Accenture Strategy - M&A Manager

Organization: Accenture Strategy – Global Groups – Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy Manager

Job Location: GA – Atlanta, IL – Chicago, MA – Boston, NY – New York,

Travel: 80% to 100% (Monday – Thursday)

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 world's 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 425,000 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 Manager 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

M&A Strategy is a first essential step in the Mergers and Acquisitions lifecycle. Accenture M&A strategists work with clients in the c-suite to define how they leverage M&A in a way that progresses their corporate strategy to succeed in the age of digital disruption and rapid industry commoditization. A mutual understanding of where the company wants to compete and how it plans to win is essential to defining an effective approach. In some cases, taking action internally makes the most sense. In others, buying another company or parts of it, or entering into an alliance, may be the best route. In still others, pruning the portfolio through a divestiture may be called for. Based on this analysis, our strategists help companies identify where to invest, what to build, what to acquire, and how to achieve desired strategic outcomes. Positioned at the intersection of business and technology, we help clients determine the right mix of organic and inorganic options to fuel their growth while limiting risk and helping to predict unintended consequences.

After an acquisition or merger has been consummated, we help clients quickly and with greater certainty generate the benefits on which their deal was based. Experience has taught us that to create value from M&A, companies must rigorously focus on the decisions and activities that underpin value creation and avoid being distracted by the nice-to-haves. To do that, our experienced teams employ a rigorous process, honed on hundreds of engagements; employ dedicated and highly skilled merger integration practitioners who have advised clients on a large number of engagements across industries and geographies; and support them with re-usable tools and assets that minimize risk and accelerate value capture.

As a Manager, you will lead and deliver small or components of large, complex client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for companies. You will be expected to oversee the quality of Accenture deliverables and effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure high performance is delivered. Beyond client project work, Managers contribute to the development of proposals and thought capital for business development activities.

A professional at a Manager level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

  • Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals.
  • Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach.
  • Has some latitude in decision-making.
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility.
  • Manages large - medium sized 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%

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