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Business Consultant - UK Home based
Brand: SumTotal
Req#: 519046
Updated: 11/20/2019
Job Type: Regular
Location: Bracknell UK
Category: Professional Services
Position Status: N/A
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Job Description
Business Consultant

 

Are you passionate about learning and intellectually curious?  Do you thrive in a fast paced, innovative work environment where team members hold themselves and others accountable?  Are you energized by trying new things, have an agile mindset and enjoy making an impact?   Is working for a purpose driven organization important to you?  If the answers to these questions are a resounding YES, then read on!
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning. We help businesses solve their biggest challenge – attracting, motivating and retaining world class talent.  Our team is recognized for cutting edge digital learning and human capital management solutions. Trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500, we train more professionals than any other company in the world. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.
 
Skillsoft’s SumTotal Strategic Business Unit has nearly 30 years of learning and HR software experience. High-performing organizations recognize that learning and development are core to their business success and overall talent management and workforce initiatives. That’s why more than 3,500 organizations, including many of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s solutions to enable their employees.
We are all about “Making Work Matter.”  With over 2000 employees around the world, we are always looking for amazing talent! 
 
Overview:
The Business Consultant (Functional) is responsible for delivery of consulting/implementation services to customers and for defining, improving, and driving best practices across the EMEA practice within customer base. The Business Consultant will also work in Pre-Sales engagements, during the presentation and/or scoping phases.
 
Opportunity Highlights:
  • Focus on business requirements gathering, functional solutions and testing
  • Conduct business requirement analysis and gap analysis.
  • Develop and recommend solutions and strategies for functional solutions based on the analysis of customer business goals, objectives, needs, and existing business workflow.
  • Identify and recommend solutions to meet client business requirements.
  • Facilitate business process and configuration workshops.
  • Work with the SumTotal Project Manager to define optimum project delivery strategy and plan.
  • Provide functional and business leadership to the client as well as the cross-functional team.
  • Work with internal groups to define, deliver, and assist with post-implementation issues. 
  • Lead delivery of Configuration Workshop and delivery of Administration Training
  • Provide consulting on functionality of SumTotal application and industry best practices
  • Internal-facing effort to ensure best practices (approximately 20% of the role)
  • Function as a subject-matter expert in relevant areas
  • Oversee and guide Learning (and Talent, if required) implementation projects
  • Meet utilization requirements and other KPIs related to individual and practice performance
  • This role will require approximately 50% travel, across Europe.

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Significant consulting experience in the HCM space
  • Demonstrable consulting experience in medium/large scale projects
  • Presentation skills: 
  • Ability to project confidence to help customers make right decisions, utilizing the SumTotal and industry best practices. 
  • Ability to lead a group discussion 
  • Ability to engage with prospective customers, during the scope discovery phase
  • Ability to drive the discussion towards controlling project scope and schedules
  • Contribute to overall team success in delivery and pre-sales scenarios 
  • Ability to continuously improve and receive positive feedback from customers and internal stakeholders 
  • Ability to manage tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead and successfully complete project with complex customer requirements
  • Deep subject matter expertise in relevant practice area (e.g. Learning Management, Talent Management, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer-facing presentation and facilitation skills
  • High level of organizational skills and ability to coordinate the work of others
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field, or equivalent
Success Qualities: 
 
Adaptable and Agile. Responds quickly to the changing needs of the business and is resilient in the face of setbacks or adversity.
Confident & Audacious Achiever.  Champions breakthrough initiatives and holds him/herself and others accountable for delivering.  Enjoys working hard; is action-oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting without over-analysis.
Entrepreneurial Spirit with Learner’s Mindset.  Is uncomfortable with simply maintaining "status quo" and is intellectually curious and demanding of excellence and continuous improvement.
Committed to our Collective Purpose.  Leverages cross functional collaboration to solve complex business issues and drive greater results.
Authentic & Customer Centric.  Never compromises integrity to achieve results while constantly being mindful of creating a positive customer experience both internally and externally.  Adheres to an uncompromising set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; practices what he/she preaches.  Acts with the highest standards of conduct and is seen as a direct, truthful individual.
 
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. 
If this opportunity intrigues you, we'd love for you to apply!

 

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