Associate Director - Build-Operate-Transfer / B.O.T.

Location:

Milan

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

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

BCG has a long history of driving growth by embracing innovation and new ways of thinking. Through DigitalBCG, we bring together a diverse mix of consultants and digital specialists to ensure that we are supporting our clients throughout their digital transformation journeys. We work with our clients to fully understand the impact of digital on their business and set priorities that will transform their vision into value. Whether it be developing new technologies to support their core business, making better use of their data, or pursuing entirely new sources of revenue, our aim is to achieve radical improvements in productivity, flexibility, and speed. We are innovating how our clients are using artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, internet of things, and blockchain technologies to gain competitive advantage. 

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. 

At BCG, we believe corporations should own and drive their digital transformation, by building their own capabilities. To help our clients achieve this goal we have developed a unique enablement model: B.O.T. or Build-Operate-Transfer. It is a true partnership that takes into account the unique attributes and context of your company and business to make the change stick. We will bring our teams to enable your resources as they ramp-up, and place you on track to deliver value out of digital transformation. 

We BUILD capabilities for our clients, we OPERATE those capabilities with our clients to address critical challenges and make the change stick and finally We TRANSFER those capabilities to our clients and prevent them from outsourcing their future. Through many client engagements, we have demonstrated our value across multiple industries and around the globe. With B.O.T. we help clients define and implement their strategy.

What you will do

As Associate Director, you occupy an important position leading client service engagements in a variety of roles. You are responsible for planning and steering a larger program. An Associate Director will also play an advisory role on projects helping to establish BCG's credibility and ramp the team up, and provide regular guidance throughout the project. At the more senior levels individuals become increasingly involved in business development activities and increase the amount of time dedicated to development expertise.

The responsibilities of this role fall broadly into two areas:

Client Delivery (focus area)
  • You working embedded into high impact client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on site
  • You ensure the quality of the work, and the relevance of the synthesis and recommendations
  • You present key findings to C-level executives
  • You development of proposals from end to end around specific topics and participation in client proposals presentations
  • You contribute to the development of additional business beyond the delivery of recommendations on client engagements
  • You educate and inform clients proactively about state of the art technologies, methodologies and tools and how it can bring value to their business 
Topic and Practice Development
  • You contribute to the improvement of methodology, tools, enablement material and topic development on areas of expertise, and be recognized as a thought leader
  • You 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
  • You contribute to BCG's Practice Area publications

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 substantial experience delivering complex enterprise-level IT and Digital projects, and you will be adept at de-risking and prioritizing solutions in a move from legacy to digital architectures
  • You have a very strong business sense
  • You have superior people management skills, demonstrated on the ground while leading 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 are able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment
  • You are a real team player and you will be open to collaboration with other BCG offices and contribute to the dynamic of the Technology Advantage Practice globally
  • You have intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams
  • You are fluent in English, other languages would be of added benefit
You bring (experiences & qualifications)

We’re looking for exceptional talent from consulting or industry to join us. You would typically:
  • Have a minimum of 8 years of experience in the operational delivery of technology/IT/digital transformations and/or in leading service companies (software development, IT project management). This experience will ideally be gained while working as Senior IT leader of a delivery center unit, enterprise architect or larger program manager 
  • Have an undisputed track record in leading larger IT related organizations and will be ideally recognized as a thought leader in the field of information and technology
  • Have a solid technical expertise and managerial experience in the field of Technology and in particular having led larger platforms, delivery center units or managed (digital) transformations
  • In addition, you will ideally have developed solid problem solving capabilities
  • Be analytical and structured and able to interface with consultant teams 
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards
  • In any case, you have the obligation to disclose, prior to any agreement with BCG any non-compete clause or any other obligations with respect to your previous employers or clients, preventing you from working at BCG.
  • Have an advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Business Administration (other advanced degrees are accepted as well, e.g. Law, 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.

Date Posted:

18-Jul-2019

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