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Friday, July 19, 2024
Jill Standish
Jill Standish
Senior Managing Director, Global Lead for Retail


Jill Standish is the Senior Managing Director and Global Lead of Accenture’s Retail Industry Group. In this role, she is responsible for the overall vision, thought leadership, and strategy. Key elements of the role include defining the portfolio of clients, offerings, and strategic alliances with software providers, as well as the makeup of the talent to serve the retail industry globally.

Standish has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and consulting in retail. Prior to joining Accenture, she was Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Retail Business Unit at Oracle, responsible for the full P-and-L and go-to-market for the retail portfolio of solutions. Before that, Standish spent much of her career at IBM in various leadership positions. She was the Vice President and Global Leader for IBM’s Global Business Services retail consulting practice, responsible for its vision, strategy, and financial growth. She was also Vice President, Retail Store Solutions.

In 2017, Retail Leader named Standish as one of the industries “Women to Watch in Retail.” She was honored by Women’s Wear Daily as one of the 2017 Women Leaders in Business, and Consulting Magazine included her in its Top 25. Standish regularly publishes thought leadership in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, WWD, USA Today, Chain Store Age, and Forbes. Standish serves on the Board of Directors for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, graduating summa cum laude.

Areas of expertise

Retail sales and marketing and consulting leadership, Digital and physical transformations for global retail brands, Retail practices for leading technology and services companies

Group Overview

Store of Tomorrow
Reset your stores to fully integrate online and offline to deliver services and experiences that meet evolving consumer expectations.

Bringing AI-powered solutions to transform marketing, merchandising and supply chain for retailers.

Retail ESG & Sustainability
Integrate environmental, social and governance into every retail department and business unit to connect profit with sustainability.

Retail Sourcing
Reset retail sourcing to be a strategic asset for retailers, while pivoting the function to digital ways of working.

Retail Supply Chain
Futureproof your local supply chain to strategically meet shifting consumer preferences, including last mile and sustainable delivery.

Retail Workforce
Redefine the future of work and create omni-connected experiences to skill and scale a future-ready retail frontline and corporate workforce.

Digital Retail
Transform your customer shopping experience across digital channels and stores, and re-shape P&L to adapt profitably to the changing landscape.

Firm Overview

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, they 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. Accenture’s 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. They embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for their clients, people, shareholders, partners, and communities.