Senior Consultant: IT and Digital Strategy (The Hague)



The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
, Netherlands

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Information Technology (IT)

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Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Are you an experienced IT and/or Digital Strategy Consultant with top-tier consulting experience? Are you passionate about innovation? Do you want to play a part in accelerating the energy transition? If yes, please read on…

The Information and Digital Technology Strategy Centre of Excellence is a team of experienced strategy consulting professionals within Shell. We work globally, across the entire Shell group, developing leading-edge IT and digital strategies in support of Shell’s future as a net-zero emissions energy organisation.

The strategies that we work on are extremely varied in nature. These could include IT and digital strategy development in support of new revenue streams, new business models, new/changed business capabilities or innovative new technologies to enable the energy transition.

Where you fit in

We are seeking Senior IT and Digital Strategy Consultants to join our CoE leadership team to both shape and lead strategy engagements, and to help build and develop a growing team across the UK and Netherlands.

You will and act as a consultant and advisor to our most senior IT and business decision makers. You will build your network and the necessary relationships to connect strategy, influence decision making and to maximise your impact on Shell’s future direction.

The role

You will be working in a talented team that is focused on business transformation: looking at ways IT and digital can drive both Shell’s business performance and the energy transition. Your experience in strategy consultancy means that you enjoy working on leading-edge technology strategies, are confident working in a complex and challenging IT context and skilled at leading multi-disciplinary, global teams.

Working well under pressure, you bring structure and clarity to unstructured problem statements. You analyse business strategy and goals, technology portfolios, trends and innovations in the market and understand and synthesize the dynamic landscape your internal clients operate in. This allows you to work towards strategic insights and provide your clients with structured and actionable advice, such as technology investment roadmaps, new customer products and services and innovation opportunities, backed up by a solid dataset and business case.

Your excellent communication skills will be crucial, to create clear and impactful strategies and importantly your facilitation skills to bring people together, collaborate and make decisions.

You will also act as a leader and mentor in supporting skills development of our team members.

What we need from you

We would like to hear from talented IT and/or digital strategy consulting leaders who have:

  • Extensive experience shaping and leading multimillion-dollar IT and/or digital strategy consulting engagements in a top tier consulting firm

  • Experience in leading teams and developing people

  • Experience working internationally, within multi-national organisations

  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills; ability to collect, understand and mode data quickly and effectively

  • Exceptional communications skills, with the ability to bring clarity to complex problems and to nurture relationships with a broad set of stakeholders, including senior business leaders (c-suite)

  • Expertise in frameworks and approaches to facilitate strategic problem solving and collaborative strategy development

  • Good knowledge of business strategy methods: from research and industry challenges to business direction and problem solving

  • Strong business and technical acumen, including business models, operating models, M&A, business value metrics and enterprise architectures

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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