DigitalBCG | Platinion Enterprise Solutions Lead/Principal IT Consultant

Location:

Tokyo

Geography:

Asia Pacific

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.


BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial – nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.


Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Practice Area Profile

BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group’s existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support our clients’ total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion’s interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.

What You'll Do

At BCG Platinion we’re bringing design to the front line of business challenges, creating work that solves problems in novel and feasible ways. Our Enterprise Solutions team helps clients solve some of their most challenging problems through the development of superior IT/ERP concepts and architecture solutions. We are looking for team members who bring implementation expertise in core systems and major vendor solutions across functional domains – specifically ERP and packaged software. The ideal candidate is both passionate as a consultant and technologist, and can bring their applications expertise to help develop customized, innovative client solutions. 

Lead/Principal IT Consultants, Enterprise Solutions at BCG Platinion are:

  • Collaborative: They are interdisciplinary team players who seek alignment and establish relationships ranging from cross-functional stakeholder groups to existing teams.
  • Agile advocates: They are well-versed in Agile methodologies and use their expertise to strategically tackle difficult challenges and implement change.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity: They know the path forward isn’t always well-defined. They are comfortable and confident working through the unknown.
  • Technical experts: They are critical thinkers and have extensive IT expertise that drives novel solutions routed in complexity.
  • Change agents: They know how to make change happen across an organization. They can align and onboard teams to implement new processes and toolsets. They embrace complex challenges and guide an organization to optimize IT best practices.
  • Evangelists: They build trust and influence stakeholders; also communicate their value to the business side, not just IT professionals
You’re Good At:
  • Understand the critical strategic and technical issues behind core systems (ERP, various core business systems, data analysis infrastructure, internal and external collaboration systems) and be able to contribute to decision making.
  • Understand the decision-making process at the management level and the decision-making processes involved.
  • Design and implementation of feasibility studies and business cases for ERP strategies
  • Recommendation of ERP software, ERP platform, requirements and configuration
  • Enterprise architecture study and formulation. Intrinsic understanding of architecture process
  • Technology selection and various analyses related to it from a long term perspective. Experience with cloud hosting, databases, APIs and containerization is preferred.
  • Project quality assessment, especially understanding of SAP recommended project management methods
  • Understanding of major vendor recommended implementation management practices and deliverables. Quality assessment of implementation management
  • Quality assessment of design documentation.
  • Maintenance design and quality assessment. Experience in managing own maintenance operations is preferred.
  • Understanding of data strategy, data quality management, and master data management and operations related to the ERP platform.
  • Understanding of IT project quality assurance planning, release process, ITSM, ITIL, etc. is preferred
  • IT roadmap development and current status assessment

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field
  • At least 6 years of work experience in IT/ERP consulting, professional software development, or IT project management with a focus on
  • E.g. ECC for SAP, and peripheral solutions (APO, Ariba, IBP, SuccessFactors, Fieldglass, etc.)
  • Management experience in two or more end-to-end ERP implementations in a waterfall or agile environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual skills
  • Experience managing decision-making processes in large organizations
  • Strong customer and results orientation
  • Self-confidence and persuasiveness
  • Experience in planning and managing medium to large scale projects
Nice to Have
  • Formulation of global and local deployment strategies
  • Restructuring of business and IT processes and organization in ERP build-out
  • Functional and technical modernization of the organization's IT department and change management related to it
  • Support of IT functions during mergers and acquisitions
  • Expertise in maximizing the economic value and strengthening the business case for ERP
  • Pragmatic project management tips, stakeholder management, change management, etc.
  • Strengthen organizational talent by setting direction, facilitating technical architecture discussions, and developing intellectual assets (Thought Leadership)
  • Business development support, including proposal writing and project scoping
  • Experience working with English in a business context

Date Posted:

15-Feb-2022

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
BCG is an E-Verify Employer. Click here for more information on E-Verify.