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M&A Strategy Consultant - Manager - Cognizant Advisory Consulting

Company: Cognizant
Location: Texas City
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

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 .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 Within the Consulting group is our Post-Merger Integration Advisory practice, which assists the Fortune 2000 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.We believe that involving IT teams early and often during M&A can help enterprises realize more value from the operational and market synergies that bring businesses together. Our team supports projects that are highly visible in the market and you'll have a chance to use your entrepreneurial spirit along with your knowledge and experience to help clients shape their future state and future successes. As part of our overall portfolio, we help clients create a successful business outcome through the M&A Process. We focus on Integration Management, IT Assessments, Production Synergies, IT Operating Models, Portfolio Rationalization, Cost Strategies, and enabling business process optimization to transform the business and contribute to the overall success of the merger. This is a true advisory practice where you'll play a key role in helping CEOs, CIOs, and CTOs solve their most strategic problems. Our focus on Business-Driven IT Strategy, sets us apart from our competition. Using trusted methodology and cutting-edge technology, we identify the best ways to integrate and operationalize processes and systems, definite future state operating model, and 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. ResponsibilitiesConsult directly with F2000 clients and provide advisory services designed to help them solve their most complex business and technology challengesServe as a true management consultant, assisting clients in identifying the right post-merger sourcing strategiesDesign solutions that reduce the overlap of IT in the merged companies by rationalizing application portfolios and IT organizations.Lead IT Strategy engagements and guide clients to successful business outcomes by identifying ways to improve the IT operating model, enhancing assuring end-user satisfaction with integrated systems, improving communications, enhancing process, defining new business models, and supporting IT capabilities needed to create competitive advantageServe 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 thereAssess client's and target's 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 portfolioConduct IT Cost Optimization assessments to help IT leaders assess their IT budgets and identify cost optimization/ rationalization opportunitiesContribute to the collective knowledge of the practice; participate in whitepapers Qualifications10-15 + years of experience in a mix of Consulting, Digital Strategy, Advisory, Technology, and/or managing programs for transformations for large-scale initiatives Experience leading post-merger 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 ExecutionPrevious 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 transformationLeadership 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, internally and externallyBeing 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 requiredWork AuthorizationCognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)Salary and Other Compensation: The annual salary for this position is between $140,000 - 160,000 depending on experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate.This position is also eligible for Cognizant's discretionary annual incentive program, based on performance and subject to the terms of Cognizant's applicable plans.Benefits: Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life InsurancePaid holidays plus Paid Time Off401(k) plan and contributionsLong-term/Short-term DisabilityPaid Parental LeaveEmployee Stock Purchase PlanDisclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law. #IND123#remote#LI-KH1Employee Status : Full Time EmployeeShift : Day JobTravel : NoJob Posting : Jun 08 2022About CognizantCognizant (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.If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email CareersNA2@cognizant.com with your request and contact information.Job SummaryJob number: 00047921001Date posted : 2022-06-08Profession: ConsultingEmployment type: StandardExperience: 9 - 13 years of experience

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