Accenture The Dock - Innovation Ecosystem Consultant in Dublin, Ireland
Innovation Capability Accelerator: Innovation Ecosystem Consultant
The Dock, Accenture
The Dock is Accenture’s Global R&D and Innovation Centre. We’re a meeting place where Accenture, clients and partners connect to pioneer new ways to fulfil human needs using emerging technology. We work with Accenture, clients and our partners to research and develop new assets, methodologies and thought leadership around key focus areas to accelerate the development of Accenture’s innovation capability globally.
We are looking for an Innovation Ecosystem Consultant to be a core member of our growing Innovation Nexus team, which is led from The Dock in Dublin.
Nexus is focused on supporting innovation across Accenture globally. The team runs a program of activities that supports our people to tap the power of Accenture’s innovation capabilities to create value for our clients. These activities include management of the Innovation Navigator website and content, curating innovation expertise and experiences relevant to our clients, and designing and driving initiatives to improve our global Innovation Architecture and capabilities.
What you’ll be doing
As an Innovation Ecosystem Consultant, you will be responsible for supporting the Nexus program of activities and assets, as well as working with client account teams, innovation practitioners and leadership across Accenture to leverage Accenture’s innovation capabilities with clients and partners.
As an Innovation Ecosystem Consultant, you will:
Coordinate updates to the Innovation Navigator site, which serves as the ‘front door’ to Innovation at Accenture and the Nexus set of resources
Manage, triage and prioritise for response incoming innovation-related queries from across Accenture, directing or answering as appropriate
Work with global innovation leadership and practitioners to identify and deliver initiatives to improve the utilisation and impact of our Innovation Architecture capabilities
Support on key projects as directed by the program manager
Coordinate research and insights into innovation needs of key user and client groups
Coordinate outreach calls, presentations and coaching sessions to various innovation stakeholder groups internally and externally
Coordinate, track and share information on locations, services and content from across the innovation architecture to improve collaboration
Support the identification and codifying of Innovation best practices, methods and frameworks
Skills and qualifications required
Experience with Innovation concepts and methodologies, such as design thinking, agile, sprints, growth hacking, ideation, etc.
Programme and project-management experience
Experience in consulting or innovation-related services organisation
Experience coordinating and conducting research into user needs
Experience with content creation and enterprise collaboration tools
Presentation experience with diverse stakeholder groups
Stakeholder management and communications experience
Experience and understanding of Accenture’s Innovation Architecture is preferred
Proactive and able to work independently
Ability to manage to multiple deadlines and milestones concurrently
Detail-oriented, systematic and able to coordinate across multiple sources of input
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Must have the ability to deal with senior stakeholders in a professional and supportive manner that maximises buy-in to the initiative’s efforts
Ability to define ambiguous tasks, seek clarification and work through completion
Continuously scanning and assessing for opportunities for improvement in methodologies, processes, tools, stakeholder engagement
Coordinating and drawing insights from large volumes of information and multiple stakeholders
Strong project and programme management skills
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The Dock is Accenture’s multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, as an accelerator for Accenture and our clients to unlock value. Launched in Sept 2015, this global innovation centre brings together top talent under three disciplines; designers, developers and domain experts with expertise in AI, IoT, digital marketing, cyber security, advanced analytics and tech development.
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.