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IBM Associate Partner - Consumer Industry (Retail & Consumer Goods)(m/f/x) in Hamburg, Germany


Your Role and Responsibilities

Welcome to IBM Services!

As one of the world's leading technology consultancies, we are the smart evolutionary organisation that is taking our clients across all industries to a new digital age. We drive the implementation of future technologies and open up completely new ways of cooperation for our customers: between humans as well as between humans and machines. What does this mean for you? A variety of agile projects and best development opportunities with a global player who appreciates your creativity and individuality, who unleashes your potential and turns your professional life into a gripping success story.

Are you interested in helping Consumer companies reinvent themselves and their industries for the digital age? Do you want to leverage your business acumen and understanding of cutting edge technology to define a vision and strategy for how businesses will remain competitive and grow? Do you have an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset?

IBM Global Business Services is looking for talented modern Industry consultants to join our Consumer Industry Team (Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods) in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt a.M., Munich, Ehningen (Stuttgart) or Vienna.

IBM partners with business leaders to reimagine their future.

We are seeking highly motivated experts and leaders in business transformation from strategy and business model design, via process design and automation all the way through to systems implementation and operation to join our fast-growing Consumer Industry Team within Global Business Services.

As an Associate Partner, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working with the broader C-Suite to define how emerging technologies can enable disruptive strategies and create business value. You will help our clients rethink their business - guide them through the ideation process, re-imagine their role in the respective industry as well as show them how to use digital to optimize and expand their core business.

We ask bold questions. We use analytics to find unique opportunities and help our clients think differently. We develop strategies that are supported by robust business cases to ensure benefits are realized. We design strategies through a digital lens and leverage the vast range of capabilities within IBM to help our clients succeed.

As an Associate Partner, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and leading development of new business opportunities

  • Being a trusted advisor for clients in building a new vision for their company

  • Overseeing a multi-disciplinary team of talented consultants and managers

  • Contributing to the growth and eminence of the Consumer Industry through thought leadership and practice development activities

  • Helping our clients explore disruptive strategies that create business value

  • Promoting IBM’s unique value proposition in the market

You can expect:

  • A global network of experts working on the future of XY

  • Tailored role that takes into account your passions, strengths and personal interests

  • Personal career development in a global company that adapts to your life aspirations and development

  • Performance-based payment

  • Flexible working model

  • Attractive additional benefits, such as company cars, pension plan and company health programme ("GesundheitsTicket")

  • Mentoring and targeted training in new topics and trends

  • An environment where you are encouraged to develop, where fresh ideas and new perspectives are more than welcomed

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Extensive commercial in-industry experience working at a Retailer or CPG / Brand with deep functional and/or domain expertise

  • consulting or other equivalent Industry segment business experience in roles spanning across sales, solutioning and delivery

  • 4 years of involvement in at least one aspect of a digital transformation (e.g. digitizing R&D, business modelling, digital marketing, operation automation, etc.)

  • 4 years of experience driving the sales of strategy engagements

  • 4 years of experience developing proposals and responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or in developing and implementing successful concepts and solutions bringing value to your customers

  • In depth experience working with businesses in the Consumer segment

  • Willingness to travel (domestically and globally) up to 4 days a week

  • Fluent in German and English

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise


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