Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?
If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees.
You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.
You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.
You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success.
You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams.
Great work. Great opportunities.
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The primary objective of this position is to advise clients and recommend products and solutions to their problems that adds real business value.
Specifically, the CS Principal Transformational Consultant will use their excellent knowledge related to business challenges, industry trends, the competition, business models, industry value chain / business processes, industry segments, solutions, the regulatory environment, benchmarks, and standards bodies, to create value and enable successful business outcomes for Dimension Data clients - enabling them to transform themselves and their industries
The CS Principal Transformational Consultant is a deep specialist in one or more particular industries or verticals and is extremely knowledgeable on industry trends and the marketplace and players.
These industries include but isn’t limited to Financial Services, Healthcare, etc. They deal with highly complex and large, global, strategic client accounts.
What you'll be doing
Value Chain Linkage
Skills and attributes
Takes responsibility for understanding client requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolution.
Identifies, evaluates and recommends options, implementing if required. Collaborates with, and facilitates stakeholder groups, as part of formal or informal consultancy agreements.
Seeks to fully address client needs, enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of client personnel, by ensuring that proposed solutions are properly understood and appropriately exploited.
Specifies and applies appropriate analytical techniques to create information which supports business decision-making. Formats and communicates results, using textual, numeric, graphical and other visualisation methods appropriate to the target audience.
IT strategy & planning
Ensures that all stakeholders adhere to IT strategic management approach and timetables. Collates information and creates reports and insights to support IT strategic management processes.
Develops and communicates plans to drive forward the strategy. Contributes to the development of policies, standards and guidelines for IT strategy development and planning.
Actively monitors for, and seeks, opportunities, new methods, trends, capabilities and products to the advancement of the organisation.
Clearly articulates, and formally reports potential benefits from both structural and incremental change. Encourages and motivates colleagues to share creative ideas and learn from failures.
Business process improvement
Analyses business processes; identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches. Contributes to evaluating the factors which must be addressed in the change programme.
Helps establish requirements for the implementation of changes in the business process.
Enterprise & business architecture
Contributes to the creation and review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business.
Develops models and plans to drive forward the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance.
Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, procedures, organisation and equipment.
Emerging technology monitoring
Monitors the market to gain knowledge and understanding of currently emerging technologies. Identifies new and emerging hardware and software technologies and products based on own area of expertise, assesses their relevance and potential value to the organisation, contributes to briefings of staff and management.
Identifies the communications needs of each stakeholder group in conjunction with business owners and subject matter experts.
Translates communications / stakeholder engagement strategies into specific tasks. Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans.
For example, may oversee the organisation's promotional / selling activities to one or more clients, to ensure that such activities are aligned with corporate marketing objectives).
Negotiates with stakeholders at senior levels, ensuring that organisational policy and strategies are adhered to. Provides informed feedback to assess and promote understanding.
Problem identification and analysis
The CS Principal Transformational Consultant will support and advise on the definition of client requirements, conduct value assessments and business process analyses.
This employee will use their sound client engagement skills to identify and analyse client problems and opportunities for improvement and work closely with the relevant internal stakeholders to consider the appropriate and innovative solutions to solve these problems.
They conduct business diagnostic studies and assess functional areas of the information technology sector.
Business transformation initiatives and solutions
These individuals take responsibility for the completion of the required documentation relating to a business transformational initiative.
This includes the development, maintenance and communication of technology roadmap documents and business cases. They understand how IT services use applications and how these can be used to transform business and translate these into a solution for implementation by the relevant internal stakeholders.
The Industry Consultant will provide the end to end solution set to enable the client’s business transformation. They search for innovative solutions that will lead to business development initiatives for Dimension Data and continuous improvement enhancements for the client.
Co-ordination of the solution implementation
The CS Principal Transformational Consultant takes responsibility for the integration of the solution by orchestrating the internal co-ordination of the solution implementation.
They continuously drive for client satisfaction and brief and introduce the consultant specialists, ensuring the completion of assignments.
These individuals need to follow-up and close out on the agreed business upgrade plan.
CS Principal Transformational Consultants remain abreast of current trends and best practices in the area of expertise by attending industry and technical conferences.
They have the ability to integrate all the domains of applications architecture.
They demonstrate a good command of consulting skills through their ability to successfully apply the Dimension Data Consulting Services methodology to increasingly complex consulting engagements.
In addition, they have knowledge of project management principles and they ensure that projects with clients are executed accordingly.
They provide their engagement and subject matter expertise in supporting the internal stakeholders in proposal development and other business development activities.
They work proactively with sales to look for additional business opportunities to address client requirements and continuously search for creative solutions to address the client’s business needs.
These employees identify business opportunities and benefit potentials through business and industry intelligence and solutions.
Next career steps
Work experience required
What would make you a good fit for this role?