Business Consultant - Digital Manufacturing
Summary of Department Focus :
Cognizant Connected Products practice is currently expanding its capabilities in consulting services for digitalization in manufacturing and product development in the Nordics.
We are looking to hire a consultant with extensive experience from manufacturing operations to lead our growing presence.
Connected Products is a horizontal within Cognizant with a team of 3000+ senior associates that specializes in delivering the most complex projects which require cross-
functional technical skill-sets in challenging and dynamic project environments. CP’s area of focus is Product Engineering, Plant Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Operations Management, Industry 4.
0, Industrial Internet of Things and Consumer Internet of Things. The team has presence across all industries, with extensive traction in Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Telecom Energy and Utilities, Retail, Automotive and Consumer Goods.
Connected Products as a part of Cognizant Digital Business and helps our clients redefine business models, innovate new products, deepen intelligence and enhance customer experiences to drive sustained growth.
We do this by bringing together human insight, digital strategy, industry knowledge, product engineering and technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform industrial and commercial businesses in the digital era.
Clients count on our expertise to help them architect the bridge between the physical world of sensors, machines, industrial processes, places, people and the digital world of software, IoT platforms and data.
We offer solutions to realize their dual mandate of driving efficiency by utilizing real-time insights of products / processes and fuelling innovation in newer business models.
Our global network of dynamic environments and labs allow us to workshop, fabricate and create new ideas and innovations with our clients.
With our rich ecosystem of technology partners, such as Schneider Electric, ABB, Rockwell Automation, CAMSTAR, etc., we help deliver industry solutions at scale.
Summary Job Description :
The Business Consultant will play an important role in the development of the practice in the region. As a client facing SME, the associate will be responsible for understanding customer requirements, systems and advising customers on the additional benefits which can be derived from the existing systems.
The candidate will also be responsible for creating solutions for the new business proposals in the region.
Key Accountabilities :
Ability to create a vision, design and implement a plan for ongoing business improvement
Capability to lead team and organization through significant change in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, high growth environment with continuously increasing scale and complexity
Ability to connect the dots, analyze key issues, identify trends, provide insights and develop and implement strategic solutions
Drive a common culture, build an open, transparent and cohesive environment through effective communication and exceptional collaboration
Ability to command respect and trust internally and externally
Generates client interest in solutions other than the current, proactively positions the company for additional / added value work.
Participates in proposals, creates content and / or solution. Ensures quality estimates, leveraging past data, experience, other forms of estimation, other teams, etc.
Aligning the solution being recommended with the client Strategic direction, managing exceptions, and effectively communicating solutions and their justification to relevant stakeholders
Can easily operate at CxO and board room level to help innovation and ensure the medium and long term strategic goals of the organization are achieved.
Key Competencies :
Strong analytical and problem solving skills; Carry out research and data collection to understand the organization; conduct analysis;
identify issues and form hypotheses and solutions; derive insights, present findings and recommendations to clients
Interact with the clients, especially management and other stakeholders, develop relationships; ability to communicate fluently about a specific area (say IPS related offerings, domain and current industry trends etc.)
Articulate technology trends, especially digital trends breadth and depth, application with respect to manufacturing domain.
Deep knowledge in at least one industry vertical such as Oil & Gas, Energy, Utilities, Automotive, Industrial Equipment, Telecom, Life Sciences, Consumer Products etc.
Run focus groups and facilitate workshops; steer debates and discussions
Prepare business proposals and presentations; respond to RFI / RFPs, ability to understand and address client’s business needs, articulate solution approach
Gather requirements, understand customer needs, ability to question current methods and challenge them, suggest & implement recommendations / solutions
Interact and collaborate with technical / delivery teams; good interpersonal skills, estimate efforts and plan project execution
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and manage multiple task assignments, ability to work as part of a cross-
cultural team including flexibility to support multiple time zones when necessary
Strong work ethic with a commitment to client service excellence
Present Cognizant as a strategic advisor of choice for client business transformation initiatives
Excellent Communication skills
Fluent Norwegian and English language skills (written, spoken) are a must have
Experience of on-site / off-shore delivery model
Strong experience with MS Tools : MS Project, Visio, Powerpoint, Word, Excel
Minimum of 5 year experience is mandatory.
Previous consulting experience in complex multi-national organisation
Proven Business and IT experience ideally supported with relevant professional qualifications
Excellent Communication skills spoken, written and presentation; excellent command in
Willing to travel from time to time.
B.Sc., M.Sc. or similar academic degree or equivalent experience.