Job Description

Role: Accenture Strategy - IT M&A Manager

Location: New York, Florham Park, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago

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 476,000 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.

 

About 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 accelerate your career.
  
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.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy Manager – IT
 
You’ll focus on developing and helping to execute inorganic growth and focusing strategies enabled by IT through mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, partnering, and alliances, enabling clients to enter new markets and channels as well as consolidate and leverage scale or re-focus in existing markets. Our IT M&A Strategy practitioners:
 
  • Help clients ensure that their M&A strategy aligns with their broader corporate strategy and realize the technology implications of that strategy
  • Research and understand the global trends and technology trends that impact and disrupt the client’s business, industry, and functions
  • Mentally pivot between what the business need is and what the technology can do; connecting the two to develop and deliver the right value, strategy, and solution
  • Lead teams across the full lifecycle—target screening, due diligence, pre-deal planning, post-deal integration/separation—of the most prestigious M&A deals while accelerating transformation through next generation analytics and digital tools
  • Define IT synergy opportunities and cost to achieve by understanding, articulating and quantifying the client value including levers that drive value and expected outcomes
  • Evaluate technology capabilities and requirements to identify potential sources of risk in a transaction and develop remediation strategies to mitigate and manage those risks
  • Provide journey leadership, guidance and recommendations to C-level executives throughout a transaction on effective ways to leverage IT within the transaction
  • Drive alignment and balance across transaction, company strategy, and regulatory requirements
  • Effectively leverage all Accenture practices (Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Security, etc.) to bring the best value and solution to our clients
  • Assess technology landscape (applications, infrastructure) and articulate future state blueprint and enterprise architecture for merged entities based on leading practice and trends
  • Help clients drive a disciplined transaction through coordinated initiative planning, integrated communications, and an orchestrated process to identify and resolve issues, risks, and dependencies
  • Develop written and oral communications to obtain the highest impact and understand how to shape messages in a C-Suite relevant way (even when not personally delivering messaging)
  • Deliver content with clarity, confidence and enthusiasm - effectively presenting insights and advocating a point of view
  • Establish trust with clients through reliable delivery of commitments within timelines and standards of excellence.
  • Understand multiple problem-solving tools and approaches and when to use each for best outcomes
  • Demonstrate commitment to developing our people and leading by example
  • Develop an opportunistic and entrepreneurial spirit, raising key opportunities to leadership and supporting pursuits
  • Manage and guide teams of 10+ clients and consultants with optimism through ambiguity, challenges, and changes in direction
  • Ability to meet travel requirements as needed, up to 100%

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years of IT experience supporting and/or leading merger integration or divestitures within a consulting firm or corporation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in technology strategy / advisory roles
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the consulting industry or equivalent in an internal consulting role
  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams, framing, designing and executing solutions for challenging business situations

Professional Skills

  • Collaborative approach with outstanding listening skills and the ability to manage through influence
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills capable of discussing both simple and highly complex ideas with various groups, ranging from a board room to business unit leads
  • Strong interpersonal skills shown by an ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization and build strong relationships
  • Sophisticated executive demeanor and comfortable functioning at the highest levels of client organizations
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Distinctive record of professional achievement and impact specifically in M&A
  • Exceptional intellectual and analytical curiosity
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive
  • Ability to effectively balance client work with firm and practice building activities

 

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.

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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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Locations

GA - Atlanta,IL - Chicago,MA - Boston,NJ - Florham Park,NY - New York,TX - Dallas

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.

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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