Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Research
LocationNew York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco

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Job Description

The High Tech Industry Research Senior Manager will develop Thought Leadership and Research focused on the High Tech Industry.

The High Tech industry is comprised of several sub-industries including semiconductors, enterprise technology, consumer technology, communications equipment and medical technology.   Past research topics have included the industry trends; digital consumer trends and buying behaviours; evolution and impact of IoT, cloud computing and 5G technologies; and expected changes in product development and engineering practices with smart, connected product .

The High Tech Industry Research Senior Manager will have the following skills


•            Develops thought provoking insights through market analysis and in-depth review of trends, under the leadership of Accenture High Tech ISL

•            Proactively introduces innovative ideas to senior leadership and clients

•            Designs and manages research to define and re-shape thinking on major People related issues


•            Recognized as an expert in the Hight Tech research field

•            Publishes regularly through Accenture’s publication channels and other channels

•            Has a strong internal and growing external network and social media presence


•            Ability to operate at the Executive level

•            Research focused on Accenture Business and Accenture’s Clients business (“so what?”) with major and long lasting impact

•            Credible in presenting work and discussing issues with clients


•            Shapes & manages complex research programs of work with global scope and manages related budget

•            Partners with leadership-level stakeholders at Accenture

•            Credible with leadership and clients, both at global level in very different geographies and cultural contexts


•            Talent magnet and role model

•            Team builder

•            Coach and mentor of junior researchers

We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive skill set.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a research focused role.

Preferred Skills:

  • Any additional certificates related to analytics or data science would be a plus.
  • At least a post-graduate degree, with solid evidence of research experience. Knowledge of the High Tech Industry would be considered a significant advantage, especially in terms of executed related primary and/or secondary research in that regard.

  • Experience with data science and visualization and design thinking as well as public speaking 
    • Worked with a start-up, global / large private corporation or institution, research think tank or recognized research provider or design company
    • Presented to senior stakeholders
    • Collaborated in a team of researchers, using research tools and methodologies, including on a virtual basis
  • Track record in research with broad experience in applying the main research techniques, including high tech frameworks, data science/economic modeling, surveys and people related data sources
  • Subject matter expertise across the High Tech industry
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to make sense out of data
  • Solid experience in the presentation of research deliverables to high level executives
 Professional Skill Requirements:
  • Intellectual curiosity 
  • Proven ability to manage people and research projects
  • Entrepreneurial attitude
  • Strong communications skills and good interpersonal skills in one-to-one and team settings
  • 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. 


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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.


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


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


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