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IBM Network Design Consultant in St Louis, Missouri


As a Strategy Consultant at IBM, you will help reinvent businesses and industries by developing and utilizing specialized knowledge of industry-specific and cross-industry competitive strategies. You'll manage complex components of an engagement, working closely with clients and their customers to understand their pain points. Your strategic recommendations will drive change in a digitally-enabled era and give you the opportunity to collaborate with highly talented IBMers. Are you ready?

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Blockchain Services is seeking a Network Design Consultant for its global practice. As part of IBM’s Global Business Services division, IBM Blockchain Services is charged with educating the market about blockchain, advising clients on how blockchain can improve their businesses, and helping to scale blockchain networks on behalf of clients. IBM Blockchain Services is seeking a Network Design Consultant.

  • The Network Design Consultant will wear multiple hats, and can expect to:

  • Deliver consulting engagements for clients, defining key governance and commercial strategies for blockchain networks, including but not limited to:

  • Governance Design

  • Network intent and go-to-market strategy

  • Operational models, inclusive of team structures, voting processes, and change management policies

  • Membership models

  • Recruitment strategies

  • Commercial frameworks

  • Metrics and measurement

  • Legal and regulatory considerations

  • Business Value Design

  • Market assessments

  • Marketplace frameworks

  • Business model principles

  • Economic and financial modeling, including tokenomics

  • Income and cost forecasting

  • Return on investment schedules

  • Lead or support network design-focused Enterprise Design Thinking workshops both pre- and post-sale

  • Develop new strategic consulting methods and artifacts in network design and other related areas to enable scale across the practice

  • Support thought leadership, offering management, enablement, marketing and communications efforts

  • Collaborate with colleagues across all divisions of IBM

  • Define, reflect on, and evolve network design work in blockchain projects from inception through delivery and scale

This an opportunity to work in a global role and help build a strategy practice in one of IBM’s “hypergrowth” areas.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic engagement leadership, setting high-level goals that ensure a consistent and engaging client experience

  • Hands-on work creating strategic consulting deliverables as required by client engagements

  • Juggling of multiple ongoing projects

  • Day-to-day collaboration with peers and communication with extended team members

  • Creation of artifacts and tools to support new consulting methods

  • Workshop planning, facilitation, and/or participation, both internal and external

  • Working with designers, consultants, architects, and others to ensure delightful client experiences

  • Inspiring and cultivating a team culture that values diversity, inclusion and equity in the spirit of encouraging all members to bring their “whole self to work”

  • Mentorship of other team members as appropriate

Skills Required:

• Excellent creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills

• Strong communication and presentation skills

• Strong strategic skills in assessing business and user scenarios, approaches and deliverables

• Demonstrated ability to synthesize technology trends, user needs, market data, and related information

• Ability to work independently, when needed, as well as collaborate with a cross-functional team

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and storytelling

• Exceptional attention to detail

• Ability to receive and respond to feedback

• Strong project management skills

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• 5+ years of consulting experience (or experience commensurate to a Senior Consultant or Managing Consultant)

• Professional experience history that displays a solid understanding of consulting principles, thought leadership, strategic thinking, and project management

• Pragmatism in negotiating tradeoffs and plans, informed by stakeholder inputs

• Demonstration of committed and respectful collaboration between members of cross-functional teams

• Readiness to travel up to 30% annually (likely 1-2 trips per month)

• English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with business strategy, legal or contract design

  • Blockchain, AI, IoT, 5G, Quantum, Platform economy, tokenization

  • Detail-oriented, strategic thinker, proactive, entrepreneurial, growth mindset, intellectual curiosity, team player, adaptable

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.