Accenture Accenture Strategy - Bloom Digital Strategy Senior Manager in San Francisco, California
Position: Accenture Strategy – Bloom Digital Strategist
Organization: Accenture Strategy – Competitiveness Center of Excellence
Level: Senior Manager
Travel: 80% to 100% (typically Monday through Thursday)
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Bloom is a cross-Industry collaboration among Digital, Strategy, Industry and Technology at Accenture, hyper-focused on our clients’ Growth Agenda. We focus on digitally-led opportunities that represent sources of incremental revenue, and de-risk those new and often untested propositions, through lean experimentation with our clients and ecosystem partners. Bloom is unique as we connect ambitious growth opportunities to tangible outcomes, making ideas real, and providing a foundation to scale.
Bloom sits inside the Competitive Center of Excellence (CCoE). The CCoE focuses on three core service offerings:
Profitable Growth – Go-to-Market Strategy, Customer Segmentation, Sales and Marketing Effectiveness, and Pricing & Promotional Effectiveness
Cost Transformation – Total Business Diagnostics, Complexity Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Chain Design and Management
Organizational Effectiveness – Structure & Organizational Design, Process Optimization, Performance & Change Management, and Integrated Program Management
Many of our clients across all industries are at an important inflection point as they try to pivot from navigating the current business climate and executing on the basics that allow them to grow their core business, towards investing in new business models to drive new profitable revenue. The navigation between these two focal points often requires significant shifts in technology, business and operating model innovation, as well as a commitment to creating and delivering experiences to realize growth.
The Bloom Digital Strategist plays a critical role in identifying and analyzing how themes such as platform businesses, Re-defining “products” and re-imagining channels can help clients capture trapped value. The Bloom Digital Strategist is a core member of our engagement teams that shape digital and disruptive ideas, develop hypotheses about how our clients might unlock and capitalize on trapped value, design and run agile experiments to validate propositions, and articulate such ideas in compelling and creative proposals they will help craft and pitch to client CEO’s and other C-Suite executives.
What the Bloom Digital Strategist does:
As a member of the Bloom team, work closely with client account teams, Bloom leadership and mentors to shape and refine transformational growth hypotheses for our clients.
Manage opportunity pipeline for a given industry or list of identified clients. Along with account teams, Bloom team and mentors, Support target client identification, prioritization and oversee resource allocation.
Lead and participate in engagement teams of Experience Architects, Strategists, Designers, Analytics experts, and Technologists, using internal and external research, design thinking, financial modeling, and other new product and service development methods (disruption diagnosis, market scan, value pool analysis, etc.) to identify and propose ways to capture trapped value in clients’ organizations. The Digital Strategist will:
Create a client’s transformation vision outlining the target end-state outcome, while identifying the strategic initiatives and projects needed to realize proposed value
Identify market-leading trends grounded in innovation and digital technology
Conduct ideation on a client’s business environment, ecosystem and business model and propose options for a transformational vision
Draft transformational hypotheses, value cases, revenue and operating plans for new products, services and business models
Propose experiments to validate transformational growth hypotheses
Develop roadmaps that prioritize options for strategic initiatives and projects needed to achieve the target vision
Oversee, contribute to, and deliver compelling and creative presentations / client pitches for selected hypotheses
Establish trusted client relationships, and present to client CEO and C-suite
Guide and support balanced teams from Accenture capabilities as they successfully deliver business outcomes and takeover ongoing ownership of the initiative
Provide overall guidance on quantitative analysis and research to generate recommendations and insights and drive outcomes
Minimum of 3 years of strategy consulting experience at a consulting firm
Minimum of 5 years of “cross-athlete” experience, such as: business, design thinking, business acumen, customer experience, digital skills and experience. This should include multiple skills anchored on a deep understanding of how clients can unlock trapped value in unique ways
Strong quantitative skills and analytical thinker with 3-5 years of prior experience in driving insights using statistics or data analysis
Preferred Skill Requirements
MBA or equivalent graduate degree preferred
Leadership experience with origination, deal shaping and delivery excellence of large, complex digital transformation engagements from ideation through execution, for the C-suite level
Entrepreneurial mindset – the ability to balance process and operating model for Accenture and our clients with an unquenchable desire to re-invent
Self-starter bias with ability to build internal and external relationships quickly to identify client opportunities
Understanding of how to use Data & Analytics, including financial data (research, business models, financial modeling, etc.)
Client C-Suite or executive level exposure and relationships
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Attention to detail while managing competing priorities, tight time pressures and project budgets
· Prior experience in leading analytics work with visualization tools (i.e. PowerBI, Tableau, Alteryx) to drive insights and recommendations
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You’ll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
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