IBM Simpler consultant summer intern in St Louis, Missouri

Job Description


Simpler Consulting, an IBM Company, is looking for a Consultant Intern who has a deep interest in Lean and understands the importance of establishing continuous improvement as a “habit of the many versus a skill of the few”.

We need a passionate individual looking to join a team of high caliber, talented professionals, who can support the client’s ongoing Lean transformation. In this role, you will work collaboratively with the Simpler team to embed principles/practices into the daily operations and culture of the site by providing support and coaching to the client’s core team members.

Job responsibilities may include :

  • Supporting the client in the planning, preparation, and implementation of Value Stream Analysis. This includes the ability to identify, collect, analyze, and present data to enable better decision making.

  • Completing detailed analytics to support the Rapid Improvement Event teams’ pre- and post-event efforts. Teaching core team members on the standard data needed to ensure successful problem solving.

  • Supporting assigned clients in the adoption and implementation of improvement ideas into the daily operations and culture of the client site, preventing regression back to prior methods and beliefs.

  • Providing data analytic support and coaching in the collection and analysis of performance data and the tracking of key metrics and financial benefits.

  • Developing a relationship of trust, confidence, credibility, and commitment to the transformation process, the Simpler Business System®, and the Simpler team partnership.

  • Behavioral ability to:

  • Demonstrate professional and personal maturity while working at a client site on a full-time basis

  • Engage as an independent professional and work alongside a range of professionals, from leadership to front line staff

  • Coach others as they learn and practice new skills

  • Learn and apply new skills

  • Identify creative solutions to problems

  • Reflect on self and redirect actions as needed (emotional maturity)

  • Adhere to schedules and meet deadlines

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Solid Microsoft Office skills, including exposure to SharePoint

  • Business acumen and an ability to communicate within various business settings and industries.

  • Knowledge and application of Toyota Production System principles, tools, and techniques

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Knowledge and application of Toyota Production System principles, tools, and techniques in the healthcare industry (payer or provider).

EO Statement

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.