Technical Analyst/ Consultant

Technical Analyst/Consultant (Amsterdam)

Polaris is in search of someone at the Analyst or Consultant level. This person will be a part of technology teams focused on Systems Implementation projects to design, develop, and deploy applications which meet the defined goals and objectives of the engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Support and eventually manage implementation projects
  • Meet with clients and develop business requirements
  • Manage relationship with external vendors (developers, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Manage and take accountability for sections of projects
  • Responsibility for project deliverables, from requirements through testing and training
  • Assist as a technical resource in traditional consulting projects and sales efforts
  • Assist with internal IT strategy and implementation
  • Serve as an internal technology expert (assist other consultants with applications, etc.)
  • Assist with identifying and developing new technology offerings
  • Develop relationships with clients and identify future opportunities
  • Support in growing the organization, assume additional office responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

We strongly believe that the key factors for a successful career in our company are an intrinsic drive, team spirit, an analytical mind, and an active and open communication style combined with an interest in working in a technology driven environment.

  • 0 - 4 years of work experience, preferably within IT consulting
  • Have a University degree – preferably, in IT, Business Administration or Economics
  • Experience with full lifecycle system implementations (requirements, build, testing, training)
  • Specific technologies (preferred, not required): ASP.NET, SQL, Java, Windows Architecture [IIS, Windows Server], Microsoft Office Expertise, SAP/Oracle Apps
  • Entrepreneurial, well organized, self-motivated, team player
  • Client facing skills such as advanced communication skills and presentation skills
  • Project management experience/interest
  • Technology focused, but interested in business and traditional management consulting
  • Willingness to have a different opinion, ability to articulate thoughts and concepts well
  • Inform management of downtime and look for additional tasks or to assist others
  • Strive to attain subject matter expertise in all Polaris business, products, and services
  • Keep up on current and emerging technologies
  • Strive to improve skills related to the Polaris Core Competencies
  • Experience or knowledge of pharmaceutical industry a plus
  • Are fluent in English, also Dutch, German and French are an advantage
  • Have a work permit for the EU

Benefits

We offer you a career

While we will offer you a specific role (your starting role will be determined based on your experience), it is our goal to offer you a career. With our strong focus on personal development, we want to help you continue to grow as a professional as well as within our organization. Our model comprises of six roles: analyst, consultant, senior consultant, project manager, director, and partner. It is our goal to help you progress through these steps.

Specifically we offer:

  • Very attractive salary and benefits (competitive within the consulting industry)
  • An open company culture – not hierarchical
  • An attractive job location, working from our headquarters in Amsterdam
  • The opportunity to temporarily work from our headquarters in New York as part of our secondment program
  • The opportunity to work in a growing start-up environment – with plenty of room for ingenuity
  • The opportunity to work independently
  • A career management program tailored to your development needs
  • The opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues with backgrounds in consulting and IT, who have worked for companies such as McKinsey, BCG and Accenture
  • The possibility to specialize in the fields of consulting, technology, and Life Sciences
  • The opportunity to travel to our European customers, interspersed with working from our European office in Amsterdam

Physical and Location Requirements

  • Ability to work in the office on a regular basis (core Polaris office hours are 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday in the Amsterdam office)
  • Ability to travel to client and vendor sites as needed

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