Project Leader (Technology Advantage)

Location:

Atlanta, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C.

Geography:

North America

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

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

Role Profile

A Project Leader has responsibility for the delivery of consulting projects, leading small but high impact teams of consultants to drive impact for our clients. Project Leaders are typically aligned to one or two Industry or Functional Practice Areas (though may also lead projects outside these Practice Areas on occasion).

Individual assignments can last anywhere from two to twelve months or more, depending on the complexity of the challenges and the client's needs. We usually break each project into modular phases so that our clients see results well before the engagement's end. Assignments normally proceed through three stages over a period of several months: 1) identifying and analyzing opportunities for change and laying out different options for senior management to consider, 2) fleshing out the best options in order to create detailed action plans, 3) assisting in execution. We believe that working with a client until results are assured is vital to their success.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the day-to-day execution of consulting projects and ensuring successful delivery of client requirements within the scope of the engagement; including:
  • Owning the project planning and process management, and communicating progress to clients and BCG leadership
  • Driving 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 on a day-to-day basis
  • Managing project scope and maintaining an acceptable pace of work
  • Actively managing multiple client and stakeholder relationships
  • Leading senior client presentations and meetings
  • Providing apprenticeship and coaching to 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
  • Supporting and contributing to other BCG projects, for example by sharing expertise or best practices
  • Contributing to the development of intellectual property within the Practice Area(s), including improving methodologies, tools, techniques and developing new ideas and approaches
  • Contributing to business development efforts, including preparation of proposal documents and attending pitch presentations

Your Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • A minimum of 6-7 years of work experience within technology; 2+ years in business technology preferred
  • Proven depth of technology skills and experience in a wide range of technology topics: strategy, transformation, organization, outsourcing & sharing, performance management
  • Experience at a large global IT system integrator (e.g. Accenture, IBM, Deloitte, Capgemini), a software vendor professional services organization or a technology start-up
  • Desire to continue to broaden technology skills while deepening strategy and client-facing skills
  • 3-4 years leading/playing core role in driving technology projects - owning the project process, content and day-to-day client interactions
  • A strong track record and a close network of professional contacts as key clients within the technology sector
  • Experience developing and implementing business driven technology strategies involving quantitative analysis, solution design and implementation support.

Education and Qualifications

  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution
  • Graduate of a leading engineering school a plus
  • MS or MBA preferred
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
  • Able to think strategically/end-to-end
  • Willingness to travel extensively (domestic and international)
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
Personal Attributes
  • Flexible, curious and creative: ability to propose innovative ideas, build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients
  • Good interpersonal skills but also independent and autonomous judgment
  • Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic
  • Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
  • Highly professional and rigorous
  • Loyal and reliable
  • Highest ethical standards
We will consider candidates for all of our US and Canadian offices

Date Posted:

04-Jan-2019

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