Job Description

Organization:  Accenture Strategy 

Location:  Negotiable
Travel required: 50 - 75%
As part of Accenture Strategy, First Annapolis is shaping the future of business and technology to create actionable strategies for our clients across the payments ecosystem, serving a wide range of clients globally, including leading financial institutions, retailers, travel and entertainment companies, communications/technology companies, and private-equity firms. Every day we change the way the world works, for the better.  Combining functional and industry expertise with an unrivaled understanding of technology, we apply strategic thinking, data analytics, human centered design, and digital tools to create business insights and drive change.  We call it the Art and Science of Strategy and we are the market leader at this intersection.
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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 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at 

With Accenture Strategy, you can put your theories and vision into action. Our services range from strategy to execution, and we will value your understanding of our clients’ industries and your ability to help them move from issue to outcome. Learn more about Accenture Strategy:

The Business Strategy Manager applies deep business strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills to influence client agendas through business insight.  Partners with our clients to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues at the intersection of business, technology and operations.  Provides deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends.

Job Description

Strategy Managers will shape and drive strategy work for leading global clients. Ideal candidates have consulting-relevant experience including: conducting structured quantitative and qualitative analysis, developing operational and growth strategy, program definition and management, and consultative, collaborative problem-solving. Accenture Strategy works at the intersection of business & technology.
The ideal candidate is adept in leveraging business acumen, communication skills and world view to drive great outcomes.  You use critical and creative thinking along with analytics and data visualization tools to solve problems and explain opportunities. You know that companies must navigate complexity with competitive agility. You have the professional work experience, business school preparation, and aspiration to help companies turn disruption into opportunity.  You are excited to co-create the strategies that enable our clients to successfully execute with equal strength to deliver growth, profitability, sustainability, and trust.
The work:
  • Successfully navigate payment related products and services – credit/debit/prepaid products, financial transaction processing, commercial payments, and emerging payment products
  • Conduct research, exploratory analysis and hypothesis generation to define and execute an approach to deliver meaningful insights to improve clients’ payments businesses
  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative approaches to synthesize input, map capabilities to aspirations, and make recommendations
  • Develop models and presentations, collaborating and iterating as a team to refine clients’ thinking and approach to problems they may face
  • Design and facilitate working sessions that require strong visuals, presentations and written communications to help clients imagine and define their payments future
  • Partner with our clients to gather input and solve problems to ensure that solutions are actionable
  • Support business development through proposal creation, market research, offering development, intellectual capital, and knowledge management
  • Support our people and culture through collaboration, respect, inclusion, and recruitment of other high performers
  • Mentor and develop junior team members
  • Be available to travel as needed


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in consulting and financial services, to include:
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a consulting firm or with an internal consulting role
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in financial services (which may include consulting or industry experience), preferably with experience in one or more of the following payment related products and services:
      • Credit/debit/prepaid products
      • Financial transaction processing
      • Commercial payments
      • Emerging payment products. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA degree or equivalent

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management 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.

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

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