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Watson Health - Executive Consultant, Simpler

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IBM’s 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 IBM’s market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!

With over 150 consultants and professional staff in North America and Europe, Simpler® Consulting, an IBM Company, is a leading management consulting firm that helps organizations around the globe improve performance through excellence in executive development, process improvement, innovation, employee engagement, and operational transformation. Since 1996, Simpler has been a trusted partner to our clients as they create a culture that continuously seeks out opportunities to make improvements and stimulate business-impacting results. With its proprietary Simpler Business System®, Simpler has helped clients create and deploy the right strategies, improve processes, and implement organization-wide transformations.

Every day, our Executive Consultants take on exciting assignments and inspire our clients, with the goal of bringing about lasting, meaningful change. We come from diverse backgrounds, and serve clients in diverse fields including manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, aerospace, and the military. Our Executive Consultants share certain important traits. Most are former CEOs, COOs and high-level managers with serious experience under their belts. Their strong leadership skills make them mentors and role models. They are always looking, listening and learning, and when they speak, they do so honestly and with respect. They are relentlessly reflecting, looking for ways to improve and better serve their clients.

Simpler Consulting was acquired by IBM in 2017. This exciting development has opened opportunities for synergistic collaboration between IBM’s technical offerings and Simpler’s expertise in management consulting and process improvement. New technology is most effective when it is understood within the context of current processes and organizational culture. Organizations that leverage the change brought on by new technologies to increase employee involvement and improve processes reduce risks and reap greater returns on their technology investments while creating and sustaining a more engaged workforce.


+ Deliver sustainable results by teaching and coaching principles and techniques based upon the Toyota Production System®. Eliminate waste, create value, improve process flow, and develop and document standard work, visual management and pull systems.

+ Serve as a trusted business advisor for senior leaders and managers.

+ Guide clients in the development and implementation of strategy deployment.

+ Coach and transfer knowledge to develop leader behaviors that build a culture of engagement and problem-solving.

+ Develop front-line employees and supervisors by coaching and leading week-long improvement events and daily problem-solving techniques.

+ Build long term client relationships and engage in business development activities; Build a solid professional network to promote and develop strategic business opportunities.

Value Proposition

+ Choice of location: Your office is in your home – no need to relocate! Simpler works virtually which allows you to live anywhere (as long as you are within reasonable driving distance from an airport).

+ Schedule Flexibility: For the most part, you will work out your schedule, with your clients.

+ Comradery: Work with like-minded professionals who are passionate about teaching others to see and eliminate waste, continuously improving, and transforming organizations.

+ Professional Development: As a management consultant, you will have a front-row seat to a broad range of organizations. You will interact with executives and leaders across various industries and gain invaluable insights that will benefit you, regardless of where your career takes you from here. Both Simpler and IBM place a high priority on individual skill development, requiring 40 hours per year per individual employee.

+ Autonomy with Support: You will be your clients’ primary contact with Simpler. You may work in conjunction with one or two other Simpler members, but for the most part, you will advise your client as you see fit. Of course, experienced Simpler leaders will always be available for consultation, advice, and support.

+ Benefits: IBM leverages its status as a global employer to offer excellent healthcare, retirement, and other family-oriented benefits.

+ 10+ yrs proven experience with the Toyota Production System® principles, tools and techniques

+ 10+ yrs coaching and leading team-based improvement events focused on breakthrough results

+ 5+ yrs in a senior management role

+ Understanding of business operations strategies and in-depth business function tactics

+ Change agent with a record of dramatically better results and a willingness to challenge the status quo

+ Significant hands-on process improvement experience including coaching and leading events

+ Proven capability for developing and sustaining key relationships

+ Ability to create improved flow of value that is immediately visible and attributable to Simpler’s coaching

+ Turn strategy into action by creating and sustaining standard work and teaching daily problem-solving techniques that support technical process changes

+ Passionate self-learner who enjoys teaching others and illuminating concepts with personal examples

+ Willing and able to work in multi-cultural environments

+ Agile experience and or certification

+ Healthcare and industrial/commercial experience

+ Trained by or experience with Shingijutsu

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 world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

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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.

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.

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive co

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