Business Consultant at The Nerdery

Posted in Consultant 11 days ago.

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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description:

The Nerdery

Category: Strategy
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

In a nutshell:

You sit at the intersection of Digital and Business, where the fate of the modern enterprise is determined. With many potential paths forward, you dissect business ecosystems to understand which futures are viable for our clients. We're looking for people with a depth of experience in end-to-end product life cycles, business model design, market analysis, financial modeling, and digital roadmap implementation.

When it comes to Digital Business, you don't stop at giving advice. Established enterprises frequently have trouble adopting a digital mindset - you demonstrate value by showing viable paths forward. Wherever your colleagues in Experience Strategy lead the way toward value creation with customer centric filters, you marry the perspective with costs, revenues, monetization strategies, and secular trends. You're not ignorant of CX, so you drive the creation of a compellingly quantitative POV that merges seamlessly.

In fast-moving, cross-disciplinary teams, you are a balanced voice of direction and initiative who can orchestrate the right talent where effective and appropriate. Yet even as you provide direction to others, you like to roll up your sleeves and get things done. You don't create artifacts for the sake of producing them; instead, you focus on efforts that move conversation forward.

Above all, you are comfortable living at the leading edge of emerging tech trends; you are undeterred by ambiguity and hungry to create certainty and value for your clients.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to meet.
Why is this role important for Nerdery's work?

Nerdery's Strategy Practice dwells upon the constantly shifting terrain of business value creation, experience centricity, and emerging technology. Our clients face new challenges on a daily basis and they are constantly looking to generate new value through technology. Working in concert with Experience Strategists and Delivery Leads, our Business Consultants provide the financial, marketplace, and tech ecosystem analysis to support the client and Nerdery teams in forging and navigating a digital roadmap.
Why Nerdery?

Nerdery is a digital business consultancy entering one of the most exciting phases of growth in its 15-year history. We start with identifying business value and digital strategy and how that relates to the human experience of our clients customers, but then - within the same organization - we move all the way through design and engineering, enabled by a top class delivery organization. That means we can not only co-create the innovative ideas companies need in order to win in this new economy - but we can actually build them right in-house without any discontinuity whatsoever.
Once here, you will:

  • Collaborate with clients to understand their business challenges and opportunities and to help identify and prioritize their near and long term goals.

  • Design organizational structures and strategic assets to help companies support new offers and drive innovation.

  • Partner with various designers to create new and evolve existing digital services or products in ways that foster strategic business growth.

  • Use discovery-driven planning and financial modeling to explore the business model possibilities behind design concepts and to shape and influence their design.

  • Design business models that enhance and extend consumer experiences.

  • Translate business data and concepts into actionable insights for the Nerdery team (and community).

Relevant experience and mindset:

  • A masters in business is a plus, with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience.

  • Successful candidates will combine rigorous business acumen across many of the following areas, along with world-class depth in one or two: Marketing (Product or Brand), Human Resources, Management, and Accounting/Finance, Organizational Process, Operations, and Technology.

  • Operational experience in or a deep understanding of taking offerings to market and scaling, whether as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

  • Familiarity with project management tools and Agile Development.

  • Demonstrated fluency with the human-centered design process and an ability to work in multidisciplinary design teams.

  • Experience in a client-service or consultative role which might include management consulting, creative services, design, finance or operations.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.