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Accenture Strategy - Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00388688


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Accenture Strategy Career Opportunities







Why Accenture Strategy?





In the world of strategy today, it is about the future, and in the future, technology is the disruptor. Digital technology is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities for almost every organization. This situation plays directly to Accenture's strengths. With Accenture Strategy, we have created what we believe is the strategy firm of the future. It’s a very exciting place to be!  



Our 8,000+ strong team of strategists combine deep business insight and tremendous technology understanding within the context of our client’s industry. There is no one player who can bring all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration that we can. This is what our clients’ current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us different to any other strategy firm in the market. Come and be a part of the next level of high performance. 






Technology Strategy

Technology runs through everything we do. We appreciate the powerful role it plays in driving strategy today, not just enabling it. In Technology Strategy we work with our clients to architect a technology-driven transformation to capitalise on digital disruption. With your impressive knowledge of the evolving digital landscape and trends in IT strategy and management, you will create actionable strategies to address priority C-suite issues with speed and at scale.










Key Traits  

• Can you engage with clients on a broad CIO agenda?   

• Do you have the unique ability to help senior leadership make bold decisions and coach them through major change?  

• If you understand technology concepts in the context of today’s digital world through practical experience along with a keen interest in the latest innovation and thought leadership, then we want to meet you. 







Your Role: IT Strategy Manager / Senior Manager   

There will never be a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are limitless in this ever-changing business landscape.






Here are just a few of your day-to-day responsibilities 

Leading teams to assist our clients in designing and implementing innovative technology visions, comprehensive IT and digital strategies, including opportunity assessment, investment portfolio management, sourcing strategy, IT systems strategy and IT infrastructure strategy, and more

 • Developing detailed and actionable implementation roadmaps and business cases which reflect our practice’s deep industry, IT and business process acumen

 • Identifying where our clients can leverage digital technologies for greatest strategic impact, defining high performance target state operating models and capabilities that supports future business growth

 • Leading multi-disciplinary teams to shape, sell, communicate and implement IT and digital strategy engagements

 • Undertaking sales origination, including working with client teams to identify opportunities

 • Owning and managing CIO and other C-suite client relationships

 • Owning and developing our offerings and assets

 • Leading, mentoring and developing our people




















Your Experience - We’re looking for experience in one or more of the following areas:

 • IT Strategy: Experience in the business application of technology, an analytical and rigorous approach, business case experience, ability to turn data into insightful Management Information (graphs, presentations etc.) 

 • IT Transformation: IT process excellence oriented experience, operating model design and transformation

 • IT Workforce: People Change experience within an IT environment, organization design and transformation

 • IT Commercial: IT commercial background, good knowledge of IT Service Integrator Models, experience with contract negotiations and service contracts

Comprehensive knowledge across the Enterprise Architecture domains of Business, Application, Infrastructure & Security Architectures, with the ability to work at the most senior levels within the organization in supporting and motivating critical and highly strategic technology decisions, with a good understanding of the requirements of the new digital platforms to support the business transformation.






Set Yourself Apart: Preferred Skills Set
• Extensive consulting experience and would be recognised as an IT Strategy specialist
• Expert knowledge of trends and technology concepts through practical experience and via a keen interest in the latest innovation and thought leadership (e.g. Mobility, Cloud, Digital, Collaboration)
• A strong understanding of industry operations, dynamics and trends through experience in one or more industry. 
• Highly credible with the ability to engage on a broad CIO agenda, possessing the personal and professional attributes necessary to convince senior leadership to take bold actions and coach them through major change
• Strong and proven track record in sales origination, with an entrepreneurial mind-set
• Equally comfortable in the role of business or IT strategist; able to rapidly assess the IT implications of business strategy and the business implications of IT strategy
• Ability to shape clients’ strategic agenda and mobilise transformation programs
• Intellectual capacity and relevant experience to develop creative and breakthrough solutions
• Strong analytical skills, understanding of complex issues, ability to quickly absorb information, conceptual and creative problem solving excellence
• First class written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner
• Proven experience in leading teams to deliver new strategies or capabilities while developing, mentoring and inspiring team members
• Natural leadership; ability to easily establish trust-based relationships, skilled in gaining valuable insights through collaboration and communication
• Drive; enjoys a challenge, proven ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results, determination and optimism
• Flexibility to accommodate client travel requirements
Our Commitment to You
• Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement.
• You’ll make a difference to some pretty impressive clients. Accenture Strategy serves 72 of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects.
• Opportunities to learn through training at Accenture’s global Strategy College, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company.
• Access to leading-edge technology.
• Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package that includes a range of market-relevant benefits and programs to help you manage the demands of work and life.
Apply Today!
Great things can happen—they already are. Come and be a part of the next level of high performance.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 305,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.
Our four growth platforms—Accenture Strategy, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology, and Accenture Operations—are the innovation engines through which we build world-class skills and capabilities; develop knowledge capital; and create, acquire and manage key assets central to the development of integrated services and solutions for our clients.
Work Authorization Requirements South African Citizenship / Permanent Residency or work permit required
Equal Employment Opportunity

Please also note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race,

religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity


























































Academic Qualifications

• An undergraduate university degree is a minimum entry requirement.   

• Postgraduate qualification/ MBA preferred / highly recommended but not mandatory; above all you must have proven experience in operational strategy 

• 10 - 12 years commercial experience, previous consulting experience required.  

• Experience in IT strategy






















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