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Executive Positioning and Communications Lead, North America

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00516650

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Organization: Corporate Functions/Marketing and Communication 

Location:  Chicago, IL

 

Corporate Functions – Marketing & Communications

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.

 

People in the Corporate Functions career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

 

YOUR ROLE: Executive Positioning and Communications Lead, North America

The Executive Positioning and Communications Lead, North America will be responsible for leading and contributing to a range of content-led projects, many of which cut across the company’s businesses.

 

Accenture is investing significantly in transforming the nature of its content marketing as a critical program to underpin our Executive Positioning and Communications programs This transformation is raising expectations and resulting in powerful output that balances in-depth insights and research with consumable and shareable digital assets.  It also requires a more disciplined and market savvy approach to narrative development.

 

Bringing your knowledge of latest digital business trends, you will craft stories create attention and build lasting impact. The story topics will include Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, innovation, technology, digital platforms, and workforce strategies in the age of digital. They often involve preparing for exploitation of the content at high profile events, for media opportunities and arming our North America leadership team with relevant, clear and compelling speaking platforms.

 

We are looking for an experienced, innovative, senior level marketing & communications professional to join our dynamic team.

 

While there will never be a typical day at Accenture, here is a look at some of your responsibilities:

  • Translate ideas into powerful and differentiating initiatives that drive awareness, consideration and preference gains and communicate the full breadth and depth of Accenture’s capabilities and industry expertise
  • Develop thought-leadership communications strategy, positioning, planning, engagement, and content development for senior client executives and leaders 
  • Proactively build strategic plans and identify, evaluate, and pursue influencer engagement opportunities that drive organizational strategy and increase brand awareness for C-suite level leaders
  • Develop core content that is authentic as well as purpose driven while adhering to both corporate and personal brand identities 
  • Develop executive speeches and inspiring, motivating and differentiating strategic message platforms, including positioning, crafting storylines and talking points
  • Counsel client senior leadership in articulating their vision, strategy, and brand story in an effective way that engages with their key audiences 
  • Integrate executive positioning campaigns seamlessly with external and internal communications goals
  • Quickly evaluate and capitalize on “of the moment” executive communication opportunities
  • Collaborate effectively with key stakeholders, in-house creative, digital and content development teams and work productively with all other individuals and groups as well as external vendors.
  • Ability to function effectively and influence highest levels of leadership within a highly-matrixed organization and to align with company’s global brand and its approach to teamwork and collaboration
  • Effective negotiation and consensus building skills to resolve complex challenges across teams both within Accenture and in outside alliances and clients

The individual will report to the Communications/Content Marketing Managing Director in North America Marketing & Communications.  

YOUR EXPERIENCE: Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or other four-year university degree
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience in marketing & communications
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience digital marketing and social media
SET YOURSELF APART: Preferred Skills:
  • Content Marketer: Exceptionally strong content marketing skills applied to the the latest marketing approaches and technologies to create stories that suit multiple audiences: from clients to media
  • Experience analyzing, disseminating and communicating complex information and developing clear "market ready" messages
  • Innovative, proactive, executive presence: An innovative and proactive thinker with outstanding communication skills and ability to build strong relationships with senior leadership; constantly bringing forward new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Strong Writing Skills: Expertise in writing and developing content, including synthesizing complex business and technology topics and writing new pieces ranging from talking points to key messages to PowerPoint presentations to blogs to social media posts and beyond. Exceptional message development and writing skills required
  • Business acumen: Strength in understanding a range of business and technology issues with an ability to interpret complex data
  • Innovation and Collaboration: The ability to guide non marketers, such as Accenture Research, on the development of content. The ability to manage / work with creative partners (digital creative agencies, social media, media partnerships)
  • Proven track record: Demonstrated success in leading large scale programs and the ability to work successfully in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders; flexibility and agility to act fast and be responsive to changing business needs. The ability to function effectively within a matrixed organization, providing counsel to business leaders and to marketing colleagues
  • Previous media relations skills could be of value, but not critical
Professional Skills:
  • Confidence, presence and personal credibility to establish successful relationships
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to present and communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at all levels to multiple audiences
  • The ability to present and communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at all levels to both internal and external audiences
  • Creative drive, energy, innovation and enthusiasm – never satisfied with status quo, always striving to break new ground and bring new marketing techniques and channels to the forefront
  • Bold creativity and a passion for new technology trends and the future
  • Strong knowledge of innovation, technology content, and the ability to instantaneously absorb and create the new
  • Goal oriented, business-focused, responsive and reliable
  • Excellent Digital, Social Media and PowerPoint skills
  • Willingness to learn quickly, take initiative and maintain focus
  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a virtual, problem-solving environment
  • Strong project management skills, organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Exceptionally strong teaming skills
  • Excellent negotiation, influence, mediation and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
WORK REQUIREMENTS:
  • Role is expected to regularly work out of an Accenture office location
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement
  • You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects
  • Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments, and collaborating with experts across the company
  • Access to leading-edge technology
  • Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including generous paid time off, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive 401K program
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 a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
 
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
 
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
 
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
 

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