IBM Strategic Consultant Intern in Boston, Massachusetts
IBM is seeking a Strategic Consultant Intern to join the Research Business Development organization's Strategic Business Insights (SBI) team.
The SBI team's mission is to influence IBM Research’s strategy and advance client engagements and new innovations by providing forward-looking, fact-based analyses of emerging technological horizons, industry pain points, and business opportunities. It is responsible for accelerating IBM's entry into the market and to generate revenue with new innovative technologies from Research. The team works in critical emerging areas to identify key technologies, develop and articulate the associated use cases and business value, and drive engagements with clients to nurture and mature the offerings for eventual hand-off to the appropriate IBM brand teams.
You will be responsible for supporting leading business and strategic projects for key IBM Research and Corporate initiatives. For example, Global Technology Outlook (GTO) and Grand Challenges topics. You are expected to have experience in leading technology and business consulting projects. Also, be familiar with new and emerging innovation and business models. Should also be able to learn a new technical topic in a timely manner and be able to perform fact-based quantitative analysis, hypothesis-driven research, data gathering, and market research as part of the creation of original BD & strategy recommendations deliverables.
You should have proven professional experience with complex projects that span organizational boundaries as the role will require the ability to coordinate and motivate multiple organizations, divisions and stakeholders. Must be able to work in a demanding, dynamic, and high-profile environment while being closely paired with researchers and senior stakeholders from Research and IBM Brands. Executive presence, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and the ability to work with both technical and business leaders is a must.
Candidates pursuing a MBA degree are preferred.
Possible work locations are Yorktown Heights, NY, Almaden, CA or Cambridge, MA.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Demonstrated business problem-solving skills
Proven interest in innovative technologies
Demonstrated leadership ability and entrepreneurial experience
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
Proven communications skills
At least 2 years of pre-MBA technology strategy/product management/management consulting experience
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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.