Research Manager

  • 13th month pay & Holiday allowance
  • Bonus Program
  • 26 holidays
  • Training & Learning opportunities
  • Laptop & Smartphone
  • 32-40 hours p.w.

Accenture Research

Accenture Research uncovers trends and shapes data-driven insights through Thought Leadership and Research for Accenture and its clients. Accenture Research combines a deep understanding of Accenture’s clients’ industries with leading-edge research techniques to discover the most pressing issues facing organizations today.

Our growing team of close to 300 researchers and analysts develops thought-provoking research -- supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations that guides our innovations and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients.

Our team uses innovative business research techniques such as economic value modeling, analytics, crowdsourcing, expert networks, surveys, data visualization, and open research with Tier 1 academic and business partners.

Accenture Research powers hundreds of points of views published by Accenture every year,answers thousands of thought provoking questions from clients around the world, drives the insights that guides Accenture’s business strategy and handles Accenture’s exclusive network of data and sources covering all industries, countries, market trends and digital technologies. The team is part of Accenture’s Strategy Office.

More information about Accenture Research on Accenture.com

About the Role - Research Manager

The Netherlands Research team supports Accenture Netherlands in its strategy development and client engagement. With a small and growing team, we have built strong relationships across Accenture Leadership in the Netherlands, especially in energy, utilities, chemicals, retail and consumer goods. Innovation and digital transformation are increasingly important focus areas. The work location for this position will be at our office in Amsterdam.

We are now seeking a research professional who can further shape our relationships, help build the team, as well as start delivering value for the Netherlands leadership and Netherlands practice. Specifically,

  • Shape the ongoing structural relationship between the Netherlands leadership and practice, and Accenture Research.
  • Bring deep subject matter expertise in the energy or chemical sector and be responsible for creating research in this area as part of the broader global research team.
  • Build detailed understanding of Accenture’s research capability, capacity, strengths and weaknesses to inform view of how Accenture Research can best support the Netherlands practice. (To do this colleague will need to spend a proportion of time working with project teams focusing on client specific work).
  • Bring the best of Accenture Research into the work of the Netherlands practice. Scope, design and execute research projects working with others from across Accenture Research, with Netherlands leadership and with clients.
  • Constantly innovate, create and invent new ways to enhance what Accenture Research brings to the Netherlands practice and to apply the newest, most exciting advances in research to our work there.
  • Role specified Innovation
    • A passion for technology/digital and how it is changing our world;
    • Continually innovates and invents when it comes to research;
    • Brings the most exciting and relevant new research methods and technologies from outside Accenture into the team;
    • Actively promotes and enables others to use the best new tools;
    • Explores new ways of using data gathered through research;
    • Has an entrepreneurial approach.
    • Recognized as research expert in the energy or chemical sector;
    • Publishes regularly through Accenture’s publication channels and other channels such as business reviews;
    • Has a strong internal and growing external network and social media presence.
    Business impact
    • A core member of the research team – critical ability to operate at a senior level;
    • Research focused on Accenture business (“so what?”) with major and long-lasting impact;
    • Credible in presenting work and discussing issues with clients;
    • Credible in presenting work externally.
    • Shapes & manages complex research programs of work with global scope and manages related budget;
    • Credible with leadership and clients, both at global level in very different geographies and cultural contexts.
    People leadership
    • Foster an inclusive, diverse, innovative culture;
    • Collaborative working style;
    • Talent magnet and role model;
    • Coach and mentor junior researchers on projects.
    Your skills We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive skill set: "Hard" skills:
    • Track record in research with broad experience in applying the main research techniques, including: familiarity with key data sources, financial analysis, strategic frameworks and survey research. Experience in one or more of economic modeling, design thinking, and consumer-focused research skills is preferred;
    • Subject matter expertise in energy or chemicals;
    • An understanding of the role of digital and technology in disrupting industries and businesses;
    • Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to make sense out of data;
    • Solid experience in the presentation of research deliverables to high level executives.
    "Soft" skills:
    • Intellectual curiosity;
    • Exceptional people management and relationship-building skills;
    • Proven record when it comes to inclusion, diversity and all aspects of people/leadership skills;
    • Entrepreneurial attitude;
    • Strong communications skills (focus on actionable intelligence).
    Your background
    • You have a Bachelor's degree or higher;
    • You have managerial work experience or similar;
    • You have 7+ years research experience in energy or chemicals industry;
    • You have been employed in global / large private corporation or institution, research think tank or recognized research government agency;
    • You are fluent in English and preferably Dutch.
    We offer Accenture offers a work environment with a focus on your personal development and advancement of your professional career. You work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. Within Accenture, we offer our employees comprehensive learning opportunities for both your capabilities as well as your personal growth. Within this Research Manager role you have the potential to move into a senior principal role in time (at the relevant salary point).

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