13 days old

Lead Supply Chain Research

Organization: Corporate Functions/Growth and Strategy

Location: negotiable

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 513,000 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 the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Job Description

Accenture Research

Accenture Research uncovers trends and shape data-driven insights through Thought Leadership and Research for Accenture and its clients. Accenture Research combines deep understanding of Accenture clients industries with leading-edge research techniques to discover the most pressing issues facing organizations today.

Our growing team of 300 researchers and analysts develops thought-provoking research -- supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations that guides our innovations and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients.

Our team uses innovative business research techniques such as economic modeling, data science, expert networks, surveys, data visualization, and open research with Tier 1 academic and business partners. Accenture Research powers hundreds of points of views published by Accenture every year, answers thousands of thought provoking questions from clients around the world, drives the insights that guides Accentures business strategy and handles Accentures exclusive network of data and sources covering all industries, countries, market trends and digital technologies. The team is part of Accentures Strategy Office.

We work in two main areas:

+ Developing thought leadership and understanding trends: Accenture creates original, cutting-edge points of view to use with clients, the media and in conferences. Most of our projects are published and quoted in the media and you are expected to have a voice and an opinion on the industry both inside and beyond Accenture. Research into industry trends informs publications and the direction of our business.

+ Client-focused research: you will work alongside our colleagues from the practice to provide research on clients business challenges and opportunities, support proposals, engagements and day to day discussions with clients on their business and industry.

In the Supply Chain space, Accenture Research actively supports the development of Thought Leadership and Research focused on:

+ Intelligent Supply Chain transformation for the Supply Chain management (Engineering, Procurement, Planning, Manufacturing, Fulfillment/Logistics and After-market Service Management)

+ Next waves of innovation around autonomous supply chains, Resilient Supply Chain, Supply Chain Resiliency,

+ Technology, Economic, Environmental trends and implications on the Supply Chain today and in the future

+ Supply Chain & Operations industry trends and innovation

About the role


+ Develops thought provoking insights through market analysis and in-depth review of trends, under the leadership of Accentures SC Global lead

+ Proactively introduces innovative ideas to senior leadership and clients

+ Designs and manages research to define and re-shape thinking on major People related issues


+ Recognized as an expert in the Supply Chain research field

+ Publishes regularly through Accentures publication channels and other channels

+ Has a strong internal and growing external network and social media presence


+ Ability to operate at the Executive level

+ Research focused on Accenture Business and Accentures Clients business (so what?) with major and long-lasting impact

+ Credible in presenting work and discussing issues with clients


+ Shapes & manages complex research programs of work with global scope and manages related budget

+ Credible with leadership and clients, both at global level in very different geographies and cultural contexts


+ Talent magnet and role model

+ Coach and mentor of junior researchers

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelors degree

+ Minimum of 10 years research with broad experience in applying the main research techniques, including Supply Chain frameworks, data science/economic modeling, surveys and people related data sources

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Global / large private corporation or institution, Research Consultancy, Research role at Management Consultancy or Management Consulting experience with track record in Thought Leadership focused on Supply Chain and Operations

+ Subject matter expertise across the SC issues of large international companies, including core issues of COOs and Chief Supply Chain Officers or equivalent

+ An understanding of the role of digital and technology in disrupting SC at large organizations

+ Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to make sense out of data

+ Able to write in a clear and compelling way for C-suite audiences

+ Solid experience in the presentation of research deliverables to high level executives

Professional Skills:

+ Intellectual curiosity

+ Proven ability to manage people and complex multi-country research projects

+ Entrepreneurial attitude

+ Able to lead and drive consensus where there are many stakeholders

+ Strong communications skills and good interpersonal skills in one-to-one and team settings

+ Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

+ Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

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.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.


Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-05

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