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Senior Management Consultant – IT Strategy

Job Description

Job Summary / Purpose

 

The ‘Senior Management Consultant – IT Strategy’ is part of ACS Group’s technology consulting practices and reports into ACS Group’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. The objective of the role is to provide consulting services to ACS’ clients for enabling the transformation and performance improvement of their enterprise or its parts, specifically with respect to technology. This is a senior professional and leader who provides expertise and guidance on relevant capabilities related to people, processes and tools for technology transformation, as needed and agreed per objectives and scope of a client engagement.

This senior consultant assists in building and maturing ACS’ Technology Consulting practices, cultivating strong trusted relationships with clients and prospects, and assisting Sales for closing new and repeat business for these practices. 

This senior consultant uses, promotes and supports the effective execution and evolution of ACS’s management consulting/Strategy development best practices for its clients.  She/he establishes/strengthens their and ACS Group’s SME recognition and leadership in the industry, via active participation in blogs, professional forums, whitepapers and speaking engagements.


Duties & Responsibilities

 

•Accountable and responsible for leading and facilitating the definition and implementation of IT strategy and roadmap(s) for technology transformation, aligned to both business strategy and enterprise architecture, for assigned clients -

–Develops a good understanding of the strategic objectives and goals of the client organization, at the enterprise level as well as department level

–Develops a good understanding and recommends additions as needed, for key drivers behind the need of transformation

–Engages all required parties, internal and external to the company, for strategy development and alignment discussions

–Facilitates discussions for identifying and prioritizing the challenges

–Recommends required dimensions and considerations to view and resolve challenges holistically

–Recommends and facilitates identification of short-term and long-term resolution approaches, and initiatives. Facilitates prioritization of these initiatives based on company’s strategic direction and objectives, business & functional priorities, resource capacity constraints, risk exposure, and interdependencies

–Ensures that all identified initiatives and investments are aligned with business strategy and priorities

–Identifies quick-wins / low-hanging fruit opportunities for productivity/efficiency/TCO improvements, and facilitates discussion on essential steps to get those initiatives defined for execution

–Recommends and assists with definition of suitable success metrics for measuring effectiveness and impact of the transformation strategy/roadmap(s)/initiatives

–Creates and maintains the appropriate levels of documentation of strategy and roadmap(s), as needed for target audience (C-level, senior to mid-level management, 3rd party partners)

–Creates an effective communication strategy and cadence for periodic updates, inputs and concurrence on key decisions and other items with all key stakeholders

–Also guides and leads the transformation process from current to future state, if that service is requested

•Contributes significantly to client satisfaction and references, with quality and value of their work

•Develops and maintains documentation on their assignment/work delivered/practices used for knowledge sharing purposes and future reference

•Actively engages with pre-Sales efforts and supports Sales in closing the deals and winning new business by demonstrating and/or effectively articulating the value of ACS services

•Contributes to the improvement of the ACS’ Management Consulting/Strategy Development best practices, processes and tools by bringing new ideas and feedback to their manager

•Establishes/strengthens their and ACS Group’s SME recognition in the industry – by writing whitepapers, blogs and doing professional speaking assignments regularly for area(s) of their subject matter expertise

Job Requirements


•Demonstrated in-depth Knowledge and Experience of IT Strategy, Roadmaps and Driving Transformation: 

–Knowledge and experience with different dimensions of defining and driving IT transformation – People, Process, Tools and Technology

–Knowledge and experience with methodologies, industry best practices and frameworks for strategy building, and for maturing different dimensions listed above

–Deep understanding of typical transformation hurdles and resolution approaches

–Deep understanding of culture and organization alignment aspects of driving change

–Ability to lead and facilitate discussions at mid to senior levels of executives for identifying business pains/problems and related IT challenges in current state

–Proven rigorous strategic thinking through an ability to analyze current issues, performance data, and complex business issues and draw insight/conclusions

–Ability to translate that understanding and their recommendations into current state and future state definitions, define resolution approaches and develop strategic plans

–Deep understanding the technical and non-technical aspects for success of IT, and experience with defining IT success measures, aligned with business objectives and metrics

–Knowledge and experience of Enterprise Architecture and/or Solution Architecture of large and complex systems, including HW, SW, NW aspects and related IT regulations and compliance

–Good understanding and experience with different technologies, ranging from Mainframe and Distributed platforms, Web-based solutions, Mobile solutions and inter-system integration technologies (IBM z-series/p-series, zTPF, Sabertalk, C/C++,  .Net/Java, XML, EAI, SOA, ESB, HA/DR/BCP, Security).

