Manager

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.


Digital BCG

BCG has a long history of driving growth by embracing innovation and new ways of thinking.  Through DigitalBCG, we bring together a diverse mix of consultants and digital specialists to ensure that we are supporting our clients throughout their digital transformation journeys. We work with our clients to fully understand the impact of digital on their business and set priorities that will transform their vision into value. Whether it be developing new technologies to support their core business, making better use of their data, or pursuing entirely new sources of revenue, our aim is to achieve radical improvements in productivity, flexibility, and speed. We are innovating how our clients are using artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, internet of things, personalization, blockchain technologies, and more to gain competitive advantage.


DigitalBCG encompasses a broad set of data, digital, and technology capabilities from BCG consulting teams and practices, along with our business units such as BCG Digital Ventures, BCG Platinion, and BCG GAMMA.


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

As a Manager, you will work closely with our client’s leadership teams to understand their key challenges, define IT  strategies,  win  buy-in  for  your recommendations  and  lead  BCG  case  team  members to  transform  client potential into performance.  

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 giving direction on the functional, execution and management of the project you will be given end-to-end responsibility for larger, highly technical and more complex modules within the project and begin to develop specialized  knowledge  to  help  you  solve our clients  problems. 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  start  to  take  on  team  lead  responsibilities  and demonstrate intellectual  leadership  directing  diverse teams  of  consulting  talent.  Your  role  will also be to help team  members 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. 

Finally as a Manager 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)

We’re looking for exceptional talent with experience of working in the consulting industry to join us. You will typically have:
  • 8+ years’ experience in IT strategy and consulting, professional software development or IT project management 
  • Experience from a top consulting firm (focused on technology, digital initiatives) 
  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills, strong customer focus and mental agility with a results orientation
  • Strong technical expertise in at least two of the following areas:
    • IT Modernisation; Solution & Enterprise Architecture
    • Marketing, Sales & Service Platforms (CRM)
    • Physical & Digital Channels (Including Mobile)
    • ERP (SAP) &Manufacturing Platforms
    • Banking & Insurance Platforms
    • People, HR, Collaboration Platforms
    • Applied Intelligence, Machine Learning, RPA, Chatbots, Blockchain, IOT
    • DevOps & Bimodal IT
    • Data Analytics, Big Data, Data Platforms
    • Cyber Security
  • Experience in legacy environments and modern approaches to technology and management of decision process at C-Level
  • Track record of Agile consulting and advisory with experience in Digital and Agile transformations at scale
  • Experience in IT organisation and process development/workshops at peer level 
  • Proven practice development: Hiring mentoring and developing both individuals & teams
  • Managing requirements and configuration of large-scale system implementations, delivering IT due diligence, assessments, recommendations and future-state designs
  • Strong business acumen; can frame complex problems in appropriate business contexts
  • Ability to propose innovative ideas, build empathy within the firm and win the trust of clients 
  • A University degree with above average academic performance in a STEM related field or business management
Level-ment of decision process at CYou will be a strategic thinker, entrepreneurial, able to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment, having the highest ethical standards.
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

Date Posted:

07-Jun-2022

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