Senior Associate – Strategy and Operations – Ankura

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
Ankura Senior Associates lead small projects and participate in large or complex projects, with regular guidance from the Account Manager, as well as more experienced consultants. They typically have 4-7 years of relevant business and project experience, or a combination of experience and post-graduate education. The Senior Associate assumes more challenging projects and work tasks as their experience grows.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leads small projects and participates in large or complex projects.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of the consulting process.
Reviews and ensures quality deliverables.
Manages project scope, vision, objectives, schedule, budget, resources, vendors, dependencies, issues, risks, and change using best practice and/or “right-sized” methods, tools, and approaches.
Develops a project plan for meeting the objectives within scope, including people, process, and technology components of the initiative.
Proactively manages, monitors, and adjusts plan throughout the project.
Maintains key documentation throughout the project, including status reports, issue/risk logs, decision history, business process diagrams, etc.
Gathers, elicits, documents, and analyzes business requirements.
Maps and analyzes current and future business processes.
Researches and analyzes potential solution approaches.
Continually analyzes business issues and facilitates resolution to keep the project on target.
Manages conflicts and escalates critical issues to the project sponsor.
Creates and implements a communications plan to keep team members, stakeholders, and sponsors up to date on project status and issues.
Flexibly contributes in other project roles, as necessary, with project sponsor approval.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS:

Clear and concise verbal and written communications.
Excellent active listening skills.
High level of organization and ability to prioritize tasks.
Detail orientation, but with the ability to visualize and communicate the “big picture”.
Adaptive to different working environments.
Flexibility to wear multiple “hats” on a project.
Ability to develop relationships with client team members at all levels and across organizations.
Willing to admit mistakes, learn from them, and ask for help.
Analytical; enjoys problem-solving.
Good facilitation and negotiation skills.
Ability to informally influence others in a positive way.
Strong desire to improve and continuously learn.
Professional demeanor and behavior; can-do attitude.
Joy in serving clients; servant leader; humble.

Contact:

angela.courtney@ankura.com

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  • Location: Nashville, TN, United States
  • Career Level: Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Positions: 1