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Accenture Strategy M&A Senior Manager

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00530462

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Title: Accenture Strategy - M&A Sr. Manager
Location: Chicago, New York
Travel: 80 - 100%
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.
 
Strategy professionals apply deep strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills, influence through insight and partner with our clients to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues. Provide deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends.
 
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
M&A Strategy is a first essential step in the Mergers and Acquisitions lifecycle. Accenture M&A strategists work with clients in the c-suite to define how they leverage M&A in a way that progresses their corporate strategy to succeed in the age of digital disruption and rapid industry commoditization.  A mutual understanding of where the company wants to compete and how it plans to win is essential to defining an effective approach. In some cases, taking action internally makes the most sense. In others, buying another company or parts of it, or entering into an alliance, may be the best route. In still others, pruning the portfolio through a divestiture may be called for. Based on this analysis, our strategists help companies identify where to invest, what to build, what to acquire, and how to achieve desired strategic outcomes. Positioned at the intersection of business and technology, we help clients determine the right mix of organic and inorganic options to fuel their growth while limiting risk and helping to predict unintended consequences.
 
After an acquisition or merger has been consummated, we help clients quickly and with greater certainty generate the benefits on which their deal was based. Experience has taught us that to create value from M&A, companies must rigorously focus on the decisions and activities that underpin value creation and avoid being distracted by the nice-to-haves. To do that, our experienced teams employ a rigorous process, honed on hundreds of engagements; employ dedicated and highly skilled merger integration practitioners who have advised clients on a large number of engagements across industries and geographies; and support them with re-usable tools and assets that minimize risk and accelerate value capture.[TBL1] 
 
As a Senior Manager, you will lead and deliver complex client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for companies. You will be expected to drive the direction of Accenture deliverables and effectively manage the team and long-term relationships to ensure high performance is delivered. Beyond client project work, Senior Managers contribute to the development of proposals, delivery of oral presentations, and creation of thought capital for business development activities.
 
A professional at a Senior Manager level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
  • Provides solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
  • Involved in setting strategic direction to establish near term goals for area of responsibility.
  • Interacts with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
  • Has latitude in decision-making and determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
  • Decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact outside area of responsibility.
  • Manages large teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
  • Significant responsibility for identifying and closing sales opportunities
  • Ability to meet travel requirement, up to 100%
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 10 years of strategy, corporate finance, M&A or valuation experience in a consulting firm, investment bank, accounting firm or major corporation (preferably in corporate development or strategic finance)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
 
 Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience assisting in the implementation of M&A transformation strategies that focus on targeted interventions to achieve the value of the deal. This includes organizational change and impact assessments; driving leadership, stakeholder and employee engagement and delivering effective internal and external communications.
  • Experience engaging with senior-level executives to drive priority strategic initiatives. This includes both listening to and understanding executive concerns while also influencing senior leaders based on sound analysis and clear communication of developed recommendations.
  • Advanced project management skills and demonstrated experience successfully managing a  cross functional team
  • Experience and success in business development and/or proposal development to drive new business and properly convey the strength of the firm
  • Considered to be a M&A planning and implementation practitioner with at least two Fortune 500 merger credentials
  • Master of Business Administration or the equivalent graduate degree preferred
 
Professional Skills Preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in a team environment. Shown frequent initiative and an eagerness to break new ground, create opportunities for others, and take risks—as seen through leadership roles—in work environment and extracurricular activities
  • Excellent strategic thinker, with demonstrated strategic consulting or related experience in strategy development, competitive strategy, and scenario planning. Clear capability to think like an executive and consistently bring innovative thinking and valuable insight to the table
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Ability to deliver under pressure and provide informed responses to leadership in short timeframes
  • Strong interpersonal skills shown by an ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization, build strong relationships, and create a true followership
  • High degree of self-confidence, poise, maturity, discretion, diplomacy and empathy
  • High degree of endurance and flexibility to work through multiple iterations of work and quickly manage changing priorities and diverse subject matters
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment and a desire to share your knowledge to mentor and guide junior team members
  • Proven leader with the ability to inspire others, build strong, lasting relationships, and create a true followership
 
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.
 
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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