Ventures & Open Innovation Consultant

Functional areas
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Accenture Strategy & Consulting is seeking a Ventures & Open Innovation Consultant to help develop and grow the footprint of innovation-led consulting at the front end of all that we do in Ventures. This role has a market-wide remit, sitting in the newly formed European Innovation Practice.
The Ventures & Open Innovation Consultant will contribute to the corresponding offering and overall Ventures & OI agenda and roadmap for the Innovation practice. The selected candidate will participate in developing, coordinating and driving the enablement strategy for Innovation in Ventures across Europe. The selected candidate will be part of a team working closely with the European Leads for S&C Innovation and Technology Innovation, as well as Technology Leadership to align on strategy and to create new services enabled by Innovation. This role will collaborate with other key team members across the business, including MU Innovation, Client Groups, industry and functional network leads, and will drive origination, business development, sales and programme management activities as needed.
The Ventures & Open Innovation Consultant will participate in the innovation lifecycle in key Ventures & OI deals. They will help to operate the Europe Ventures & OI roadmap for the fiscal year. They will coordinate across the Accenture Innovation Network.
This position is likely to require some travel in future – up to 20% average through the year – with a degree of unpredictability, for client sales and other market-facing related activities. The position is flexible in supporting “work from home” when not traveling to client sites, as allowed within local office policies and guidelines. Other flexible work arrangements can be discussed. 
Key Responsibilities:
The role is both client-facing and internal-facing. The candidate is expected to:
  • Contribute fully to the activities of the Europe S&C Innovation V&OI team activities around its 3 pillars:
    • Market development for our priority partners
    • V&OI strategy and consulting services
    • Venture building
  • Contribute to the core Europe V&OI offerings, including and as a starting point:
    • Ad-Ventures
    • VaaS – Ventures as a Service
  • Develop internal relationships with account teams and leadership in Europe across Accenture industries, functions and networks.
  • Participate in sales activities and in the delivery of Innovation project with a V&OI focus.
This is a European market-level role – applications from any location within Europe will be considered- This role requires an effective movement in (switching teams)
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Very good English level
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in designing and delivering a broad range of Innovation services for clients and/or entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in Ventures & Open Innovation processes and in business design
  • Experienced in Ventures & Open Innovation services including Discovery (Scouting + contextualizing).
  • Business Experimentation.
  • Familiarity with Venture Building and/or corporate venturing
  • Entrepreneurial mind set, self-starter style, and ability to drive outcomes
  • Good executive presence
  • Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment while able to work semi-autonomously
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work across Europe in a dynamic and initially virtual environment
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in VC or VC like environment as investment analyst/ manager is a plus but not a requirement
  • Experience in entrepreurship / intrapreneurhsip is a plus but not a requirement
  • In addition to English, more than one European language is a plus
  • Experience in Entreprise Strategy with a focus on Innovation is a plus
  • Experience in Value frameworks is a plus
  • Experience in Accenture’s MMS & MMP is a plus

Job information

Firm: Accenture

Location: London



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