Project Leader / Principal Principal Investors & Private Equity Practice Area (PIPE) Amsterdam – Brussels


Amsterdam, Brussels


Europe & The Middle East


Corporate development & finance, M&A and divestitures, Postmerger integration, Strategy


Private equity and principal investment

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.

Practice Area Profile

BCG is supporting the world's largest principal investors & private equity (PIPE) firms with the full spectrum of services covering the entire value chain from transaction services to transformative profit improvement programs for portfolio companies to strategy and operations work for the funds themselves. We are organized into six distinct sectors: Private Equity, Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), Pension Funds, Hedge Funds, Family Offices and Infrastructure & Real Estate.

What You'll Do

As a Project Leader or Principal you will have the responsibility for the delivery of consulting projects, leading BCG project teams to enable them to find the right approach, motivate them to deliver on time and to achieve long-term impact for our clients. Each consultant of the PIPE team is typically involved in projects across the private equity value chain. You will drive the majority of the project related client interactions ensuring a constructive collaboration with our clients. Occasionally, you will also lead projects outside your project area as well.

If you join BCG as Principal, you will not only take care of project leadership but also be included in business and client development, collaborating with and supporting our Managing Director & Partners.

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  associates and 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

     For Principals: contributing to business and client development efforts of our Managing Director & Partners, including preparation of proposal documents and attending pitch presentations etc.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

            Between 7-12 years of work experience in a top level consulting firm, candidates with excellent industry and sufficient consulting  experience would also be considered

            It is essential that you have already earned an outstanding market reputation in the field of PIPE and have achieved significant and proven results at prior clients

            Impressive strategic thinking (both analytical and conceptual) and the ability to challenge  the “status quo”

            Ability to create transparency for clients, helping them to understand the implications of approaches and designing suitable alternatives for improvement

            Convincing track record in project leadership related to key PE topic areas with proven results and significant client impact

            Excellent C-level presentation skills

            Willingness to travel internationally and to work remotely on client sites


            Strong academics from a top-tier institution

            An MBA is desirable but not essential

Professional Skills

            Excellent analytical and structured problem solving skills combined with creative conceptual thinking

            Advanced quantitative analysis

            Very good business acumen and commercial capabilities

            Excellent communication and persuasion skills

            Excellent written and spoken English, additional Dutch or French language skills would be a plus

Personal Attributes

            Collaborative team player with a positive and constructive attitude

            Flexible, curious and creative mindset

            Independent and autonomous judgment

            Intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural

            Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive

            Highest ethical standards


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