Consultant ($25.00 per hour + BOE) for the Northern Chicago Suburbs (Skokie):


Top Reasons to consider KSYS Group

* Are you looking for a position where your impact is felt? Do you get excited about working a wide variety of different, interesting projects? We are a tight knit, agile team of technology and business consultants who are always looking for a bigger challenge!
* Competitive salary (up to $25/hour based on experience), strong benefit and continuing education plans, and a schedule with good flexibility.

Consultants are responsible for interacting with our clients and our team to ensure a successful flow of work in all phases of project development. Consultants are also responsible for training internal employees and clients.

You will be involved in work such as:

  • Work with Customers to understand needs and goals of a project. Develop technical specifications of the project for the development team, project managers or business consultants.
  • Review new and existing processes of clients. Develop and organize solutions.
  • Manage the communication between Clients and our staff to ensure client questions are answered and needs are addressed.
  • Project management development and administration
  • Working with business consultants on customer training plans and help train customers on new additions to IT infrastructure.
  • Support Business consultants with administrative tasks as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison between company staff and the client for projects that are IT related.

Job Requirements:

  • An undaunted, quick learner — most of what we do is a venture into the unfamiliar — you need to thrive in that environment, be comfortable making mistakes, asking the “dumb” questions, and eager to learn more!
  • Excellent communication skills — clients need a high level of customer service and patient communication. Client and manager interaction needs to be clear and concise. Management needs to be updated on project milestones or issues without you being prompted.
  • Excellent time management skills — this is the type of position where you are given objectives and timelines, then left to fulfill those goals. It is up to you to manage your time and communicate updates as needed.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products is a must — Understanding how to use these products to produce specification documents and training materials is a required skill set, you may be tested on you familiarity with Office products as part of the interview process. Excel: Pivot tables, formulae. Word/PowerPoint: Templates, images, hyperlinks/table of contents. Outlook: Mail processing rules, mailbox organization. SharePoint: basic site management.

 

  • Basic knowledge of Financial and/or ERP systems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing business processes is a plus — AP, AR, Logistics, Production, HR, Finance
  • Good documentation/journaling skills for client billing.
  • Sales experience — ability to pitch solutions, explain “why?”
  • Project Management experience — project plan development and execution, risk management, change management, ROI
  • Technical experience — understanding the IT aspect of the projects. Ability to answer questions from developers and how to utilize resources to obtain answers.
  • Research experience — clients often know the end goals of a project, but need consulting to develop the plan and solution. Must be comfortable determining solutions for customer requirements and presenting the solution to management.
  • Comfortable with public speaking — trainings and meetings range from one on one to large groups (40+ attendants).

 

Work Requirements:

  • Two years practical experience as an executive assistant, coordinator, educator, project manager, IT project manager, or similar position.
  • Excellent English speaking/writing
  • Vehicle/ability to travel to client sites in the Chicagoland area (however travel for this position is minimal).
  • Position is based in Skokie, Illinois
  • Familiar with working in a corporate environment or business consulting environment.

 

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • do not contact us with unsolicited services or offers

 

 If you’re still interested, please send your resume along with the following:

* A short description of what you’re most proud of *

* A summary of what your last bosses would say about you – both strengths & areas for improvement *


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