Manager, Business Consulting
Horizontal Integration - Minnesota

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Business consultants focus primarily in three key areas:
• Business Problem Solving – Take ambiguous and complex business problems and using research and business assessment capabilities, define the problem, drive innovative ideas, define the opportunity set, and recommend actionable next steps.
• Informed Business Decision Making - Bring rigor a client’s decision making process by performing detailed cost/benefit analysis, presenting and evaluating solution options, and driving consensus among key stakeholders. In some instances, we help our clients develop new decision frameworks and governance processes that continue to deliver value far beyond a particular engagement.
• Solution Planning - Define, scope and plan new solutions for clients. This includes determining how to measure business results, modeling current/future business processes, gather business requirements and identifying the organizational changes required to successfully realize the benefits of the solution. This individual will also be expected to use their unique skills to analyze, structure, negotiate and close complex, long-term contracts with clients and partners.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Problem identification, structuring work streams and engagement planning
• Managing key tracks of work (including other individuals) in accordance with established budget, work plans and quality standards
• Develop and apply conceptual frameworks and analytical approaches
• Lead customer, vendor, market analyst, and client interviews
• Lead secondary research, data collection and market/competitor analyses
• Lead financial analysis and business case development
• Review, document and assess client operations
• Develop and present solutions and recommendations
• Lead the gathering and prioritization of business requirements based upon business and user needs and technology capabilities
• Create strong working relationships with clients in business and IT roles
• Support business development activities including client proposals
• Work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams
• Support practice development activities including recruiting & community building
• Live, support and espouse our core values
Experience Guidelines:
• 5-8 yrs consulting experience with at least 5 year of managing clients and managing to a revenue/profit target
• Ability to understand, communicate, and manage across the entire project lifecycle
• Broad knowledge of technology trends and relevance to clients business
• Ability to apply technology in an appropriate way to meet business requirements
• Creativity with an eye to developing new and innovative solutions
• Strong problem identification and analytical skills
• Ability to effectively interact with senior clients
• Experience leading primary and secondary research & analysis
• Financial analysis and business case development
• Experience leading teams and motivating others to take action
• Ability to structure and plan large projects/programs
• Experience with process mapping and process redesign
• New business opportunity identification
• Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to create & deliver clear, powerful & concise presentations/proposals
• Ability to plan and manage time and resources, establish priorities and meet goals
• Highly proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project