–Knowledge and experience of SDLCs in Agile, Waterfall and hybrid environments

–Experience evaluating new technologies, tools and methodologies

 

•Business Results-Orientation and effectiveness: 


–Ability to think through multiple alternatives and select/recommend the most relevant solution option to meet tactical and strategic business needs

–Deep understanding of ROI/TCO-driven strategy development, and ability to articulate that value effectively in business terms

–Demonstrated ability to champion the focus on ultimately minimizing business pains, resolving the business-IT challenges, and enabling both sides to accomplish their strategic goals

–Demonstrated ability and experience of communicating and discussing a transformation strategy overall or any of its components comprehensively and effectively with top/C-level executives


•Specific Soft skills and experience:


–Relationship/Expectation Management

–Consultative, Influencing, Negotiation and Conflict resolution

–Problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making

–Leadership and collaboration – for driving process gaps and improvements discussions to success working across multiple cross-functional teams and business units

–Strong consultative and facilitation skills to lead senior executive planning sessions

–Interfacing with all levels of the client organization, including top/C-level exec management at Fortune 500 companies


•Overall 7+ years of IT strategy and transformation experience, with at least 3 years recently in large complex environments as a consultant or internal champion


•Airlines Industry and large Reservation Systems experience are a Plus


Education and other Professional Certifications/Qualifications

 

•Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or equivalent education in a related discipline is required

•Experience with formal Organization Change Management programs is a plus

•Six-Sigma certification is a plus


Travel

•As needed – per client location. Initial anticipated assignment is in Atlanta, GA.



Job Snapshot

Location US-GA-Duluth
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Information Technology
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Company Overview

American Cybersystems, Inc. (ACS Group)

ACS Group provides services to Fortune 1000 companies across various industry verticals. With a proven track record of managing project demands while improving the efficiency, productivity and profitability of new and existing projects through process improvement, ACS Group is consistently recognized for identifying and implementing strategic solutions that create and preserve long-term business value. Learn More

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US-GA-Duluth
Anjith Yennamaneni
678-373-4463
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Information Technology
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Job Description

Job Summary / Purpose

 

The ‘Senior Management Consultant – IT Strategy’ is part of ACS Group’s technology consulting practices and reports into ACS Group’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. The objective of the role is to provide consulting services to ACS’ clients for enabling the transformation and performance improvement of their enterprise or its parts, specifically with respect to technology. This is a senior professional and leader who provides expertise and guidance on relevant capabilities related to people, processes and tools for technology transformation, as needed and agreed per objectives and scope of a client engagement.

This senior consultant assists in building and maturing ACS’ Technology Consulting practices, cultivating strong trusted relationships with clients and prospects, and assisting Sales for closing new and repeat business for these practices. 

This senior consultant uses, promotes and supports the effective execution and evolution of ACS’s management consulting/Strategy development best practices for its clients.  She/he establishes/strengthens their and ACS Group’s SME recognition and leadership in the industry, via active participation in blogs, professional forums, whitepapers and speaking engagements.


Duties & Responsibilities

 

•Accountable and responsible for leading and facilitating the definition and implementation of IT strategy and roadmap(s) for technology transformation, aligned to both business strategy and enterprise architecture, for assigned clients -

–Develops a good understanding of the strategic objectives and goals of the client organization, at the enterprise level as well as department level

–Develops a good understanding and recommends additions as needed, for key drivers behind the need of transformation

–Engages all required parties, internal and external to the company, for strategy development and alignment discussions

–Facilitates discussions for identifying and prioritizing the challenges

–Recommends required dimensions and considerations to view and resolve challenges holistically

–Recommends and facilitates identification of short-term and long-term resolution approaches, and initiatives. Facilitates prioritization of these initiatives based on company’s strategic direction and objectives, business & functional priorities, resource capacity constraints, risk exposure, and interdependencies

–Ensures that all identified initiatives and investments are aligned with business strategy and priorities

