• Portland, OR
  • $103,100 - $135,700 USD / Year
  • Portland, OR
  • $103,100 - $135,700 USD / Year

Pepper Foster Consulting

About Us

Pepper Foster Consulting is a strategy and project execution consulting firm headquartered in Portland, OR, with offices in Portland; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Atlanta, Georgia; and an M&A practice. We are a values-driven firm with a focus on utilizing local people for local work while also having the ability to provide services coast to coast in the United States internationally as needed. We specialize in helping our clients turn their ideas and concepts into transformative realities, and we exist to make a difference – for our clients, our people, and our communities. Founded in 2015, our consultants have been trusted to advise, elaborate, and lead the strategy, analysis, and execution of a host of mission-critical initiatives and projects for our clients.

DEI Vision Statement

Pepper Foster recognizes that diversity, equity and inclusion extends but is not limited to culture, race, religion, veterans, gender, sexual orientation and physical ability. We are inspired by the unique communities where we live and work, and embrace diversity as vital to the health of our organization. We are driven by relentless curiosity and a strong desire to educate ourselves, build awareness and encourage continuous learning. We strive to provide a culture that is open, compassionate and respectful of all people.

The Position

To support our growth, we are looking for a Consultant with demonstrated success and potential to make a difference for clients. In this role, you’ll work with our clients and Pepper Foster teammates to:

  • Utilize effective stakeholder management, technical skills/experience, and collaboration to advance concepts and business strategies into realized potential
  • Facilitate workshops and meetings
  • Contribute to the development of financial models and/or business cases
  • Assess change readiness, gather requirements, and perform gap analysis
  • Plan, manage and execute projects, as well as roadmap development
  • Develop and document processes
  • Lead and support transformational change
  • Optimize existing processes
  • Develop, maintain and communicate project and/or business dashboards
  • Identify, and assist in the cultivation, and procurement of future opportunities
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, support and oversight to team members staffed on your clients and projects
  • Build trust and rapport with clients and other key stakeholders
  • Contribute to and/or lead internal activities that support the growth of Pepper Foster
  • Act as a brand ambassador of Pepper Foster in professional and community spaces
  • Actively seek and identify opportunities for PFC to support our clients and help them thrive

You will be asked to apply active listening skills and exhibit a high level of integrity when building trusted relationships with clients while delivering on your promises. As a part of the Pepper Foster team, you will use your talent and ability to learn new skills, quickly assimilate, and contribute to the delivery of solutions that make a difference for our clients, teams, and community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Located in the greater Portland area or willing to relocate
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Experience as a Senior Business Analyst/Business Systems Analyst, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Change Manager, Product Owner, Operations Manager, or similar roles
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Must be willing to act in a general support capacity
  • Willingness to broaden expertise across domains
  • The ability to navigate high levels of ambiguity, demonstrate situational awareness, and emotional resiliency
  • Exhibit and embody the values and attributes of the PFC Mentality (see Careers page on website) with particular strengths in the following: flexible, resilient, driven, and disciplined

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of your professional experience includes management consulting
  • Proven track record of being a respected team member with a collaborative mindset
  • Track record of consistently and successfully delivering complex consulting projects
  • Experience establishing yourself as a trusted advisor who can get things done well with little or no oversight
  • History of establishing trusted advisor relationships with the clients you serve, and maintain ongoing trusted advisor relationships with several past clients
  • Emerging as a thought leader capable of seeing around the corner
  • Demonstrated record of participating in community involvement professionally or personally

Bonus Points For

  • PMP, Agile, Change Management, LEAN Six Sigma, or CX certifications
  • Familiarity with tools like MS Project, Smartsheet, AirTable, Visio, Salesforce
  • Enterprise and/or global experience

Benefits of Working for PFC

Pepper Foster offers a great compensation and benefits package, interesting work, and a strong company culture that drives our success. Below is an overview of our full benefits package:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • 8 Flexible Holidays
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • FSA Plan
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Contribution
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave & Adoption Benefit
  • Stock Options
  • Profit Share Points
  • $2500 Annual Professional Development per Employee
  • All Expenses Paid Annual Retreat + Monthly Social Activities

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