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Accenture Trading, Investments & Optimization Strategy [TIOS] Manager / Consultant

Job Location: Singapore

Regional Description: Singapore

Job Number: 00584362

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Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

 

In the world of strategy today, it is about the future, and in the future, technology is the disruptor. Digital technology is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities for almost every organization. This situation plays directly to Accenture's strengths; operating at the intersection of business and technology. With Accenture Strategy, we have created what we believe is the strategy firm of the future. It’s a very exciting place to be!


Our 8,000+ strong team of strategists combine deep business insight and tremendous technology understanding within the context of our client’s industry. There is no one player who can bring all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration that Accenture can. This is what our clients’ current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us different to any other strategy firm in the market.


A key component of Accenture Global Strategy Division is the Trading, Investments & Optimization Strategy [TIOS] Group. 

 

Accenture’s TIOS Group, combines corporate strategy consulting with unique industry knowledge in the energy, agricultural and metals commodities Industry and global experience working with organizations focused on commodities production, trading, logistics and marketing. Our group is competing with the world’s leading consulting organizations to provide strategic advisory services to Ministries, Chief Executives and Senior Executives on Investments, Trading and Optimization strategy.

 

TIOS’ focus is summarized in three main areas:

  • Investment Valuation & Financial Structuring: We work with our clients’ executives to shape and execute investment strategies, corporate restructuring, capital planning, pre-deal analysis, balance-sheet optimization and other core strategic priorities around their assets portfolio.
  • Trading and Risk Management: We work with industry players exposed to commodity markets to develop advanced trading strategies, optimization & arbitrage models, required operational capabilities and risk & performance management models that support uplift in bottom-line earnings
  • Commercial Optimization: We support our clients’ development of advanced analytic capabilities to analyze the supply & demand of commodities relevant for their operating market, optimize their assets portfolio through new commercial and operational structures and develop advanced pricing models

Examples of recent client engagements include:

  • Define and implement a new digital operating model for a national oil company
  • Developing a commodity price forecasting model for a major petrochemicals player
  • Price modeling for a greenfield refinery and petrochemicals complex in South East Asia
  • Designing a market entry strategy for a leading construction materials player in South East Asia
  • Advising an ASEAN country’s Ministry of Trade & Industry on NG infrastructure investments strategy
  • Helping a National Oil & Gas Company develop its Joint-Venture strategy for a refinery investment in Africa
  • Developing the Strategy and operating model for a new sugar & grain trading desk in South East Asia
  • Developing the natural gas infrastructure and price liberalization strategy for an Energy Minister in ASEAN
  • Screening & valuing investment opportunities in the power sector for a biomass producer in Europe
  • Developing the operating model and operational processes for a new shipping desk in Singapore

Examples of Recent Publications:

  • The Future of Energy Trading – TIOS Report
  • Value Creation in the Oil & Gas Industry: Enhancing Return on Invested Capital through Trading, Balance Sheet Optimization and M&A – TIOS Report
  • Managing Complexity in the Corporate Treasury: The Evolving Role of the Treasurer – TIOS Report
  • The Rise of Retail LNG – TIOS Report

Our current team is composed of self-driven and deeply experienced individuals with high proficiency in numerical modeling, strong intellectual curiosity and ambition for fast career progression. Following rapid growth of our TIOS group in EMEA, our group has developed a local presence in Singapore and is looking for Consultants and Managers to expand advisory activities in South East Asia.

 

Business Strategy Manager

 

We are looking for highly talented individuals with prior project-leadership roles, client-facing experience, quantitative background, knowledge of the commodities industry to support the delivery of projects to clients. Managers will be expected to lead project delivery activities at client site, manage junior resources and support business development activities including market research and project proposals development.


Here are just a few of your day-to-day responsibilities.

  • Support shaping project approach, key activities, planning 
  • Manage business analysts and consultants which are part of the project delivery team and assign responsibilities on data gathering activities, modeling, interviews, presentation and others 
  • Direct the design of strategic roadmaps to support a client’s digital transformation or the implementation of advanced analytics
  • Oversee the development of advance numerical models to support quantitative analysis in areas including financial and risk modeling, value chain optimization, price forecasting and supply & demand analysis 
  • Lead interaction with client teams to present findings, retrieve data, conduct interviews, discuss preliminary and argument recommendations 
  • Present findings to client executive teams and articulate approach & recommendations 
  • Support internal Business Development activities by conducting Industry & Company specific research (competition, market, financials, customers, etc) and supporting the development of proposal presentations


Business Strategy Consultant


We are looking for highly talented individuals with a strong quantitative background to support the delivery of projects led by the global strategy group. Consultants will also be expected to develop the skills of more junior resources and play an active role in supporting business development activities including market research and project proposals development.


Here are just a few of your day-to-day responsibilities.

  • Become a core member of global strategy project teams by helping shaping project approach and key activities 
  • Manage business analysts and consultants (where applicable) which are part of project delivery team and assign responsibilities on data gathering activities, modeling, interviews, presentation and others
  • Design strategic roadmaps to support a client’s digital transformation or the implementation of advanced analytics
  • Develop advanced numerical models to support quantitative analysis in areas including value chain optimization, price forecasting, supply & demand analysis, and financial modeling 
  • Interact with client teams to retrieve data, conduct interviews, discuss preliminary findings and argument recommendations 
  • Present findings to client executive teams and articulate approach & recommendations 
  • Support internal Business Development activities by conducting Industry & Company specific research (competition, market, financials, customers, etc.) and supporting the development of proposal presentations

Academic / Other Qualifications
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a leading academic institution [Preferred degree in Sciences or Engineering or Finance or Economics]
  • A graduate degree in Business or Management topics (e.g. MBA or Masters in Finance or Management) is preferred

Basic Requirements
  • Industry knowledge of the Energy and/or Soft-Commodity markets & Industrials [preferred]
  • Strong Communications Skills (written presentation & orals) and confidence in presenting to senior executives 
  • Knowledge of Corporate, Market & Project Finance [preferred]
  • Proficiency in English; other ASEAN language skills as a plus
  • Experience in project-based, team oriented environments [preferred]
  • Willingness to travel in South East Asia 

Main Requirements for  Manager (Preferred but not mandatory) include:
  • 5 - 7 years professional experience at minimum [Strong preference for previous experience in Strategy consulting in tier-1 firms. Additional experience in risk management, strategy consulting for the commodities or energy industry, commodity trading would be a distinctive advantage] 
  • Track-record of project management and client facing roles [in a consulting environment is preferred] 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite [ability to program or script is preferred]

Main Requirements for Consultant (Preferred but not mandatory) include:
  • 3 - 5 years professional experience at minimum [Experience in risk management, strategy consulting for the Oil and Gas or commodities industries, commodity trading would be a distinct advantage] 
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., MATLAB, C++, Python) and experience developing models using statistical packages (e.g., EViews) is preferred
 
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development.  You’ll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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