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Principal, BCG Platinion

Location:

Johannesburg

Geography:

Africa

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

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.

What You'll Do

At BCG Platinion we're keen to engage with experienced, passionate and creative technology consultants & IT professionals who will help us unlock our client’s digital potential and ignite change. Meaningful and impactful work is at the core of everything we do. We build unique solutions to the complexities our clients face, while providing our people with opportunities to explore and grow. A community of leading experts, BCG Platinion team members have a natural springboard for professional growth and deeper opportunities to excel. 

As a Principal in our tech consulting track, you will work in an international environment, closely with our client’s leadership teams to understand their key challenges, define IT strategies, win buy-in for your recommendations and lead fellow BCG case team members to transform client potential into performance with high-impact assignments.  

You will deploy customized IT strategies, digital platforms and architecture in order to leverage the digital potential of our customers with state of the art tools such as cloud computing, AI, blockchain, microservices and containerization. You will evaluate and coach our clients’ technology teams, manage quality and risk while maintaining client expectations and escalations. 

Besides the functional guidance of the project team you will also be operationally responsible for the execution and management of the solution. Together with our clients you will develop convincing IT strategies, concepts and solutions, applying your sound technical know-how along with your analytical and conceptual skills.  

You will manage diverse teams of consulting talent. Your role will be to help those teams flourish through thought leadership, team mentoring, knowledge sharing, giving frequent feedback and creating opportunities for team members to learn and grow. You will also personally develop and grow by being exposed to new and complex challenges daily.  

Clients will also seek your advice as a thought leader on business issues that extend beyond the immediate scope of you project work.  

Finally as a Principal you will contribute to the Practice Area development and help to build the BCG brand as a digital leader.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 15 plus years of experience in IT Strategy and consulting, professional software development or IT project management  
  • You will have relevant experience from a top consulting firm (focused on technology, digital initiatives) and have led the design and management of IT implementation and strategy projects 
  • Strong technical expertise working with Data and Cloud technologies along with experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • IT Modernisation; Solution & Enterprise Architecture
    • Banking & Insurance Platforms
    • People, HR, Collaboration Platforms
    • Marketing, Sales & Service Platforms (CRM)
    • Physical & Digital Channels (Including Mobile)
    • ERP (SAP) &Manufacturing Platforms
    • Applied Intelligence, Machine Learning, RPA, Chatbots, Blockchain, IOT
    • DevOps & Bimodal IT
  • A strategic thinker, entrepreneurial, able to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills, strong customer focus and mental agility with a results orientation 
  • Experience with the management of decision process at C-Level 
  • Deep expertise with modern tool-sets in Agile environments, legacy modernization and modern approaches to technology  
  • Know-how to drive operational and client service excellence, presenting project results to C-Level 
  • Experience in the organisation of workshops at peer level and facilitating in client meetings 
  • Experience of networking and helping to build a client base
  • Strong business acumen; can frame complex problems in appropriate business contexts 
  • A University degree with above average academic performance in a STEM related field or business management  

Date Posted:

04-Dec-2023

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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