Director - Manufacturing & Logistics Consulting (Ecommerce focus)
Chicago, IL 
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Director, Manufacturing & Logistics Consulting (Ecommerce focus)

Cognizant Consulting

Locations - Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit

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. 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 a number of Business/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.

The Role

Our Manufacturing & Logistics consulting practice is one of the most prominent and significant in the industry. And we are growing! We are looking for a leader to join us as a Director in our Consulting practice. This role will focus on ecommerce strategies at the intersection of business and technology, helping lead the way as we continue to scale our business.

We're looking for an industry expert to bring consulting-led change across a vast industry that has an appetite for innovation. The right leader who can assess and inspire change across heavily matrixed and regulated environments, and at the same time stay nimble and future ready as we move more deeply toward a digitally enabled future.

To achieve this, you'll need the right experience, the right mindset, and the right connections within this sector. As a Director in our practice, we are looking for someone who is an expert in their field, can build and sell advisory services that changes the everyday life, and can lead teams of consultants to outcomes that truly change the world. While you are at it, you'll be surrounded by highly competent and engaged colleagues.

We are really excited about this opportunity, and we are looking for the right leader to join us in this critical role. Our solutions are in ever-increasing demand, and we are passionate about making a difference. If you have deep industry experience in manufacturing are a selfless leader, and are committed to client-facing environment; if you can bring expertise, vision, and execution; if you want to lead an industry to new heights and grow your career with a team that wants to build something great together, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities

* Serve as a Consulting Leader, bringing e-commerce expertise to our Manufacturing & Logistics Consulting practice Cognizant's clients, as we engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life

* Own and develop a book of business and actively engage in business development efforts, often owning quota for accounts, and ensuring profitable growth for the practice and for Cognizant

* Engage in key account expansion, sales leadership, and internal executive stakeholder partnering based upon an expert understanding of such things as emerging market trends, client business direction, client requirements, and the feasibility of transformation goals

* Establish and nurture relationships with client executives and strive to serve as their trusted advisor

* Leverage industry expertise and market sensibilities to propose a forward-leaning refinement or extension of Cognizant's practice offerings; lead in the management of strategic control points in the development of these offerings

* Support and develop a long-term vision for the practice; work with others to standardize consulting tools, methods, curricula, and career development requirements.

* Partner with recruitment to attract high caliber consulting talent and the creation of a strong talent pipeline

* Mentor and coach consulting associates; lead people development and community-building activities

* Author thought leadership insights on behalf of the practice and advocates within Cognizant for the recognition of Consulting's contribution to Cognizant's profitability and market brand

* Participate in industry panels and forums to promote Cognizant's capabilities; gather insights on emerging business needs, requirements, technology, and competitive challenges

* Lead in the creation of robust IP repositories and knowledge-sharing strategies to enhance practice effectiveness and cross-practice community building.

Qualifications

* 15+ years of experience or extensive cross-sector business management, including the creation and go-to-market execution of practice offers (product, pricing, resourcing, marketing) in manufacturing based consulting

* Experience in B2B, B2C, B2B2C ecommerce strategies, development of digital platforms and fulfillment, customer experience is mandatory

* Retail experience/ exposure and Industrial understanding/ experience would be an advantage

* A successful track record of developing relationships and selling, managing forecasts, and driving an organization of professional consultants in winning business and achieving financial targets

* Possessing a robust network of contacts and presence in professional organizations and industry forums

* Experience in building results-oriented, high-performing consulting teams or organizations recognized for excellence

* Personal leadership and a desire to create a culture that enables exceptional outcomes; the embodiment of Cognizant's Core Values of: Start with a point of view; Seek data, build knowledge; Always strive, never settle; Work as one; Create conditions for everyone to thrive; Do the right thing, the right way.

Work Authorization

* Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Mar 26 2024

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 or follow us

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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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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
15+ years
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