Accenture Strategy - Trading, Investments & Optimization Strategy Manager



Role: Accenture Strategy - Trading, Investments & Optimization Manager

Location: Houston

Travel: 80 - 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 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 http://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

Why Accenture Strategy?

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology - working with our clients to solve their toughest issues, realize their most promising opportunities, and deliver real results. Whether it is business strategy, technology strategy or operations strategy, we drive value, shape new businesses and design operating models for the future.

In the world of strategy today, it is about the future, and in the future, technology is the disruptor. Digital technology is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities for almost every organization. Our strategists combine deep business insight and technology understanding within the context of our client's industries. No other firm can bring all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration that Accenture can. This is what our clients' current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us different to any other strategy firm in the market. With Accenture Strategy, we have created what we believe is the strategy firm of the future. It's a very exciting place to be!

Business Strategy

Business Strategy sets the stage for growth, innovation and competitiveness through a practical, integrated approach. Our understanding of the industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technological and social trends means Accenture is at the heart of the big discussions for clients today.

In Business Strategy, we apply deep business strategy development, architecting value and operating model skills to influence client agendas through business insight. We are helping our clients work to successfully embrace today's business imperative to use technology to power strategy and win in the current competitive landscape.

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 assets 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 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%


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in either a strategy consulting firm working in commodity markets, investment banking or a relevant position in the finance industry


Preferred Qualifications
  • 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
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • 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.

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

Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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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.

Locations TX - Dallas,TX - Houston

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

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