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Consulting - Product Development and Sourcing Manager

Job Location: CA - El Segundo, CA - Los Angeles, CA - San Francisco, WA - Seattle

Regional Description: West

Job Number: 00684533


- Job description

Join Accenture and drive innovation for leading organizations and communities around the world. The way we innovate, co-create, and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and imagine, invent, and apply the newest methods and technologies now.              
People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by collaborating to unlock insights and deliver new solutions to realize value for clients. They progress through required promotion in market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.
Your Role
This consulting role is aligned to our Products Operating Group. Learn more about the solutions we are providing to clients in these industry areas at:
As a Manager, you will lead teams to formulate growth and productivity strategies, while challenging historic perspectives to better align our clients’ merchandising and new product development with mission critical objectives. At the highest level, Accenture Consulting professionals are industry experts with the insights and capabilities to transform the world’s leading companies. Our professionals are responsible for orchestrating and bringing together expertise from across the entire organization strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to deliver value to clients. 
Primary work in supply chain includes:
  • Operating Models – Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Service
  • Analytics
  • Strategic Cost Reduction
  • Business Process and System Implementations
  • Operating Model and Process Design
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Building and sustaining long term client relationships
  • Selling the full breadth of Accenture’s services
  • Selling and delivering an expanded range of management and technology consulting services
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of Product Development, Merchandising and/or Ecommerce (digital) industry experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of external consulting or equivalent internal consulting experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
Preferred Skills
  • Experienced in Merchandising and Product Development, especially in the Apparel/Footwear Industry
  • Strong background in Merchandising, Financial Planning, Demand and Supply Planning, Analytics understanding, Product Development understanding
  • Background in taking a concept through design and creative process and ultimately to the consumer (end to end)
  • Experienced in business case development, business process reengineering, process design, organization and operating model design
  • Proven experience with applying analytics, optimization and automation to business process
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and sell services
  • Comfort conveying both high level and detailed information, adjusting the way ideas are presented to better address varying social styles and audiences.
  • Experience managing teams through complex situations, adapting quickly and helping others navigate change.
  • Experience working through organizational change, developing and implementing creative solutions and closely partnering with clients to regularly confirm expectations are met and value delivered.
Professional Qualifications
  • Confident, poised, Comfortable with extensive travel
  • Leadership abilities and able to transfer vision into results
  • Ability to lead joint client projects teams
  • Ability to generate new, creative approaches to solve problems and create opportunities
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Executive presence storytelling
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Ability to operate in ambiguous and complex business settings
  • Ability to innovate and challenge norms
  • Excellent ability to create collectively, harnessing the power of a group
  • Proven ability to utilize data and analytics to drive new insights
  • Focus on value creation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams and build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication written and oral and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership, management, and relationship building skills


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.


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