Accenture South Africa: Strategy Manager

Posted on :

1 May, 2010

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Business Mgt Jobs in South Africa

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture recruits a Strategy Manager (Management Consulting) to be based in Woodmead South Africa

Strategy Manager (Management Consulting)-00092588


If you join Accenture you can make great ideas happen for some of the world’s most dynamic companies. With broad global resources and deep technical know-how, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

Job Description

Consulting professionals at Accenture belong to one of three workgroups: Management Consulting, Systems Integration Consulting or Technology Consulting. These workgroups enable us to deliver the increasingly specialized skills that clients demand while providing our people with varied career opportunities.

Our management consultants have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues from across the full spectrum of consulting activity: identifying and creatively solving complex problems, designing and re-engineering critical processes, and fundamentally transforming the way a company operates. Our management consultants are more than just theorists – they turn theory into action. Acting as trusted advisors to our clients, they work directly with FORTUNE© Global 500 companies across many different industry sectors. They concentrate on getting a holistic view of a client’s business and industry environment and use their expertise and critical thinking skills to design and deliver realistic, achievable business strategies and solutions that address key client priorities.

Much of the work we do is at the cutting edge of innovation and thinking. We involve our consultants in publishing and sharing this knowledge as thought leadership to benefit clients, industry and fellow colleagues.

Industry Strategy professionals provide a point of view about historical industry drivers of high performance and evaluate / diagnose client capabilities to achieve high performance in an industry sector and identify improvement opportunities. They understand future industry drivers of high performance and articulate strategies.

As a Management Consulting Manager, you will be at the core of shaping and delivering business transformation projects to respond to our clients’ business challenges. You are likely to lead a range of activities from identifying client value creation opportunities to project managing the business solution implementation.

Responsibilities include:

Shape and Deliver Business Transformation Projects
• Identifying and prioritizing client value creation opportunities based on research and analysis activities and an understanding of client visions, performance gaps, and needs.
• Shaping and leading the business solution implementation: defining and supervising business architecture, process design and development activities, developing capabilities and performance measurements/KPIs.
• Developing implementation plans and leading teams to execute project deliverables to schedule, budget and performance goals. Managing project financials. Assessing and managing risk throughout the project lifecycle and making adjustments as needed. Ensuring planned business outcomes are achieved.

• Directing business pilots and client deployment activities.
• Designing the projects overall communication strategy and approach to the desired change journey.

Client Relationship Development and Management
• Managing key client stakeholder relationships and communications at all stages of the project. Facilitating complex meetings, presentations and workshops to build client commitment for the change.
• Cultivating follow-on opportunities at clients and developing compelling business case/proposals to new business opportunities.

Practice Building
• Participating in practice building activities (e.g. conference participation, thought leadership development, market offering development, recruiting).
• Identify and begin developing expertise in specific practice specialty areas to drive firm recognized expertise development.
• Providing coaching and mentoring to analysts and consultants.


• Deep skills in Industry High Performance Driver Analysis, High Performance Company Diagnosis, High Performance Strategy Formulation
• Ability to meet travel requirements, when applicable
• 6-8 years of Strategy Management Consulting experience
• 4 year degree
• MBA qualification

Professional Skill Requirements
• Solid financial acumen and financial analysis and diagnosis skills.
• Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Adept at using experience and knowledge of industry, geographic and technology trends to assess and shape business solutions.
• Effective leadership and management skills with a proven ability to mobilize and energize project teams to deliver results.
• Strong executive level relationship building skills.
• Ability to create and deliver high-impact communications to senior audiences (written and oral) and facilitate complex discussions.

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 team-mates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Industry Specific

Primary Location
South Africa-Woodmead



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