Talent & Organisation (T&O) Strategy Manager

Functional areas

Job Role: Talent & Organisation (T&O) Strategy Manager

Location: London

Career Level: 7

Accenture is 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. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

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

As a team:

Accenture Strategy shapes our clients’ future, combining deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. In joining Accenture Strategy you will drive the CEO agenda on issues related to digital disruption, competitive agility, global operating models, and workforce of the future to identify new sources of value.

You will challenge the status quo and develop innovative strategies that harness your full understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models, and you will use advanced analytics and human-centric design to co-create technology-enabled, disruptive strategies that win competitive advantage, unlock value and drive profitable growth for clients.

No-one brings all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration as we can. Serving 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we’re different to every other strategy firm on the market – which makes us an undeniably exciting place in which to forge a career. Technology will continue to be the disruptor in the strategy arena. Which makes Accenture the strategy firm of tomorrow.  

Accenture Strategy, Talent & Organisation Strategy (T&O)

In T&O Strategy we are focused on everything around the future organisation; whether this be through unlocking new business models and driving innovation through operating model changes or driving inclusive culture through inclusion and diversity and leadership strategies or rethinking the way leaders and employees operate by shifting the dial on performance. We’re focused on building more responsible and sustainable organisations, equipping our clients with the capabilities they need to lead and disrupt in their industries.

You'll 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

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you! As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

In our team you will learn to:

  • Use your judgment to solve complex, ambiguous client business problems, bringing structure and rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques; acting and taking decisions with little management oversight

  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management, and use rigorous analysis to address our clients’ business challenges and deliver lasting and distinctive outcomes and value

  • Develop knowledge of prevailing trends, financials and operating drivers across multiple industries (e.g. financial services, resources, consumer goods, retail, comms and media) identifying industry-specific operating metrics and linking them to relevant financial metrics to identify the key value drivers for a client

  • Make, build and sustain trusted senior client relationships in the C-suite

  • Be part of high performing multidisciplinary Strategy teams, learning and supporting team members and leadership and coaching and mentoring analysts;

  • Contribute to business development activities including opportunity identification/qualification and proposal development/presentation

  • Support practice/community building efforts such as recruitment, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and training activities; develop offerings, assets, capabilities and relevant thought leadership

  • Engage with the wider Strategy community in UKI to foster collaboration and support growth and development of the business

In this role you will:

  • Lead successful strategy engagements addressing our clients’ business challenges, providing lasting and distinctive outcomes and value in disciplines such as:

    • Operating Model Strategy and Transformation

    • Inclusion & Diversity Strategy

    • Leadership & Culture Transformation

    • Modern Change

    • Talent strategy (including reskilling)

    • HR strategy and transformation

  • Help identify and structure key issues into an issue-tree and set of hypotheses and plan and conduct research and analyses that address the most appropriate issues

  • Understand client strategic/operational issues and structure the problem in order to develop hypotheses around possible solutions

  • Structure and create business/market assessments and identify appropriate tools to be used and analyses to be done

  • Develop and utilize industry knowledge to be able to make implementation-oriented recommendations

  • Develop business cases to identify, measure and realise enterprise value

  • Compile and analyze data to prove or disprove hypotheses

  • Conduct primary and secondary research to unearth facts and generate actionable insights

  • Contribute to business development and building Accenture’s T&O Strategy offerings, assets, capabilities and thought leadership

We are looking for experience in the following:

  • Good experience at a top tier or boutique consulting firm or through an ‘in-house’ consulting / business development role, with a particular focus on:

  • Business Strategy

  • Business Modelling and / or quantitative analysis

  • Organisational Design and / or Operating Model

  • M&A related organisation integration/carve out design

  • Leadership and Culture Strategy

  • HR strategy and transformation

  • Familiarity with recognized Strategy frameworks and techniques

  • Experience of research, quantitative analysis and structured problem solving

  • Experience of building relationships at all levels in an organization, including with Executives/Senior Executives

  • A high-level understanding of how our key industries (financial services, resources, retail, consumer goods, comms and media) operate including products, players, value chain business models, operating models, industry trends and challenges and regulatory frameworks

  • A robust understanding of cross-industry business models and drivers for operational transformation, a high level of commercial awareness is also essential

  • Any background in talent and organisation relevant technologies is also a plus

  • Experience in leading diverse teams in complex strategy/consulting engagements, delivering high-quality output in short timeframes

  • Strong project/programme management experience

Academic Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent


Set yourself apart:

  • A drive for personal development and curiosity to learn new concepts and skills

  • Ability to understand complex issues, quickly absorb information, and work creatively in a problem solving environment

  • Comfort with the quantitative skills required to develop financial/operational models and perform data analysis

  • An appreciation of how technology and digital can contribute to solving clients’ complex business problems

  • Experience with staff development and ability to mentor junior-mid level practitioners

  • Proven presentation skills and confidence to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner

  • Some exposure or involvement in sales origination and the commercial management of consulting engagements

What’s in it for you:

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days of vacation per year, access to app based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.


About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com


Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2021

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

Job information

Firm: Accenture

Location: London



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