Skip to main content Skip to footer

Industry X- Product / Solution Safety Director

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00179498 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 730,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Industry X- Product / Solution Safety Director

Level- Associate Director

Location: Europe (any)

The role:

We are Industry X: We embed innovation, intelligence and sustainability in the way the world makes things and the things it makes. Industry X enables leaders to act quickly and confidently as they pivot to the future. We define Industry X as digital reinvention of manufacturing / engineering. We believe that smart, sustainable, connected digital products and assets are about to create hyper-personalized industrial experiences, complete new levels of operational efficiency, transparency and traceability as well as tangible impact on sustainability and brand-new sources of revenue growth. Known for our ability to execute at speed, we help clients determine clear, actionable paths to competitive agility by bringing them new thinking on business and technology!

You will develop and own high-level guidance for safety risk control across Industry X that will be used globally to help identify, assess, and mitigate safety issues in IX products / solutions / opportunities. This role will involve working at the cutting edge of digital technology, applying your experience in solution/product safety compliance to shape solutions for our clients!

What this will involve:

  • Develop and own high-level guidance for safety risk control across Industry X including frameworks and training, where appropriate, that can be used globally to help identify, assess, and mitigate safety issues in IX products / solutions / opportunities

  • Lead an internal & external team of SMEs that provides expertise in opportunities when it is identified there is risk of harm related to product / solution regulatory compliance, serious bodily injury or death, or significant property damage with either project delivery &/or deliverables

  • Guide deal teams in the solutioning, including assessment of solution / opportunity novelty and level of safety risk, reliability testing, mitigation strategy and approval process for high-risk deals

  • Approve Design Validation, Solution Qualification, and Safety Risk Control Plans, including relevant APQPs (Advanced Product Quality Planning) as applicable

  • Act as a global safety risk ambassador and promote the implementation of a strong safety risk culture within our organization

  • Support the design and development of IX’s business strategy and its solutions in alignment with its safety culture & frameworks

  • Establish and manage tracking of ‘longer duration’ safety exposures and quality issues relating to solutions / opportunities (feeding back into future risk assessment models) - e.g. Where has IX provided hardware, where is IX taking any responsibility related to running client processes etc.

  • Assess and assist in implementation of technical / safety regulatory compliance frameworks

  • Connection point across relevant SME’s – IX Solution Leads, Industry Leads, Risk, Legal and Compliance, Insurance.

  • Develop and support issue resolution processes & procedures in relation to safety incidents (client, third-party, Accenture personnel, including contractors) involving Accenture solutions / opportunities

  • Lead internal investigations (when not personally involved in solution review) into safety matters and make remedial recommendations (in consultation with Legal and technical personnel


Here is what you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering or similar technical area

  • Significant experience scoping and implementing complex multidisciplinary projects

  • Considerable experience formulating and overseeing plans for all aspects of product/solution safety regulations globally

  • Safety professional with experience in one or more of these areas: workplace safety, machinery safety, consumer product safety, product recalls, government safety regulations or industry safety standards

  • Familiar with formalized risk control plans and strategies, particularly safety risk control

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with c-suite executives and succeed in a multi-cultural, multi-functional environment, where market credibility is critical for success.


Amsterdam, Assago, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen K, Fornebu, Kronberg, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm

Life at Accenture

Training and Development

Take time away to learn and learn all the time in our regional learning hubs, connected classrooms, online courses and learning boards.

Work Environment

Be your best every day in a work environment that helps drive innovation in everything you do.

Learn more about Accenture

Our Expertise

See how we embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

Meet Our People

From entry-level to leadership, across all business and industry segments, get to know our people harnessing technology to make a difference, every day.

Stay connected

Join Our Team

Search open positions that match your skills and interest. We look for passionate, curious, creative and solution-driven team players.

Keep Up to Date

Stay ahead with careers tips, insider perspectives, and industry-leading insights you can put to use today–all from the people who work here.

Job Alert Emails

Personalize your subscription to receive job alerts, latest news and insider tips tailored to your preferences. See what exciting and rewarding opportunities await.