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Associate Consultant

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Job Description:


What makes Gartner Consulting a GREAT fit for you? A career at Gartner will be unlike any other you’ve experienced. Our consultants are technology and business thought leaders for the 21st century. Not only are we are passionate about technology and its application, we’re committed to attracting the most creative, talented and motivated consultants to take our world-renowned Gartner research to the next level. When you join Gartner Consulting, you’ll lead some of the most innovative business and technology efforts in the marketplace today. You’ll connect technology innovations and business best practices to the strategic requirements and commercial needs of the organization, all within the context of the rapidly evolving digital economy.

About this role: 
We are seeking a talented Consultant, preferably with consulting experience from a top management and IT consulting firm. As a Consultant working at the highest senior levels within our clients’ organizations you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in shaping, managing and delivering real value assisting our clients in successfully managing their technology and defining their IT strategies.

What you’ll do:
• Our consultants operate within industry verticals and this position will engage with a portfolio of Financial Services clients. As such, the successful applicant will have previous experience working within Financial Services clients.
• Participate in delivery of strategic IT consulting engagements, within a given timeframe and budget, for a variety of clients, which include IT benchmarking and general IT consulting. 
• Timely delivery of analysis, findings, recommendations and excellent client reports. 
• Conduct research, interviews and presentations for clients (executive and/or board level) 
• Be an excellent team player and leverage colleagues and mentors for sustained development

What you’ll need:
• Minimum 3 years of diversified strategic IT experience (technology, organization and processes). 
• Consulting experience in a similar role in a professional services firm or industry experience at a strategic or management level. 
• Consulting experience in the Financial Services Sector 
• Analytical skills 
• Flexibility and adaptability; able to change direction quickly and thoughtfully under changing client needs 
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree 
• Willingness to travel up to 30% of your time
• Deeper knowledge of one or more of the following is a plus: 
• IT strategy 
• IT organization & governance 
• Enterprise Architecture 
• IT/Business Process Outsourcing 
• Critical Program Management support (QA, risk, audit) 
• IT performance optimization

Who you are:
• Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and spoken 
• Ability to articulate IT strategies and understand business strategies and the alignment of both 
• Comfortable influencing and building trust-based, value-added relationships with senior executives
• Able to solve complex problems and successfully manage ambiguity and unexpected change 
• Coachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement
• Consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges

What we offer:
• A world-class consulting environment 
• The opportunity to work on cutting edge IT strategy engagements with a tier one client portfolio 
• A competitive salary 
• Structured bonus based on individual and corporate performance 
• Opportunities for promotion with a clear defined career development structure 
• Opportunity to participate actively in the development and future of Gartner Consulting 
• A dynamic but relaxed and supportive working environment that encourages personal development 

Job Requisition ID:30767

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