This post is about consultants: the people who lead our teams and manage customer relationships.
I mentioned last week we were looking for Concept Developers (Sketch artists). We're still seeking people for that job as well. If you think that job might suit you please contact our Creative Director Scott Matthews.
We're looking for quality people who are great communicators, innovative thinkers, good managers, and who have a strong, positive dynamic with customers. You will work on an XPLANE development team, partnered with a Concept Developer (CD). The CD is the artist/designer on the team and you will manage the projects, as well as the overall customer relationship.
You may not be an artist but you're definitely a visual thinker, comfortable scribbling a "napkin-sketch" at the lunch table or on a whiteboard. If you join us, your job will be to work with XPLANE customers to:
- Identify communication challenges and gaps
- Design communication programs that fill those gaps and deliver understanding
- Gather information through research, in-person interviews and facilitated meetings
- Manage the programs and projects from concept through delivery
- Do all of this faster and more effectively than any other company
You will be trained in our methods, but we are looking for people who can quickly familiarize themselves with our consulting "toolkit" and immediately begin to innovate. In other words, we give you the tools but not a complete roadmap -- insight and innovation are required to each customer.
Here's a rundown of what we're looking for:
Agility: You've heard of extreme programming? We need "extreme consultants." We work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You'll need to be the kind of person who is comfortable with change and able to think on your feet.
Communication skills: You'll need to be an excellent communicator in every sense of the word. You will need to be clear and concise in all spoken and written communications. You'll need to impress customers with your ability to listen and quickly understand their problems. This is more important than impressing them with your brilliance.
Self-starter: The good news is that we're a small company with a flat org structure, and because of that we can offer huge growth potential -- both personal and financial -- for great people. The bad news is you will be on your own much of the time, often with limited resources and support. You won't get much hand-holding and most of the time you'll be expected to "figure it out."
Analytical problem-solver: You'll need to be the kind of person who can quickly grasp complex issues and convey them clearly to others.
Team player: Working well with others is a must -- "high-maintenance" individuals need not apply.
This is an exciting opportunity and we need people right away. Do me a big favor and forward this to anyone who might be appropriate.
Interested parties should send bio and resume to Janet Hull, XPLANE Operations Manager.
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