IBM Corporate Strategy is IBM’s internal management consulting organization. It focuses on the most important and high-impact IBM-wide opportunities and challenges. The Corporate Strategy team engages with IBM senior leadership and internal client teams across Business Units to solve complex problems and inform decision-making. A few examples of the group’s impact: it drove the launch of IBM Blockchain, shaped cutting-edge technologies such as Quantum Computing and AI, and developed IBM’s Hybrid Cloud strategy, including the acquisition of Red Hat – one of the largest tech acquisitions in history.
The Corporate Strategy Consultant is an integral member of the Corporate Strategy team, responsible for analyzing problems, formulating hypotheses, developing insights, and delivering recommendations to drive growth and transformation. As a Corporate Strategy Consultant, you will work across IBM Business Units, gaining exposure to multiple industries as well as investigating new market opportunities and business models. As a member of IBM Corporate Strategy, you will join IBM at a transformational moment in its illustrious 110-year history and shape IBM’s new chapter as it defines the Hybrid Cloud and Artificial Intelligence markets.
Work location is Armonk, NY or New York, NY.
The Corporate Strategy Consultant will be responsible for analyzing current business processes and methodologies to determine areas of improvement and working to implement policies to enhance the performance of IBM.
Tasks and Responsibilities include:
What We Look For:
- Shape IBM C-Suite decisions with small-team project engagements to architect company-wide strategic direction
- Engage with Business Unit leaders to determine root causes to be evaluated, hypotheses to be tested, and business outcomes to be achieved
- Establish trusted relationships with internal client teams and interface with stakeholders across Business Units to gather information, gain diverse perspectives, and deepen subject matter expertise
- Develop fact-based client, market, and competitor insights based on research conducted across a variety of sources, e.g. primary interviews, analyst reports, and internal databases
- Leverage first- and second-order insights as well as apply technical and operational expertise to identify issues, challenge the status quo, and develop creative recommendations
- Synthesize insights and recommendations into client presentations to clearly communicate findings to Business Unit leaders
- Collaborate with Business Unit client teams to implement and, in select circumstances, to manage pragmatic, bold, and actionable solutions
- Intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness ready to question existing systems, business models, and processes and devise innovative solutions
- Diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives eager to cultivate positive working relationships within a tight-knit team and build trusted relationships across all levels of IBM
- Passion to understand how emerging technologies can be adopted and applied to solve business and societal challenges
- Strong problem-solving capabilities, including the capability to take ambiguous complexities and deliver creative and well-structured solutions
- Deep analytical skills and ability to formulate data-driven recommendations
- Powerful communication and storytelling skills, successfully utilizing verbal and written communications to expose and defend points of view to business leaders and team members
- Master’s Degree or Bachelors with at least 5 years of business experience
- Able to travel approximately 10% annually
- Fluent in the English language
- Master’s Degree in Business/Management with 2 years of experience in business strategy and problem-solving
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