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Advisory Business Consultant (Full-Time OR Contract)

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job ID: 743999978779023HS
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2024
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Solutions LtdHitachi Solutions Ltd
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Company Description

Hitachi Solutions is a global Microsoft solutions integrator passionate about developing and delivering industry-focused solutions that support our clients to deliver on their business transformation goals. Our industry focus, expertise, and intellectual property is what truly sets us apart. We have earned, and continue to maintain, a strategic relationship with Microsoft. Recognized for our achievements - teaming with our clients to deliver innovative digital solutions and services - is how we have achieved year after year recognition.

As their trusted advisor, we support our clients to deliver on their strategic business initiatives as they unify, automate, and modernize their data and operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their customer's experience. Our over 3,000 team members across 14 countries, and our 18 years of 100% focus on Microsoft technologies and business applications, is how we deliver excellence through expert services and industry-focused cloud solutions.

As a part of Hitachi Ltd., our company has a long and rich history of innovation, financial strength, and international presence of one of the world's largest companies. Since 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has been a forerunner in manufacturing innovative products and solutions that support industry and social infrastructure around the globe supported by 303,000 employees in over 100 countries and across 864 companies.

Job Description

As a Hitachi Solutions Advisory Consultant, you are responsible for identifying and tracking business value throughout all phases of the project lifecycle as we implement solutions for our clients. You facilitate envisioning workshops to help your clients identify and prioritize strategic opportunities. You partner with client and other Hitachi Solutions team members to craft business value maps, feature backlogs, and implementation roadmaps utilizing Microsoft solutions that drive the fastest path to tangible business value. As a torchbearer for the end user, you assist in discovery and research, map current-state and future-state business process flows, validate business assumptions, prioritize user stories, and align the solution delivery direction with business value. You help your clients adopt new processes and systems through sponsorship building, communication, training, and reinforcement tactics. You demonstrate complete ownership, unmitigated curiosity, a strong desire for continuous improvement. You are obsessed with delivering maximum value to your clients and empower and guide others to fully realize positive user and business outcomes. The skills and responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate and lead collaborative discovery workshops such as OGSM, Microsoft Catalyst, Design Thinking, and Design SprintsFrame and assess complex business challenges, then break them down into actionable steps, plans, and roadmaps
  • Lead client envision sessions to define future state business processes
  • Create user flows, personas, visual mockups and/or prototypes
  • Map current state and future state business processes
  • Create and refine product backlogs in Azure DevOps or similar applications
  • Communicate business requirements to implementation teams members to ensure solutions maximize business value

Qualifications
  • 3+ years of professional experience preferred, ideally in a role helping improve business processes and working directly with business applications
  • Experience working in agile project teams
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft's suite of solution capabilities and the value they provide to clients: Dynamics, Azure Services, Data and Analytics, and Power Platform
  • Significant attention to detail with strong written and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to tell stories that synthesize complex technical concepts into non-technical language for client stakeholders
  • Able to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences, including the executive level

Additional Information

(This position can be based anywhere in the USA or Canada though travel will be required.)

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Base Salary Pay Range*: USD $75,000 - USD $115,000

*The current applicable Base Salary Pay Range for this role is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills relevant to the role, internal equity, alignment with market data, or other law.

Other Compensation / Benefits Overview

In addition to Base Salary, the successful candidate may be eligible to participate in the following plans / programs, upon satisfying all hiring requirements:
  • Bonus Plan
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance and Disability Programs
  • Retirement Savings with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Arrangements including Remote Work


Beware of scams

Our recruiting team may communicate with candidates via our @hitachisolutions.com domain email address and/or via our SmartRecruiters (Applicant Tracking System) [email protected] domain email address regarding your application and interview requests.

All offers will originate from our @hitachisolutions.com domain email address. If you receive an offer or information from someone purporting to be an employee of Hitachi Solutions from any other domain, it may not be legitimate.
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