Senior Strategy Consultant at Adage Technologies

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Founded in 2001, Adage is a web design and development firm that combines strategic thinking with a passion for technology to advance our client's purpose. We bring together a diverse team of creative and technical professionals who partner with our clients to create their digital strategy. It’s our people first approach that drives us to win awards, work with prestigious clients, and break ground with exciting technology.

Adage is seeking a Senior Strategy Consultant to join our growing Strategy & Design team. As Senior Strategy Consultant, you’ll drive digital transformation projects from start to finish, taking ownership of strategic direction and roadmap. Your strength in developing trust with executive-level stakeholders will allow you to connect strategy with execution as you help guide through organizational change. You’ll lead the discovery process, connecting closely with clients to gather requirements and identify engagement goals. Your knowledge of user experience design, analytics, and industry insight will be instrumental in creating industry-leading visions for our client partners who are seeking digital transformation of their business operations and customer experiences. Your ability to meet our clients where they are and help them achieve their purpose is key to our success.


You’ll work with the web development team on application design, identifying, and mitigating risks. You’ll exemplify servant leadership to motivate, challenge, and guide your cross-functional scrum teams to deliver projects that execute the digital strategy. You’ll be responsible for validating discovery quality, performing strategy reviews, and providing consistent feedback, while managing project scope during the strategy, design, and web development life-cycle.

 

What you will do:

  • Demonstrate a growth-mindset and use your experience with analyzing business challenges, technological ecosystems, audience understanding, products, services, and business environment to guide your strategy.
  • Serve as a trusted partner to our clients, providing strategic, visionary, and measurable business value across a diverse portfolio of projects.
  • Provide the overall vision of the project solution, acting as a driver of our client engagements and the link between the needs of the client and the internal delivery teams.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to colleagues with an openness to being mentored and learning from your team.
  • Provide expertise and leadership to expand our product and service offerings.
  • Become the trusted technical advisor to Adage and our clients by learning our challenges and providing insight based on your learning.
  • Manage the relationship with clients and translate customer ideas into new business.
  • Collaborate with our sales and technical staff to quickly and accurately complete scoping documents, business cases, ROI, SOW’s, and other technical deliverables in the sales process.
  • Assist in demand generation and thought leadership by contributing insight into the production of blogs and whitepapers, as well as conducting executive presentations, webinars, and speaking opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships in order to understand their business, products, and positioning in the marketplace.
  • Help propel the team forward in Strategy & Design practice and continued learning while advocating internally and externally for Adage Strategy & Design services.

We want someone who:

  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Computer Interaction, Innovation, or Computer Science, Design, or related field. Master’s degree in business preferred.
  • Possesses a balance of technical skills, functional knowledge, and client consultative skills, with a demonstrated desire for continuous learn.
  • Has at least 7 years of relevant experience with demonstrated involvement in business transformation, business strategy implementation, technology, and design within enterprise environments.
  • Has a minimum of 3 years of experience successfully leading large integrated projects across multiple business and technology groups.
  • Has a broad enterprise-wide view of the business and an understanding of how technology supports the business, mission, or purpose of client organizations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in architecture, DXP, CMS, PIM, CRM, ERP, and Marketing Automation integrations in commerce environments with the ability to guide the approach.
  • Is comfortable with ambiguous situations and understands how to provide clarity to clients.
  • Demonstrates success in digital and consulting sales processes.
  • Is able to travel up to 30% of the time (Due to COVID-19 travel is currently more limited).

What Adage Offers

Adage has consistently been recognized as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois, and on the Crain’s list of Best Places to Work in Chicago. We have a people first approach, and support our employees with the things that matter most. You’ll enjoy work life balance with flex schedules, work from home options, and 20+ days paid time off annually. Adage offers great benefits with 90% employer paid insurance, profit sharing bonuses, 401k, and FSA. We have monthly happy hours, quarterly social events, an annual retreat, and a great office environment with a stocked kitchen.

Adage Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents and respects diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. All qualified candidates that share Adage's core values are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • EpiServerCMS
    • UmbracoCMS
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our office is along the river between Madison and Monroe. We're conveniently located to the train stations and public transit, steps from West Loop.

An Insider's view of Adage Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love that I can come to work and be myself, surrounded by a Scrum Team that supports each other and laughs at each other's jokes. All the while, is able to get it done!

Marissa Mare

Scrum Master

What does your typical day look like?

I come into work every day knowing that I am going to solve multiple problems. Brainstorming different approaches is a challenge but, rewarding at the same time. We are problem-solvers and build solutions in difference spaces ranging from branding, user experience, optimization, technology integration, and more.

Will Moran

Senior UI/UX Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

At Adage, we are given the opportunities to explore and implement new trending technologies. This makes a huge difference in our work and helps us continue to grow in our careers. This is part of what makes Adage such a great place to work.

Johnny Chin

System Admin

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone shares a love for karaoke. After every company event, we always find ourselves headed to the nearest karaoke bar.

Rene Reiter

Marketing Director

What are Adage Technologies Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Adage offers Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA so that you can take care of those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
We cover 100% of cost for Short Term Disability for all full-time employees, which pays out 60% of your salary up to $1,500 per week
Dental Benefits
Adage uses MetLife dental and pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield and offer HMO and PPO plan options. Adage pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Life Insurance
Adage provides life insurance at no cost to employees, with benefit up to $50,000
Pet Insurance
We understand family extends to the furry members too
Onsite Gym
Our in-building gym has machines, free weights, and a studio with on-demand fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Adage offers a 401k plan that you can start contributing to immediately
401(K) Matching
After 1 year of service, Adage makes a 3% match of your compensation package into your 401k
Performance Bonus
Adage provides quarterly profit-sharing bonuses based on company and team performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Adage offers Dependent Care FSA so that you can pay for those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide paid leave for all new parents. Bonding leave is for new parents and covers up to 2 weeks fully paid. Maternity leave is for birth moms and covers up to 6 weeks fully paid
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible schedules outside of core hours (10am-4pm)
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Adage offers 20 days of PTO per year that covers vacation, sick and personal time. At 3 years that goes up to 23 days and at 5 years you accrue 25 days annually to use however you want.
Paid Holidays
We observe 8 paid holidays each year and include 1 additional floating holiday to use on any other holiday, including your birthday
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some people like to wear dress shirts, some people like to wear jeans and sneakers
Commuter Benefits
Adage offers pre-tax commuter benefits for CTA and Metra
Company Outings
At Adage we "Enjoy the Journey" as much as possible, with quarterly outings, holiday parties and an annual employee retreat, APEX.
Stocked Kitchen
We've got the snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. We're stocked with soda, LaCroix, a coffee machine that makes lattes and espressos, and a smorgasbord of brain food and treats.
Some Meals Provided
Between Lunch & Learns, Quarterly Update Presentations, Project Celebrations, holidays and employee appreciation events
Happy Hours
Adage hosts monthly Happy Hours so our employees have the chance to kick back and get to know one another outside of teams
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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