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IBM Business Consultant Associate Entry Level in Bedford, Nova Scotia


At IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation Consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM's ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

At IBM, we know technology. But technology is only as good as the results it delivers. Are you interested and adept in application development methodology and tools? The IBM Client Innovation Centre (CIC): Nova Scotia occupies a unique position in the IT marketplace - at the intersection of business and technology.

As a member of our team, you will help IBM clients solve some of their most challenging business problems, capitalize on market opportunities and achieve real value in today's tough economy.

We're looking for passionate, original thinkers who want to drive progress, grow their network, and further their careers. If you see yourself as someone who never stops learning, who believes no problem is too big to solve, and who wants to unleash their potential, a Business Consultant role is for you.

Candidates must:

  • Have graduated no earlier than 2020, and will be graduating no later than 2022

  • Have an Associate's Degree, College Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Degree by date of employment

  • Exception: This program does not accept MBA or PhD candidates/graduates

  • Have no more than 2 years of full-time professional related work experience

  • Be eligible to work in Canada without current or future needs for visa sponsorship

  • Be willing and able to live and work in Nova Scotia, with minimal travel anticipated

We have a variety of Business Consultant employment opportunities available at IBM CIC Halifax including: Project Management:

At IBM, our Project Management team excels by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost and deliverables for key leading Canadian clients. If you want to grow a career in Project Management, come start your journey with IBM as a Project Control Officer!

  • Project Control Officer Role & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with administering and controlling all aspects of the project including the project plan, project documents, time reporting and financial controls.

  • Assist in maintaining project schedules, meeting minutes, develop and maintain issue logs and project documentation repositories.

  • Develop presentation documents as required for project teams and consolidate project status reports.

  • Producing month-end project financial reports in collaboration with corporate project financial controller.

Business Analyst:

Business Analysts deal with big data and analytics to help our clients ensure they are working most effectively by analyzing their processes and procedures to understand problems and find innovative solutions.Be ready to navigate the complex relationships that make the business world run and find the actionable insights that result in great business decisions. As a Business Analyst you will also work very closely with the Software Testers.

  • Business Analyst Roles and Responsibilities:

  • documenting processes

  • Providing proactive, focused attention to assigned clients to help them get maximum value from their IBM solutions

  • Document the requirements using Business Analyst tools such as JIRA, confluence, ALM, blueprint, excel

  • Identifying business requirements

  • Analyzing defects uncovered during the various testing phases and identifying the resolution

Oracle PeopleSoft:

PeopleSoft is an Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with a focus on HR, payroll and accounting modules. If you are eager to use your accounting and HR skills to improve our client's work flows then start your career off in PeopleSoft as a Junior Functional Analyst working with our keystone government client! Candidates interested in Oracle PeopleSoft MUST be eligible for Federal Government security clearance & MUST be available for shift work and on call support work in order to serve IBM's client.

  • Functional Analyst Roles and Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for maintaining system administration tasks on the PeopleSoft application

  • You will be supporting accounting, payroll & HR tasks on the PeopleSoft ERP application

  • You will be working with large databases from the client

SAP:SAP is multinational software corporation that develops enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. IBM is a premier SAP business partner with a large 200+ team located at our Halifax CIC. SuccessFactors is SAP's cloud platform to enable employers to manage their HR employee records. If you interested in working with HR, have an aptitude for technology, and eager to use technology in your day to day work life start your career in SAP as a Functional Consultant!

  • Functional SAP Consultant Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Learn all the Human Resources functions involved in managing the employee lifecycle from recruiting to separation.

  • Learn how companies manage their financial records using SAP.

  • Learn how SAP helps clients manage their supply chain, procurement, finance, or human capital management

  • Use consulting skills & business knowledge to effectively integrate technology into the client's business environment in order to achieve client expected business results.

  • Assists clients in the selection, implementation, and support of the SAP HR module

Business Consultant Required & Preferred Skills:

  • You have strong excel skills and enjoy making meaningful evaluations of a given set of data (tables, excel files etc.)

  • You have excellent domain, oral and written communication skills, relationship management, and issue management skills

  • You enjoy working in a team environment with team members of a diverse background and skill set along with being comfortable working on your own to complete individual assigned tasks

  • You enjoy working with the public and have demonstrated excellent customer experience skills

  • You will have demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to communicate with multiple levels of management and executives

  • You have the ability to learn new processes, coach and direct team members

  • You enjoy problem solving and delivering innovative solutions to complex problems that address client needs

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

About Business UnitIBM 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.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Full vaccination refers to receiving dosage of COVID-19 vaccines that provide full protection in accordance with Canada Public Health and WHO guidance (full series of a 2 dose vaccine plus 14 days or a one dose vaccine plus 14 days from the last dose). Proof of vaccination status will be required. Booster vaccination requirements may be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre 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 IBMIBM'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 StatementThis 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, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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.