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Cognizant Technology Solutions Advisory Analyst (Remote) - Advanced Technology Group in Missoula, Montana

Advisory Analyst

This position may be filled at these alternative locations: Kansas City, MO / St. Louis, MO / Cincinnati, OH / Missoula, MT / Atlanta, GA / Remote

ATG believes in advancing inclusion, acceptance, and understanding amongst our team by employing individuals who bring unique perspectives and diversity of experiences to the company. We encourage all interested individuals, including people of all races and national origin, people of all ages, people of all religions, people with or without disabilities, and/or people with any gender identity and sexual orientation, to apply.

What does an Advisory Analyst do for ATG?

Advisory Analysts have a blended responsibility of mastering the current state environment of our clients' quote to cash ecosystems, leading the bottoms-up analysis approach (strategic analyses of both quantitative and qualitative information), and developing meaningful and high-quality deliverables that represent the current state, future state vision and tactical initiatives to operationalize the vision grounded in the business case for our clients. As a member of ATG's Advisory consultant team, the Analyst will work both independently and in collaboration with the ATG consultant team and the client to deliver executive-level strategic consulting services to enterprise business clients throughout the world, operating in a wide variety of industry verticals.

Do you enjoy conducting industry and client specific research, analyzing business processes, and developing strategic recommendations for executives? We would love to meet you!

What will your typical day look like?

As an Advisory Analyst, you will have the opportunity to work across a full range of services. That said, if you asked one of our current Analysts about the types of things they have done over the past year or so, they would include things like:

Lead the bottoms-up and gap analysis on client engagement teams executing QTC Advisory projects, supporting executive level decision makers in developing strategic roadmaps by:

Research and Analysis:

Researching the client's financial history, market space, competitors, and mission.

Capturing, documenting, and analyzing clients' current state business processes by reviewing data, documentation, and leading interviews and workshops.

Assessing the current state's variances, degree of human intervention, risks, efficiencies, and gauging the enterprise's ability to scale.

Identifying, analyzing, and advising clients on key metrics to establish a baseline and measure efficacy, adoption, and impact of the proposed initiatives over time.


Applying their understanding of the current state process to build a future state process vision with a view to best-in-class industry practices, opportunities for strategic investment, and tactical initiatives to operationalize the vision.


Preparing and delivering high quality work to clients (diagrams, presentation materials, reports, schedules, etc.).

Prioritizing objectives and supporting project planning and status reporting.

Creating and documenting high quality deliverables that depict the goals of strategic initiatives recommended by ATG (current and future state business processes, systems architecture, areas of change, user stories, etc.).

Creating clear, concise, and complete functional specifications, user stories & requirements documents using systems specifications and analysis / diagramming tools.

Assist in developing the Advisory Group's analysis toolkits.

Perform and promote peer-reviews and other quality activities to continuously improve our quality and raise the bar.

Actively focus on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills; and

Work both independently and in a collaborative team environment

This position may require additional time and effort during periods of heavy workload to meet project milestones and implementation deadlines. Hours and compensation for this position will vary depending on projects and experience.

Key Experience Required for an Advisory Analyst:

Experience (minimum of 5 years' experience for senior level) in a process, business, or analyst role in a consulting context.

Strong capabilities with common tools-of-the-trade (e.g., Balanced Scorecard, heatmaps, value stream mapping, root cause analysis, waste identification and analysis, RACI matrix, maturity modeling, IT Diagram, Pareto analysis, bar charts, line graphs).

Explicit experience-based insights into the role and value of automation - both benefits & limitations - specific to process change.

Bachelor's degree in business, MIS, or related field; ideally a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree with a business minor or vice versa.

Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products and diagramming tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, LucidChart, Access, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams) with ability to quickly learn applications with similar functionality from other vendors.

Flexible & willing to change & adopt evolving methodologies and client needs; to work in Agile, traditional and hybrid project environments.

Moderate to Advanced Q2C Domain Expertise

Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with varying levels of stakeholders (C-suite level, executive level, mid management level, individual contributor level, etc.).

Proven ability to lead and drive client workshops, actively listen, interpret, and respond professionally & concisely

Experience in the trenches of digital transformation and software implementation work.

A deep understanding of the impacts of implementation projects at an enterprise level

The ability to keep the "big picture" in mind and know when and why to dive into the details

The ability to be creative, innovative and think critically on the best approach for our clients in terms of:

How do we get the most value out of each client session?

How do we bring our consulting experience to the table?

How do we craft our message in the client's love language?

What visuals and deliverables will not only be impactful in delivering our message but will be easily consumable by our client?

How do we wrap our experience and what we have learned about the client into meaningful & tactical recommendations presented at the right level?

The ability to drive execution of the bottoms-up and gap analysis strategy & approach

Capable of consuming vast information and complex concepts and distilling them into salient points and easily digestible material

Able to "read the room" and incorporate people and behavioral observations into our analysis

Being an organizer that puts structure around chaos and helps the team operationalize

Being a strategic thinker driven by researching and analyzing clients, markets & solutions

Being a team player who seeks & gives feedback early and often

Being an avid learner with an appetite to continually upskill

Embodying our core values and being someone who genuinely cares for people and never forgets to inject fun into what they do

Advisory Analyst Desired Qualifications:

Lean Six Sigma Certifications, Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Agile and Project Management Certifications (i.e., CSPO, CSM, PMP), Salesforce Certifications

Location and Travel:

Willingness and ability to travel up to 50%

Cognizant will not sponsor H-1B or other U.S. work authorization, or lawful permanent residence (otherwise known as a "Green Card") for this role.

Employee Status : Full Time Employee
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : Jun 23 2022

About CognizantCognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us

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