Associate Director, Technology, Media, & Telecommunications - BCG Platinion




Europe & The Middle East


Big data & advanced analytics, Technology & digital


Media & entertainment, Technology industries, Telecommunications

Who We Are

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 work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.

BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial – nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.

Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Practice Area Profile

BCG Platinion’s presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America.  We achieve digital excellence for clients with sustained solutions to the most complex and time-sensitive challenge.  We guide clients into the future to push the status quo, overcome tech limitations, and enable our clients to go further in their digital journeys than what has ever been possible in the past.  At BCG Platinion, we deliver business value through the innovative use of technology at a rapid pace.  We roll up our sleeves to transform business, revolutionize approaches, satisfy customers, and change the game through Architecture, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Application and Risk functions.  We balance vision with a pragmatic path to change transforming strategies into leading-edge tech platforms, at scale.

What You'll Do

As an Associate Director, you will focus on three main pillars:  

Technical Delivery:  Someone who is steeped in architectural design and build specifically focused in the Technology and/or Media industries.  While BCG consults in a number of practice areas, the industry lens at this level is a key differentiator in bringing value to clients.

Commercial acumen: The ability to connect technical and digital deliverables to real business value and drive revenue for the firm.

People leadership: Taking a vested interest in all levels of BCG Platinion to make sure our people are succeeding, thriving, and advancing their careers. Act as leader, role model and mentor for the overall team and dedicated mentees/ advisees.

Additional activities include:  
Build, evolve, and manage the BCG Platinion business in Amsterdam and across Western Europe, South America and Africa
Offer and promote BCG Platinion services to clients and prospects, and acquire new clients for BCG Platinion
Build trustful and sustainable senior client relationships guided by the highest ethical standards
Develop and negotiate client project proposals and their commercial aspects
Develop and execute projects, and control their execution with regard to client satisfaction and holistic project quality
Develop leading edge offerings for BCG Platinion's market critical capabilities
Contribute to differentiating IP- and knowledge-build within BCG Platinion
Be recognized as a thought leader and expert in their domain inside and outside BCG Platinion
Make substantial contributions to the commercial success and profitable growth of BCG Platinion
Attract and build the BCG Platinion team, and drive recruiting and retention of senior and junior talent
Provides strategic direction and vision for BCG Platinion and inspires employees at all levels to deliver it
Collaborate with other Associate Directors, Managing Directors, and BCG partners in joint Go-to-Market and underlying strategy of BCG Platinion
Live the BCG Platinion values and represent and nurture the BCG Platinion culture internally and market-facing

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

We’re looking for exceptional talent from consulting, industry or both to join us. You would typically have:

12+ years of experience
Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred
Long-Standing Experience in Large-scale IT implementation, IT architecture, Digitization of client journeys, and Agile Transformation from Selling through Design to successful Delivery
Deep content knowledge ideally in engineering
Industry experience in Technology and/or Media
Lead tech teams across the entire lifecycle including software engineering and technology architecture
Experience working as a Chief Transformation Officer with significant tech knowledge 
Consulting experience combined with knowledge of working for a tech start up is highly desired
Significant experience and political acumen having worked in complex, bureaucratic FTSE 100 organizations
Strong commercial acumen with the ability to drive revenue
Analytical and structured way of thinking and working
Ability to combine analytical and creative problem-solving
Proven ability to translate the business strategy and objectives into execution of business results 
Ability to work cross functionally in a highly matrixed and Agile environment
Who You'll Work With
BCG Managing Directors and Partners (MDP’s)
PLA Managing Directors (MD’s)
BCG Consultants at all levels
PLA Consultants at all levels
Clients, vendors, partners

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