Associate Consultant (Entry Level): Montreal



Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
At IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation Consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM’s ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.

Your Role and Responsibilities
In this role you will join IBM Consulting via our world class Associate Program for university hires. As an Associate at IBM Consulting, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients worldwide. Our clients’ technical and business needs are constantly evolving. We’re hiring inspired, talented individuals, who believe no problem is too big to solve.

We focus on your professional development through ongoing learning, mentorship, development of technical skills, and continuous personal growth, all grounded in a culture of coaching and career advancement. If you see yourself as someone who never stops learning and who wants to unleash your potential, the IBM Consulting Associates Program is for you.
You’re right at the intersection of technology, people, and process, helping your clients transform how they adapt to shifts in the market, and more closely align their business strategy and vision.

Business Transformation Consultants are important and key players for our clients. You’ll be their guide to developing an understanding of their processes, goals, and objectives to define their future state, then help them get there.

You’ll help clients understand leading technologies and the impact they can have on traditional business processes. You’ll have an opportunity to build a powerful portfolio of interesting and rewarding experiences, taking advantage of opportunities to master new skills, learning about, and becoming an expert in our client’s industries, and tackle new challenges. Leveraging a growth mindset, you’re ready and willing to deliver business value, wherever needed.

Join us for our Info session on September 11th:

Work you could do as an Associate Business Transformation Consultant:

  • Run or support workshops, meetings, and stakeholder interviews
  • Document requirements from the product owner/business lead
  • Develop process maps to understand As-Is and To-Be scenarios
  • Translate client requirements into analytical specifications for the implementation of the IBM solution
  • Define current and future operational scenarios (processes, models, use cases, plans and solutions) and works with client using an agreed methodology to ensure proper translation of business requirements to solution requirements
  • Project business value of a solution in client-relevant terms and drive adoption of the KPI impact with key client stakeholders
  • Develop communications tailored to specific audiences
  • Work in an agile, collaborative environments
  • Use IBM’s Design Thinking to help solve client’s challenges
  • Analyze data to support conclusions and strategies, and design organization

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

This role will involve supporting clients across Canada, therefore knowledge of English is required
  • Outcome focused, possessing a high level of resilience, you demonstrate the flexibility and resolve needed to achieve success a across a broad range of consultative contexts
  • Track record of academic success
  • Highly motivated, with clear evidence of drive and significant achievements
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and challenges, and apply creative and logical approach to identify solutions
  • Exceptional quantitative analysis skills and ability to derive recommendations informed by data and insights
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, while maintaining focus in an environment with conflicting demands
  • Ability to communicate complex situations clearly and simply by listening actively and conveying difficult messages in a positive manner
  • A passion for innovative ideas, coupled with the ability to understand and assimilate different points of view
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Ability to apply logic to solve business problems through a detailed analytical approach
  • Drive to overcome the most challenging or difficult obstacles and look for ways to improve results
  • Initiative to actively seek new knowledge and improve skills
  • Ability to translate requirements into a business case
  • Willingness to travel up to 100% of the time


  • Graduated (or will be graduating) between 2022 and September 2024

  • Have an Associate’s Degree, College Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, or Master’s Degree (Exception: The Associates Program does not accept MBA or PhD candidates/graduates)

  • Have maximum 2 years of full-time, professional work experience • Are within commuting distance of Toronto/Calgary/Ottawa/Montreal, with flexibility to travel 80-100% of the time

  • Are eligible to work in Canada without current or future need for visa sponsorship

Application Deadline: September 17, 2023 @ 11:59 PM ET

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Please see job description