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Future Workforce Senior Manager - Midwest

Job Location: IL - Chicago, MN - Minneapolis

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00588090


- Job description

Join Accenture and drive innovation for leading organizations and communities around the world. The way we innovate, co-create, and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and imagine, invent, and apply the newest methods and technologies now. 


People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by collaborating to unlock insights and deliver new solutions to realize value for clients. They progress through required promotion in market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.


Our Talent & Organization Consulting Practice

An engaged, skilled, and motivated workforce is essential to business growth. Accenture’s Talent and Organization practice offers a comprehensive, analytics-based approach. We collaborate with clients to dramatically improve performance through integrated Future Workforce, Workforce Experience & HR, and Agile Organization services.


Talent & Organization helps clients create, lead, and manage the workforce of the future by:

  • Driving growth through improving performance of people
  • Building and expanding leadership capabilities at scale
  • Creating compelling digital employee experiences
  • Improving pace, certainty and outcomes through analytics and insights


Future Workforce

Accenture’s Future Workforce offering helps clients design and implement a workforce strategy that delivers measurable improvements in the performance of the organization. Future Workforce professionals provide knowledge and experience that help today's companies innovate and modernize their talent strategy and workforce planning, talent sourcing, capability assessment, and reskilling activities to optimize value and adapt to the rapid evolution of skill demand. Accenture provides methods, tools, and accelerators founded in leading thought leadership to help our clients structure, launch, and implement Future Workforce programs which provide optimal, rapidly adaptable, quality human capital for the organization. 


By leveraging Accenture, our clients can take advantage of the following world-class Future Workforce consulting capabilities:

  • Talent Strategy
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Digital Function/ Job Design (AI/ML Robotics)
  • Adaptive/Liquid Workforce
  • Talent Sourcing Strategy/Networks
  • Capabilities/Talent Assessment
  • Rapid Workforce Reskilling
  • Digital Learning


Your Role

This Senior Manager role is aligned to our Products Operating Group.


The Future Workforce Senior Manager is focused on the transformation of the client’s workforce.


An Future Workforce Senior Manager within Accenture’s Talent & Organization practice has the following responsibilities:  

  • Engage the client using innovative methods to collaborate, lead structured rapid idea generation and development, deliver quality solutions quickly, and iterate to improve them
  • Develop strong and strategic business relationships with clients
  • Constantly bring new tools, ideas and thought leadership to clients
  • Develop a Talent Strategy that addresses the client's unique and evolving business challenges
  • Develop and manage project budgets
  • Lead Strategic Workforce Planning that provides a robust and optimized human capital approach specific to the client
  • Quickly estimate and develop agile, iterative strategies for implementing project work, opportunities and/or recommendations
  • Identify new opportunities to realize value-with existing and/or new clients
  • Measure achievement of strategic, financial and operational benefits
  • Lead large-sized (10+), virtual, global, diverse teams
  • Utilize functional and industry knowledge to reframe complex client issues and bring fresh solutions
  • Articulate value propositions, develop and present compelling cases for change in a way that is creative and inspiring
  • Articulate a point of view and co-create a strategy for Digital Function/Job Design (AI/ML Robotics)
  • Chart the path for the client to harness the power of the liquid workforce
  • Take the lead in determining an optimized and modern Talent Sourcing Strategy 
  • Design and build a capabilities and talent assessment function that can anticipate skills gaps
  • Implement rapid workforce reskilling mechanisms to equip the client to nimbly respond to anticipated skill gaps
  • Structure, plans and implements a digital learning strategy to keep the workforce current on relevant skills and knowledge
  • Develop trusted relationship with key decision-markers across client organization
  • Actively collaborate with Accenture leadership to develop markets and clients
  • Use agile methods to realize value quickly for the client


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of external consulting experience related to successful delivery of Future Workforce solutions
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in 3 or more of the following processes: Talent Strategy, Strategic Workforce Planning, Job Design, Liquid Workforce, Talent Sourcing Strategy, Capability/Talent Assessment, Rapid Workforce Reskilling, or Digital Learning
  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience, including project sprint development and measurement
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to meet travel requirements, up to 100%


Professional Qualifications:

  • Ability to innovate and challenge norms
  • Agile work style, open to iteration and flexible to change approach/direction 
  • Excellent ability to create collectively, harnessing the power of a group
  • Ability to generate new, creative approaches to solve problems and create opportunities
  • Proven ability to utilize date and analytics to drive new insights
  • Focus on value creation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams
  • Ability to connect with people around a sense of purpose and shared goals to motivate and inspire


Preferred Skills:

  • Compelling storyteller
  • Large-scale and/or global transformation experience
  • Experience leading a thriving virtual team
  • Understanding of and/or have experience with driving innovation in operational environments (manufacturing, plants, refining, drilling)
  • Understanding of industry/workforce trends and drivers for Products clients (Consumer Goods & Services, Retail and Life Sciences)
  • Experience with Digital tools for Future Workforce Design and Analytics

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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