Assoc. Director - Corporate Strategy
Associate Director - Corporate Strategy
This role reports directly to the VP of Corporate Strategy - a McKinsey and MIT Sloan alum.
As background, Cognizant is a Fortune 200 company and leader in the IT and digital services industry. A new leadership team joined in 2019 and has set out ambitious goals for growth, making it an exciting time for both the company and the Corporate Strategy team.
This team, with former consultants from companies like McKinsey, Deloitte, LEK and Bain, works closely with our executive leadership team and business unit leaders to define our forward looking strategy and assist with the most pressing challenges the company faces. Projects primarily pertain to corporate and growth strategy and can encompass topics like strategy definition, M&A and operations. This opportunity is complementary to what you do in consulting where you will have the unique opportunity to enable executives to deliver on the company's growth agenda and transformation. Qualifications :
\u00D8 Excellent ability to communicate technical concepts to all audiences - in addition to engaging clients (story boarding, executive level presentations etc.)
\u00D8 Practical experience in capturing client requirements, mapping processes, conducting hypotheses based analysis, creating business cases, evaluating and presenting solutions
\u00D8 Working knowledge and understanding overarching value chain, key players and roles, market trends etc.
\u00D8 Strong ability to lead teams of strong consultants and client resources in high-impact, high-pressure environment, and lead multiple task assignments in a cross-cultural team supporting different time zones
\u00D8 Ability to quickly develop strong client relationships and interact with senior level clients
\u00D8 Strong work ethic with a commitment to client service excellence
\u00D8 Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
\u00D8 Current Engagement Manager at a top consulting firm (1-2 years of EM experience) or equivalent (AD/Director at a F500 corporate strategy team)
\u00D8 7+ years of experience
\u00D8 Top academic credentials preferred (e.g., Top 20 MBA program)
\u00D8 Experience in technology / IT Services space is a plus
\u00D8 Pre-MBA consulting experience is a plus
Employee Status : Full Time Employee
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : Oct 15 2020
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