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Accenture Strategy - Trading, Investment Valuation & Commercial Optimization Consultant

Houston, TX 77007
Role: Accenture Strategy - TIOS Consultant
Location: Houston
Travel: up to 100%

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions underpinned by the worlds largest delivery network Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

Strategy professionals apply deep strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills, influence through insight and partner with our clients to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues. Provide deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends.

The Business Strategy Consultant applies deep business strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills to influence client agendas through business insight. Partners with our clients to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues at the intersection of business, technology and operations. Provides deep understanding of our clients industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends
Job Description
Accenture Trading, Investments & Optimization Strategy Practice (ATIOS)
The Accenture Trading, Investments& Optimization Strategy practice (ATIOS), part of Accenture Strategy, is a global practice operating across multiple industries. It is one of the few global strategy practices which provides a very steep cross-industry learning curve and a truly global professional experience, working with organizations focused on commodity production, trading, logistics and marketing.

We combine our unique industry knowledge in the energy, chemicals, soft commodities, agriculture, metals, mining, utilities, transportation and consumer goods amongst others with analytics-powered core strategy consulting skills, digital and applied intelligence to create unsurpassed value for our clients across the world.

We are known within Accenture for the variety and complexity of business issues we solve for our clients, our close-knit global team, empowerment of resources to hold responsibility early on, potential for rapid career progression and international exposure, having delivered projects in over 25 countries. Further, our group creates a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-functional environment for you to learn, develop and succeed.

Our three core capability areas are:
Trading and Risk Management: working with commodity-centric organizations to set-up and expand their commodity trading and risk management activities, partnering with them to optimize product margin, enhance supply certainty, and reduce price/volumetric volatility through state-of-the-art analytics, AI, and risk management techniques.
Investment Valuation& Financial Structuring: We work collaboratively with clients to shape investment / divestment transactions, devise investment strategies, support corporate restructuring, capital planning, balance-sheet optimization and other core strategic priorities around their asset portfolio
Optimization: Finally, we help clients create value by optimizing their value chain, be it through developing a new strategic direction because of digital disruption or market uncertainty, helping them grow and enter new markets, or even devising new, innovative and agile business models to help them pivot to the New. Underpinning this work, we also regularly partner with our clients to enhance their corporate functions strategies and agility in support of the wider business model and strategic plan.
A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.
Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture.
Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.
Decisions often impact the team in which they reside.
Manages small teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
Ability to meet travel requirements, up to 100%

Basic Qualifications
Bachelors degree
Minimum of 2 years experience in the consulting industry or equivalent in an internal consulting role
Minimum of 2 years professional experience working in commodity markets, investment banking, or a relevant position in the finance / trading industry

Preferred Qualifications

MBA or equivalent graduate degree
Knowledge of how global markets operate and an understanding of commodity trends
Demonstrable exposure to one or more of the following industries: energy, chemicals, soft commodities, agriculture, metals, mining, utilities, transportation, consumer goods, capital markets
Familiarity with recognized strategy frameworks and techniques; experience in research and data analysis
Good quantitative skills, with Excel/VBA as a minimum and other modelling packages a plus
Experience in business case development, financial analysis and a demonstrable understanding of financial statements
Experience in leading / contributing to teams and delivering complex strategy / consulting engagements
Demonstrable exposure to digital, analytics and/or applied intelligence would be a distinct advantage

Professional Skill Requirements
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Proven ability to rapidly learn about new industries and markets and then deploy these to a business problem
Desire to work in an environment where digital, analytics and technology solutions create business value
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Excellent leadership and management skills
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.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Equal Employment Opportunity. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women. Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-07

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