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Business Consultant job at Southwest Airlines in Dallas TX
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OverviewWe are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all Employees will be provided the same concern respect and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.ResponsibilitiesThe Business Consultant of the Technology department is part of a Team charged with implementing various Business and Technology driven initiatives. This includes assessing mid to large size potential business opportunities leading portfolio management activities and supporting program management of the Companys mid to large change initiatives. Additionally the position will work with various Customers (e.g. Business or Technology) to identify requirements understanding changes to business processes and procedures and help with the implementation and delivery of the initiatives.QualificationsBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:High School Diploma GED or equivalent education required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Business Technology Finance or equivalent work experience required. MBA preferred.WORK EXPERIENCE: Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience solving complex problems and driving multiple stakeholders towards implementable solutions Prefer Project/Program management experience managing all phases of mid to large-scale programs with special emphasis on complex business change Prefer at least a minimum of 1-2 years of experience assisting in the development and executing strategic plans. Prefer at least a minimum of 1-2 years of experience assisting managing portfolios. Prefer at least 2 years of experience in the transportation industry.SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE: Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines. Must have the ability to assume a high level of responsibility and to provide direction in a cross-functional team-oriented environment Ability to quickly ramp up when placed in new areas of business (proactively engage all levels of the organization to expand functional understanding Ability to connect how projects and programs integrate with company objectives Experience solving complex problems (Business and Technical) and identifying options for solutions Experience supporting (or leading) development of Executive-level communication (e.g. project status updates presentations requesting approval etc.) Ability to digest significant amount of detailed data and summarize relevant information for the appropriate stakeholder (e.g. Managers Directors VPs etc.) Experience with or thorough understanding of the process for gathering business requirements for a technology implementation project Understands how to translate business needs into releases that strategically deliver business value Ability to translate business process into technology strategy and drive innovation that builds capabilities Understands how to read market landscape and implement best practices to remain competitive Ability to lead discussions with stakeholders from multiple backgrounds who have conflicting priorities; act as mediator if Teams are not aligned and drive towards a recommendation or solution Strong oral communication and presentation delivery skills when facilitating discussions at the Executive level Skilled influencer negotiator consensus-builder and change agent Display ability to recognize inefficiencies with processes/procedures and proactively offer suggestions for improvements - ability to take items a step further not just follow defined path (continue process because it is the same as it is today)OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines. Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines. Limited travel with potential for increased/decreased travel based upon Department needs.Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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