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Associate SAP Consultant


Introduction Deliver meaningful impact faster with IBM Consulting Are you about to graduate or did you graduate in the past year? Are you a forward-thinker and eager to learn? At IBM Con


Deliver meaningful impact faster with IBM Consulting

Are you about to graduate or did you graduate in the past year? Are you a forward-thinker and eager to learn? At IBM Consulting we are always looking for superstars to work on multiple exciting projects, in a friendly and energetic working environment. If that’s you, join us as an Associate Consultant!

Inspired Talent is a core principle of the IBM Way. We continuously focus on reinvention with agility to be relevant for our next generation of talent, those who will shape the future of IBM and IBM Consulting. Accelerating Associates entry into their careers within IBM Consulting is critical to our ability to attract and retain top talent — and is fundamental to being essential for clients.

All new Associates will start off with the same foundational knowledge – through an engaging, interactive Induction centered around working in the IBM Way. The induction will introduce them to IBM and IBM Consulting and covers topics including our strategy (Cognitive Enterprise enabled by the Hybrid Cloud), The IBM Way, structure, eight key offerings, market approach, methods (including IBM Enterprise Design Thinking, IBM Garages and Agile), and our history. They will also be trained on the core consulting and client engagement skills necessary to succeed in GBS.

IBM Consulting Associates complete Specialty Training by Job Role Speciality to become prepared for your specific projects, helping you bring more value to their client teams.

IBM Consulting Associates job roles are mapped to one of five career tracks (Consultant, Technical Specialist, Developer, Data Scientist, Designer) which set clearly defined expectations around technical and specialized skills development, staffing, project experiences, and progression.

IBM Consulting Associates extends beyond our Associates’ activities during their first year in IBM Consulting. The journey begins with how we identify, recruit and onboard new Associates. It moves through an Associates’ training and initial project work, considers real-time coaching and feedback, and how best to promote opportunities for on-the-job learning and interesting client work going forward.

Ultimately, the journey is about how we begin to champion growth by providing continuous, holistic development in a world-class business environment over the course of an Associates’ career in IBM Consulting. In other words, the primary aim is to introduce Associates into a workplace full of people determined to lead our clients and themselves to new futures.

As an Associate Consultant you will work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for talents who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As an Associate SAP Consultant at IBM Consulting, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of understanding how our clients operate and do business – which includes some of the world’s leading organizations.

We design, develop, and re-engineer highly complex business processes, and the application components and software that support them. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business acumen, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients’ business environment and help them succeed.

We foster a culture of creative, innovative thinkers; people who are curious about how technology can transform businesses and impact the world. We cultivate a diverse, inclusive, global team of people who want to pioneer, reimagine and disrupt the future.

If you see yourself as someone who believes no problem is too big to solve, and who wants to unleash their potential, IBM Consulting is for you.

You’re our type if you

  • Are passionate about technology and providing solutions to challenging problems. You spot solutions by setting yourself in the seat of the client
  • Demonstrate leadership experience and ability to adapt, with willingness to readily take ownership of tasks and problems
  • Thrive at the center stage of attention and can comfortably engage with stakeholders from the shop floor to the board room
  • Demonstrate a history of achievements in academics, internships, course work and/or work experience, specifically concerning business and process development with an innovation mindset

Curiosity and a constant quest for knowledge serve as the foundation to success in IBM Consulting. Consequently, we expect that you constantly develop your skills and mature your professional profile. As part of the Associate program, ongoing learning, development of consulting and technical skills, and continuous personal growth is prioritized – all grounded in a culture of coaching and apprenticeship. You’ll be trained to become an expert in SAP’s technologies and be well versed to speak with clients and make strategic recommendations.

Within your role as an Associate SAP Consultant, you will:

  • Become part of client-facing teams that generally consists of consultants, subcontractors, remote global resources, and client employees
  • Master process design, planning and managing execution of the build and integration of SAP systems
  • Specialize in areas and processes such as, Record to Report, Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, Install to Maintain, or Master Data Management
  • Assist and eventually guide clients in selection, implementation (design, configuration, and testing), and support of SAP Solutions
  • Work in a client-facing manner and be expected to specialize within an industry

Recruitment process

  • Apply via our career site and upload your CV and motivation letter (in English)
  • Talent Acquisition team will follow up with your application within the next weeks
  • The most suitable candidates will be invited to an Assessment Day (on-site or virtual) where you will spend the day with similar minded graduates.

The vacancy will be closed on 3 February 2023

Expected Start Date for the new hires is 1 October 2023

Work location for this role is Oslo office.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in any of the following domains: Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration & Economics
  • We welcome recent graduates with maximum 1 year of work experience and final-year students with less than 6 months of studies left.
  • Fluent in either Norwegian or English with strong communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 days a week
  • Eligible to work in Norway and European Union without any restriction
  • Professional and conscientious attitude
  • Good presentation skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Consulting experience and/or user experience are an advantage

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

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

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

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

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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