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Job Role: Industry X - Digital Manufacturing and Operations Management - Senior Manager

Location: London (with expected travel)     

Career Level: Level 6 (Senior Manager)

Company Background

Accenture as a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries – powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Management Consulting professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology, data and people to enable process improvements that create value for clients.

Practice Overview

In Industry X we shape the future of making things, and the things we make. Our Industry X Team drives innovation by delivering the best-in-class management consultancy based on industrial experience leveraged by the latest technologies. Evolution of industry practices have been witnessed with evolution of technology. We've been helping businesses adopt and implement the new for years; it is critical we apply this to manufacturers and products companies, service organizations and software companies, to fuel their next level of growth. 

Accenture is a company that will allow you to learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

The Opportunity

Accenture is looking to recruit Digital Manufacturing and Operations practitioners within our Industry X consulting practice in the UK or Ireland. This is a leadership role focused on helping our clients achieve their ambitions for digital transformation within their core manufacturing and operations throughout the full lifecycle of their assets from capital projects through operations and ongoing support. We digitize, optimize and transform our clients’ traditional ways of planning, producing and shipping to be more agile and dynamic.

In this role you will:

  • Help clients target and deliver value through the digital transformation of their core Manufacturing and Operations processes.

  • Shape, sell and lead opportunities that create tangible value – including leading current state assessments, identifying opportunities to increase efficiency, and developing solutions, business case and journey plans to achieve the right value led outcomes for the client.

  • Design future ways of working – operating models, business functions and processes, and technology, whilst working closely with business and technology strategists, process owners and subject matter experts.

  • Leverage digital technologies to enable clients’ future-state business capabilities and drive targeted business outcomes.

  • Develop enduring, trust-based relationships with people at all career levels, both professionally and personally, internally, and externally. This includes providing coaching and career development across the IX practice.

  • Use data and analytics to drive decision making, implement new ways of working and change operational behaviours.

  • Provide points of view on key industry challenges and trends and present an impetus for change in industry context.

  • Create thought leadership, points of view and white papers on Optimizing and Digitizing the lifecycle of production assets and workforce.

  • Support and lead the development and refinement of offerings and collateral to support/promote sales and origination (overviews, case studies, account planning, marketing information).

  • Support and lead (depending on scale of opportunity) the sales process from origination to successful closing (including offering fine tuning, solution shaping, proposal preparation, client presentations).

  • Lead client innovation workshops and use a human-centered approach to solve problems, frame opportunities and achieve innovation through collaboration and co-creation.

The Person

The successful candidate will be a hands-on consulting practitioner with good knowledge in a broad range of Manufacturing and Operations and applying digital technologies combined with people, process and data to implement improvement programmes / projects within our target industries.

Accenture seeks motivated professionals that are driven by the ability to solve client problems with insights and innovation and thrive in a highly collaborative environment where team success takes priority over individual metrics.

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Analysing clients’ strategy, operating vision, business imperatives and capabilities.

  • In-depth experience with Manufacturing and Operations transformation and process redesign methods.

  • Knowledge of existing, new and emerging digital technologies and being able to practically apply them across Manufacturing and Operation processes.

  • Knowledge in all aspects of designing and constructing end-to-end Manufacturing and Operations business processes, functions and organizational structures.

  • Ability to create original concepts and theories for improving growth and efficiency through digital Manufacturing and Operations transformation.

  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Collaborating with client stakeholders to identify and prioritizing value opportunities and develop digital Manufacturing and Operations transformation roadmaps.

  • Developing the business case, solution architecture, and implementation roadmap for clients’ transformation journeys.

  • Providing strategic consultation to clients in defining or designing business capabilities, processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing, selling and enabling technologies based on business and end-user requirements

  • Work effectively as a supportive team member or a subject matter expert and have the ability to lead delivery teams to maximize contribution through different stages of a project lifecycle from initial assessments to solution go-live to achieve project commercial objectives and client outcomes.

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

Key differentiators:

  • Manufacturing and Operations experience in one or more of the following industries:

    • Energy

    • Automotive

    • Aerospace & Defence

    • Life Sciences

    • Industrial Equipment

    • Consumer Goods & Services

    • Utilities

  • Specialised experience: for example in delivering Lean / Lean Six Sigma projects or complex Capital Project delivery

  • Has worked in (consulting) team delivery and project / team leading roles, with a track record of managing and delivering projects successfully on time and on budget

  • Has sales origination and sales support experience with new clients or growing existing clients

  • Professional experience in business development support, RFP response and consulting services sales.

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

  • Knowledge and understanding of different types of business and operating models (existing, new, emerging and hybrid).

  • Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation and organization change management.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects.

  • Experience leading multidisciplined, high-performance work teams.

  • Exhibited skills in leading program management efforts involving the coordination of resources and goals across multiple related projects.

  • Experience developing and monitoring delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.

  • Willing to travel to domestic and international locations

  • Good client contacts and industry network is highly desirable

Compensation

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary and car allowance, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice! For senior roles additional bonus and equity awards are available.

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