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Associate Consultant (Business Analyst / Project Coordinator)

Consulting | Minneapolis, MN | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Pepper Foster Consulting is a strategy and project execution consulting firm with offices. We are currently serving clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, New York City, Chicago, Denver, Portland, and Washington. 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. Pepper Foster’s projects have included helping our clients to:

  • Develop their business strategy or refresh an existing strategy, 

  • Translate business strategy into manageable projects for execution,

  • Assist in the assessment, selection and implementation of new enterprise software or applications,

  • Identify and/or deliver major new products, services and revenue streams, 

  • Identify cost savings and revenue opportunities,

  • Define process and productivity improvements, 

  • Serve as our clients “Other A-Team” when the existing leadership is maxxed out.

  • Problem-solve. We are highly skilled at stepping in to help our clients Figure Stuff Out and Get Stuff Done FSO & GSD, and

  • There’s more but this should give you a good glimpse at what we do.

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 hiring an Associate 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:

  • Conduct client current state assessment interviews

  • Document interviews Coordinate project delivery process

  • Develop presentations as visual findings

  • Assist in the facilitation of workshops, meetings, deliverable creation, and project progress reporting

  • Develop AS-IS and TO-BE processes as appropriate

  • Gather and define both functional and technical requirements

  • Develop use cases and User stories

  • Conduct data analysis and use insights to develop solutions

With strong listening abilities and a desire to understand the client environment coupled with your high level of integrity, you will build relationships based on trust and deliver on your promises. You’ll hit the ground running with Pepper Foster, using your talent and ability to learn new skills extremely rapidly, to quickly contribute in the delivery of solutions that really make a difference for our clients, teams, and community.

 Our Must-Haves

  • Live in the Twin Cities or surrounding community

  • Experience as a Business Analyst, Project Coordinator, or Product Owner

  • Respected and well-liked team member who can work with all levels within a company

  • Track record of consistently performing well on complex projects and on multiple, concurrent projects

  • Established yourself as a ‘safe pair of hands’ who can be trusted to get things done well with little or no oversight

  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience and/or internships

  • Desire to make a difference for your clients, team and community

  • History of putting the needs of the others ahead of your own

Bonus Points For

  • Prior experience as a Project Coordinator, Agile Product Owner, or Change Management experience or certifications

  • Familiarity with Tableau, Power BI, Salesforce Visio, Smartsheet

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

  • Prior Consulting experience and/or small company experience

Working for Pepper Foster Consulting

Our small, close-knit team is made up of consultants who are fun to work with, smart, emotionally mature, passionate, collaborative, and humble. They're committed to excellence, going above and beyond, and making a difference for their clients, teammates and community. Pepper Foster offers a great compensation and benefits package, interesting work, and a strong company culture that drives our success.

Pepper Foster Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume with a cover letter telling us why you’re interested in working for Pepper Foster in particular, and describe how you meet each of our posted requirements (and if applicable, our “nice to haves”).