IT Strategy Consultant - 1350482

at Apex Systems in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description


  1. Leverages second- and third-party research to understand current and emergent industry and market drivers, and technology trends, and publishes summary and key findings to IT division.
  2. Continuously maintains library of IT division- and business-facing reference materials for internal knowledge sharing.
  3. Evaluates drivers and trends for division applicability and identifies opportunities for further research and/or business investment.
  4. Partners with BRMs and business leaders to document cross-division and business unit goals, objectives, and strategies.
  5. Contributes to all facets of the IT strategy framework, including content and presentation design.
  6. Coordinates cross-division IT strategy deliverables and provides status updates on a periodic basis with division IT leadership.
  7. Develops cross-division artifacts, technology roadmaps and communications that convey the connection between business strategy and capabilities, existing IT projects, and proposed technology enablement opportunities.
  8. Ascertains cross-division synergies for business investment, across business capability gaps, technology application health risks, and process and application simplification opportunities.
  9. Partners with BRMs and IT partners to identify opportunities and co-develops proposals for increased positive customer experience, cost reductions, and cost avoidance.
  10. Participates in conversations regarding future state business and IT solutions with BRMs, Corporate IT and external vendors.


7-10 years of IT experience in large or midsized multinational Pharmaceutical, or Health Care organization.

  • Strong understanding of business strategy and IT strategy related artifacts and deliverables.
  • Strong understanding of business and technology capability maps and ways to leverage concepts for business investment prioritization.
  • Ability to convey application of a new or emerging concept or trends to promote further understanding and influence action.
  • Ability to build frameworks and templates for others to consume and contribute.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Proven leadership skills, self-directed with strong work ethic.
  • Ability to move forward and manage through ambiguity.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to multi-task across multiple programs successfully.
  • Experience developing executive-level presentations.
  • Experience conveying progress and achievement of business goals and objectives.
  • Experience in discussing IT strategy and gaining business alignment.
  • Experience and understanding of the complete software life cycle including privacy and security aspects.
  • Experience with vendor management.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and identify innovative solutions to drive business improvement both for internal business users and external customers.
  • Work effectively with all levels of management up to and including Division Directors and VPs.
  • Technology knowledge of the following disciplines is a plus (Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cloud Strategies, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Predictive Analytics)

OTHER: Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.

About Apex Systems:

  • Apex offers a number of resources to our contractors including:
    • Training and Development programs - We have a webinar series with global experts who deliver 3-4 technical and leadership webinars a month around hot topics/technologies such as Agile, DevOps, Angular, Node, React, JavaScript, .NET Core, Java 8/9, Redux, Ansible, Kubernetes, etc. Many of these webinars are worth certification credits for major certifying bodies such as PMI, IIBA, and CompTIA (i.e. PDU, CDU, and CEU credits). We can also provide a technical training license (eligibility required)
    • Benefits - Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, and Employee Stock Purchase Program
    • Strong Support Network - A network of Recruiters, Support Services, and Contractor Care Representatives are here to help our contractors succeed. We have a job portal which has all of our job openings with our 1,200+ clients. We also have off-boarding/end of assignment resources to help you during the transition when you’re wrapping up, including a Career Coaching Program and 15+ Career Readiness workshops for job seekers
    • Awards - Apex is a proud recipient of the Best of Staffing awards for both Client Satisfaction and Contractor Satisfaction

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state. We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.  
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Job Posting: 10950580

Posted On: May 22, 2023

Updated On: Jun 22, 2023

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