Consulting Manager - CIO Advisory (Dallas, TX)

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Consulting Manager - IT Advisory & Digital Strategy
ABOUT US
Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating, and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build, and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com .
COGNIZANT CONSULTING
Within Cognizant is Cognizant Consulting, a global consulting organization delivering strategic and domain consulting through industry and technology expertise. With over 6,000 consultants worldwide, Cognizant offers high-value consulting services that improve business performance and operational productivity, lower operational expenses and enhance overall performance. Clients draw upon our deep industry expertise, program and change management capabilities, and analytical objectivity to help improve business productivity, drive technology-enabled business transformation and increase shareholder value. We provide several Business and IT Consulting Services including Business Strategy, IT Strategy & Roadmap Development, Process Re-Engineering & Transformation, Enterprise Architecture & Technology Selection, and Domain Solutions.
The Cognizant Consulting team is a high performing organization that is continually expanding our client base and increasingly being recommended by analysts such as Forrester and Gartner. And we're growing!
The Role
Sitting within the Consulting group is our CIO Advisory & IT Transformation practice which assists CIOs in developing a competitive advantage for their organizations by strategically aligning IT with business objectives and emerging industry needs. We are seeking people who are passionate about transformation, want to make an impact, and love working together to deliver flawless results for an end-client.
Implementing an effective digital strategy across front-, middle- and back-office IT environments is crucial to staying relevant. Yet, the urgent need to create and act on a digital strategy gives rise to a host of complex problems that enterprises must sort out quickly-or risk falling behind. We help clients set strategies in motion that unify business and technology architectures, generate growth and enable competitive advantage. That's where we come in.
This is a true advisory practice where you'll play a key role in helping CIOs solve their most strategic problems. The core of our capability is IT and Digital Strategy, and our areas of specialization within the CIO Advisory practice include Business-Driven IT Strategy, Business Operations & Process Transformation, IT Operating Models, Application Portfolio Rationalization, IT Cost Optimization, IT Organization Performance, Global Sourcing Transformation, and more. To be successful in the role, you'll need a background in Consulting, Technology, Project Management, and a desire to lead. We employ true management consulting practices and combine them with our deep technical capabilities to create roadmaps that actually work. If you're interested in being part of a high-performing team that adds value across industries and engagements, this is the home for you.
Our solutions are in demand and we're passionate about making a difference. If you have experience with IT Advisory & Digital Strategy, are a selfless leader, and are committed to client-facing environment. If you want to grow your career with a team that wants to build something great together, we want to hear from you! Apply now!

Responsibilities
  • Consult directly with F200 clients and provide advisory services designed to help them solve their most complex business and technology challenges
  • Serve as a true management consultant, assisting clients in identifying the right IT sourcing strategies, demand management and optimization strategies, and achieving procurement transformation objectives
  • Lead IT Strategy engagements and guide clients to successful business outcomes by identifying current IT trends, defining new business models, and supporting IT capabilities needed to create competitive advantage
  • Serve as an Engagement Manager in a client-facing setting; design our approach, identify appropriate tools and methodologies, lead client workshops and discussions, perform analyses, draw conclusions, formulate strategic recommendations based upon those, and develop business cases and roadmaps to lead us there
  • Assess client's current IT organizations and define operating models which are aligned to business objectives (IT Organization Assessment, IT Governance, Workforce Optimization, IT Skill Assessment, IT Process Improvement, IT Portfolio Management, Project Prioritization, SDLC assessments, etc.)
  • Conduct and lead Application Portfolio Rationalization assessments to determine the best technology disposition of client's IT application portfolio
  • Conduct IT Cost Optimization assessments to help IT leaders assess their IT budgets and identify cost optimization/ rationalization opportunities
  • Contribute to the collective knowledge of the practice; participate in whitepapers
Qualifications
  • 8 -10 + years of experience in a mix of Consulting, Digital Strategy, Advisory, Technology, and/or managing programs for transformations for large-scale initiatives
  • Experience leading initiatives spanning Business-Driven IT Strategy, Business Operations & Process Transformation, IT Cost Optimization, IT Organization Performance, IT Operating Models, Application Portfolio Rationalization, Global Sourcing Transformation and Merger/Divestiture Planning and Execution
  • Previous experience leading or managing teams to successful client outcomes related to planning, structuring analytical work, facilitating team workshops, and developing IT strategy recommendations (e.g., IT capability improvements, key initiatives, roadmaps)
  • Subject matter knowledge and working understanding of current digital trends such as cloud, robotics and process automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, devops, agile
  • A track record of developing business cases to support strategic business initiatives, process improvement initiatives, and/or IT transformation
  • Leadership skills that bring out the best in others; the ability to oversee multiple project managers who are working toward a common goal: the best possible outcome for a client
  • High-impact presentation skill and the ability to develop detailed and compelling deliverables that convey complex thoughts and ideas to senior leadership
  • The ability to manage high-level stakeholders and expectations, both internally and externally
  • Being entrepreneurial, proactive, insightful, productive, pragmatic, and practical
  • The willingness and ability to travel up to 75%, depending on the project
  • MBA or Master's degree strongly preferred; Bachelor degree required
Work Authorization
  • Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)


About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @USJobsCognizant. Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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More Information on Cognizant
Cognizant operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Teaneck, NJ, New Haven, CT, Edina, MN, Englewood, CO and Pheonix, AZ. Cognizant was founded in 2022. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 534 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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