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Watson Health - Consultant, Simpler

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IBMs Industry Consultants are essential to our clients as they work to reinvent themselves for the future. Join our highly visible and highly skilled team of global consultants as we strive to accelerate sales, deliver client engagements, and build IBMs market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!

Your Role and Responsibilities
Simpler Consulting, an IBM Company is looking for a Consultant 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 clients ongoing Lean transformation by enabling the client to build a lasting infrastructure to support their Lean transformation.

In this role, you will work collaboratively with the Account Leader, Executive Consultant, and/or Senior Managing Consultant to embed principles/practices into the daily operations and culture of the site by providing support and coaching to the clients core team members.
If you possess the following qualities, please join our team.
  • Value stream thinker with experience in a TPS-based environment
  • Change agent willing and able to challenge the status quo to achieve improved results
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to communicate within various business settings
  • Ability to humbly coach others as they learn and practice new skills
  • Passionate self-learner
Job responsibilities include:
  • Building internal competencies with the clients Lean core team, enabling the client to build a lasting infrastructure to support their Lean transformation.
  • Providing data analytic support and coaching in the collection and analysis of performance data and the tracking of key metrics and financial benefits.
  • 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.
  • Coaching the core team in the benefits tracking process to provide site Leadership/Management the assurance that changes are effective and lasting, includes posting/updating results to the Mission Control Center boards. Updates mission and activity A3s.
  • Developing a relationship of trust, confidence, credibility, and commitment to the transformation process, the Simpler Business System, and the Simpler team partnership.
  • Communicating proactively to the Account Leader and/or Senior Consultant any key issues or concerns related to the assignment which may indicate the relationship is at risk.
  • Identifying opportunities for helping your clients in other areas, suggesting potential solutions where you and the assigned Account Manager/Senior Consultant can proactively create pull for organic business growth.
  • Internally, contributing to the internal improvement of Simpler and the Simpler Business System by participating on formal internal improvement events and networking with your colleagues.

  • Willingness to travel weekly to the assigned client location (note: when not on-site with a client you will work from a home-based office)
  • 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
    • Deliver meaningful feedback with tact
    • Learn and apply new skills
    • Identify creative solutions to problems
    • Accept responsibility on behalf of the team
    • Reflect on self and redirect actions as needed (emotional maturity)
    • Adhere to schedules and meet deadlines

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Engineering or Business Degree minimum Bachelors degree, Masters degree a plus
  • 1+ years knowledge and application of Toyota Production System principles, tools, and techniques
  • Strong business acumen and an ability to communicate within various business settings and industries
  • Solid Microsoft Office skills, including exposure to SharePoint. Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills highly recommended

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

About Business Unit
IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the worlds most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre 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.

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About IBM
IBMs 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
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-12-28 Expires: 2020-01-27

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