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Federal - Business Design Lead

Job Location: DC, DC - Washington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00639931

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, D.C.


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

Great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions that solve the toughest problems fast--the first time. So you can change how people work and live.

At Fjord, Business Design is integral to the design process. The strategists, pragmatists, and creative thinkers on our Business Design team establish people-centric business strategies for our clients, fusing the practices of design and strategy to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational, and organizational level. As a Business Design Lead, you will be responsible for shaping and defining business design activities throughout engagements at the project level. You’ll manage others, establish the flow, estimate the levels of effort, and facilitate knowledge sharing. Design is the problem-solving paradigm of our age, and Business Design is our way of shaping and influencing the world.

As a team, we: 
  • Solve and reframe business problems using a design mindset. 
  • Help our clients build their future, from measurement and KPI modeling through to organizational impact and strategic roadmapping. 
  • Translate between several languages at once (operational, technical, financial, to name but three) to find the best path to achieve the greatest impact. 
As a Business Design Consultant, you: 
  • Establish people-centric business strategies for our clients, fusing the practices of design and strategy to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational, and organizational level. 
  • Lead business design activities, including client workshops, stakeholder interviews, business intelligence gathering, creative brainstorms, visioning, and KPI development, current and future state artifact development. Manage business design relationships with partners and clients, owning one client relationship at a time. 
  • Assume responsibility for the overall business point of view and guide others in the process of research and synthesis. 
  • Guide the project and act as a liaison with Accenture Federal Service counterparts and federal clients to ensure all business needs and expectations are being met. 
  • Produce business design deliverables at the project and account level, and provide business design coaching to the wider design team in project and business development contexts, overseeing the work of the team.
  • Build the business through cultivating key client relationships and selling in related work. 
  • Participate and contribute to external and internal design communities as a Fjordian. 
Working together, we will: 
  • Have specific opportunities to use our craft to make a difference in people’s lives. 
  • Engage in ongoing activities that enable us to learn, practice, and evolve our discipline. 
  • Collaborate on products and services that change the way our clients do business. 
Basic Qualifications: 
  • 8 years of consultancy or agency experience or 5 years of strategy experience
  • 2 years of leadership or managerial experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business or related field
  • Willingness to travel ~20% of the time
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience with Excel and/or other analysis tools, PowerPoint, Keynote and/or Adobe Creative Suite for presentation purposes. Familiarity with InVision, Sketch, or other prototyping methods. Ability to learn how to use new tools in real time.
  • History of tackling and solving complex business challenges; a strong personal mission to help find truths and challenge orthodoxies
  • Growing mastery of the Business Design landscape, including but not limited to design intelligence, measurement, KPIs, organizational change, venturing, design storytelling, design thinking, culture change, coaching, business/investment case generation, and product management
  • Deep understanding of Service Design and User Experience Design and how to solve strategic challenges from a Human- Centered Design perspective
  • Prior experience using agile methodology
  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple cross-discipline teams
An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

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).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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