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Accenture Retail Merchandising Business Strategy Consulting Senior Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Retail Merchandising Business Strategy Manager

We Are:

Accenture Strategy and Consulting. Through deep industry expertise, analytics and insights, we empower clients to survive and thrive in the new, the now and the unknown. To stay agile in a world dominated by change, the C-suite must keep the core business running while simultaneously identifying and investing in the new. Accenture Strategy consulting enables leaders to act quickly and confidently as they pivot to the future. Known for our ability to execute at speed, we help clients determine clear, actionable paths to competitive agility by bringing them new thinking on business and technology.

You Are:

A Strategy Consulting maestro with tons of experience in the retail industry, and leadership and management skills to spare. Your expertise Advising clients on data-driven retail, product development, sourcing and merchandising strategies to achieve their strategic, financial, and operational goals. You have energy and drive in abundance, along with personal resilience, a passion for serving clients, and a love of continual learning. You have a flair for breaking down processes into logical parts and constructing crystal-clear reasoning and analyses—an aptitude you use to decimate problems. Communication and people skills You have both in spades, and as a manager you’re a natural at appreciating diverse perspectives and bringing out the best in teams.

The Work:

  • Go deep to get the lay of the land of the retail industry that clients operate in, and to grasp clients’ business options in the context of global, economic, technology, and social trends.

  • Help clients achieve long-term success by drawing up and helping to deliver practical road maps that help clients carry out strategy, manage change, monitor and gauge processes, and rectify issues if needed.

  • Lead teams providing solutions - from concept to implementation - across omni-channel merchandising capabilities, including integrated end to end planning, assortment optimization and management, pricing and promotional optimization and management,

  • Lead teams providing insights and solutions incorporating cross-functional capabilities tying merchandising to digital marketing to deliver an end to end omnichannel experience

  • Manage junior members of the Consulting team and groom them for more responsibility.

  • Lead teams in driving insights and recommendations using data models and visualization tools.

  • Build relationships with clients to sustain Accenture’s profile as a long-term trusted advisor and partner.

  • Keep deepening your prowess in retail business transformations and merchandising capabilities in order to reinforce Accenture’s reputation as a thought leader.

Travel:

  • For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

  • Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts

  • Minimum of 6 years of Retail Merchandising, Planning or Inventory Management experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of Consulting experience at a Consulting firm

  • Minimum of 3 years of prior experience in driving insights using statistics or data analysis

  • A Bachelor’s degree

Bonus Points if:

  • You have an MBA or equivalent graduate degree

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