IBM’s Industry Consultants are essential to our clients as they work to reinvent themselves for the future. Join our highly visible and highly skilled team of global consultants as we strive to accelerate sales, deliver client engagements, and build IBM’s market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!
**Your Role and Responsibilities**
With over 150 consultants and professional staff in North America and Europe, Simpler® Consulting, an IBM Company, is a leading management consulting firm that helps organizations around the globe improve performance through excellence in executive development, process improvement, innovation, employee engagement, and operational transformation. Since 1996, Simpler has been a trusted partner to our clients as they create a culture that continuously seeks out opportunities to make improvements and stimulate business-impacting results. With its proprietary Simpler Business System®, Simpler has helped clients create and deploy the right strategies, improve processes, and implement organization-wide transformations.
Our Senior Managing Consultants take on exciting assignments and inspire our clients, with the goal of bringing about lasting, meaningful change. We come from diverse backgrounds, and serve clients in diverse fields including manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, aerospace, and the military. Our Senior Managing Consultants share certain important traits. Most are former change agents and high-level managers with serious experience under their belts. They are the doers, motivated to make change happen by engaging front-line workers, supervisors, and managers in problem-solving, and daily management techniques. Their strong leadership skills make them mentors and role models. They are always looking, listening and learning, and when they speak, they do so honestly and with respect. They are relentlessly reflecting, looking for ways to improve and better serve their clients.
Simpler Consulting was acquired by IBM in 2017. This exciting development has opened opportunities for synergistic collaboration between IBM’s technical offerings and Simpler’s expertise in management consulting and process improvement. New technology is most effective when it is understood within the context of current processes and organizational culture. Organizations that leverage the change brought on by new technologies to increase employee involvement and improve processes reduce risks and reap greater returns on their technology investments while creating and sustaining a more engaged workforce.
+ As a Simpler Senior Managing Consultant, deliver sustainable results by teaching and coaching principles and techniques based upon the Toyota Production System®. Eliminate waste, create value, improve process flow, and develop and document standard work, visual management and pull systems.
+ You will work in conjunction an Executive Consultant, assigned to the same client. The role of the Executive Coach is to push the client in new directions. As the Senior Managing consultant, your role will be to sustain those learnings and drive the client to continue to ask “What’s next? How do we improve from here?”
+ Serve as a trusted advisor for our clients’ internal change agents, managers, supervisors and front-line employees.
+ Coach and transfer knowledge by working side-by-side to develop internal change-agent behaviors that build a culture of engagement, daily problem-solving, and respect for people.
+ Coach and develop our clients’ internal change agents and facilitators to create and sustain a “mission control” for daily management and tracking results.
+ Look for opportunities to use value-stream thinking to improve the deployment of new technologies and digital information flows.
+ Build long term client relationships and engage in business development activities; Build a solid professional network to promote and develop strategic business opportunities.
+ **Choice of location:** Your office is in your home – no need to relocate! Simpler works virtually which allows you to live anywhere (as long as you are within reasonable driving distance from an airport).
+ **Comradery:** Work with like-minded professionals who are passionate about teaching others to see and eliminate waste, continuously improving, and transforming organizations.
+ **Professional Development:** As a consultant, you will have a front-row seat to the inner workings of a broad range of organizations. You will interact with executives and leaders across various industries and gain invaluable insights that will benefit you, regardless of where your career takes you from here. Both Simpler and IBM place a high priority on individual skill development, requiring 40 hours per year per individual employee.
+ **Autonomy with Support:** You may work in conjunction with one or two other Simpler members, but for the most part, you will be providing daily advice based on your in-depth experience. Of course, experienced Simpler leaders and Executive Coaches will be available for consultation, advice, and support.
+ **Benefits:** IBM leverages its status as a global employer to offer excellent healthcare, retirement, and other family-oriented benefits.
**Required Technical and Professional Expertise**
+ 10+ yrs significant experience with the Toyota Production System® principles, tools and techniques
+ 5+ ys coaching front-line leaders on daily management and root cause problem solving
+ 5+ yrs supervisory experience
+ Understanding of business operations and business functions tactics.
+ Change agent with a record of dramatically better results and a willingness to challenge the status quo.
+ Significant hands-on process improvement experience.
+ Proven capability for developing and sustaining key relationships.
+ Ability to create improved flow of value that is immediately visible and attributable to Simpler’s coaching.
+ Turn strategy into action by creating and sustaining standard work and teaching daily problem-solving techniques that support technical process changes.
+ Passionate self-learner who enjoys teaching others and illuminating concepts with personal examples.
+ Willing and able to work in multi-cultural environments.
+ Strong interpersonal coaching and presentation skills.
**Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise**
+ Agile experience and or certification
+ Healthcare and industrial/commercial experience
+ Trained by or experience with Shingijutsu
**About Business Unit**
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**Your Life @ IBM**
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
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IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position 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.
**Being You @ IBM**
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