MBA Intern – Enterprise Strategy Consultant – May 2023

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Introduction
As a Strategy Consultant at IBM, you will help reinvent businesses and industries by developing and utilizing specialized knowledge of industry-specific and cross-industry competitive strategies. You’ll manage complex components of an engagement, working closely with clients and their customers to understand their pain points. Your strategic recommendations will drive change in a digitally-enabled era and give you the opportunity to collaborate with highly talented IBMers. Are you ready?

Your Role and Responsibilities

As an intern on the Enterprise Strategy Consulting team at IBM, you will help reinvent businesses and industries by developing and utilizing specialized knowledge of industry-specific and cross-industry competitive strategies. You’ll manage complex components of an engagement, working closely with clients and their customers to understand their pain points. Your strategic recommendations will drive change in a digitally-enabled era and give you the opportunity to collaborate with highly talented IBMers. Are you ready?

What Do We Look For In A Successful Consultant At IBM?

  • Curiosity to question, research, clearly define problems, and work out innovative solutions
  • Passion to understand the applications of emerging technologies and adapt modern approaches to client problems
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities, including the ability to manage ambiguity and deliver creative and well-structured solutions; as well as applying deep analytical skills to ensure recommendations are informed by data and insights
  • Focus on ensuring the success of your team and client, with an ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, create structure and coordination, while continuously sharing and incorporating feedback
  • Powerful communication and storytelling skills, successfully applying verbal and written communications to expose and defend points of view to business leaders and team members
  • Aptitude and interpersonal skills to thrive in an intense team atmosphere, able to build direct working relationships across all levels of the IBM and client teams

Positions are based in one of the following IBM offices: Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, or Montreal.

This position is a 4-month internship with a start date in May 2023, ending in August 2023.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Enrolled in an MBA program with an anticipated graduation date in 2023/2024.
  • Experience in consulting, in a start-up or other business environments
  • Experience developing business cases, financial models, presentation materials, and communication assets
  • Professional or academic experience (such as through full-time work, internships, and school projects) in operating model design, performance management, modern service optimization, marketing optimization, sales optimization, ventures and partnership development, product management, supply chain management, organizational design
  • Incorporating design thinking and creative approaches to problem solving and strategy formulation
  • Working in an Agile environment and/or is Scrum/Agile/PM certified


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Industry expertise in Financial Services, Public Sector and Government, Consumer Packaged Goods, Telecom, Retail, Travel & Transportation, Energy, Environment, Utilities, Insurance, Aerospace & Defense, Chemicals & Petroleum, and/or Electronics
  • Previous client-facing consulting experience in a global consulting firm is an asset
  • Functional expertise in operating model design, performance management, modern service optimization, marketing optimization, sales optimization, ventures and partnership development, product management, supply chain management, organizational design

About Business Unit

IBM Consulting is IBM’s consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients’ businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.


Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities. Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone. It’s time to define your career.


About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.


Location Statement

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.


Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Key Job Details

    • Country/Region:CA
    • State:MULTIPLE
    • City:Multiple Cities
    • Category:Consultant
    • Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
    • Position Type:Intern
    • Employment Type:Full-Time
    • Contract Type:Internship
    • Company:(0026) IBM Canada Limited – IBM Canada Limitee
    • Req ID:594700BR
    • Travel Required:Up to 80% or 4 days a week (home on weekends – based on project requirements)