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Job Role: Technology Strategy & Advisory – Transformation Excellence Data Consultant

Location: London

Career Level: 9

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 skills 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:

Join Accenture Technology Strategy and Advisory and you’ll work alongside team members to solve complex business challenges and lead ground-breaking projects at the intersection of business and technology. We take a specialist led, value-based approach to identifying the right technology strategies for our clients.

Technology Strategy and Advisory is a critical, fast-growing component of our overall Strategy and Consulting practice and will allow you to help shape the future of top global companies. We develop company-wide strategies that exploit innovative technologies as well as advise Fortune 500 CIO clients across the full range of industries on how to reinvent their IT operating models, architectures, and governance.

Transformation Excellence is the home of technology leaders that specialise in operationalising strategies into transformative business outcomes with pace and at scale, orchestrating execution ecosystems in the spirit of One Accenture. Over the upcoming year, we will endeavour to:

  • Shape transformation agendas and roadmaps
  • Drive the business of technology transformation
  • Execute with agility

In our team you will learn to:

  • Develop deep technology competence e.g., in Cloud, Data, Security and Agile Operating Models to build rapport equally with senior and deeply skilled collaborators to facilitate quick and effective decisions
  • Understand how data transformation is impacted by new technology, sustainability, ethics, privacy… and beyond!

Your job:

Take on your transformation journey to lead a mixed team of Data Engineers, Data Scientists and SMEs required for the programme. As the key point of contact to the client, get ready to embrace the journey to maintain the relationships and any additional requirements through the development process. Support and work alongside a diverse team of individuals to shape, mobilise, and execute medium to longer term data technology transformations.

  • Programme manage along strict value realisation and multiple dimensions (e.g., financial, experience, sustainability) while understanding, articulating, and resolving key dependencies, changes, risks, and issues
  • Bring knowledge of industry operations, dynamics, and trends in one or more industries: Financial Services, Telecoms, Media, Technology, Life Sciences, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Apply motivation and curiosity in strategic analysis, business architecture, process architecture, organisational change, value analysis, programme/project management and collaborator management.
  • Create and support business cases, developing dynamic sourcing strategies, supporting the negotiation of contracts, establishing SLAs, and managing IT Service Integrators
  • Support large scale data transformations ranging from the business case and strategy assessment to the implementation, run and service support
  • Utilise knowledge of data security, privacy, and compliance to serve as a trusted advisor to leaders to architect, mobilise and launch data delivery constructs
  • Analyse and articulate data insights through key data visualisation tools to create data flow processes and presentations to drive key customer centric strategic decisions
  • Transform the way our clients work with data through changing attitudes and cultures, to put data at the heart of their companies

We are looking for the following skills and experience:

Data Analytics: Deliver data-driven business insights to clients using techniques such as statistical and quantitative analysis and fact-based management. Support clients in understanding the value that data can bring to their organisation and transform their business.

  • Key tools – Power BI and Tableau

Data Platform Architecture and Visualisation Methodology: Develop a broad understanding of data platform architecture and pipelines

  • Key tools – cloud data platforms (e.g., Azure, AWS, GCP), data integration (Azure DF, APIs, Pub Sub & Event based) and others such as Informatica, Dremio or Ui-Path

Data Security Insight: Develop an understanding of the importance of security and compliance to support data security

Data Skills: Develop skills focussed on data quality, metadata, and data mesh

  • Key tools – Hadoop and Snowflake

Agile Project & Programme Management: Apply Agile & DevOps principles and practices in organisation design for large companies in line with Lean and Scaled Agile Framework technologies

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Consulting experience or relevant industry experience in at least one leading technology capability e.g., Data, Cloud, Security or Agile Operating Models.

Set yourself apart:

  • Leadership qualities: the ability to easily establish trust-based relationships and gain valuable insights through collaboration and communication
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of complex issues, the ability to quickly absorb information, conceptual and creative problem-solving excellence
  • Written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical, and impactful manner
  • Drive: enjoys a challenge, demonstrable ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results, determination, and optimism
  • Desire to do good in the world
  • DCAM and Cloud Practitioner certifications (preferred but not essential)

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’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

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.

About Accenture

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 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 centers. With 509,000 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

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.

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