Expert Project Leader - Agile@Scale

Location:

Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

Automotive & Mobility, Biopharmaceuticals, Consumer products, Education, Energy & environment, Engineered products & infrastructure, Financial institutions, Health care payers & providers, Insurance, Media & entertainment, Medical devices & technology, Metals & mining, Private equity and principal investment, Process industries & building materials, Public sector, Retail, Social sector, Technology industries, Telecommunications, Transportation, travel & tourism

About Us

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

Through People & Organization, BCG works with our clients — senior business executives— who value BCG’s strategic, fact-based, and impact-oriented approach supported by senior teams, rich benchmarking databases and analytical capabilities. We provide expertise to our clients across all industries through our capabilities in areas like Organization Design; Change Management; Shared Services and Support Functions; Culture, Purpose and Engagement; Leadership & Talent; and Agile Ways of Working.

Role Profile

What you´ll do

As Project Leader, you will manage engagements of cross-functional, joint BCG / client teams to transform organizations to agile ways of working. You will be responsible for shaping key insights and thinking about the new model, motivating and managing the BCG team, engaging key clients and ensuring seamless delivery and implementation of the transformation. You will plan the project delivery, manage to tight timelines and client deliverables, provide hands-on training and coaching on agile concepts. You will roll up your sleeves with clients to work through both macro and day-to-day problem solving in an agile fashion and often times, you will also work side-by-side with agile coaches to help our clients develop their internal agile coaching workforce.  

Individual assignments can last anywhere from two to twelve months or more, depending on the complexity of the challenges and the client's needs. We usually break each project into modular phases so that our clients see results well before the engagement's end.  Assignments normally proceed through three stages over a period of several months: 1) identifying and analyzing opportunities for change and laying out different options for senior management to consider, 2) fleshing out the best options in order to create detailed action plans, and 3) assisting in execution. We believe that working with a client until results are assured is vital to their success.

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG's most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

Your Qualifications

You´re good at

  • You have solid people management skills 
  • You have excellent communication skills 
  • You are able to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients 
  • You have a good business sense 
  • You are able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment 
  • You are willing to travel and to work on client sites 
  • You are a real team player and you will be open to collaboration with other BCG offices and contribute to the dynamic of Digital BCG
  • You have intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams
  • You are fluent in German and English, other languages would be of added benefit

You bring

We’re looking for exceptional talent from consulting or industry to join us. You would typically:
  • Have a minimum of 4 years in consulting, or 5 years of experience in industry or a combination of both 
    • Industry experience may include product management or agile development experience at technology start-up, software vendor, professional services organization, or IT system integrator among others 
    • Industry experience may also include first responsible line management functions driving agile transformations of functions or departments 
    • Consulting experience should include responsibilities for company transformations towards new organisational concepts (e.g. agile, lean, Holocracy)  
  • Have managed agile transformations (i.e. introduction of agile working in a portfolio of teams, implementing agile organization elements in selected functions or business units), with expertise around specific issues that arise with agile functions and / or scaling agile across the broader enterprise 
    • Working knowledge of scaled agile approaches ranging from frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS) to engineering practices (test-driven development) and DevOps 
    • Coaching clients on topics such as product management, enterprise culture, agile values and principals, agile leadership behaviours 
    • Demonstrated agile way of working to oversee multiple aspects of a technical or non-technical function 
  • Bring experience in delivering reorganization projects, including staffing and leadership development while taking a hands-on approach with clients 
  • Have strong technical and non-technical influencing abilities 
  • Have an advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Business Administration (or other advanced degrees are accepted as well, e.g. Law, Mathematics, Physics) from a renowned University
  • Have strong academics from top-tier institutions 

Date Posted:

24-Apr-2019

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