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Consultant at Cognizant in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Information Technology 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Sr. Consultant/Manager


• Bachelor’s Degree in relevant industry field (Required)

  • • Masters in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering (Preferred).


Problem and Scope Definition:


  • • Support formulation of problem statement and definition of scope.

  • – Drill down beyond the problems surface to understand root cause.

  • – Construct problem statement including problem description.

  • – Identify key stakeholders and construct stakeholder analysis ie how they are affected.

  • – Contribute to project planning and effort estimation within scope.

  • – Support the identification of risks and mitigation approaches.

Requirements Gathering:


  • • Demonstrate exceptional requirementgathering skills, leveraging clear direction from engagement management.

  • – Support requirement gathering sessions.

  • – Organize and sequence requirements into a user requirements document.

  • – Write wellformed, validated requirements and manage changes.

  • – Use appropriate tools to record, track and manage requirements.

Business Analysis:


  • • Review and analyze relevant documentation to ensure the understanding of an organizations function and capabilities.

  • • Conduct relevant research to increase understanding in support of developing comprehensive solutions.

  • • Logically structure recommendations and supporting data to formulate a solid, logical and understandable business case.

• Utilize appropriate business modeling techniques to represent and graphically depict various activities, processes and data These could include:

  • – Business process modeling.

  • – Process flow modeling.

  • – Data flow modeling.

  • – Stakeholder analysis.

Engagement Delivery:


  • • Demonstrate excellence in delivery of all solutions/recommendations, including supporting artifacts, on time and with high quality.

  • • Deliver exceptional engagement support, including development and management of project plan(s) as needed.

  • • Develop highquality deliverables that are “reviewready” the first time.

  • • Proactively share ongoing point of view and perspectives.

  • • Display strong listening and communication skills when interacting with client and team.

Thought Leadership:


  • • Conduct market research and/or engagementspecific inputs for service offerings eg case studies etc.

  • • Research industry trends and support innovative ideas for practice thought leaders.

• Support in the development, research and design of consulting and domain mindshare such as:

articles, whitepapers, collateral development, eBooks, info graphics, leadership forums, collabortory sessions, Yammer, etc

Business Development:


  • • Support Cognizant leadership in the development of RFI's, RFP's and Service offerings.

Customer Relationship Management:


  • • Build and maintain strong relationships at different levels of the client organizations.

Practice Development:


  • • Support practice building initiatives as planned by practice leadership.

Revenue Management:


  • • Ensure utilization targets are achieved by seeking opportunities for one self, internal or external as required.

Knowledge Management:


  • • Assist in creating client and/ or practice related materials (deliverables, solutions, industry best practices, standards and other knowledge artifacts) to Cognizant's knowledge management repository.