US/CANADA - Platinion - Digital & Technology - Associate Director

Location:

Mountain View/Silicon Valley, New York, San Francisco, Seattle

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 Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group’s existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support our clients’ total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion’s interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.

Role Profile

At Platinion, we thrive on challenge, and many of our projects are characterized by special demands and unique circumstances. These may reflect the strategic or operational significance of our assignments, complexity of project content, or an accelerated execution timeline. Platinion is always aligned with the clients’ strategic economic objectives. We judge solutions by their contribution to the long-term success of the business – from both an IT and risk compliance perspective.  

Platinion provides technology consulting services to clients on the following topics: 
Management of large-scale projects
Restructuring of IT processes and organization
Functional and technical support of mergers and acquisitions
Analysis of IT and software architecture weaknesses
Specification and implementation of IT architectures
Product evaluation, such as core systems
Technical concept development and design of software solutions
Quality assurance for IT implementation
Design and implementation of feasibility studies
Load and performance tests 

Position Profile

You will collaborate with colleagues from Platinion NA and/or The Boston Consulting Group on national and international client projects. Together with our clients, you will develop superior IT concepts and architecture solutions as well as execute technical implementations actively and on site, applying your sound technical know-how, your understanding of business contexts, and your analytical and conceptual skills. 

As Associate Director, you have at least twelve years of professional experience in an IT environment. You bring a wide range of valuable IT experience to the firm. 

Furthermore, you will support the long-term development of Platinion and thus have far-reaching responsibility within your practice area, as well as within Platinion generally.

Roles & Responsibilities

As Associate Director, you will perform numerous tasks in the client context and at Platinion, including 
Identification and steering of possible topics for client projects, up to and including proposals 
Responsible steering of project teams on site at client locations with participation in project steering groups


Your tasks will also include internal development: 

You will contribute actively to industry practice areas, perform recruiting activities, aid our personnel development, and support our management team in achieving Platinion's ambitious growth targets.

Your Qualifications

You bring:

At least 12 years of practical experience in IT consulting, professional  software development, or IT project management (with team of 5 persons or more)
Team spirit and communication and presentation skills
Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills
Strong customer and results orientation
Experience with the management of decision processes at large organizations
Academic degree in mathematics/natural sciences, information technology, business management, or similar 

Our Associate Directors have deep project experience. We expect your areas to include
Acquisition, planning, management, and controlling of projects 
Development of IT target architectures in an enterprise environment 
Component technologies and service-oriented architectures (SOA)
The use of procedural models for professional software development including management of quality and risk 
Development of client relationships, management of expectations, and escalation situations

Professional Skills
Analytical and structured
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Excellent communication skills
Highly professional and rigorous
Able to think strategically/end-to-end
Good business sense
Results-oriented
Driven, hard-working
Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic

Personal Attributes
Loyal and reliable
Highest ethical standards
Flexible and creative: ability to propose innovative ideas, build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients
Good interpersonal skills but also judgment independency and autonomy
Entrepreneurial, proactive, and productive

Date Posted:

03-Apr-2019

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