IBM IBM Digital Strategy, Senior Consultant in Hamburg, Germany

Job Description

IBM Digital Strategy is a management consulting group focused on business strategy in the digital age. We advise clients on business transformation through an analytical approach that combines human-centered design with an understanding of emerging technologies and platforms.

IBM Digital Strategy is the “tip of the spear” for IBM’s engagement with senior business leaders, bringing together IBM’s unique capabilities across strategy, innovation, design, data analytics, cognitive computing and technology platforms to develop and deliver high-impact transformation programs. Our team’s senior partners have decades of experience at top consulting firms and IBM Digital Strategy will provide you with the opportunity to work side by side with senior executives across industries.

What Do We Look For In A Successful Consultant At IBM?

  • Mental curiosity to question, research, clearly define problems, and work out innovation solutions

  • Passion to understand the applications of emerging technologies and adapt modern approaches and innovative solutions to client problems

  • Strong problem-solving capabilities, including the desire to take ambiguous problems and deliver creative and well-structured solutions; as well as applying deep analytical skills to ensure recommendations are informed by data and insights

  • Focus on ensuring the success of your team and client, with an ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and share/incorporate feedback

  • Powerful communication and storytelling skills, successfully applying verbal and written communications to expose and defend points of view to business leaders and team members

  • Aptitude and interpersonal skills to thrive in an intense team atmosphere, able to build direct working relationships across all levels of the IBM and client teams

What will you do as an IBM Digital Strategy Senior Consultant?

You’ll join a team of highly motivated colleagues with experience from top consulting firms, startups, corporate strategy, and venture capital teams. As a senior strategy consultant, you will begin to develop specialized knowledge of industry-specific and cross-industry competitive strategies and manage complex components of an engagement. You will work closely with clients to understand the clients’ (and their customers’) issues, create strategic recommendations to drive change in a digitally-enabled era, secure buy-in for the recommendations, and collaborate with fellow IBMers to help reinvent businesses and industries. Depending on your exposure and expertise you’ll successfully help clients and:

  • Provide perspectives and solutions to rapidly develop, launch, and grow transformational products, platforms, new businesses, and strategic partnerships with and for clients

  • Research the client organization and industry value chains via modern and digitally-enabled approaches to structured and unstructured data analysis and insight generation that go beyond traditional methods of interviewing, focus groups, or market studies

  • Draw from primary and existing IBM research on evolving market trends to help clients explore the art of the possible based on market and competitive positioning (e.g., rise of the Fintechs, digital marketplaces, Internet of Things enabled analytics, API economy)

  • Identify and analyze opportunities and obstacles clients face in global and increasingly competitive markets, develop new business models to bring to life ideas, increase efficiencies and profitability for existing offerings, or determine optimal routes to market for new or existing products and services

  • Identify issues, create hypotheses, and execute analysis, developing decision-ready recommendations to inform the strategic agenda for our clients

  • Inform and enable clients to pivot to action, developing practical roadmaps and plans to invest in, allocate resources, execute, and manage strategic recommendations

IBM’s Employment Policy

IBM’s intent is to hire the best-qualified candidate for job opportunities within IBM, regardless of race, color, genetics, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and military status. However, applicant eligibility for employment-authorized immigration status, temporary or permanent, will be considered. Any subsequent sponsorship for permanent residence is at the sole discretion of IBM management, and is based on job performance, contribution, and business requirements. IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in consulting, in a startup, or other business environment

  • 2+ years of experience in modern marketing optimization, sales optimization, service optimization, ventures and partnership development, product management, supply chain management, organizational design, operating model design, performance management

  • 1 year developing business strategies for clients or equivalent experience

  • Experience incorporating design thinking and creative approaches (e.g. prototyping) to problem solving and strategy formulation

  • German and English fluent

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in general consulting or other business environment across Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Retail, Travel & Transportation, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Chemicals & Petroleum, or Electronics

  • 2+ years of experience in modern marketing optimization, sales optimization, service optimization, ventures and partnership development, product management, supply chain management, organizational design, operating model design, performance management

  • 2 years developing business strategies for clients or equivalent experience

  • Preferred only: In depth experience working with businesses in at least one industry

EO Statement

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.