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IBM Principal, Corporate Development Strategy 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

We are looking for an exceptionally talented and technology focused consultant to contribute to the continuing transformation of IBM. Your role will drive C-suite initiated engagements in support of IBM’s internal strategy.

Our clients are IBM Business Units. We work on the most important and challenging strategic issues these internal organizations face. We step back across all IBM business units to externally spot new market opportunities and business models to take IBM in new directions.

Responsibilities and Duties

Corporate strategy projects include a wide range strategic topics across the IBM business

for example current projects include defining new market opportunities and IBM strategy to win, sales/go-to-market strategy, critical business unit strategies, acquisition strategies, market business model profiling and prioritization, critical execution program design and others. You will work with business unit leaders to assist in the development of strategy projects while working collaboratively with other leaders on the Corporate Strategy team. These projects must demonstrate sound strategic logic and be based on fact-based analyses.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A bachelor’s degree from a respected university is the minimum required, preferably in economics or other business discipline, or a technical undergraduate degree with an MBA

  • 5 years post undergraduate experience in investment banking, consulting and/or as an analyst in a well-respected technology firm.

  • Quantitatively strong with a natural curiosity about technology.

  • Strong technical aptitude and very familiar with software products and markets.

  • Ability to lead teams and inspire others.

  • Excellent communications skills as this position will have visibility to senior level management.

  • Must be able to demonstrate strategic thinking skills with ability to think on their feet and ask and answer strategically important questions.

  • Candidate must be comfortable with working with incomplete information, understand how to use tools and other resources to complete assignments, and be highly creative.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Financial modelling skills

  • MBA

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

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.