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Accenture Strategy - Kurt Salmon Supply Chain & Operations Consultant

Organization: Accenture Strategy Level: Consultant Location: New York, Atlanta, Chicago or San Francisco Travel: up to 80%
Kurt Salmon’s retail strategy consulting business in China, Germany, Japan, the UK and US was acquired by Accenture, and now forms part of Accenture Strategy’s global retail industry practice, delivering end-to end-strategy consulting services to top retailers and private equity firms. This follows the acquisition of Javelin Group in June 2015, and is further evidence of Accenture’s commitment to create the market-leading strategy consulting firm working in the retail and consumer sectors.
As part of Accenture Strategy, you would have the opportunity of providing true end-to-end services to clients, from strategy to management consulting, technology consulting, digital, technology and operations, by working with colleagues across Accenture. You will also benefit from professional mentoring, training and development, career progression and working culture and environment offered by a company recognized on the Fortune Best 100 Companies to Work For, Fortune Most Admired Companies and DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, amongst others. Visit us at

Introduction to Accenture Strategy:

Job Description:
Our consultants lead multifaceted projects that demand robust analytical abilities, a creative approach to problem-solving and strong interpersonal skills. Projects range from fast-paced, three-week business or technology assessments to 18-month business process transformation and technology solution implementations for the world’s leading retailers and global brands. This mix of projects offers consultants a dynamic and highly challenging opportunity to experience our service offerings and to quickly develop their expertise through early exposure to senior firm leadership and industry executives.
Examples of our work include:
  • Designing pre-season and in-season merchandising and planning processes highlighting functional area roles and responsibilities at a major department store retailer
  • Diagnosing the core issues plaguing a cosmetics company and recommending product development enhancements across the global network to improve profitability
  • Evaluating the store network of a specialty apparel retailer in order to group stores into clusters that share similar characteristics and localizing the merchandise assortment to meet the unique preferences of that customer segment
  • Improving the efficiency of a leading grocer’s supply chain network, from distribution centers to stores
  • Evaluating and implementing warehouse management software solutions for a big-box retailer
  • Leading a supply chain global or domestic network strategy
  • Designing large complex fully automated distribution facilities
  • Defining the omni-channel inventory sharing processes for a multi-channel retailer
  • Conducting the data analysis to support the redefinition of a customer engagement strategy for a global brand
Successful consultants demonstrate exceptional analytical, interpersonal and creative-thinking skills. They receive both formal and on-the-job training and ramp up quickly as integral members of the Retail Operations Practice.
Consultants analyze quantitative market, financial, and consumer research data and uncover insights through primary and secondary research. Consultants also develop analytical frameworks, financial models, and conceptual tools to define and test hypotheses, outline strategic scenarios and synthesize information into meaningful conclusions.
A consultant’s primary activities typically include:
  • Disaggregating and analyzing drivers of company performance
  • Assessing key market and competitive dynamics through consumer research and interviews with industry experts
  • Translating complex analysis and modeling into concise, insightful presentations
Key capabilities of the position include:
  • Quickly and creatively identifying key insights from diverse sources
  • Thriving under pressure and meeting tight deadlines
  • Gathering, organizing and analyzing large datasets
  • Constantly maintaining intellectual curiosity and initiative
  • Interacting with the senior levels of firm and client leadership on a day-to-day basis