Position Description

Strategy Alignment and Architecture Capability Lead
Work Location United States
Job Code 4499
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Strategy Alignment and Architecture Capability Lead


Job Location: United States, Remote


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Centric Consulting is not the typical consulting company. We live our core values and bring them with us in all we do for our clients and community. Our core purpose is simple: every day we strive to provide unmatched customer and employee experiences and foster a culture of respect, diversity, and transparency. It’s this culture, our people, and delivery that come together to make Centric a trusted advisor to local businesses. 


Our team values our employees, empowers them to do great work, and allows them to find balance in the office and in life. Centric offers both a local model with minimal travel, as well as a national travel model. This position is for those who love to travel and would involve regular travel across the US (primarily, but not limited to, our Centric locations listed above.  


Our National Strategy Alignment and Architecture Practice helps clients achieve their next through the translation of strategy into the intentional design and architecture of the operating model to drive desired business outcomes. SAA professionals on our team are fluent in strategy, organization design, business architecture, process excellence, re-engineering, change leadership, business transformation and related disciplines.  


We’re looking for a National Strategy Alignment and Architecture Capability Lead to join our growing team. The SAA Capability Lead will be responsible for the full lifecycle of building, educating, marketing, selling and delivering our consulting services within a specific capability, including partnering with our clients as we support them in standing up new operating models and ways of working.  You will be on point for designing scaled solutions that span across strategy, structure, process, technology, data, metrics and culture. You will take a leadership role in helping Centric consistently grow its brand recognition, revenue and expertise in the capability while supporting our team of consultants in the implementation and execution of those services. 


In this role, you will:

Create the capability growth strategy and plan:

  • Focus on the Centric StratATecture offering (our integrated business architecture and organization design approach) and/or the Enterprise Discovery, Alignment and Roadmapping (EDAR) offering

  • Build the methodology, tools and templates for the assigned capability

  • Leverage best practices, lessons learned and emerging industry trends to continuously develop and improve our approaches, leveraging industry-aligned benchmarking and best practices with internal expertise

  • Oversee or manage relationships with software providers who we use to deliver our services

  • Sponsor and promote the knowledge management and retention practices to collect examples and engagement artifacts demonstrating our expertise

  • Identify, develop and mentor consultants across our National teams and Business Units who are providing SAA services  

  • Host and facilitate internal skill building opportunities (SAA Community of Practice, SAA training course, etc.) 


Serve as a SME on Key Client Engagements:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the client's business, situation and desired outcomes

  • Serve as a SME on project teams providing the right tools, approaches and contexts to enable the team and client to be successful 


Provide Sales Support:

  • Educate internal Centric account managers, business unit leads and partners on our key client case studies, stories, and our methodologies

  • Participate in discovery conversations, listening closely to their situations, and providing relevant stories or insights from career experiences

  • Support proposal development where needed

  • Update and maintain SAA sales collateral 


Work with the National SAA Service Offering Leads to:

  • Build a pipeline of W2T, FTR and 1099 trusted consultants 

  • Develop case studies, blogs, articles and participate in speaking events 

  • Function as a feedback manager for select employees on the National Strategy Alignment and Architecture team 


A Successful candidate will have the following characteristics:


  • Subject matter expert with deep expertise in two or more of the following areas: strategy, organization design, business architecture, process excellence, digital or business transformation, change leadership or related disciplines 

  • Effectively support the sales and business development process once brought into a deal as a SME 

  • Prior experience across transformational programs and change projects, project delivery, project team leadership, and business development 

  • Platform and facilitation skills to guide learning and community of practice events 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail to build and maintain integrated methodologies, tools and templates 

  • Highly collaborative by nature and works effectively with clients, business development, and the Centric Team 

  • Working to be recognized outside the company for their expertise 

  • Creating unmatched experiences, for both clients and employees, is what we do. You should revel in doing the unexpected and extraordinary for others. 

  • Consulting experience is required. That said, you will also be considered if you have a strong industry background.  


What makes Centric different?

  • Special Culture – Our people make us different. We have highly talented, intelligent individuals across a broad variety of disciplines – who are eager to learn from you and share their own expertise. We embrace fresh perspectives and each other. Don’t take our word for it – check us out on Glassdoor, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to get a glimpse inside what makes us unique.
  • Impact – We think of ourselves as a big company with a small company feel – a local player with global reach that combines business, technology and industry expertise. 
  • Unmatched Experiences – We are allowed to be ourselves here. We are encouraged to be human. It’s at the root of who we are as a firm and why we’re here
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – We believe a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment is essential to the work we do. We continually strive to ensure our company is a place where all people feel like they belong and are respected and valued regardless of who they are, where they are from, and what experiences they’ve had. Beyond being the right thing to do, it is a business imperative that is fundamental to how we bring our mission and values to life. We believe a Centric Together work environment is essential to what we do.
  • Innovation – We value passion, determination, perseverance and innovation. We are inspired because we believe in what we are doing and where we are going.
  • Passion for the greater good – We are steadfast in our devotion to the communities we serve and in actively promoting employee involvement in community improvement projects.
  • The Nitty Gritty – Along with the standard health and 401k benefits, we offer self-managed PTO (manage your own work-life balance!), a company paid trip, profit sharing, parental leave and remote working options for our employees. In fact, we wrote the book on creating a remote culture — literally. 


Our core purpose at Centric Consulting is to bring unmatched experiences to clients and employees. These aren't just words we use — it's how we became a company and who we are today. Providing an unmatched experience means we approach each other as human beings and lead with empathy and humility. It means we work diligently to ensure our company is a place where everyone can create a sense of belonging and feel respected for who they are. 

We know that creating and sustaining an authentically welcoming culture requires that we all play a part in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, from our business practice to how we show up for employees and communities. At Centric, we seek out and embrace candidates of all backgrounds and identities who have a hunger for learning, collaborating, and generating unmatched experiences. This is how we bring our mission and core values to life, working together to provide the highest value and quality services to our clients while enabling our employees to reach their full potential.


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