Deloitte US Innovation - Consultant, Innovation Strategy in Chicago, Illinois
US Innovation - Consultant, Innovation Strategy
If you are fascinated about how digital technology is transforming business, plan your next career move with Deloitte's US Innovation team.
Deloitte's breadth, depth, and scale, combined with our relentless passion for innovation create powerful opportunities to help our clients and our own organization stay ahead of change, deliver impact that matters, and transform complexity and disruption into lasting value.
Work You'll Do:
The Consultant will work as a team member in executing corporate strategy projects focused on transforming what the firm offers, how we deliver those offerings, and how we operate. Projects could include any of Deloitte's four specific functional businesses: Audit, Tax, Consulting, or Advisory, or may be focused on new services and businesses, channels (e.g., clients, industry sectors, geographies) or services that cross functional business lines.
The Consultant will interact with senior leaders in the company and will assist in various special, top priority projects with potential to significantly impact our organization.
The Consultant will develop thinking and execute on one or more innovation projects or work-streams. This includes activities such as:
Applying logic and structure to solve ambiguous problems
Researching and establishing analytical frameworks and conducting complex business analyses
Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as assessing the effectiveness of current processes and identifying opportunities for transformation
Collaborating and developing effective working relationships with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders
Developing executive level presentations and reports
The US Innovation group supports Deloitte's strategic innovation goals. The group focuses on sensing emerging trends; incubating breakthrough technologies and solutions; driving and orchestrating the firm's digital transformation; and communicating to our people and the marketplace the vision and impact of the firm's innovation and digital transformation efforts. The group also works with firm leaders to help set, shape, achieve - and then refresh - innovation goals.
The US Innovation group is unique in Deloitte. Its focus is to rapidly identify, shape, experiment and incubate new business opportunities that leverage leading edge technologies. We operate as a cross-between an applied R&D (emphasis on Development), venture capital investor and a start-up. All team members are respected and called upon for their creativity, insights and ability to make an impact, regardless of title or tenure. And most are challenged to work on multiple projects at one time. The work is intense, fast-moving and highly impactful; but most importantly fun and rewarding for those with passion for innovation.
Prior experience in strategy development for top tier companies and/or with top strategy consultancy
Outstanding analytical (qualitative and quantitative), research, and presentation skills
Ability to think creatively and apply logical structuring to complex problems
Ability to synthesize large sets of information, extract insights, and develop recommendations
Systems thinking skills (able to connect dots across different concepts to generate new insights)
Ability to think orthogonally to prevailing views and comfort with challenging orthodoxies
Strong technical skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and supporting technologies like Teams and Zoom)
Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills
Limited travel (While up to 25% of travel may be necessary for the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)
Limited immigration sponsorship may be available
2+ years of strategy consulting experience, including executing and owning workstreams for innovation/strategy projects and programs with multiple stakeholders
Ability to succeed in both team-based and independent environments
Strong client presence with experience facilitating ideation/brainstorming sessions and collaboration workshops
High level of proficiency in developing executive level communications/presentations
Client service mentality and ability to develop high degree of trust with key internal client base
Familiarity and fluency with strategic and innovation frameworks and conceptual constructs
Knowledge of growth & expansion strategies and scenario/trend analysis
Experience working as part of small to mid-sized teams to deliver results
Well-organized with the ability to handle several projects/clients simultaneously
Professionalism, maturity, energy for driving change, creativity and empathy are all key attributes for success
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.