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Industry X Product/Solution Safety Associate Director

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00178232 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

We Are:

Industry X combines Accenture’s powerful digital capabilities with deep engineering and manufacturing expertise. We use the power of data and digital to help our clients reimagine the products they make, and how they make them.   By connecting engineering and manufacturing operations every step of the way - from how products are designed and engineered, sourced and supplied, manufactured, to how they are serviced and renewed, we help them achieve greater productivity, drive growth and meet their sustainability commitments.   Find out more about Industry X. 

You are:

Advisory minded and deeply experienced in product development and engineering as well as product safety & risk management.  You are prepared to understand the big picture and to help us consistently design safety into our products & solutions in alignment with regulatory requirements and standards. Our business people will turn to you, because they value your knowledge of industry and know you’ll help them stay ahead of safety issues.

The Work:

  • Develop and own high-level guidance for safety risk control across Industry X (IX) including frameworks and training, where appropriate, that can be used globally to help identify, assess, and mitigate safety issues in IX products / solutions / opportunities​

  • Lead an internal & external team of SMEs that provides expertise in opportunities when it is identified there is risk of harm related to product / solution regulatory compliance, serious bodily injury or death, or significant property damage with either project delivery &/or deliverables

  • Guide deal teams in the solutioning, including assessment of solution / opportunity novelty and level of safety risk, reliability testing, mitigation strategy and approval process for high-risk deals

  • Approves Design Validation, Solution Qualification, and Safety Risk Control Plans including relevant APQPs as applicable

  • Act as a global safety risk ambassador and promote the implementation of a strong safety risk culture within our organization

  • Support the design and development of IX’s business strategy and its solutions in alignment with its safety culture & frameworks

  • Establish and manage tracking of  ‘longer duration’ safety exposures and quality issues relating to solutions / opportunities (feeding back into future risk assessment models) .e.g. where has IX provided hardware, where is IX taking any responsibility related to running client processes etc.

  • Assess and assist in implementation of technical / safety regulatory compliance frameworks​

  • Develop and support issue resolution processes in relation to client safety incidents involving Accenture solutions.

  • Connection point across relevant SME’s – IX Solution Leads, Industry Leads, Risk, Legal and Compliance, Insurance.

  • Develop and support issue resolution processes & procedures in relation to safety incidents (client, third-party, Accenture personnel, including contractors) involving Accenture solutions / opportunities​

  • Lead internal investigations (when not personally involved in solution review) into safety matters and make remedial recommendations (in consultation with Legal and technical personnel)

Job Requirements:

Travel may occasionally be required for this role.  The amount of travel will vary depending on business need.


Here’s what you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

  • 10 years of experience in engineering and product development

  • 5 years of experience in product safety and risk management

Bonus Points:

  • Experience scoping and implementing complex multidisciplinary projects

  • Safety professional with experience in some of these areas:  workplace safety, machinery safety, consumer product safety, product recalls, government safety regulations and industry safety standards

  • Familiar with formalized risk control plans and strategies, particularly safety risk control

  • Experience in Discrete or Process Manufacturing environment

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with executive presence

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in  California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below.

Information on benefits is here.

Role Location                              Annual Salary Range

California                                      $161,200 to $369,800

Colorado                                       $161,200 to $319,500

New York                                      $149,300 to $369,800

Washington                                  $171,700 to $340,200



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