Expert Project Leader - Data and Digital Platforms


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


Europe & The Middle East


Technology & digital


Technology industries

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

BCG’s Technology Advantage (TA) practice focuses on helping clients deliver competitive advantage and business superior performance through the use of data, technology and digital. TA is the fastest growing practice at BCG and at the heart of the strategic impact we have with our clients. Our consultants and experts globally work across all industries and provide deep experience and expertise across a number of topics including: * Digital Transformation * Data & Digital Platforms * Software & Agile * Digitizing the Tech Function

Role Profile

Who we are

DigitalBCG encompasses a broad set of data, digital, and technology capabilities from BCG consulting teams and practices, along with our business units such as BCG Digital Ventures, BCG Platinion, and BCG GAMMA.

BCG’s Data and Digital Platform offering is a product of the Technology Advantage (TA) consulting practice. Building a Data and Digital Platform, with next gen capabilities and DevOps practices will allow to scale up Digital initiatives and to focus on transformation efforts while leveraging the legacy landscape. It aims to transform the tech function to be digital ready across operating model/capabilities, architecture and processes. It delivers value by implementing end to end use cases in 2 weeks through agile sprints, build-up of a Data and Digital platform connected to the legacy landscape, and ultimately migrating legacy on this new platform.

What you will do

We seek Data and Digital Platform practitioners with demonstrated experience in managing transformations for large enterprises. As Project Leader, you will manage engagements of joint BCG / client teams to create and transform Data and Digital Platforms. You will be responsible for relating key insights and thinking about the new model, motivating and managing the BCG team, engaging key clients and managing the delivery and implementation of the transformation. You will plan for how to deliver the project, manage to tight timelines and client deliverables, provide hands-on training and deliver the key enablers needed to address and deliver the project. Your team will include BCG leadership, teams of BCG Consultants, and both junior and senior client leaders working collaboratively to drive the transformation, and shared services/control functions.

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 analysing 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.

Your Qualifications

You're good at

  • You have solid people management skills, demonstrated on the ground while leading first IT and/or digital transformations
  • 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 fluent English, other languages would be of added benefit
  • You are flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • You have an independent and autonomous judgment
  • You have intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams
  • You are driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
  • You are fluent in German and English, other languages would be of added benefit

You bring (Experience & Qualifications)

We’re looking for exceptional talent from consulting or industry to join us. You would typically:
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in industry and/or consulting. Industry or consulting experience may include Enterprise-/Solution Architect, Transformation Manager, Project-/program manager, Functional-/Process Consultant, Product owner experience at industry companies, technology start-ups, software vendors, professional services organizations, or IT system integrators among others        
  • Have experience in planning and delivering Data and Digital Platform transformations, i.e. implementing new platforms and replacing legacy (either in a consulting or in a management position)
o   Working knowledge of approaches ranging from frameworks (e.g., SAP model company) to specific (cloud) platforms (SAP S/4 HANA, AWS, Google, MS Azure, Workday, Oracle, Salesforce, Ariba, Coupa)
o   Demonstrated agile way of thinking to oversee multiple aspects of a project in a technical or non-technical function
  • Have experience in delivering digital transformation projects and successful implementation, including staffing and leadership development while taking a hands-on approach with clients
  • Experience in managing workshop/discussions with clients
  • Have passion for working with leaders and helping them develop new skills
  • Be certified in respective platform(s) (e.g., SAP, Oracle)
  • Have strong technical and non-technical influencing abilities
  • Have an advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Business Administration (other advanced degrees are accepted as well, e.g. Mathematics, Physics) from a renowned university
  • Have strong academics from top-tier institutions

You'll work with

Our consultants within DigitalBCG are an integral part of BCG's core consulting team; we work side-by-side with all practice areas to create value & competitive advantage for our clients. Your team will include senior BCG leadership, teams of BCG Consultants, and both junior and senior client leaders working collaboratively to drive the transformation, and shared services/control functions.

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

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 either in industry, academia or specialised consulting. It also provides expert consultants opportunities to apply and expand their knowledge and experience across markets and functions. A tailored onboarding program supported by relevant leading consultants will enable a successful start at BCG.

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