreams) in the assigned Market. Hence, this individual will be exposed to a global/ regional team with exposure in a cross-cultural working environment.

The individual would be responsible for (not exhaustive):

  • Understand the HR V&A end-to-end acquisition process

  • Resource Management to include hiring, staffing, team optimization and augmenting strategies

  • Integration of new joiners by partnering with their respective people leads/ manager.

  • Work collaboratively within the HR V&A team to implement the global capability development strategy ensuring local relevancy and on the ground team support.

  • Develop the VATI community focusing on team morale, knowledge sharing, learning etc.

  • Represent and advocate HR V&A in leadership forums across global functional areas.

  • Deliver V&A deals by working as the ‘VATI Lead’ or ‘VAT coach’ to deliver talent integration activities on a deal. The individual would be responsible for (not exhaustive):

  • Assess/ Diagnose Culture and Leadership fitment of acquired company to Accenture, during the due-diligence phase of the acquisition

  • Develop Talent integration strategy & plan to enhance employee experience through Stakeholder Management, Communications and Trainings (and any other related change interventions).

  • Utilize design thinking/ co-creation approaches (such as focus group discussions/ workshops etc.) to

  • Work closely with leaders and key personnel to develop an employee transition roadmap.

  • Manage culture integration of acquired employees into Accenture by understanding target company and Accenture culture similarities & differences.

  • Deliver high-quality and creative messaging for leadership meetings and other communication channels (e.g. townhalls, FAQs, Newsletters etc.) to ensure changes/ milestones are clearly & transparently shared with acquired group.

  • Undertake Employee Impact Assessment (for acquired employees) to understand key messages for planning engagement, communications and training activities.

  • Plan and implement the onboarding/ orientation activities of acquired

  • Develop and deploy relevant feedback mechanisms e.g. surveys, focus group discussions etc. and plan for corrective action.

  • Ensure leadership alignment (between Accenture and Acquired leader) and take leadership pulse (esp. of acquired leader/s) for any corrective action planning.

  • Collaborate with teams to obtain required information for preparing, reviewing and finalizing the required deliverables. These team members include:

  • Acquired company leaders and employees.

  • Accenture leadership.

  • Internal HR team members include HRBPs, Recruitment, Learning & Development etc.

  • Leaders and team members from CDTS team.

  • Other V&A workstreams leads such as IT/IS, Workplace, Mobility, Finance, Payroll etc.

  • Complete tasks on time and error-free striving for the best support possible.

  • Build credibility and relationships with HR VATI team members and other key stakeholders.

  • Maintain organization of time and deliverables.

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Qualifications

Qualifications

·       At least 9+ years of relevant experience in managing projects and related change management activities

·       Strong oral and written communication, facilitation, relationship-building, and negotiation skills

·       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

·       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

 

Nice-to-Have Skills/Qualifications:

·      Human Resources experience

·       Understanding of HR business

·       Knowledge of HR processes

·       Microsoft Teams site creation/maintenance knowledge

 

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

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 protected by federal, state, or local law.

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

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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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