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BCG X Portfolio Strategy & PA Activation Manager

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

WHAT YOU'LL DO


The BCG X Portfolio Strategy & Practice Area Commercial Activation team plays a critical role in shaping a differentiated portfolio of digital & AI offerings and driving X business in strong partnership with the 20 BCG Practice Areas to help accelerate BCG's commercial agenda. Your objective will be to drive activities/projects that will accelerate business growth across a subset of our BCG Industry and Functional Practice Areas, and to focus our investments on the most critical digital & AI solutions that we develop, build, and sell to clients

Responsibilities include the following for a subset of IPAs and/or FPAs
  • Working closely with a handful of BCG X Industry & Functional Practice Area Leaders and Leadership teams to drive X (digital & AI) business for the PA, including: 1) helping to shape the right portfolio of digital & AI offers for their industry or function, and 2) unlock GTM across sectors/functional topics/regions
  • Driving & supporting leadership meetings and facilitating a strong partnership model between BCG X and BCG Industry/Functional Leaders
  • Strengthening community engagement (e.g., running meeting/events)
  • Conducting ad hoc analysis for the practice area on different topics
  • Developing & sharing best practices across practice areas
This role offers the opportunity to work core strategic topics for both BCG & BCG X to support continued growth of the firm
  • Direct engagement with BCG X global leadership team, BCG X and BCG Practice Area Leaders, and Product/Offering Leaders
  • Active management of X PA specific offer portfolio tackling a variety of challenges for clients
  • Day-to-day support to drive X business for a subset of ~20 industry/functional practice areas
  • Opportunity to consistently introduce new approaches and process improvements with impact across BCG X

YOU'RE GOOD AT


  • Strategic thinking and decision support on key offering investments and direction
  • Problem solving and analytical skills, with ability to apply strong business judgment in ambiguous environments
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to proactively drive new ideas & activities
  • Senior stakeholder management & influence
  • Ability to manage complexity and juggle across multiple parallel workstreams

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)


  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree or equivalent in business, finance, engineering, or related field
  • 3-5+ years of work experience in strategy consulting for a top tier firm
  • Ability to work effectively in a global environment with people at all organizational levels
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, networking, and teaming skills, with ability to manage and influence a variety of senior stakeholders
  • Proactive, highly organized and pragmatic – must be able to smartly manage competing priorities and multiple workstreams on a consistent basis
  • Strong PowerPoint, Excel, and presentations skills
Good to have
  • Interest in technology, digital, data science, product management topics
  • Knowledge of BCG industry/functional Practice Areas and/or software/data products helpful

YOU'LL WORK WITH


Please provide overview of key stakeholders
  • BCG X Global Leadership Team
  • BCG X & BCG Industry & Functional Practice Area leads
  • BCG X & Practice Area Product/Offering leaders
  • BCG X Finance (Product and Commercial)
  • Other BCG X & BCG functional teams (Marketing, Business Management & Staffing, IP/legal, etc.)