IBM Entry Level Business Consultant - GBS Commercial Sector in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is now hiring Entry-level Commercial Sector Business Consultants.

As an Entry-level Business Consultant, you will have the opportunity to join our world class leadership and development program designed to groom top talent entry-level consultants into tomorrow’s leaders.

IBM GBS consultants help organizations fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent operations for great efficiency and transform entire enterprises through the use of cognitive. This is possible by taking advantage of IBM’s global reach, outcome-focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise.

We are looking for enthusiastic and digitally savvy candidates with the skills, creativity and passion to solve some of society’s most complex problems with your innovative thinking and ideas. We seek the best and brightest from all walks of life – from business to engineering, communications to computer science, analytics to application development, and everything in between.

The entry-level consultant development program was established to help you experience, grow and transform your consulting career with breadth and depth to remain agile in an ever-changing technological world. By providing you with a variety of project and role experiences and focused skills development opportunities, our consultants are prepared to successfully launch and accelerate their careers. New digital technologies along with cloud, mobile, analytics and cognitive computing are changing how we engage and work with one another. The entry-level consultant development program targets high performers and provides focused training, one-on-one mentoring, and career guidance to help you gain the expertise and know-how that you need to become future partners and executives.

Join IBM GBS and become part of something special:

  • An elite leadership development program, unmatched in the marketplace

  • Be part of a unique community connected with peers, project teams and other practitioners and leaders

  • Foster your collaboration and teaming skills with globally accessible teams

  • Develop a specialized skill set through experiential learning and a tailored education path

  • Experience a variety of roles and projects, as well as peer-led initiatives

  • Benefit from customized career planning and mentoring

What will you do as an IBM GBS Entry-level Business Consultant?

As a Business Consultant, you will work on projects that help clients integrate strategy, process, technology, and information to increase effectiveness, reduce costs and improve profit and shareholder value. You will have an opportunity to build a powerful portfolio of interesting and rewarding experiences. You can take advantage of opportunities to master new skills, work across different disciplines, move into new challenges and develop a robust understanding of different industries.

What do we look for in a successful IBM GBS Entry-level Business Consultant?

  • A minimum GPA of 3.2 is a preferred qualification of this position

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to adapt, with willingness to readily take ownership of tasks and problems, which often extend beyond initial scope of responsibility

  • Ability to apply logic to solve business problems through a detailed analytical approach

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, while maintaining focus in an environment with conflicting demands

  • Drive to overcome the most challenging or difficult obstacles and look for ways to improve results

  • Initiative to actively seek new knowledge and improve skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and work effectively with individuals, strengthening relationships to achieve win-win solutions

  • Ability to communicate complex situations clearly and simply by listening actively and conveying difficult messages in a positive manner

  • A passion for innovative ideas, coupled with the ability to understand and assimilate different points of view

  • Ability to translate requirements into a business case

  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and challenges and apply creative and logical approach to identify solutions

Preferred Majors/Degrees:

Business Administration/Management, Finance, Marketing, Economics, International Business, Technical Engineering Majors, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Information Management, Supply Chain Management

Opportunities available in the following locations:

Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Washington

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for these positions now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 4 days a week (home on weekends – based on project requirements) but up to 100% if required.

  • Reside within a reasonable commuting distance (generally 20 miles or less) of one of the following cities or willingness to relocate to: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Preferred degrees/majors:

Business Administration/Management, Finance, Marketing, Economics, International Business, Technical Engineering Majors, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Information Management, Supply Chain Management

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.