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IBM Watson Health – Consulting Principal in New York, New York


IBM’s Industry Consultants are essential to our clients as they work to reinvent themselves for the future. Join our highly visible and highly skilled team of global consultants as we strive to accelerate sales, deliver client engagements, and build IBM’s market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!

Your Role and Responsibilities

This position is an individual contributor role within the Provider Consulting Team. A consultant in this position can diagnose client’s business issues and determine the appropriate solutions that will address client issues for small to medium sized engagements and deliver a positive ROI on the consulting engagement. The ideal person for this role is an individual who has worked a minimum of 5 years in either an operations or clinical role in a provider organization.


  • Lead small to medium sized consulting engagements and engage in billable consulting activity in practice area

  • Develop project budgets and schedules for small and medium size projects, manage internal staff, and review work products

  • Successfully manage project scope and client expectations, leading to strong client references and follow on engagements

  • Monitor client satisfaction, escalate issues, and take appropriate actions to address issues

  • Manage and participate in the design and development of deliverables and present results to the client

  • Extract, compile and validate data, conduct analysis using basic statistics and draft presentations of analytic findings

  • Develop table shells and technical specifications required to produce consistent accurate results

  • Customize analytic project templates and produce charts and graphs for internal and external use as part of an excel data book

  • Support Senior Consulting leaders in the delivery of medium to large consulting engagements

  • Support new client sales pursuits and opportunities and develop follow on potential at existing clients

  • Design and lead quality assurance activities

  • Support Senior Consulting leaders in identifying consulting growth opportunities and participate in the development of new service offerings

  • Grow expertise in healthcare practice focus, develop ability to serve as internal consultant to other IBM business units

  • Interact with client leadership and management and demonstrate understanding of client business needs

  • Mentor and train Consulting team members

Preferred location: Ann Arbor, MI, Cambridge, MA, Chicago, IL, Raleigh, NC, Greenwood Village, CO, Cleveland, OH

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5-7 years progressive healthcare provider organization and/or consulting experience

  • Ability to work with leaders and managers in the client organization and make analytics driven recommendations on healthcare operations/clinical business needs

  • Strong data visualization skills and the ability to summarize and communicate information clearly and effectively

  • Ability to lead and facilitate client meetings

  • Experience in identifying how to utilize quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to help solve healthcare operations/clinical business issues

  • Industry knowledge of health care business, strategy and operations issues and trends

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriate

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including ability to present information, findings and recommendations

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • n/a

About Business Unit

IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

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Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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