Expert Principal (Operations)




Europe & The Middle East


Lean & manufacturing, Operations, Procurement


Automotive & Mobility, Consumer products, Engineered products & infrastructure, Process industries & building materials, Retail

About Us

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Practice Area Profile

The Operations Practice (OPS) Area is one of BCG's largest functional practices. We help our clients create competitive advantage by enhancing their performance and building strategic capabilities. BCG’s expertise in Operations covers the following areas - supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, service operations, cost efficiency, operational transformation, research & product development, program and project management, all with a strong digital and analytics overlay.

Role Profile

  • Contribute to the Business development of the Operations Practice Area in the Middle East
    • Contribute to leads and proposals together with partners in the practice
    • Build awareness for BCG operations expertise and capabilities in specific industries
    • Support and manage multiple client and stakeholder relationships
    • Lead role in meetings and presentations to senior clients and executives
    • Support the project team on further business development activities by helping in developing sales offers; manage relationships with partner support in development of articles, marketing plans, events, etc.
  • Build ME Operations Centre Expertise and increase BCG’s profile externally:
    • Play an active role supporting the commercial agenda, ensuring the topic is being commercially pushed at the right clients and in the right geographies
    • Participate in key industry/subject matter forums, including presenting regularly on topic relevant to senior executives
    • Contribute to BCG’s Operations Practice Area publications
  • Provide project support and topic expertise in operations – especially in procurement and manufacturing (Industry 4.0) topics, including:
    • Work on projects with clients to improve their overall operations – especially in procurement and manufacturing
    • Provide intellectual leadership for their teams by generating key ideas and conceptual frameworks to guide research and analysis
    • Conduct workshops, lead interviews, synthesize results and support clients during the implementation of identified recommendations
    • Coach and develop BCG consultants and associates and team with internal Data Scientists on key analytics and tool developments
    • Contribute to the running of the Dubai, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha offices, which may include recruiting, training or other activities

Your Qualifications

  • A Masters or MBA degree is essential
  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the industry, a combination of industry and consulting experience (preferred), with a focus on the following:
  • Procurement excellence: procurement strategy, strategic sourcing and alignment with business strategy
  • Lean and Industry 4.0 in manufacturing and services:
  • Supply chain management: strategy, vision, roadmap and alignment with corporate strategy
  • S&OP planning and integrated business planning

Professional Skills

  • Analytical and structured with excellent problem solving skills (hypothesis driven approach etc.)
  • Advanced quantitative analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills to interact at high levels and manage stakeholders
  • Superior business sense and good ability to work beyond core operations practice areas
  • Excellent written and spoken English (Arabic would be desirable, but not essential)
  • Excellent track record of project/team leadership and related achievements

Personal Attributes

  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • Independent and autonomous judgment
  • Collaborative team player and positive attitude
  • 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 standard
  • Willingness to travel internationally and to work remotely on client sites


Expertise is of vital importance to BCG and our clients and the ECT is a core pillar of BCG’s strategy. Our clients expect BCG to help tailor solutions to their specific needs, and increasingly expect us to bring deep industry and functional expertise to the table. Our continued investments in knowledge and expertise have been a critically important driver of our success. The growth and development of the ECT cohort is a core component of these investments. The track enables individuals to bring significant value to BCG with relevant operational or technical experience in specific fields, usually gained outside of BCG in either industry, academia or specialised consulting. It also provides experts the opportunities to apply and expand their knowledge and experience across markets and functions. A tailored onboarding programme supported by relevant leading partners will enable a successful start at BCG.

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