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Learning & Leadership Development Manager

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00675346

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Organization: Corporate Functions/Human Resources 
Location: negotiable
 
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 469,000 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 the Corporate Function 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.
 
Human Resources professionals develop and execute HR strategies, programs and services across one or more parts of the employee lifecycle to attract, develop and retain a highly engaged and differentiated workforce that enables the execution of human capital and business strategies.
 
Job Description:
 
What excites you about Mondays? 
Is it the promise of learning something new?  Is it the opportunity to immerse yourself in complex problems, knowing that just maybe, today might be the day for a breakthrough insight?  Is it the opportunity to partner with smart people who make you laugh, while you drive meaningful change?  Is it knowing that someone else’s life will be made better tomorrow because you are choosing to show up for work today?  
If that sounds like you, keep reading. 
(And if not, that’s OK too.  There are lots of other jobs out there!)
 
We Need:
Smart, curious, innovative, fun people to join our Learning & Leadership Development team.  
 
We Have:
  • A bias for quick action, experimentation, and iteration.
  • A passion for learning science and the capability to apply it at speed and scale.
  • A belief that creativity and innovation start with psychological and physical wellness.  We threw out the “14 hour workday badge” a long time ago.
  • Very little patience for ego driven leaders.  We are champions for smart collaboration.
  • A pervasive coaching mindset, knowing that we learn together, grow together, and win together every day.  We believe in stewardship and work hard every day to leave this place better than when we found it.
  • A uncompromisingly high bar on ethics.  We do the right thing even when its inconvenient to do so.
  • A belief that diversity matters.  Teams with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences always land better outcomes.  We like new ideas and we need people who challenge our status quo.
  • Evidence that we are pretty good at what we do, balanced with a core belief that we can always do better.
You Have:
  • A passion for learning.  You were born smart and work hard every day to stay relevant.
  • Olympic level problem solving, communication, and project management skills.  You understand organizational complexity and how to thrive within it.  You know your audience and communicate in ways that resonate with them.  
  • A high level of emotional intelligence.  It’s a survival skill here.
  • A love for change and the ability to pivot to new spaces at speed.
  • The ability to let data speak for itself and create new hypothesis.  You know how to find data driven insights and use these insights to shape your path forward.
  • The ability to work in a “peaks and valleys” world.  You can sustain an intense pace when needed and understand the importance of recovery periods.  
You Might Also Have:
  • Fluency in the science of learning
  • Been a student of leadership development theory.  Maybe you’ve even had the chance to bring theory to practice. 
  • Acumen in one or more corporate functions including:   Corporate Strategy, HR, Marketing, and Finance.
  • Experience/fluency in:  Financial Services Industry, Supply Chain & Operations, Technology Delivery
  • Been a college professor.  Or a soccer coach.  Or a board member for a community group. 
  • A background in Service Design.  Perhaps you are a Design Thinking expert!
  • Worked as part of an Agile team.  Or at least read a book on Agile methodology. 
  • Some experience working with distributed, cross cultural teams. 
Your Days Might Sound Like This, As You: 
  • Focus on Growth:  "Rather than trying to solve for all twelve of those challenges, let’s identify the areas for greatest opportunity to focus in our next sprint.  The others will move to our backlog.”
  • Advocate for the Learner: “I agree that getting everyone together for a five day classroom course would be a lot of fun.  But let me suggest a blend of different instructional methods that would be more likely to create the lasting leadership skills we need.”
  • Champion the New: “If we move these three legacy areas over to vendor training, we can free up capacity for us put more attention on our Industry X.0 Academy.”
  • Design for Experience:  “Taking our ethnographic research into account, we know this audience values networking and collaborating time.  Let’s design these peer learning cohorts to maximize connections across our people.”
  • Invest Wisely: “Our forecast suggests that we are on a path for overspend by Q3.  Let’s step back and take a Zero-Based Budgeting approach to our next six months." 
Before You Go:
We love “learning and leadership development people”, but you don’t need to have prior learning design or teaching experience to land a job with us.  Our team members include former consultants, fire fighters, paralegals, US Marines, game designers, and more.   We truly believe that if you bring the core skills – business acumen, problem solving, communication – along with a passion for learning, we can get you up and running on the learning science and process part in just a few short months.  
 
We look forward to talking with you!
Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years experience working in a global, complex, and fast paced professional environment
 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a matrix environment
  • Complex Problem Solving experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Communication experience
  • Data Fluency experience
  • Learning Sciences experience
  • Leadership Development Theory/Practice experience
  • Service Design / Design Thinking experience
  • Agile experience
  • Cross Cultural Teaming experience

Professional Skills:
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
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. 
 
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.
 
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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