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7 months ago
Accenture
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Research and Analytics Jobs
Job description

Role: Artificial Intelligence Analytics Senior Manager

Location: London, Manchester and Edinburgh

Travel: 60-100%

Introduction:

The digital revolution is changing everything. It’s everywhere – transforming how we work and play. Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Accenture Digital is powered by three practices – Interactive (think commerce, content, marketing, experience), Industry X.0 (IoT, Mobile Devices and Apps, Platform and Serviced) and Analytics (Big data, AI, Visual analytics, etc). At the forefront of digital, you’ll create, own and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises. We are not just focused on increasing revenues – our technologies and innovations are making millions of lives easier and more comfortable. Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on. There will never be a typical day at Accenture Digital, but that’s why people love it here. You will be working with famous brands and household names – no worrying about how to explain what you do to your family again!

Your Role:

There will never be a typical day at Accenture Analytics, but that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are unlimited in the ever-changing digital landscape. Here are just a few of your day-to-day responsibilities.

Management scientists need to have both a deep understanding of the business problems faced by our clients, as well as an expert grounding in the analytical techniques that will be used to address them.

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Senior Manager to build and drive Artificial Intelligence opportunites in the UK and Ireland. This person will be responsible for helping shape Accenture’s point of view on Artificial Intelligence. The individual will required to be the SME in AI and should have the ability to support and generate opportunities with Accenture’s current and emerging clients. In doing so they will be working with partner companies and will advise Accenture clients on their most complex challenges. They will also need to collaborate with Accenture business groups and implement and build offerrings in AI. They must also have the skills to present to senior client executives and external audiences, facilitate working sessions, partner with client teams in crafting pioneering engagements, and establish themselves as a thought leader in their domain internally and externally.

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Deep understanding of industries and related challenges where AI is applicable;

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Ability to marry data science and business to address client challenges and solve them;

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Should be able to demonstrate the whole value chain from data to results;

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Understand and translate buyer requirements into a tailored solution offering deal approach, solution plan, proposal and cost estimate leveraging standard process methods, deliverables and the right collection of offerings;

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Provide insight and presentations to senior leadership on market position;

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Function as the key point of contact between service delivery and deal pursuit possess strong enough cross-functional knowledge to represent service delivery related functions (such as transition management, delivery management, solution conceptualization, quality, etc.) and pursuit (such as knowledge of deal life-cycle, business perspective, work estimates, pricing);

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Lead a solution team across countries, regions, business units, etc., including third parties;

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Work with sales teams to provide subject matter expertise and solutioning support for important client proposals and RFPs, being comfortable presenting to a C-Level business audience;

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Develop thought capital on AI and emerging techniques in similar areas;

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Lead short duration proof of concepts for key clients including scoping, staffing and engagement setup, and execution;

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Deliver on various analytics-based consulting assignments as part of one team in a globally distributed staffing mode;

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Provide thought leadership, coaching and team leadership to the management science team based in UK, being comfortable across a broad range of industries and functional areas of analytics, while being expert in at least one functional area and one industry.

What skills & experience are we looking for?

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Extensive experience in areas of data science and AI text mining, natural language processing, machine learning, neural networks, etc.;

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Extensive project management experience;

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Experience with leading AI and intelligent systems plaforms – decision making systems, machine learning systems;

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Proficiency in statistical and other tools/languages R, RevR, SAS, Python or similar;

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Proven experience with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Cloudera, NoSQL,; Cassandra, Pig, etc.;

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Proven ability to understand business context and integrate cognitive and advanced analytics levers for solutions;

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Experience in professional services negotiations, deal shaping, and pricing;

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Enthusiasm in executing the end-to-end sales cycle while performing work within an account;

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Enthusiasm in supporting peers in designing and authoring proposals and RFPs;

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Confident and articulate in discussions with C-Level audience;

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Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English;

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Ability to work in a global collaborative team environment;

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Ability to convey complex analytical concepts in simple business terms;

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Prior consulting experience preferred;

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Willingness to travel.

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