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 leaderin the IT and digital services industry. A new leadership team joined in 2019and has set out ambitious goals for growth, making it an exciting time for boththe company and the Corporate Strategy team.
This team, with former consultants from companies likeMcKinsey, Deloitte, LEK and Bain, works closely with our executive leadershipteam and business unit leaders to define our forward looking strategy andassist with the most pressing challenges the company faces. Projects primarilypertain to corporate and growth strategy and can encompass topics like strategydefinition, M&A and operations. This opportunity is complementary to whatyou do in consulting where you will have the unique opportunity to enableexecutives to deliver on the company's growth agenda and transformation. Qualifications :
Ø Excellentability to communicate technical concepts to all audiences – in addition toengaging clients (story boarding, executive level presentations etc.)
Ø Practicalexperience in capturing client requirements, mapping processes, conductinghypotheses based analysis, creating business cases, evaluating and presentingsolutions
Ø Workingknowledge and understanding overarching value chain, key players and roles,market trends etc.
Ø Strongability to lead teams of strong consultants and client resources inhigh-impact, high-pressure environment, and lead multiple task assignments in across-cultural team supporting different time zones
Ø Abilityto quickly develop strong client relationships and interact with senior levelclients
Ø Strongwork ethic with a commitment to client service excellence
Ø Abilityto work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Ø CurrentEngagement Manager at a top consulting firm (1-2 years of EM experience) orequivalent (AD/Director at a F500 corporate strategy team)
Ø 7+years of experience
Ø Topacademic credentials preferred (e.g., Top 20 MBA program)
Ø Experiencein technology / IT Services space is a plus
Ø Pre-MBAconsulting experience is a plus