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Talent Research Lead Senior Principal (Boston, Chicago, Metro DC, New York)

Organization: Corporate Functions/Research
Location: Boston, Chicago, Metro DC, New York

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 435,000 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 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 250 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 Talent space, Accenture Research actively supports the development of Thought Leadership and Research focused on:
AI and jobs (cf paper Reworking the Revolution published at WEF/Davos in 2018 and the year before harnessing the revolution) and more broadly technology disruptions and jobs, skills and all the related transformation of the workplace at large organizations [insert links with Davos reports]
Equal opportunities at work around the world, with a primary focus on large companies (cf papers published during International Womens Day in recent years)
Various other talent related research projects for Accenture Leadership and Clients, in the US and the key countries where Accenture operates around the world, depending on the evolution of business priorities.
Develops thought provoking insights through market analysis and in-depth review of trends, under the leadership of Accentures CHRO
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 Talent 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


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