Project Leader in Kazakhstan

Location:

Astana

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

Operations, People & organization, Strategy, Transformation and BCG TURN

Industries:

Energy & environment, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation, travel & tourism

About Us

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 90 offices in 50 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com

Role Profile

A Project Leader has responsibility for the delivery of consulting projects, leading small but high impact teams of consultants to drive impact for our clients. Project Leaders are typically aligned to one or two Industry or Functional Practice Areas (though may also lead projects outside these Practice Areas on occasion).

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the day-to-day execution of consulting projects and ensuring successful delivery of client requirements within the scope of the engagement, including:
    • Owning the project planning and process management, and communicating progress to clients and BCG leadership
    • Managing project scope and maintaining an acceptable pace of work
    • Driving development of the content, either directly or by providing guidance to the consulting team (for example, by sharing ideas, frameworks or providing input on research and analysis)
    • Actively managing multiple client and stakeholder relationships on a day-to-day basis
    • Leading senior client presentations and meetings
    • Providing apprenticeship and coaching to consultants to help develop their consulting skills, including sharing knowledge and experience, giving frequent feedback and creating opportunities for team members to learn and grow
  • Supporting and contributing to other BCG projects, for example by sharing expertise or best practices
  • Contributing to the development of intellectual property within the Practice Area(s), including improving methodologies, tools, techniques and developing new ideas and approaches
  • Contributing to business development efforts, including preparation of proposal documents and attending pitch presentations
  • Contributing to the running of the Astana office, which may include recruiting, training or other activities

Your Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of work experience in top level advisory or consulting firms, though candidates with excellent industry backgrounds and 2-3 years of previous consulting experience would also be considered
  • A strong track record and a close network of professional contacts at key clients in Kazakhstan
  • 2-3 years leading/playing core role in driving projects - owning the project process, content and day-to-day client interactions
  • Experience of working within the Oil and Gas / Industrial Goods / TMT / Public Sector space
  • A track record of project/team leadership and related achievements
  • Willingness to travel and work remotely on client sites

Education and Qualifications

  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution
  • An MBA is desirable but not essential

Professional Skills

  • Problem solving – able to take a creative and hypothesis-driven approach in order to solve complex problems
  • Analytical and structured
  • Advanced quantitative analysis
  • Solid business acumen and commercial capabilities
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • Excellent written and spoken Russian and English (Other languages would be also be desirable, but not essential)

Personal Attributes

  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • Independent and autonomous judgment
  • Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic
  • Intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams
  • Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
  • Highest ethical standards

Date Posted:

05-Sep-2018

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