–Identifies quick-wins / low-hanging fruit opportunities for productivity/efficiency/TCO improvements, and facilitates discussion on essential steps to get those initiatives defined for execution

–Recommends and assists with definition of suitable success metrics for measuring effectiveness and impact of the transformation strategy/roadmap(s)/initiatives

–Creates and maintains the appropriate levels of documentation of strategy and roadmap(s), as needed for target audience (C-level, senior to mid-level management, 3rd party partners)

–Creates an effective communication strategy and cadence for periodic updates, inputs and concurrence on key decisions and other items with all key stakeholders

–Also guides and leads the transformation process from current to future state, if that service is requested

•Contributes significantly to client satisfaction and references, with quality and value of their work

•Develops and maintains documentation on their assignment/work delivered/practices used for knowledge sharing purposes and future reference

•Actively engages with pre-Sales efforts and supports Sales in closing the deals and winning new business by demonstrating and/or effectively articulating the value of ACS services

•Contributes to the improvement of the ACS’ Management Consulting/Strategy Development best practices, processes and tools by bringing new ideas and feedback to their manager

•Establishes/strengthens their and ACS Group’s SME recognition in the industry – by writing whitepapers, blogs and doing professional speaking assignments regularly for area(s) of their subject matter expertise

Job Requirements


•Demonstrated in-depth Knowledge and Experience of IT Strategy, Roadmaps and Driving Transformation: 

–Knowledge and experience with different dimensions of defining and driving IT transformation – People, Process, Tools and Technology

–Knowledge and experience with methodologies, industry best practices and frameworks for strategy building, and for maturing different dimensions listed above

–Deep understanding of typical transformation hurdles and resolution approaches

–Deep understanding of culture and organization alignment aspects of driving change

–Ability to lead and facilitate discussions at mid to senior levels of executives for identifying business pains/problems and related IT challenges in current state

–Proven rigorous strategic thinking through an ability to analyze current issues, performance data, and complex business issues and draw insight/conclusions

–Ability to translate that understanding and their recommendations into current state and future state definitions, define resolution approaches and develop strategic plans

–Deep understanding the technical and non-technical aspects for success of IT, and experience with defining IT success measures, aligned with business objectives and metrics

–Knowledge and experience of Enterprise Architecture and/or Solution Architecture of large and complex systems, including HW, SW, NW aspects and related IT regulations and compliance

–Good understanding and experience with different technologies, ranging from Mainframe and Distributed platforms, Web-based solutions, Mobile solutions and inter-system integration technologies (IBM z-series/p-series, zTPF, Sabertalk, C/C++,  .Net/Java, XML, EAI, SOA, ESB, HA/DR/BCP, Security).

–Knowledge and experience of SDLCs in Agile, Waterfall and hybrid environments

–Experience evaluating new technologies, tools and methodologies

 

•Business Results-Orientation and effectiveness: 


–Ability to think through multiple alternatives and select/recommend the most relevant solution option to meet tactical and strategic business needs

–Deep understanding of ROI/TCO-driven strategy development, and ability to articulate that value effectively in business terms

–Demonstrated ability to champion the focus on ultimately minimizing business pains, resolving the business-IT challenges, and enabling both sides to accomplish their strategic goals

–Demonstrated ability and experience of communicating and discussing a transformation strategy overall or any of its components comprehensively and effectively with top/C-level executives


•Specific Soft skills and experience:


–Relationship/Expectation Management

–Consultative, Influencing, Negotiation and Conflict resolution

–Problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making

–Leadership and collaboration – for driving process gaps and improvements discussions to success working across multiple cross-functional teams and business units

–Strong consultative and facilitation skills to lead senior executive planning sessions

–Interfacing with all levels of the client organization, including top/C-level exec management at Fortune 500 companies


•Overall 7+ years of IT strategy and transformation experience, with at least 3 years recently in large complex environments as a consultant or internal champion


•Airlines Industry and large Reservation Systems experience are a Plus


Education and other Professional Certifications/Qualifications

 

•Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or equivalent education in a related discipline is required

•Experience with formal Organization Change Management programs is a plus

•Six-Sigma certification is a plus


Travel

•As needed – per client location. Initial anticipated assignment is in Atlanta, GA.



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