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Consultant

Consulting | Portland, OR | 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 Portland, Minneapolis, St. Paul, New York City, Chicago, Denver, 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 experienced professionals with demonstrated success in making a difference for their clients to join our team. In this role, you’ll work with our clients and Pepper Foster teammates to:

  • Elaborate concepts and strategies

  • Facilitate workshops and meetings

  • Develop financial models and business cases

  • Assess change readiness

  • Plan, manage and execute projects, programs and roadmaps

  • Develop and document processes

  • Achieve transformational change 

With your strong reputation based on trust and delivering on your promises, you’ll hit the ground running with Pepper Foster, using your established consulting skills to deliver solutions that really make a difference for our clients, teams, and community.

Our Nice-to-Haves

  • Live in Portland or surrounding community

  • Experience as a Senior Business Analyst, Project Manager, or Product Owner

  • Respected and well-liked leader of teams, practices and complex consulting projects

  • Track record of consistently and successfully delivering complex consulting projects

  • Establish trusted advisor relationships with the clients you serve, and maintain ongoing trusted advisor relationships with several past clients

  • 4-8 years of relevant work experience

  • 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 Manager, Agile Product Owner, or Change Management experience

  • Agile or Change Management Certifications, PMP

  • 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.