Project Leader/Principal BCG TURN




Europe & The Middle East


Change management, M&A and divestitures, Strategy, Transformation and BCG TURN


Financial institutions, Private equity and principal investment

About Us

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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 TURN is a special transformation, turnaround and restructuring unit of BCG that works with business leaders to deliver rapid, sustainable and visible performance improvements, while strengthening their organizations and positioning them to win in the years ahead. By collaborating shoulder to shoulder with the client and being a true performance partner, BCG TURN achieves change that lasts. Team members include BCG TURN experts such as former CEOs, C-suite leaders, and other highly experienced professionals. BCG TURN is fully integrated into BCG and fully leverages the breadth of BCG expertise, network, data and tools. For more information about BCG TURN and the BCG TURN approach, please visit [1] References Visible links 1.

Role Profile

Position requirements in detail

We are looking for Project Leaders/Principals to join our TURN team in Russia and CIS. They will work as part of BCG teams in a wide range of challenging client engagements across industries in Russia, CIS and globally.

Role & Responsibilities

A Project Leader/Principal position is a mark of significant achievement with considerable leadership and performance expectations.

Project Leaders/Principals play important roles supporting and executing client service engagements in a variety of roles depending on the specific context. Over time, there is an expectation that their footprint will expand, supporting a broader set of partners across either multiple geographies or PAs (depending on the area of expertise).

The development of their own and BCG's expertise will continue to be a central element of the role and for an individual at this level there is an expectation that their expertise will be recognized by a broad base of partners. They are also expected to be recognized externally and they will continue to build and develop an external network (e.g. client counterparts, other industry or functional experts) in their topic area. PLs and Principals are also likely to be working to build external awareness through press and conferences if this fits with their PA's strategy.

Steers the execution of BCG TURN cases
  • Project planning and process management, and communicating progress to clients and BCG leadership
  • Capable of acting as a project oversight for an entire case or at a module level on select topics. Owns project processes, content and day to day client interactions
  • Supports multiple case teams, especially those with need for deep and hands-on approach, either as an individual contributor or owner on a BCG TURN topic, or as an advisor to the overall project
  • Drives and co-leads 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
Builds BCG TURN expertise within BCG and increases BCG’s profile externally
  • Drives the development and improvement of BCG TURN methodology, tools, frameworks
  • Develops and contributes to BCG’s intellectual property – works on BCG knowledge content
  • Builds awareness of BCG TURN’s capabilities within the firm, representing business at a variety of regional, global forums
Drives BCG TURN as a business
  • Proactively identifies and cultivates a network of potential clients, and strategies to win new business
  • Generates business development leads to grow the pipeline
  • Creates awareness of BCG expertise and capabilities to the external community; participates in key industry forums, including presenting on topics relevant to senior management
  • Key support for proposal creation and presentation: provides content expertise around specific topics; acts as key topic content lead for proposals or other business development work
  • Participates in client proposal presentations and related discussions
  • 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

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience running large and complex transformations, Performance improvement, operational Turnaround programs in industry or a consulting set–up (preferred)
  • Prior experience in top level advisory or consulting firm will be highly valuable
  • Unparalleled experience leading turnaround, restructuring and transformation cases, restoring distressed companies to profitability and materially improving operating performance.
  • Experience leading cases both in an advisory capacity as well as in interim management roles, TMO/ PMO roles (Chief Transformation Officer or Restructuring Officer ideal, CTO, COO, CFO)
  • Foundation in operations and/or finance; must be able to dig into P&L and take conclusions from analysing a balance sheet
  • Robust understanding of corporate finance, business plan modeling, working capital management and debt restructuring
  • Experience in engaging and driving negotiations across multiple stakeholders

Your Qualifications

Education and Qualifications:
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a similar discipline with strong academics from a top-tier institution
  • Masters or MBA degree from a top-tier university or business school is highly advantageous
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 and Russian language
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

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