, Inc Summer 2018 Internship, MBA Ignite - Strategic Innovation in Chicago, Illinois

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Summer 2018 Internship, MBA Ignite - Strategic Innovation About Futureforce: Futureforce helps college students or new grads experience life at Salesforce, one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies 5­-years-­running and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” 8-years-running. Futureforce interns work on live projects, giving them the opportunity to make a tangible impact that they can show to friends, family, and future employers ­­if we don’t hire them first (and, we hire 80% of our eligible interns)! They have the chance to collaborate and connect with the Salesforce interns from all over the world. And, like all Salesforce employees, interns also have many possibilities to volunteer, making a lasting impact in the community. Futureforce offers a collaborative work environment, which fosters innovation, provides flexibility and most importantly is fun! The Strategic Innovation MBA Intern - helps with execution of the Ignite Innovation Program. You will be developing leading strategic innovation engagements with Salesforce customers to unlock value and find creative solutions to existing business challenges through the use of Ignite. You possesses excellent communication skills, ability to work in a dynamic environment and have a broad range of technical, business and interpersonal skills that scale from line managers to C-Level Executives. Responsibilities: -Provide strategy and innovation to partner institutions-Manage internal and external constituents through a structured consulting engagement-Drive issues to closure and gain agreement on next steps towards closure of a process.-Communicate engagement status among multiple constituents.-Participate in multiple engagements while maintaining focus on results.-Help drive customers towards creative confidence and critical thinking to drive business results-Strong discovery and probing skills to learn business pain, find opportunities and build credibility with customers-Create assets and artifacts that provide a representation of the Solution for discussion (business impact, process impact, technical fit)-Understand the Salesforce product suite and be able to ideate the optimal client solution based on what Salesforce (and Salesforce partners) can deliver-Manage a virtual team (internal and external) to deliver a compelling vision of our solution (ie, Demo, Storyboards, Process Flows, etc)-Develop workshop plans and content to meet specified need and objectives-Facilitate workshops with a cross-group of Senior personnel-Synthesize workshop outputs into deliverable propositions with clearly articulated return on investment.-Travel, both to customer sites and other Salesforce offices, will be part of this role. Skills: -Management/ Strategy consulting for partner organizations-Executive presence - you are comfortable influencing and collaborating in a C-level environment.-Strong communication skills, written, spoken.-Innate curiosity to learn how a business functions and learn new business models.-Confidence discussing return on investment, TCO, business case development.-Business process experience across multiple domains such as ERP, CRM, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, I/T and Operations.-Excellent situational awareness -you are comfortable in dynamic customer environments and able to present our company well.-Strategic thinking that is focused on results and business outcomes.-Ability to creatively solve problems with limited resources and input-Strong personal "soft" skills such as empathy, listening, mirroring and communicating in different methods dependent on individual preferences.-Project Management and Team Leadership to inspire, coordinate and deliver results back to our customers.-Strong facilitation skills with the ability to balance conversation within groups. Can solicit ideas from mixed groups and help them drive towards building consensus-Ability to develop ideation workshop plans and content tailored to meet the specific Customer needs and objectives balanced with the Salesforce business objectives-Ability to own the synthesis of workshop outputs into compelling plans and propositions

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