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A/NZ Associate Partner - Enterprise Agility Lead (Sydney or Melbourne)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 28/09/2017

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IT and Telecommunications / Sales & Business Development

Job description:

IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We are changing how we create. How we collaborate. How we analyse. How we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation.
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge. We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM. We are hiring.

Are you interested in helping companies reinvent themselves and their industries for the digital age? Do you want to leverage your business acumen and understanding of cutting edge technology to define a vision and strategy for how businesses will remain competitive and grow?  Do you have an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset? IBM is developing a world-class Digital Strategy Consulting practice which includes a focus on Enterprise Agility and we are hiring the best Agile talent in the industry. 

IBM Global Business Services is looking for talented and highly motivated, modern Agile strategy consultants to join our Digital Technology and Data Strategy consulting practice. As an Associate Partner, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working with CEO’s and the broader C-Suite to define how scaling agile at the enterprise level can enable disruptive strategies and create business value. You will drive Agile principles and practices at the enterprise level within large enterprise programs spanning geographies and touching tens of thousands of employees.  This role works with senior leaders of our clients who want to implement and improve Agile practices, as well as drive overall Agile culture change. You must have both Agile Subject Matter Expertise and the ability to lead, mentor and coach at all levels through to the C-Suite. Successful candidates will have direct evidence of leading Agile transformations as a Senior Consultant or as a leader within a large enterprise.
Associate Partners have knowledge of industry recognized Agile frameworks (Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, Kanban and other scaling models) and have the ability to design and implement strategic enterprise transformation programs. This role will also often perform a coaching role, often coaching our client’s leaders and executives.

Business leaders are addressing many challenges and opportunities in today's digital world.  With our proven cognitive and technology assets, methodologies, partnerships and research capabilities, IBM is uniquely positioned to help our clients navigate this shift.  Our consultants act as trusted business advisors to our clients worldwide, helping them to define new business models and innovate how they address customers, markets and channels.  Working across all major sectors, we craft unique and collaborative partnerships with our clients that drive growth, disruption and sustainable advantage.
IBM Global Business Services is a leader in global transformation, and there is no better place to launch or further your career. World-class learning opportunities, mentoring and a flexible work environment—you will find a wealth of opportunities within IBM to create the career you’ve always imagined.

The role reports into the ANZ Digital Strategy Practice Lead Partner under the Digital Strategy & iX Growth Platform leader for ANZ. Globally the role is supported by the Global Technology & Data Practice leader based in USA.  


  • Grow the Australian Enterprise Agile and Technology & Data Strategy practice
  • Lead large consulting engagements and drive enterprise transformation at the strategic level. You must have direct experience presenting to the C-Suite.
  • Identify the enterprise needs of our clients and craft a compelling value proposition that describes the approach, the client value proposition and the unique value of IBM.
  • Define the specific Agile approach, principles and practices to help teams implement Agile at scale.
  • Identify new opportunities and manage relationships with current client Executive to drive new business.
  • Perform Agile Coaching at the team and executive level
  • Remain at the leading-edge of Agile practices and contribute to their spreading across the organization
Required Technical and professional Expertise:
  • 4 years of experience working for a large enterprise or top-tier consulting firm leading Agile transformations
  • 6 years of general consulting or other equivalent business experience
  • 2 years of involvement in at least one aspect of a digital transformation (e.g., Agile transformation, DevOps,)
  • Willingness to travel (domestically and globally) up to 4 days a week
  • Fluent in English