Business Consultant

BAE Systems.
05 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
In BAE Systems we believe in high performing responsive teams. An ability to be a team player, be self-motivated, happy with taking on responsibility, and a desire for team/self-improvement are key attributes for success. Not only will you and your team be directly making a huge impact upon the systems you work on, you'll be doing it for an organisation that makes a huge impact on the security of the UK.

The Business Consultant's role is focussed on helping clients deal with the impact of a change project on their business and its stakeholders. A Business Consultant requires a flexible attitude, critical thinking and the ability to engage with stakeholders at every level - from SROs down to the practitioners impacted by a project. The types of change that Business Consultants facilitate come in many forms, from organisational change (such as a new operating model), to business process change, to the impact of large Systems Delivery projects (IT-enabled change).

Business Consultants understand that just delivering the right change is not always enough and that the way that stakeholders and users are engaged and how their emotional responses to change are addressed can be the difference between the success or failure of multi-million pound investments. Business Consultants shepherd organisations through changes in order to maximise their positive impact on their business. Our Business Consultants work at the core of our client's operations. They are obsessed about solving problems for our customers. They face tough challenges on a daily basis but have a shared vision to protect the connected world, and find solutions that make a difference.
Business Consultants are frequently responsible for:

  • Taking the project's vision and, through analysis and stakeholder engagement, developing a solid business case that underpins the project.
  • Assessing the organisation's readiness for change and understanding and planning the practical interventions that will make the change a success including training, knowledge management and the deployment of the change.
  • Agreeing key messages and developing and implementing a communications strategy and plan.
  • Enabling the identification and realisation of benefits, defining the key metrics that will indicate operational success and planning and implementing the methodology for their measurement.
  • Providing the necessary practical support to the clients who are the visible face of the change within their organisation and, as necessary, coaching and mentoring them through the process of delivering change.

At higher grades Business Consultants will be trusted advisors to their clients. They will lead teams and manage projects that deliver business change.

The business consultant may also be called on to develop the vision for change, define a target operating model, elicit and refine business requirements and/or perform aspects of process design/re-engineering.

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead analysis in areas where the consultant has experience.
  • Lead client engagement on specific sections of a project or programme.
  • Lead small workshops and interviews to capture information from key stakeholders.
  • Plan and Present core information to stakeholder groups to assist in change activities.
  • Coach other members of staff to help them develop core techniques

About our team
You'll be part of a big company, but we try to create a culture that feels more like a small one. The work will stretch you and be challenging, but we encourage a healthy work-life balance and welcome a discussion on flexible working. Most of all, we know teams who work well together also perform well. We'll do everything we can to ensure you have fun at work, and in social activities outside of it.
We are specifically recruiting for our National Security business which is the largest area within our Government business. Our mission is to be the most trusted partner for our National Security clients in delivery of their core mission. At the end of 2017 we had over 600 employees working across our intelligence, law enforcement and defence clients. This year, we are looking to build on our success and grow even further by recruiting over 100 new members to our team.
We have a rich history of working within National Security. In fact, we have over 40 years' experience of delivering advice and solutions to our customers in this sector, supporting them in carrying out their vital missions. We are currently at the forefront of introducing new technology and approaches, and would like you to be part of this exciting phase in our history.

Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Division Overview: Commercial Solutions
BAE Systems has been in the business of protecting some of the world's most important assets and networks for over 100 years. We apply the same techniques, intelligence and strategy used in defending nations and governments to businesses as well.  That's us - Commercial Solutions - a division of BAE Systems that specializes in providing businesses around the globe with the products and services they need to stay protected in today's connected world.

We offer a broad portfolio of on premise, managed and cloud-based products and services that are proven to protect our clients against financial crime and persistent cyber attackers. 
We aim to be a global industry-leading, cyber and financial crime products business and will do this by leveraging the BAE Systems brand and by delivering higher grade security solutions for our clients.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.

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