Our client seeks a Product Consultant who is a strategic thinker, driven and hardworking to join the Chief Operating Officer Consulting Services Division in a Client facing role.
Location: Chicago, IL
Position Type: Full Time
-As a Consultant your activities will include gathering and documenting system requirements, participating and leading in design workshops, understanding the client s business model and processes, supporting development efforts throughout the project cycle, translate the business needs into technical specifications and participating in training, documentation and knowledge transfer activities.
-The candidate should enjoy working as an individual contributor and in a team setting.
-This position demands an entrepreneurial and thought-provoking individual with the ability to deliver within on high caliber client engagements, as well as the core pre-requisites of a successful consultant.
-Lead requirements gathering and design sessions for development of new functionality and for customization of existing functionality.
-Ownership of all functional documentation and other artifacts for the assigned projects including client reviews and sign-off
-Responsible for technical requirements & design, validation and support of the Client s applications and supporting services
-Work closely with operational teams to design and develop business processes that can be supported by the selected technology solution(s)
-Build strong relationships within the Client and Internal Product Management teams
-Work with the architects to translate and define the architectural components
-Perform functionality reviews and testing before submitting to Clients
-Maintain a thorough understanding of marketplace, competitors and industry trends in order to maintain a competitive edge and identify new business.
-Ensure marketing and training materials are fully compliant and appropriately updated and distributed.
-Facilitates effective decision making through presentation of key information and recommendations
-Analyzes and resolves problems associated with technical and project integration issues
Required Experience & Skills:
-4-10 years overall experience, minimum of 3 years working as a Consultant or experience within large Logictics / Tranformation Services firms
-Excellent client interaction skills, collaborative work style, and strong interpersonal and team skills
-Demonstrated ability to think strategically, evaluate process inefficiencies and propose effective and efficient solutions
-Experience in BPM, product development and application configuration are highly desired
-Ability to identify key issues, analyze data, and make recommendations to address problems
-Outstanding documentation skills
-Expertise in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio) to accomplish daily business activities and facilitate communications
-Product Delivery experience is a must
-BS / MSc Degree in Computer science, Business or equivalent