Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Human Resources
Location: US Negotiable

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 505,000 people serving clients in more than 200 cities with operations across 51 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Job Description

Consumer Goods & Services (CG&S) is an exciting and diverse industry that spans the globe and touches the day-to-day lives of individuals in every market. Our role as CG&S researchers is to continually explore this dynamic industry and partner with Accenture’s client teams and our clients to understand and capture the ever-evolving value creation opportunities.

The Consumer Goods & Services (CG&S) North America Lead reports to the CG&S Research Global Lead and is responsible for partnering with the North America CG&S management team to create client value, and grow our business and competitive differentiation in this market. CG&S continues to be a global industry, so research will need to capture the global point of view and provocative insights relevant to clients who are located in North America, but operate around the world. The CG&S North America lead will be a recognized and respected expert in this global industry and a client-facing partner in building relationships with North America-based companies.

The role will require strong analytical and problem-solving skills, business acumen, a client service mindset and above all, a passion for the CG&S industry and the clients that we serve. Stakeholder management is an important part of the role, as well as ability to work as part of a cross-functional team with other researchers and colleagues from Marketing, Offering Development and the practice.

Business Impact

  • A core member of the North America CG&S Industry Leadership team – critical ability to operate at the executive level and works directly with the North America CG&S management team to shape business strategy and market positioning

  • Research focused on Accenture Business (“so what?”) with major and long-lasting impact

  • Credible in presenting work externally and discussing issues with clients

Innovation

  • Develops thought-provoking point of view on the future of the industry and imperatives for success, based on proprietary insights and understanding of game-changing trends

  • Develops innovative and data-powered research; proactively introduces innovation to senior leadership and clients

  • Designs and manages research to define provocative questions and creatively explore major CG&S industry/business/technology disruption

Reputation

  • Recognized as an industry expert by the CG&S leadership team and clients

  • Publishes regularly through Accenture’s publication channels, social media, industry publications and more

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

Complexity

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

  • Partners with leadership-level stakeholders in business (Industry Sector Lead, MU/ Offering leads, Client Account Leads, etc.)

  • Credible with leadership and clients, in very different geographies and cultural contexts

People Leadership

  • Collaborative working style, extending reach and influence beyond own team

  • Talent magnet and role model; coaches and mentors junior researchers on projects

  • Proven ability to build a diverse network and manage upward

About Accenture Research

Accenture Research shapes trends and creates data-driven insights about the most pressing issues global organizations face. Combining the influence of innovative research techniques with a deep understanding of our clients’ industries, our team of 300 researchers and analysts – including more than 50 in North America alone - spans 20 countries and publishes hundreds of reports, articles and points of view every year. Our thought-provoking research – supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations such as MIT and Singularity – guides our innovation and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients. Visit us at www.accenture.com/research and follow us on https://twitter.com/AccentureRSRCH

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian



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