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Associate Director (Practice Manager), Data and AI - Strategy and Consulting

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00157413 Full-time

Job Description

Empower your leadership journey in Data and AI as a Practice Manager at Accenture Aotearoa, shaping the landscape of innovation in New Zealand. 

  • Lead and shape transformative Data and AI strategies for clients across industries in Aotearoa 

  • Collaborate with a world-class team and access global AI expertise, contributing to cutting-edge thought leadership. 

  • Drive the growth of our Data and AI practice in a dynamic and evolving Aotearoa market. 

 

WHO WE ARE: 

At Accenture in New Zealand, we are dedicated to blending technology with human ingenuity. As local partners backed by global experience and capabilities, we contribute to transforming organizations through innovation, industry insight, and technology. Our work not only supports the achievement of goals but also strives for positive societal impact, fostering a thriving New Zealand. 

Join our Applied Intelligence team and immerse yourself in innovative, forward-thinking solutions using cutting-edge technologies.  

Click here to discover more about our approach: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Services & Solutions | Accenture. In our nurturing culture of shared success, diverse thinking, and boundless opportunities, you'll have the chance to learn, grow, and advance your career in new and exciting ways. 

 

THE WORK: 

In this influential role, you will: 

  • Lead and execute impactful data and ai strategies that deliver value outcomes for our clients, tailored for the New Zealand market. 

  • Build client relationships to driver consulting-led selling, effectively articulating and validating Data, Advanced Analytics, AI, and Machine-Learning solutions for the unique needs of New Zealand businesses. 

  • Manage client expectations with confidence, contribute to contractual commitments, and play a key role in the SteerCo. 

  • Shape and guide the growth of our local practice, actively recruiting top-tier talent to drive success. 

  • Collaborate with global experts, ensuring our approach aligns with the nuances of the New Zealand Data and AI landscape. 

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: 

  • Proven leadership in managing sizable Data and AI teams. 

  • Extensive experience in consulting-led selling of Data, Advanced Analytics, AI, and Machine-Learning solutions. 

  • Strong understanding of AI verticals and the ability to build credibility at the coalface. 

  • Credibility in managing client expectations and delivering successful AI programs of work. 

  • Strategic mindset and the ability to shape and lead a rapidly growing practice. 

  • Experience in shaping and delivering Data and AI strategies for diverse industries. 

  • Track record of recruiting and leading high-performing Data and AI teams. 

  • Expertise in AI technologies such as Natural Language Understanding, Computer Vision, and Sentiment Analysis. 

  • Help our clients to adopt AI in their organisations responsibly. 

  • Strong business acumen and the ability to articulate the business impact of advanced analytics solutions. 

  • Passion for staying abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies. 

 

Join Accenture Aotearoa and be part of shaping the future! 

Click ‘Apply now’ and our team will be in touch with you next steps!  

We encourage applications from all people, and we are committed to removing barriers to the recruitment process and employee lifecycle. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion or sexual orientation and we do not tolerate discrimination. If you require adjustments to the recruitment process, or have a preferred communication method, please email exectalent@accenture.com and cite the relevant Job Number, or contact us on +64 44666056. 

 

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Qualifications

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: 

  • Proven leadership in managing sizable Data and AI teams. 

  • Extensive experience in consulting-led selling of Data, Advanced Analytics, AI, and Machine-Learning solutions. 

  • Strong understanding of AI verticals and the ability to build credibility at the coalface. 

  • Credibility in managing client expectations and delivering successful AI programs of work. 

  • Strategic mindset and the ability to shape and lead a rapidly growing practice. 

  • Experience in shaping and delivering Data and AI strategies for diverse industries. 

  • Track record of recruiting and leading high-performing Data and AI teams. 

  • Expertise in AI technologies such as Natural Language Understanding, Computer Vision, and Sentiment Analysis. 

  • Help our clients to adopt AI in their organisations responsibly. 

  • Strong business acumen and the ability to articulate the business impact of advanced analytics solutions. 

  • Passion for staying abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies. 

Locations

Auckland, Wellington

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