Consultant/Project Leader (Technology, Media, and Telecommunication)

Location:

Moscow

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Industries:

Media & entertainment, Technology industries, Telecommunications

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 Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice works with companies across the digital device, software, IT services, TV, publishing, information services, entertainment and telecom sectors to make sense of the unrelenting velocity of technological and consumer change they face. We partner with clients to transform their industries, define winning business models, shape their value proposition and go-to-market approach, enhance their operational competitiveness, and create sustained advantage.

Role Profile

We are looking for Consultants and Project Leaders to join our TMT team. They will work as part of BCG teams in a wide range of challenging client engagements with some of the leading banks and financial institutions in Russia, CIS and globally.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities will fall broadly into three areas:

Client delivery (focus area)

  • Working jointly with BCG and high impact client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on site
  • Working independently at a module level on select topics
  • Support case teams, especially those with need for deep expertise and a hands-on approach
  • Contribute to the quality of the work, question results with sanity checks and 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, operations
  • Lead role in presenting key findings to C-level executives

Topic and practice developments

  • Contribution to 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 BCG Practice Area publications

Specific telecommunications / media knowledge

  • Solid understanding of telecommunications industry:
    • Understanding of business top-line, it’s main drivers: acquisition, pricing, churn and key fundamentals behind each
    • Understanding of key cost items, their drivers and important differences between key markets
    • Understanding of core telecom technologies: networks and IT systems involved in running the business and providing the services
  • Well-developed consulting competences that result in top-down approach and problem solving skills. Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Practical experience in strategy development and full/partial operationalization/ implementation
  • Strong root-cause analysis skills and ability to apply industry knowledge and core consulting skills to the concrete client’s situation and find solutions for the particular issues, create persuasive stories and being able to present it to C and C-1 level clients to prove his/her position

Additionally, the following is required on Project Leader level:

  • Ability to act as project manager and lead consulting teams for an entire case or at a module level on select topics
  • Ownership of project process, content and day-to-day client interactions
  • Supporting case teams, either as an individual contributor or as an advisor to the overall project
  • Ensuring the quality of the work, and the relevance of the synthesis and recommendations
  • Challenging and managing work in progress and results
  • Development of proposals from end to end around specific topics and participation in client proposals presentations
  • Contributing to the development of additional business beyond the delivery of recommendations on client engagements

Your Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  • Preferred advanced degree in Mathematics, Physics, Information technology and / or Economics
  • Strong academics from top-tier institutions (top 15% of class)
  • Work experience of 7+ years in telecommunications, media and/or consulting with focus on telecommunications. For Project Leaders, previous consulting experience is a must!

Professional Skills and Competencies

  • Analytical and structured
  • Able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment
  • Flexible and curious, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • Good business sense and judgement
  • Independent and autonomous judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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
  • Able to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients
  • Willing to travel and to work on client sites
  • Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
  • Loyal and reliable
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Fluent Russian and English, other languages would be of added benefit

LOCATION

Moscow. Candidates from foreign countries must relocate.

All applicants must complete an online application to be considered.

In addition, in your cover letter, please specify where you saw the job posting.

Date Posted:

27-Nov-2017

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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