Nimble Consulting

Lead Consultant

Lead Consultant

 

There are two levels of lead consultant:

  • Level 1 – Lead Consultant Requires 4 years of consulting experience and/or 6 years of relevant experience in the areas of: organizational change management, project management, stakeholder management or communications.
  • Level 2 – Lead Consultant (Experienced) Requires 6 years of consulting experience and/or 8 years of relevant experience in the areas of: organizational change management, project management, stakeholder management or communications.

Project Location(s)You are part of the Nimble Consulting team as a full-time employee. As a lead consultant, this position requires being onsite with Nimble's clients 4-5 days a week due to the nature of the consulting work that we do, and collaborative approach in working with the larger client project team. Client location currently is anywhere in the Bay Area, but you must be open to travel to other cities as required.  You will be responsible for getting to the location on a regular basis should a client location not be BART accessible. Historical locations include San Ramon, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and San Jose.

Key Responsibilities

As a lead consultant, you will drive work and manage a scope of work under the direction of Nimble and grow quickly in your responsibilities. Responsibilities include:

  • Support one or more client engagements (same or different clients) immediately under Nimble.
  • Learn Nimble systems, how we work as a team and our brand of client service and apply it to projects.
  • Learn or apply frameworks for organizing client deliverables -- your client role may change in terms of the functional area or type of work you perform for that project; you will come up to speed quickly on client-specific frameworks and ensure the team has the necessary knowledge for success.
  • Lead a team (client or Nimble) within a client project, which may include the following:
    • Manage, track, and drive the statement of work via a project plan that you develop and own.
    • Manage and oversee all client deliverables for that project.
    • Structure the work across the team by deliverable, by activity, and as unplanned events occur.
    • Manage risks and deadlines in a dynamic project environment.
    • Ensure the team has the tools, knowledge, and frameworks necessary to do their jobs at the client, i.e. learning, applying, and teaching the client frameworks that need to be applied to deliverables.
    • Keep apprised of Nimble (non-client) events, deliverables, and responsibilities that you or your project team owns to be able to coordinate across client and non-client activities.
    • Model the leadership behavior required to lead work and support the Nimble team.
      • Sense of urgency and problem solving within the team, escalating issues as necessary.
      • Responsive to team needs (setting weekly priorities, reviewing work in a timely manner).
      • Responsive to dynamic needs of the client beyond the statement of work and scheduled deliverables (managing and tracking emails, activity, and tasks across various priorities).
  • Participate in high-level executive meetings, drive actions from the meetings, and do any follow-up work.
  • Manage gaps and risks and escalate according to a planned risk management and governance structure.
  • Be a major contributor to operations of Nimble: recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, marketing, research or events hosted by Nimble for clients or recruits.
  • Lead and contribute to team events, team culture, and ways to improve how we work across our client locations.
  • Come up with new, improved, and cost-efficient ways of doing business with our clients and take initiative to lead these efforts after consultation with Nimble leadership.

Note: Travel as required by the client (Currently travel is in the Bay Area only, but there could be client work requiring further travel as needed)

Requirements for both Level 1 & 2

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Relevant consulting experience or experience in the areas of: organizational change management, project management, stakeholder management or communications.
  • Led engagements that required working across organizational boundaries and interfacing with senior executives. Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent writer and presenter.
  • Open to regular feedback from supervisors, peers, and clients on deliverables, perception management, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities effectively.
  • Proficient in technology and adept at learning new applications and methodologies quickly.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn new applications and technology.
    • Demonstrated examples of learning new frameworks (change management, training, process analysis, etc.) and applying them to your work.
  • Must be able to be physically on-site with the Nimble team at the client location 5 days a week due to the type of consulting services we offer and our partnering approach with clients.
  • Must be willing and able to travel for client work (multiple clients or multiple sites for a client).
  • Strong references required for consideration, preferably from clients or direct supervisors.
  • Preference given to those who have worked at a top-tier consulting firm.
  • Project management certification or change management certification.
  • Experience with SharePoint, Outlook, Microsoft Project, Visio (process mapping).

Requirements for Level 2

  • Led multiple engagements that deliver complex strategy projects and initiatives with measurable results, working across organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to deal with and resolve ambiguity and to adjust personal style to different situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to come up to speed quickly in understanding client industry trends and best practices.
  • Versed in a breadth and depth of multiple methods to improve imitative performance with regards to scorecard metrics, business benefit measurements, and achievement of goals.
  • Successfully developed and managed senior executive level relationships within complex environments.
  • Successfully led (directly or indirectly) a functional, industry, and/or business area.
  • Guided executive level business decisions based on relevant business intelligence – presented using techniques such as: quantitative and qualitative analysis, process analysis, performance and operations analysis, business case development, risk and/or gap analysis.

Preferred

  • Change management methodologies: Prosci, Being First or equivalent coursework.
  • Project management skills: problem solving, tracking work, status reports, risk management (PMI certification) or PMO (Program Management Office) experience.
  • Master’s Degree (MBA, MPP, MPA, etc.)
  • Process mapping experience or desire to learn process mapping.
  • Experience with SharePoint, Outlook, Microsoft Project, Visio (process mapping).

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line and send your resume and cover letter torecruiting@nimbleconsulting.net