Increased business activity and the shift toward digitizing company operations have spurred the Slalom consulting firm to increase its Dallas operations by about a third, and to expand its other Texas offices even more.
Slalom plans to add more than 200 total jobs in Texas by end of this year in software development, experience design, strategy, and jobs relating to the Salesforce platform and other key technologies, according to a company news release.
“Creating innovative ways to delight customers and employees has been a trend in recent years and has really escalated in terms of priority in the past year,” Brian Jacobsen, South Central General Manager, said in the release. “New ways of doing business and engaging humans, supported by emerging digital and technology solutions, are creating a wave of change for everyone. Slalom is excited to be at the center of it with our clients and our people by making this continued investment in Texas.”
Slalom, which launched in Dallas in 2007, has already expanded substantially in Texas, opening offices in Austin in late 2018 and Fort Worth in early 2020, and is expanding its footprint in Dallas later this year. Houston’s Slalom office will see a 50 percent increase in staffing as well, according to information provided by the company.
Slalom consultants are working across a wide swath of sectors, from health care/pharma and financial services to retail and the public sector, according to Slalom Market Enablement Senior Director Kelly Roberts.
“Slalom partnered with a leading local retailer to modernize their business as they prepared for growth and changing consumer expectations,” she wrote, adding that much of the change in retail has been fueled by the COVID pandemic. “This included the design, build, and launch of new delivery channels, including buy online/pick up in store, and enabling digital capabilities for engagement.”
While working with a pharma company last year as supply chains were significantly disrupted at the worst possible time, Slalom created a program that standardized technology and data, allowing the company to address inefficiencies in its supply chain, according to Roberts.
“We also harmonized business processes and end-user training globally, enabling them to move closer to the patient’s home,” she wrote.
Along those lines, the firm is adding jobs for its Slalom Build initiative—the company’s scalable and flexible approach to software product design and development, the release said.