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IBM Associate Partner, Talent & Transformation, Payroll Transformation in Armonk, New York


IBM Services has more than 60,000 professionals in over 50 countries worldwide. With a strong focus on results, we enable clients to leverage technology and information to improve performance and create sustainable competitive advantages. We are proud of our talented team, our respected reputation, and our outstanding results.

Our global network of over 6000 + professionals (Consulting and Cognitive Process Services) within the Talent & Transformation business offer the following example services and solutions to our clients:

  • Talent Reinvention strategy and development including digital HR

  • HR Transformation & operating model design and implementation

  • HR Technology selection and deployment/integration e.g. Workday, SuccessFactors, Oracle

  • Cognitive and AI strategy, roadmaps and solutions across the talent lifecycle

  • HR operations design and implementation including shared services

  • Cognitive Process Service (BPO) /Employee care for recruitment, core HR operations, payroll, and learning

  • Learning strategy and digital learning content transformation including learning consumption and analytics and personalized learning platforms

  • Organization Change Management covering a breadth of services e.g. organization design, engagement and adoption, complex business change deployment

  • Employee engagement and culture transformation

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM's Talent and Transformation business is seeking a Payroll focused Transformation Associate Partner to be part of our team. In this senior managing consulting / executive position, the candidate will work directly with clients to understand and co-create their Payroll / HR and digital transformation journey. The candidate will use their deep skills, expertise, and experience in Payroll strategy, Future of work Payroll / HR operating models, Payroll / HR process redesign, Payroll / HR outsourcing, shared services, intelligent automation and HCM cloud technology to create the best human and digital experience for clients and their employees. This is a global role requiring an ability to travel worldwide.

Specifically, this candidate will:

  • Co-create with clients to define their payroll digital transformation journey to a modern cognitive business

  • Use design thinking methodologies to design and develop employee experiences for those moments that matter in our client’s business

  • Develop digital automation-enabled client solutions that position HR / Finance as a partner and strategic business leader within their business

  • Re-invent and redesign HR processes leveraging technology to bring to light new Payroll / HR operating models and achieve client’s business case objectives

  • Use analytics to help clients shape, plan, implement, and realize their business vision

  • Act as a trusted advisor to senior Payroll / HR / Finance leaders on shift to cloud HCM decisions

  • Participate in global account teams to build end to end client proposals

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience as an HR consultant

  • Experienced in sales and client delivery in Strategy, Transformation and/or HR Consulting including meet annual business signings (sales) targets or revenue (delivery) targets.

and key responsibilities include:

Develop Key Relationships:

  • Supporting the development of strong enduring client relationships with senior level (C-Suite) clients and economic buyers to elevate and expand IBM’s footprint Demonstrate technical capability in HR/Payroll transformation solutions as described above

  • Solve complex Payroll, HR and Finance business challenges to support business decisions and objectives

  • Establish strong delivery capabilities and the ability to work independently to lead teams

  • Collaborating with leaders across GBS to bring “One IBM” to the client.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Prior consulting experience required, preferably from the Big-4 or other large-scale consulting firms

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter business by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion. Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.