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Practice Area Profile
BCG’s Technology Advantage (TA) practice focuses on helping clients deliver competitive advantage and business superior performance through the use of data, technology and digital.
TA is the fastest growing practice at BCG and at the heart of the strategic impact we have with our clients. Our consultants and experts globally work across all industries and provide deep experience and expertise across a number of topics including :
Data & Digital Platforms
Software & Agile
Digitizing the Tech Function
A Project Leader has responsibility for the delivery of consulting projects, leading small but high impact teams of consultants to drive impact for our clients.
Project Leaders are typically aligned to one or two Industry or Functional Practice Areas (though may also lead projects outside these Practice Areas on occasion).
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 junior 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
Supporting and contributing to other BCG projects, for example by sharing expertise or best practices
Contributing to the development of intellectual property within the Practice Area(s), including improving methodologies, tools, techniques and developing new ideas and approaches
Contributing to business development efforts, including preparation of proposal documents and attending pitch presentations
Contributing to the running of the Technology Advantage practice, which may include recruiting, training or other activities
At least 7 years of work experience in top level technology advisory or consulting firms, though candidates with excellent technology focussed industry backgrounds and 4-5 years of previous consulting experience would also be considered
3-4 years leading / playing core role in driving technology projects - owning the project process, content and day-to-day client interactions
Experience within the Industrial Goods sector with a focus on the Automotive industry and a good understanding of the full automotive value chain
A strong understanding of Automotive industry networks and how they intersect
A strong track record of client management, incl. executives, managers and working level, on both daily interactions and content discussion
Strong core consulting skills, inlc. problem scoping and structuring, prioritization, team coaching & development, quality control and development
Digital Transformation / Big data & Analytics / Customer Journey related practical experience required, perferrable in Auto, broader industry goods and TMT related experience are also acceptable
Experience developing and implementing business driven technology strategies involving quantitative analysis, solution design and implementation support.
Experience in a wide range of technology topics : strategy, transformation, organization, outsourcing & sharing, performance management
Education and Qualifications :
Strong academics from a top-tier institution
An MBA is desirable but not essential
Professional Skills :
Analytical and structured
Advanced quantitative analysis
Solid business acumen and commercial capabilities
Problem solving able to take a creative and an hypothesis driven approach in order to solve complex problems
Willingness to travel internationally and to work remotely on client sites
Excellent communication and persuasion skills
Excellent written and spoken English and Mandarin are required
Personal Attributes :
Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
Independent and autonomous judgment
Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic
Intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and / or multi-cultural teams
Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
Highest ethical standards