Associate/Consultant - Operations Practice


Milan, Rome


Europe & The Middle East


Lean & manufacturing, Operations


Engineered products & infrastructure, Process industries & building materials

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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

Are you a talented operations professional? Do you want to develop ground-breaking ideas which reshape the future of the operations industry? Are you driven to make a difference?

BCG is looking for Experienced Professionals to join our Milan team at the Senior Associate and Consultant level within our Operations Practice Area. We are looking for experience within supply chain, manufacturing or procurement either from industry or within consulting, with specific focus on Engineering, Procurement and Construction and/or Large Capital Expenditure Projects. We seek individuals who have excelled in previous roles and are looking for a new challenge.  You will be working with professionals who have deep functional expertise and together you will help clients achieve excellence in cost, time, quality and agility; adopt a lean culture, and acquire leading-edge operations skills.

Your Qualifications

• Outstanding academic track record from a leading university/school

• 2 to 8 years of consulting or industry experience (ideally mix of both) in operations related topics, with relevant exposure to Engineering, Procurement and Construction and/or Large Capital Expenditure Projects

·       Experience in either project/site management, lean planning, bidding and tender management, cost controlling/managerial accounting, digital applied to Engineering, Procurement and Construction will be highly valued

• Superior problem-solving skills and ability to work well under pressure in a demanding environment 
• Superior business sense and clear potential to work beyond core areas of experience and within project teams 
• Analytical and structured with excellent problem solving skills (hypothesis driven approach etc.) 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Italian. 


• Willingness to travel and to work remotely on client sites 
• Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas 
• Self-driven, independent and autonomous judgment 
• Collaborative team player with positive attitude, high ethical standards and experienced in international work 

BCG is seeking talented applicants for both Senior Associate and Consultant roles. We will consider your application at the most suitable level depending on your background and experience.


-  As a trusted advisor to the world's most influential businesses, governments, and non-profits, we have a legacy of developing game-changing ideas. 
-  We don't work on clients, we work with our clients to understand their unique situations and uncover insights that help them know what needs to be done. 
-  With BCG's customized approach, ideas trump tenure. Our case teams take ideas from all levels in order to deliver breakthrough results to our clients. 


-  At BCG, we’ll arm you to take on any challenge you choose, inside or outside the firm, by providing you with the support, unsurpassed training and opportunities enable you to become a leader responsible for real and lasting impact. 
-  We embed mentorship and apprenticeship throughout your time at BCG. You will have a support system of career development advisors, the guidance of project leaders, and partnership with your colleagues and teammates at every turn.  


-  At BCG, collaboration is key and at the heart of our work. As a member of one of our teams, you’ll operate alongside and learn from people from a diverse and broad set of backgrounds working together on teams that are tailored for each client. 
-  When we ask our clients for feedback, the number one thing they most frequently highlight is our collaborative approach in working through challenges and solving problems as a single entity. 

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