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Ashka Wirk
Architect. Builder. Crystal Gazer.
Ashka is a management consultant focussed in Berlineaton's strategy practice. Ashka also is an experienced private sector leader, with an extensive background in the health care and biotechnology fields. She worked with the management consulting subsidiary of StemCell Technologies in Vancouver for eight years, and led the company through years of unprecedented growth as its CEO from 2008 to 2012. She draws upon her breadth of experience and passion for business strategy to help Berlineaton clients develop blueprints to build bolder futures for their organizations.
Join Berlineaton -- We're Hiring!
We are looking for a bright, driven, and motivated professional to join our growing management consulting firm as a Support Consultant (Full time; 9 Month Contract).  

The Support Consultant works on a project team to support a wide range of consulting engagements from stakeholder interviews and consultations, to planning sessions, and comprehensive strategy development engagements.  The Support Consultant also plays an integral role in the successful execution of client engagements and will perform work independently as well as under the direction of a Senior Management Consultant.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities 
The following are the key duties and responsibilities of the Support Consultant: 

Client Engagements 
  • Support onsite client engagements and note capture including preparation, follow up, and client interface 
  • Support organizational diagnostics, conduct surveys and interviews, draft, edit and proof reports, analyze data and prepare presentations
  • Provide project management support including project tracking, budget preparation, time and expense reporting and reconciliation
  • Assist in scheduling, logistics and travel arrangements for client engagements and utilize other project management tools
  • Support Senior Management Consultants in our Strategy Development and Execution, Continuous Improvement, and Leader Development practices as required. 

Business Development 
  • Support the development of proposals for submission to prospective clients 
  • Assist in implementing our online and social media marketing strategy 
  • Assist in developing and refining training and other materials.  

Internal Business Practices 
  • Assist in internal projects that  increase our team’s effectiveness and efficiency 
  • Provide support, as required, to the administration of the firm. 

Position responsibilities will increase with the growth and development of the professional in this role. 

Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field  
  • 1 - 2 years of work experience in a professional setting 
  • Demonstrated experience and skill using various computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visio, and website content management systems  
  • Current experience with and keen interest in using various social media tools (including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) 
  • Knowledge of the BC government, private sector and other organizational infrastructures would be an asset 
  • Superior ability to be analytical and creative in a business setting 
  • Proficiency in English; French language skills are considered an asset 
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including presentations to various sizes and types of audiences) 
  • Proven ability to work on a team 
  • Willingness to work overtime and flexible hours during peak periods 
  • Willingness to travel to client sites (BC, Canada, US) Commitment to professionalism and client service excellence. 

Salary 
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  

About Berlineaton 
Berlineaton is an independent management consulting firm based in Victoria, BC.  Berlineaton has been working with public, private, and not-for-profit leaders in the areas of strategy development and execution, continuous improvement, and leader development since 1996. 

Berlineaton lives by the words:  ‘Be Bold,’ and seeks clients, associates, and employees who share this outlook.  Our mission is to serve alongside visionary leaders committed to delivering stronger futures for their organizations. 

We currently have an experienced team comprised of five full-time management consultants, and four associates.  For more information about Berlineaton and our services, please visit www.berlineaton.com. 

Why Join Berlineaton 
  • Our clients are visionary leaders who embark on courageous endeavors with their teams and organizations. Berlineaton consultants work in concert with these innovative thinkers; we participate in challenging and interesting engagements that make our client organizations stronger and the world better. 
  • We are a deliberately small, high-performance team of management consultants with over 75 years of combined consulting experience; this position offers a rich and practical hands-on learning opportunity through training and mentorship. 
  • We are committed to professional development, particularly in the development of management consulting skills or industry/sector experience. 
  • We work hard but we also value flexibility in the workplace and respect the importance of family and personal commitments. 
  • Berlineaton is an exciting and fun place to work – if you’re the right person for this position, you will look forward to coming to work each day. 
  • We are entrepreneurs who are committed to the vision of a limitless future for Berlineaton; this outlook will create opportunities for a likeminded professional who participates pro-actively in the firm’s evolution and growth. 

How to Apply 
Please send your resume and a brief cover letter by email clearly indicating how your skills and experience meet the position qualifications no later than August 25, 2016 to me, Ashka Wirk, Senior Management Consultant (awirk@berlineaton.com).  

We thank all applicants for their interest.  We will confirm receipt of your resume and let you know if we would like to set up an interview with you! 

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