Business Consultant

Business Consultant

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19 Feb 3 Mar Rotterdam

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If optimising processes makes your heart beat faster and you like to bring small and big innovations on the business-IT intersection, then this is your job!

Job description

The Business Consultants team at Rotterdam School of Management BV, Erasmus University (RSM) is the primary innovation partner within the commercial and privately funded part of RSM where we deliver post-experience education (MBA, open enrolment and company programmes). The team supports the operations, sales and (educational) programme delivery clusters with business optimisation, process improvement and digitalisation projects. The Business Consultants team is looking for a senior Business Consultant.

Job description
Do you fancy a job that combines a variety of roles such as project manager, business analyst and process specialist, and provides the opportunity to configure solutions yourself when needed? And do you enjoy the dynamics of moving between strategic topics and being hands on when the situation requires it? Then this is the job for you.

Your main tasks:
  • Work with RSM business departments to articulate demand for innovation and optimisation projects and help make business cases for these projects.
  • Identify the right solutions for these needs – which can vary from providing advice, doing process reviews, applying small changes by yourself to managing software implementation projects.
  • Determine and involve the necessary specialists and / or immerse yourself in the matter at hand.
  • Bridge and organise business and IT to successfully implement solutions.
  • Go the extra mile in ensuring RSM is successful in these initiatives, both in the short term (project delivery) and the long term (optimising business value of these innovations).
  • Prepare the roadmap and align with the business owners on the priorities.
  • Ensure a transparent process and approach for projects.
  • Guide and functionally manage the two other Business Consultants in the team.
  • Determine team development opportunities and organise these.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


You will be considered for this position if you have:
  • A relevant qualification at least at bachelor level in business informatics, business administration, information management or similar.
  • Experience in project management, solution implementations and change management.
  • Knowledge of information management organisation and procedures (BiSL).
  • Business insights and IT affinity; you understand business management challenges and provide solutions from a multidisciplinary viewpoint.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage and facilitate groups.
  • A commercial mindset and an intrinsic drive to help improve the organisation and your colleagues through continuous feedback cycles.

Preferably you also have:
  • Knowledge of higher education and strong process optimisation skills (such as Lean).
  • Experience with process-, information- and IT-architecture.
  • Experience with multiple IT-platforms (though Microsoft knowledge is a plus).
  • Experience with IT demand management (including designing and managing SLAs).
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language (CEFR C1).

In addition to this professional knowledge, we are looking for a meticulous, customer-friendly colleague with excellent analytical skills. You are able to work independently, and you are also a team player. You can take initiative, make contact with others easily, and possess the necessary social assertiveness. In connection with the international character of our team, an excellent command of English is a must.

Conditions of employment

We offer an ambitious, international and dynamic environment, in which we compete with the top business schools in Europe. You will be part of a close, innovation-driven team on a vibrant university campus. Your ambition and personal drive will be greatly valued and we invest in personal development. We make sure you feel good about yourself, that you enjoy your work and that you grow in your profession.

You will also get:
  • A salary between € 4025 and € 5414 gross per month on fulltime basis (ex. holiday allowance), based on your education, knowledge and work experience
  • 25 holidays and 12 ADV days
  • Annual 8% holiday allowance
  • Variable end of year performance bonus
  • The flexibility with regards to working from home
  • Travel cost reimbursement and working from home allowance (the possibility to travel with NS business card)
  • Discount on membership of Eramus Sport
  • Access to online learning platform GoodHabitz and wellbeing platform OpenUp
  • Regular fun work events and drinks
  • Participation in our collective pension scheme: premium full paid by RSM, voluntary employee contribution is optional


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (RSM BV) is one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools. Its primary focus is to develop business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. RSM BV is privately funded and provides a first-class portfolio of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes with an international team of 100 staff working from the university campus in Rotterdam.

RSM BV offers an environment where the staff is encouraged to embrace change as a challenge in helping the organisation reaching its goals and those of its students. The working atmosphere at RSM BV is informal and communication lines are short. Being an independent and commercial company within the Erasmus University, the situation of RSM BV is sometimes complex and challenging. At the same time the company itself it small enough to maintain personal contacts and be able to have an overview of what’s going on throughout the organisation. The environment is culturally diverse and very international.

RSM BV is located in a pleasant and relatively small office, based at the Erasmus University campus in Rotterdam. It’s a lively environment, with students, staff and different companies and restaurants. The office is easy to reach by public transport as well as by car.

RSM BV is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities and nationalities. RSM BV values internal mobility; therefore internal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the RSM BV website:


  • IT
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 4093


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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