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Retail Management Consultant

Posted 21 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
30 Nov 2022 00:00

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The team:

In order to win in the long-term, Retailers must not only understand the challenges of today, but also prepare for multiple potential tomorrows.

Our Retail Strategy & Consulting team is focused on providing innovative, data driven, functional and industry consulting to our clients. Our Consulting team help our clients transform their own organisations, business functions and cross-industry ecosystems to navigate change and accelerate growth.

The Retail Strategy & Consulting practice has grown significantly over the last 5 years – in part driven by the acquisitions of the Kurt Salmon and the Javelin Group – both pre-eminent specialists in retail strategy & consulting. Within the practice you would be joining the Retail Consulting team with a focus on helping our bricks & mortar, omni-channel and pureplay clients embrace the challenges and opportunities that the shift to digital brings across their business. Our team pride themselves on being retail specialists with a relentless focus on what is happening in the market, understanding the client context and delivering strategies that are both differentiated as well as practical – we typically get involved in implementing our recommendations and helping our clients realise the value of these.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you! As part of our UK team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.

Within Accenture Consulting, you'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative and diverse culture that thrives on shared success, fresh ways of thinking and enabling boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

In our team you will learn to:

  • Solve our retail clients’ most difficult problems
  • Deliver outstanding work that exceeds client expectations every time
  • Work with project teams of highly talented retail consultants
  • Leverage cutting edge data analytics to ensure data-driven decisions are being made
  • Unlock value for our clients through the use of the latest Retail technology innovations
  • Embrace the extensive global retail ecosystem that Accenture can provide to our clients delivering end-to-end solutions from strategy through to implementation and execution

In this role you will:

  • Work with leading retailers and brands from the UK and globally, across all retail categories including grocery, apparel, electronics, homewares and home improvement
  • Deliver project work focused on transforming our clients’ capabilities
  • Support management in end-to-end project delivery, owning specific deliverables and/or workstream; proactively contribute to overall project approach, delivery and junior team management
  • Proactively manage clients, expectations, and team members
  • Manage junior team members and their work; guides, coaches, refines and iterates, helping to shape and drive the quality of the work done by others​
  • Builds credibility with the client based on effective discussions, creative solutions, and solid delivery
  • Seek knowledge of key trends and drivers in the industry; including market, customers, suppliers, and competitors to add to project delivery​
  • Support the practice Managing Directors, Senior Managers and Managers with business development including proposals and thought leadership



We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Track record of delivering projects and driving business outcomes
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a larger team towards a common goal
  • Ability to form strong client relationships at the middle management levels
  • Ability to structure ideas and solutions, to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to develop new concepts and break-through thinking
  • Ability to develop self and others around you
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation communication skills

Set yourself apart:

  • Consulting and/or project delivery experience in the Retail industry including delivery to agreed scope, time scales and budgets
  • Experience working with one or more Retailers
  • Functional experience to include one or more of the following: Stores (experience design, operating model transformation, labour model, standards and optimisation, omni-channel, fulfilment); Supply Chain (B2C, B2B fulfilment, demand / supply planning, Warehouse management systems, Intelligent automation, Physical logistics); Merchandising and Product Development (integration commercial planning)
  • Functional expertise in technology, digital disruption, future trends and/or innovation
  • Data fluency – data driven, analytical and logical thinking skills needed to help solve our client’s biggest operational challenges
  • Knowledge of Agile ways of working and techniques (i.e. Design Thinking)
  • Ability to handle difficult client situations and emerge with a positive resolution for both client and company

What’s in it for you

At Accenture, in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days of vacation per year, access to app-based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

We strive to help our people create the right work-life balance that allows them to realise their full potential. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song - all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

Accenture solves our clients'​ toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

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