Expert Project Leader: People and Organization

Location:

Dubai

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

Change management, People & organization, Strategy

Industries:

Media & entertainment

About Us

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

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

We are looking for Project Leaders/Principals to join our People & Organization team in the expert track, with a special focus on POP related topics. They will lead or work as part of BCG teams in a wide range of challenging client engagements with some of the leading organizations globally.

 


General role & Responsibilities

The responsibilities will fall broadly into two areas:

  • Client Delivery (focus area)

    • Work jointly with BCG and high impact client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on site

    • Work independently on select topics within the area of expertise

    • Lead and/or support case teams, especially those with need for deep expertise and a hands-on approach

    • Contribute to the quality of the work, question results and conduct sanity checks with the project team

    • Educate and inform clients proactively about state of the art technologies, methodologies and tools and how it can bring value to their business and, in particular, their people/leadership capabilities

    • Lead role in presenting key findings to C-level executives

  • Topic and Practice Development

    • Contribute to the improvement of methodology, tools, enablement material and topic development on areas of expertise

    • Develop and contribute to BCG's intellectual capital - working on BCG knowledge content projects to develop new techniques and/or capture new ideas as well as casework experience

    • Contribute to BCGs Practice Area publications


Additionally, the following team management skills are required:
  • Lead small but high impact consulting teams for an entire case or at a module level on select topics

  • Own project process, content and day-to-day client interactions

  • Support case teams, either as an individual contributor or as an advisor to the overall project

  • Ensure the quality of the work, and the relevance of the synthesis and recommendations

  • Challenge the work in progress and the results

  • Develop proposals from end to end around specific topics and participation in client proposals presentations

  • Contribute to the development of additional business beyond the delivery of recommendations on client engagements

 

Professional skills within people topics

 

We help our clients link the people strategy with business strategy, focusing on strategic initiatives, in order to achieve workforce-specific group-wide goals.

 

We support our clients along five main topics in POP:

  • Leadership and Talent

  • Human Resources (HR)

  • Behavior and Culture

  • Organization Design

  • Change Management

 

Leadership and Talent

We partner with our clients to solve the most pressing leadership and talent issues facing organizations today. We have built a strong value proposition for clients to get breakthrough impact through capability development.

 

We sharply deliver tangible results by focusing on the following areas:

  • Define operating models for leadership academies, including leadership strategy, org structure and processes

  • Develop leadership programs and associated curricula

  • Set-up up future leadership and talent pipelines for our customers

  • Enable frontline leaders

 

We deliver an integrated, systematic approach to develop leadership and talent capabilities in organizations

 

Human Resources (HR)

We partner with senior leaders and CHROs to design, equip and sustain high performing organizations. We believe enabled, engaged and adaptive people and organizations drive advantage and outperformance.

 

We work with our clients to design the right organization and articulate the needs for their business strategy across four main areas:

  • Source (People planning, recruiting, staffing, onboarding, HR marketing and branding)

  • Perform (Performance management, people productivity and incentives)

  • Develop (Learning & development, talent management and leadership development)

  • Affiliate (Recognition, rewards, work-life balance, corporate social responsibility, diversity and engagement)

     

We work with our clients to build a culture of high performance and engagement, providing employees with the necessary skills and capabilities for success.

 

Behavior and Culture

We help our clients define how people behave in organizations, both around others and when they are alone.

 

Our approach to culture is based on the understanding that how people act is a rational response to their contexts; there are always "good reasons" for why people behave the way they do. Therefore, our approach to change culture is to adjust the organizational context.

 

We work with our clients to address a broad set of questions related by focusing on the following areas:

  • Boost employee engagement

  • Accelerate and sustain a major transformation/change agenda

  • Assess and reshape an organizational culture

  • Improve operating performance

 

Organization Design

We work with our clients to build their organizations by aligning it with its strategic context, by using a comprehensive set of organizational levers to create conducive context for desired behaviors.

 

We help our clients across a range of organization design topics, in particular along the following areas:

  • Define the organization structure & operating model around strategy and competitive advantage

  • Simplify the organization structure—optimize spans, reduce layers etc.

  • Improve governance structures and processes, including IT/digital solutions

  • Hard-wire roles, responsibilities and decision rights

  • Analyze staff capabilities

 

We execute organization design programmes with speed and rigor with a focus on ensuring sustainable improvement with minimized disruption

 

Change Management

We work with our clients to design and execute their change management strategy by exclusively focusing on transformational initiatives and neglecting the enhancement of daily operations and routines. Our approach fully encompasses transformational, strategic and business as usual initiatives with change management needs.

 

We help organizations achieve sustainable change by focusing on the following areas:

  • Ensure executional certainty

  • Enable leaders

  • Engage the organization

  • Define a clear governance structure to manage change

 

We build tools and conduct comprehensive trainings for our clients to ensure all change initiative owners, leaders or general employees can be an actor of change in the organization.  

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts push the boundaries of their topic, deepening and extending BCG’s knowledge. They are driven by a passion to explore and innovate in their field. As part of our consulting cohort, experts work alongside our generalist and specialty consultants to form “one BCG team,” capable of delivering deep strategy and technical expertise. Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise usually gained outside of BCG in either industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

Your Qualifications

ducation and Qualifications

  • Masters/ Doctorate/ MBA- preferably in management or business administration

  • Strong academics from top-tier institutions (top 15% of class)

 

Previous work experience

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in HR, preferably in the Middle East 

  • Experienced professional in specialized consulting firm

  • Experience with project-based work

  • Proven track record of developing new content and know-how on people topics

  • Experience with staff/leadership assessments (interview-based assessment, psychometric tests, etc. ) is a plus

 

Professional Skills

  • Analytical and structured

  • Able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Slide-writing skills

  • Experience with leading teams

  • Able to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients

  • Good business sense

  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken), an additional proficiency in Arabic is preferred

 

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

  • Loyal and reliable

  • Highest ethical standards

Location

  • Dubai, with frequent travel to the GCC region and beyond

  • Candidates from foreign countries must relocate

Date Posted:

07-Jan-2019

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