SEA - Generalist Consultant/ Project Lead (Industrial Operations)


Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore


Asia Pacific


Lean & manufacturing, Operations, Procurement, Strategy


Engineered products & infrastructure, Metals & mining, Process industries & building materials

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

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

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership in practice growth, client relations, people and knowledge development. BCG is staffed by consultants who combine industry experience with acute strategic and analytical skills. They come from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of perspective we value.

As a Consultant affiliated to BCG’s Operations Practice Area (Ops), you will be working alongside some of the world’s top minds in the industry. You will also significantly contribute to the development of our expertise and support our ambitious growth targets. We are looking for experts at the Senior Associate, Consultant or Project Leader level with significant experience in the operations space.   

On significant Operations related projects, you will join BCG teams with members of different backgrounds. You will develop state of the art strategic approaches and innovative solutions based on thorough fact-based analyses. You will work from strategy to execution, on different Operations complex matters, in different industries

  • Projects on Agility to reduce development lead-time of luxury manufacturers ;
  • Industry 4.0 transformation in a leading food company ;
  • Development of a Lean production system for a truck manufacturer ;
  • Implementation of data collection and analytics to improve quality at steel manufacturer ;
  • Cost reduction program at a mining company ;
  • Develop Supply Chain control tower for a pharmaceutical company ;
  • Procurement health-check ad roadmap for an oil & gas company ;
  • Service level improvement for ground operations for an airline company ;

The responsibilities:

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 Development

  • 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

Your Qualifications

Your Qualifications:

  • Preferred advanced degree in Engineering, Science and/or Business Administration. Other advanced degrees are accepted as well, e.g. Law, Mathematics, Physics
  • Strong academics from top-tier institutions (top 15% of class)
  • Work experience of at least 6 years in operations sector and/or consulting with focus on operations functions.
  • Superior business sense and clear potential to work beyond core areas of experience and within project team
  • Prior experience in process industries (cement, mining, agriculture, infrastructure, ports, steel)
  • Experience in EPC projects will be an added advantage 

Additional for Project Leaders:

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mix of consulting (at least 3 years) and industry experience in operations related topics (manufacturing, supply chain, procurement..).
  • Other acceptable experience to complement past consulting experience can include large project management and/or strategic roles within an industrial/ operational business
  • Strong track record of success in implementation

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