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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%
About Accenture
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 more than 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
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.
Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy Senior Manager
Do you see yourself a future leader driving double digit growth? Then this senior role within the M&A team at Accenture Strategy could be just what you’re looking for. We take an insight-driven approach to M&A and harness our unrivalled technological expertise to deliver digitally driven M&A strategies for the world’s leading businesses. As an M&A Strategy Senior Manager, you’ll be leading, influencing and delivering across the full lifecycle of the most prestigious M&A deals – accelerating transformation and redefining business models for global clients.
Why Accenture Strategy?
Technology will continue to be the disruptor in the strategy arena. Which makes Accenture the strategy firm of tomorrow. Our 8,700-strong team of strategists combines deep business insight, industry knowledge, and an unparalleled understanding of the digital and technology landscape to address our clients’ challenges and opportunities.
No-one brings all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration as we can. Serving 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we’re different to every other strategy firm on the market – which makes us an undeniably exciting place in which to forge a career.
You’ll collaborate and build your network with some of the best talent in the industry. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values; we welcome men and women from diverse backgrounds and with different perspectives. Our differences combined produce uniquely powerful results driving innovation and giving you a career without limits.
We’re passionate about improving the way the world works and lives. Social purpose lies at the heart of our business strategy, and our employees share this commitment – whether they participate in an Hour of Code event, support the Accenture Skills to Succeed program, or work with our NGO or international development agency clients via Accenture Development Partnerships.
Why M&A within Accenture Strategy?
High-performance organizations are those that continually renew and energize their portfolio of businesses. Accenture is right at the cutting edge. In the past five years, we have advised clients in more than 850 projects globally – projects that span the buy side and sell side, and cover all phases of the deal lifecycle. 
You’ll be a leader in a network of M&A professionals across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. Our people are entrepreneurs and explorers who provide dedicated support from M&A strategy, target screening and due diligence, to transaction management, merger & synergy planning, as well as carve-outs and divestitures.
It’s stimulating and intellectually rigorous work which will see you working on headline-making deals, but you’ll be well prepared for each challenge. We’ll keep you up to speed with the latest technology. Executive training will be provided at Accenture’s global Strategy College to build your expertise. And you’ll benefit from M&A Live – our annual, interactive, five-day learning program that brings together M&A specialists to share strategic priorities, highlight M&A offerings and identify client opportunities.
Your role
You’ll focus on developing inorganic growth strategies through mergers and acquisitions, partnering and alliances, enabling clients to enter new markets and channels as well as consolidate and leverage scale in existing markets.  Do you have the analytical and problem-solving skills plus the ability acquire a deep understanding of organizational objectives to tackle complex business issues? Do you have the Fortune 500 merger credentials to negotiate at C-suite level? Are you ready to lead teams and be inspired daily by smart, driven and diverse colleagues around the world?
You’ll lead and deliver complex client engagements in the global arena that identify, design and implement creative business and technology solutions for clients. Inputting the strategic direction of projects to establish goals and responsibilities, you’ll influence and negotiate at senior levels based on sound analysis, both internally and with clients, and make business decisions within and beyond your own area of impact. The role will entail managing large teams both at your home base and at clients’ sites.
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.
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