Data Strategy Senior Manager

Accenture - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Are you ready to step up to the New and take your Data expertise to the next level?

There is never a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why we love it here! This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career at Accenture. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them. Sooner.

Join Accenture and thrive in a digitally-driven, innovation-led environment where you can help clients shift to the “New” using leading-edge technologies on some of the coolest projects you can imagine.

As part of our Data Business Group, you will lead technology innovation for our clients through robust delivery of world-class solutions. We believe in harnessing the power of transformative technologies to help businesses chart a clear vision and develop a new data supply chain, by instilling greater trust in data and exploring new, improved ways to manage this data.

Data Strategy professionals define strategies, develop and deliver solutions and processes for managing enterprise-wide data throughout the data lifecycle from capture to processing to usage across all layers of the application architecture. They co-create with our clients a vision for the future, re-imagine their data supply chain, help them manage & govern data holistically, and build the foundation of the Intelligent Enterprise.

What will I do in this position?

We are seeking a Senior Manager that has the breadth of skills to be able to define the Data Strategy framework for our clients. This role requires familiarity with market-relevant industry trends as well as expertise to advise clients on the best approach to establish requisite data management and governance practices to unlock business value and decrease compliance risk.

This role requires the ability to work with our client’s Chief Data Officers (CDO) throughout their journey to power the Intelligent Enterprise and drive better data-driven decision making, reduce operational risks and costs and increase operational efficiencies.

You will be required to assess the right technology to meet desired business capabilities including working directly with clients to gather requirements, design, and deliver Data Strategy solutions whilst leveraging best practices throughout the process. Primary responsibilities to achieve these goals are outlined below.

Role Responsibilities

Support Data Strategy Consulting Activities
Lead the business assessment and advise clients on Data Strategy to overcome current challenges and/or unlock business opportunities.
Participate and support technical architecture discussions with clients while being mindful of the current and future needs to build an actionable and implementable roadmap.
Manage the needs of stakeholders and the Accenture delivery team to meet agreed scope and timelines.
Manage teams and/or work efforts at a Client site or within Accenture.
Sales Origination & Business Development
Educate internal Accenture stakeholders about our Data Strategy offerings and applicability to their industry and clients.
Support Accenture’s pursuits management on Data Strategy opportunities by driving Request for Proposals and/or Request for Information.
Development of business cases for further project sales as determined by the practice.
Practice & Offering Management
Shape assets to accelerate sales & delivery
Play an active role building a practice including capability development and recruiting
Develop and expand Data Strategy professional skills through continuous learning and “hands on” experience.
Enable, mentor and coach colleagues in Data Strategy capabilities and technologies.
Identify and help bring into the practice talented individuals both internally from Accenture as well as externally

Basic Qualifications

8 - 10 years’ experience or more of Data Management including hands-on implementations across Data Strategy & Architecture with deep cloud experience

Experienced and knowledge with infrastructure virtualization and their orchestration systems for on-premise and cloud (i.e. Docker / Kubernetes, VM / VMWare, Hyper-V, etc.)

3+ full project lifecycle experiences with demonstrated experience in implementing business Data Management or Governance solutions

Participated in at least one complete Data Strategy implementation including operating model design and implementation

Experience in establishing rapport with stakeholders to ensure solutions are designed to meet end user needs

Strong leadership, organizational, project management and design skills to meet aggressive timelines
Preferred Qualifications
Technical experience and knowledge in Master Data Management and Data Quality
Experience with Data Architecture and Data Integration
Experience and familiarity working with an offshore/global team
Experience working in consulting and/or professional services organization
Experience in developing a practice and book of business
Why should I join the Accenture Data Business Team?
Drive Innovation: we are leading Data In The New. Join a team that is combining deep capabilities and expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Accenture Insights Platform and Data Engineering – and in turn help our clients to become an Intelligent Enterprise.
Learn and grow continuously: build skills in “New” Data, grow existing skills and develop cross-industry skills with unmatched 24/7 access to our Data Learning Hub, through expert-curated learning boards, webinars and classroom-style training programs
Thrive in our inclusive environment: Bring your whole self to a company that aims to be the most diverse in the world and delivers real-time performance feedback based on individual strengths—not stats.

What’s in it for you?
Competitive benefits, including a fair and balanced parental leave policy
At Accenture, we believe in bringing the best to our clients through continuous learning & improvement – from basic skills to industry-specific content – available to all our people
Career coaching and mentorship to help you manage your career and develop professionally
Performance Achievement – our performance management process that focuses on your strengths, progress and career possibilities
Opportunities to get involved in corporate citizenship initiatives, from volunteering to doing charity work.

To learn more about Accenture, and how you will be challenged and inspired from Day 1, please visit our website at accenture.ca/careers.
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