Expert Project Leader (Technology Advantage)

Location:

Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Geography:

Asia Pacific

Industries:

Technology industries

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

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

Digital Transformation Topic and Digital Acceleration Index
The Technology Advantage Practice and digital BCG orchestrate and accelerate end-to-end Digital transformation efforts. We deliver services ranging from Digital strategy definition, Digital maturity assessments to Digital transformation program implementation, by harnessing an unparalleled team in digital projects (Platinion, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, BCG Digital Ventures and our broad partner ecosystem). We help clients navigate technology-related business challenges by bringing our implementation expertise into client conversations early in their Digital transformation journey. Our clients are senior business and IT executives who value BCG’s bias-free, independent, and impact-oriented approach. The topic spans four key areas: Business strategy driven by digital, Digitize the core, New digital growth and four Enablers – People and Organization, Data and Analytics, Technology and Ecosystems. A Digital transformation usually goes across several of these topics and essentially changes the way the company works.

  • Business strategy driven by digital: From developing a digital vision, setting the ambition, aligning on priorities to defining the digital transformation roadmap
  • Digitize the core: Defining digital for every step along the value chain – from product & service innovation, operations, go-to-market to support function – and to assure end-to-end integration of digital also along digitized customer journeys and automated processing using robotics solutions
  • New digital growth: Building digital business outside the core, understanding the degree of digital disruption, running lighthouse and prototype projects and collaboration with start-ups and VCs
  • Enablers: Developing the needed capabilities and setting up the right organizational structures to foster and operate digital – this basically encompasses leadership, governance, agile, analytics, technology, architecture, cloud, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and ecosystem and partnerships

By using the Digital Acceleration Index (DAI) methodology, we assess our client’s digital maturity end-to-end along 37 dimensions covering the four key areas. With the DAI we identify strengths and weaknesses in digital, conduct benchmarking against peers and top performers and prioritize high importance topic to shape our client’s digital agenda. This builds the foundation to define a digital ambition, strategy the digital transformation roadmap ahead.

Role Profile

Expertise is of vital importance to BCG and our clients. Our clients expect BCG to help tailor solutions to their specific needs. Increasingly clients expect us to bring deep industry and functional expertise to the table. Our continued investments in knowledge and expertise have been a critically important driver of our success. The growth and development of the ECT cohort is a core component of these investments. The Expert Career Track (ECT) is a valuable complement to the generalist track, and helps BCG to provide expertise depth that our generalist track does not cover or ordinarily develop. The Track enables individuals to bring significant value to BCG with significant operational or technical experience in a specific field, usually gained outside of BCG either in industry, academia or specialized consulting.

Your Qualifications

We are looking for Expert Project Leader to join our Digital Transformation and Digital Acceleration Index team. They will work as part of BCG teams in a wide range of challenging client engagements with some of the leading firms globally. The successful applicant has deep knowledge and experience leading large scale Digital business transformations. The candidate brings the ability to translate and deliver on the digital vision of an organization hoping to establish itself as an innovative player in the digital world. More specifically, the ideal candidate will possess:

• 3-5 years consulting experience in delivering value for clients or alternatively 5-10 years industry experience with leading projects in any of the following areas

  • Successfully designed and executed digital strategies reshaping customer experience as a result
    o Solid understanding and implementation experience in upcoming digital trends and how digital impacts whole industries and disrupts traditional business models
  • Solid experience in (IT) benchmarking and/or how to develop digital maturity assessments
  • Have influenced user experience using digital channels in an omni-channel fashion integrating all digital touch-points
  • Experience in digitization and potentially automation of core business processes and end-to-end digitization across the value chain
  • First experience with creating digital business models and identifying digital growth opportunities, thereby going beyond corporate boundaries, but to think in digital ecosystems
  • Experience taking strategy to implementation with experience selecting tools and applications, to advising on next generation IT infrastructure, to creating custom web and mobile apps through rapid prototyping
  • Enablement experience to inject the digital DNA on a corporate level – and to enable the organization for digital incl. governance, cultural change, people topics and digital education
  • Experience in disrupting traditional business models as a digital attacker
  • Exposure to agile methodology and agile deliverables (storyboards, wireframes etc..) with an understanding of agile engineering practices
  • Implementation experience in Big Data discipline and Internet of Things (IOT) is highly desired

• Ideally several years work experience as Chief Digital Officer, Start-up CIO/Head of product, CMO of digital outfits, customer strategists, or Project Leader at digital boutiques or at digital think tanks
• Experience addressing business challenges leveraging Technology solutions
• Exposure to deep dive IT diagnostics, experience identifying value creation opportunities
• Good understanding of the technology side of digital and enterprise architecture principles

Role & Responsibilities
The responsibilities will fall broadly into two areas:

Client Delivery (focus area)
• Leading small but high impact consulting teams and owning content and day-to-day client interactions
• Re-scope clients strategies to include digital focus in business strategy
• Leading digital benchmarking engagements also across several clients in parallel
• Educate and inform clients proactively about state of the art digital technologies and how it can bring value to their business
• Providing expertise and support in driving Digital transformation projects (e.g. accompany BCG consultant in business process digitization cases) and specifically on key digital subjects (e.g. Mobility, e-commerce, internet of things, etc.) and technical specialist (e.g. DevOps, Agile, etc.)
• Define the digital organization (e.g. Governance model, ways of working, Talent acquisition, new career track, etc.)
• Lead role in presenting key findings to C-level executives
• Actively building and managing multiple senior client/stakeholder relationships throughout the strategy development and decision making process

Topic and Practice Development
• Contribution to the development of go-to-market digital offerings, methodologies, tool kits, benchmarks, and enablement material for the Digital transformation and DAI topics
• Contribution to the development of Digital Transformation and DAI intellectual capital for publication and/or internal BCG use e.g. emerging technology trends
• Marketing of go-to-markets both internal on BCG practice area meetings, master classes, consulting trainings and external on leading industry and digital conferences

Education 
• Preferred advanced degree in Management and Business Studies, Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Telecommunications, Physics or Mathematics – graduate of a leading engineering school would be a plus
• Strong academics from top-tier institutions (top 10% of class)

Professional Skills
• Analytical and structured
• Quantitative skills (Statistics, Tableau, Alteryx, Good excel skills, …)
• Able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment
• Excellent communication skills, especially towards C-Level
• Ability and proven experience to lead teams along full client engagements
• Able to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients
• Good business sense
• Willing to travel and to work on client sites
• Excellent written and spoken English, other languages would be of added benefit

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

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Date Posted:

27-Nov-2017

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