Project Leader (Operations - Supply Chain)

Location:

London

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

Operations

Industries:

Health care payers & providers, Retail

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

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

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

    • 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)

    • Managing the client relationship on a day-to-day basis

    • Managing project scope and maintaining an acceptable pace of work

  • Actively managing multiple client and stakeholder relationships

  • Leading senior client presentations and meetings
  • Providing apprenticeship and coaching to junior 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 London office, which may include recruiting, training or other activities

Your Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of work experience in top level advisory or consulting firms, ideally candidates will have a mix of industry (e.g manufacturing, automotive, industrial goods organisations) and consulting experience
  • A strong track record and a close network of professional contacts as key clients
  • Experience of working with/for well functioning, advanced and global businesses, ideally located within the UK
  • 3-4 years leading/playing core role in driving projects - owning the project process, content and day-to-day client interactions
  • Experience of significant, transformational projects in Operations (e.g. operational improvements, digital supply chain, lean & manufacturing)
  • A track record of leadership and achievement, especially within operations

Education and Qualifications

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

 

Professional Skills

  • Analytical and structured
  • Advanced quantitative analysis
  • Solid business acumen and commercial capabilities
  • Problem solving – able to take a creative and an hypothesis driven approach in order to solve complex problems
  • Willingness to travel internationally and to work remotely on client sites
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • Excellent written and spoken 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:

23-Jul-2018

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