Accenture Ventures Consultant
Location: Dubai, UAE
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 537,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Strategy & Consulting
In today’s world, business leaders want to reinvent rapidly and confidently to increase resilience, mitigate risk, and grow with sustainable value.
That’s where Accenture Strategy & Consulting comes in. We bring together strategic visionaries, industry experts, practitioners from across every enterprise function, business intelligence professionals, change specialists, data and AI authorities, and many other specialized skills to co-create each client’s unique path to reinvention. You will be a trusted partner to business leaders, working with a diverse team of experts to deliver successful tech-enabled transformation and new kinds of value for your clients.
Strategy and Consulting is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Interactive, Technology and Operations.
Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation:
Launched in 2015, Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation acts as a bridge to the global innovation ecosystem by bringing Accenture’s clients together with best-in-class, enterprise-relevant startups to unlock their growth potential and accelerate digital transformation. A vital part of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation also makes targeted equity investments in emerging technology startups, matching their capabilities with the business needs and priorities of Accenture’s clients.
Engage with startup founders to understand their solution and how it might be embedded within one of Accenture Innovation and Ventures or other Accenture services offerings
Identify an appropriate set of startups based on requirements provided by Accenture services addressing a business challenge
Good understanding of emerging technologies and tech trends, to identify and qualify players across industry verticals
Draft high-quality deliverables ranging from PowerPoint presentations, client proposals, meeting minutes, and reports
Create Segment Maps, Ecosystem Overviews, and Vertical Summaries with a focus on the regional innovation ecosystem and players
Track and maintain startup relationships as well as ensuring proper governance following Accenture Governance Framework
3+ years of experience working at a leading regional or international Incubator, Accelerator, or Venture Capital firm or any similar experience in the startup ecosystem
Working proficiency in English
Bachelor’s or higher degree in an analytical area such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Finance
Strong understanding of latest technology trends including but not limited to Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Immersive Reality, and Internet of Things
Familiarity with standard innovation ecosystem databases and knowledge platforms
Clear understanding innovation ecosystem actors and their roles (Accelerators, Incubators)
Advanced proficiency in Excel (including VBA and Power Queries) and PowerPoint
Experience in and deep understanding of the regional innovation ecosystem with a focus on GCC
Ideal candidates will be self-starting, detail-oriented, and strong communicators
Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Native fluency in Arabic
Why join us?
We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues
You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools
Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards
You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends
You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live