Retail Strategy Manager

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Job Role: Retail Strategy Manager

Location: London

Career Level:  Manager

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.

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As a team:

Few industries have been impacted by the digital shift as much as retail. COVID19 has now accelerated many of the consumer and industry trends to leave retailers and brands facing a fundamentally different landscape that continues to move at pace. The opportunities for retailers and brands to go direct to consumer, to engage with consumers in a highly personalised way, to deliver differentiated experiences, to build new partnerships and a much broader ecosystem have never been greater. At the same time, the hard work of building the enabling elements behind the scenes including the digital operations, the technology stack, the new operating models and the ways of working to survive in this environment often require more work than the up-front strategic thinking around the proposition. Our skills and ability to help clients in this area have never been in higher demand than today.

The Retail Strategy & Consulting practice has grown significantly over the last 5 years – in part driven by the acquisitions of the Javelin Group and Kurt Salmon – both pre-eminent specialists in retail consulting. Within the practice you would be joining the Retail Strategy team of c.50 people with a focus on helping our bricks & mortar, omni-channel and pureplay clients embrace the challenges and opportunities that the shift to digital brings. Our team pride themselves on being retail specialists with a relentless focus on knowing what is happening in the market, understanding the client context and delivering strategies that are both differentiated but also practical as we often get involved in implementing our solutions.

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:

  • How to solve our retails clients’ most difficult digital problems

  • How to deliver outstanding work that exceeds client expectations every time

  • How to manage project teams of highly talented digital retail consultants

  • How to leverage cutting edge data analytics to ensure data-driven decisions are being made

  • How to embrace the extensive global retail ecosystem that Accenture can provide to our clients delivering end-to-end solutions from strategy through to implementation and execution

In this role you will:

  • Work with leading retailers and brands from around the globe across all retail categories including grocery, apparel, electronics, homewares and home improvement

  • Lead project teams to deliver project work on various topics including digital and growth strategy, retail operations and competitive agility

  • Support business development work such as proposals and thought leadership working closely with the practice lead Managing Directors and Senior Managers

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Digital retail strategy skills for retailers or brands

  • Digital transformation experience – customer facing or internal – within retail or consumer goods sector

  • Digital or in-store retail operations skills (supply chain, direct to consumer fulfilment, customer service etc.)

  • Strategy consulting skills from a top tier or boutique consulting firm or internal strategy role

Set yourself apart:

  • Proven management and delivery of digital / growth / operations strategy projects in the retail industry

  • Ability to handle difficult client situations and emerge with positive resolution for both client and company

  • Data driven, analytical and logical thinking skills needed to help solve our client’s biggest challenges

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

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, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 30/04/2022

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

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Firm: Accenture

Location: London


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