Job Description

Our Accenture Interactive office in Amsterdam is looking for a Business Design Manager to join our Business Design team. This role requires a unique blend of creative thinking, business acumen, entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills.

The strategists, pragmatists and creative thinkers on our Business Design team establish human-centric business strategies for our clients, using both design and strategy to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational and organizational level. As a Business Design Manager, you will be responsible for shaping and defining business design activities throughout engagements at the project level. You’ll manage others, establish the approach, estimate the levels of effort and facilitate knowledge sharing. It’s your chance to influence and shape the impact design has on the world – design is the problem-solving paradigm of our age, and business design is our way of shaping that impact. You will act as a bridge between the 4 pillars of successful innovation: desirability, viability, feasibility and adaptability.

Your job

As Business Design Manager, you:

  • Lead business design activities including client workshops, stakeholder interviews, business intelligence gathering and creative brainstorms.

  • Manage business design relationships with partners and clients, owning one client relationship at a time.

  • Assume responsibility for the overall quality of the Business Design team's work on a project or account.

  • Create and manage Business Design Deliverables including: design of strategies, design of new ventures, business model innovation, organization design and business/investment case generation.

  • Use discovery-driven planning and financial modeling to explore the business model possibilities behind design concepts and to shape and influence their design.

  • Build the business through cultivating key client relationships and selling in business design related work.

  • Provide Business Design coaching to the wider design team in project and business development contexts, overseeing the work of the team.

Accenture Interactive
At Accenture Interactive, we consider ourselves as the most effective 'digital enablers' around. And with good reason: our work includes pioneering next-level marketing, implementing industry-changing digital transformations and improving business performance using digital technology and data insights. We bridge the gap between brand promise and expectations - by creating transformative Experiences.

Our Amsterdam office is home to 220+ fun-loving team of clever, passionate people. We think, we plot, and we create digital products and experiences that help our clients solve problems and seize opportunities.You will be working side by side product designers, business designers, creative technologists and many more to deliver human-centred experiences that drive value for our clients.

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Your background

  • A minimum of 7 years of industry experience including both contributing to and managing teams.

  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and support each individuals’ style and growth.

  • Rigorous business acumen across many of the following areas, and preferably specialization in one or two: Start-ups, Business model innovation, Product Management, Scenario planning/forecasting and Design.

  • A master’s degree in e.g., Strategic Product Design, Marketing, Innovation or MBA.

  • Outstanding storytelling skills.

  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

Our Offer
Accenture is an incredible place to work - and keep learning. By joining us, you'll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Besides the work we do for our clients, we're proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture. You’ll join a diverse international team of Product, Service and Business designers. Odd, nerdy, funny, cool, introverted and extroverted, talented people and a dog named Kubus. Most importantly, a lovely bunch, creating good vibes, in the office, at the Friday drinks, our social events, and the bar opposite of our building. We also offer excellent employee benefits, including:

  • Market compatible salary, dependent on your experience

  • A very generous trainings budget

  • The possibility to work 4 x 9 hours a week

  • Discount on Accentures share

  • Flexible transport arrangement (Bicycle, flexible budget including NS business card)


Are you ready to join Accenture for a career where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now and change the world around you.

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