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Data and Analytics Strategy Program Lead - Senior Manager

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

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Accenture Strategy & Consulting

In today’s world, business leaders want to rapidly and confidently reinvent to increase resilience, mitigate risk, and grow with sustainable value. That’s where Accenture Strategy & Consulting comes in. We bring together strategic visionaries, industry experts, practitioners from across every enterprise function, business intelligence professionals, change specialists, data and AI authorities, and many other specialized skills to co-create each client’s unique path to reinvention. You will be a trusted partner to business leaders, working with a diverse team of experts to deliver successful tech-enabled transformation and new kinds of value for your clients. Strategy and Consulting is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Interactive, Technology and Operations

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop Artificial intelligence strategies for organizations to harness Artificial intelligence value and oversee their execution

  • Advise on shaping Artificial intelligence Research & Development portfolio across industry sectors highlighting business case

  • Design and set up a data governance program to elevate data quality assets and drive data monetization

  • Design and establish the operating model for the data and AI units within organizations

  • Participate in Artificial intelligence thought leadership development

  • Identify and drive business development opportunities

  • Establish strong data foundations in data management, data governance, regulatory   compliance, and data architecture and platform considerations to protect data quality and treat it like a valuable asset

  • Design a target operating model for a data-driven organization that is responsive to business demands, adaptable to evolving technology, and fosters data culture

  • Define and prioritize data consumption across the business to launch intelligent products that release value from reporting, analytics, and artificial intelligence

  • Pro-actively interact and collaborate with senior management levels at client and/or within Accenture

  • Lead complex engagements end-to-end across all delivery components: client satisfaction, value delivered, teams management, financials, etc.

  • Originate business opportunities within a client and lead end-to-end the business development effort with client and Accenture teams until successful sale closure

  • Drive internally data strategy skills, assets and capability building and identify opportunities for collaboration across Accenture and ecosystem partners to win in the market

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Key Skills

  • Strong data-driven consulting with focus on business, insights and technology value architecting and realization

  • Deep understanding and proven skills in enterprise data management practices – Data governance, data quality, MDM, modern data platform, data architecture, data protection, open data, big data, advanced analytics & Artificial intelligence …

  • Build the Data Governance Strategy

  • Create Data Governance Processes in addition to other data management processes such as data quality, Metadata Master Data, Data warehouse, and all other data management areas

  • Design the Data governance framework and organizations

  • Design a Data Issues Repository along with cost analysis and impacts

  • Build Root Cause Analysis Process and Repository

  • Get Involved in Data Standardization and Data Cleansing Activities

  • Advise on Resolving and Preventing Data Issues

  • Build Data Governance Metrics and KPIs aligned with business goals and priorities

  • Build Data Governance Operating Model

  • Strong awareness of data & analytics trends, regulations and applications in the market’s context

  • Ability to operate cross industry, with preferred experience in Banking, Telcos, Oil&Gas, and/or Government

  • Ability to shape client objectives and influence decision making at senior management levels

  • Ability to pull together multi-disciplinary teams for data strategy, lead and coordinate to achieve shared outcomes

  • Ability to pull-through business opportunities and close them


  • Minimum 8-15 years’ work experience - at least 8 years in data management / strategy

  • Proven and relevant past consulting experience; alternatively, strong in-house data management / pre-sales roles (but would have to demonstrate exceptional intrinsic consulting skills)

  • Certifications nice to have: DAMA, CMMI, DCAM, Cloud platforms…

  • Arabic speaking preferred and fluent English

Why join us?

  • We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues

  • You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools

  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends

  • You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live 

Next Steps

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