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Lead Knowledge Analyst - Defense and Security Procurement

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

IT, Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024


As a Lead Knowledge Analyst (LKA) in a Client Focused role within BCG's Public Sector Practice Area for Defense & Security, you will work in a growing global team, delivering value to clients via individual expertise and/or institutionalized knowledge assets (products, tools, data, workshops, frameworks, surveys, domain-specific data and related expertise, etc.). You will contribute to proposals and cases through thought partnership in your area of expertise, deliver original analyses and insights helping drive strong impact with clients. While contributing to client cases, workshops and proposals, occasional travel to serve clients onsite during staffing assignments is expected to understand client requirements, and design / develop solutions.

You will support commercialization efforts for the sector working, in conjunction with business leaders, providing insights & advice for proposals and client workshops. Additionally, as a Lead Knowledge Analyst, you will lead development of intellectual property & assets for the business and mentor and guide junior colleagues based on your topic/sector expertise.

Your work within our Defense & Security topic will primarily focus on supporting our engagement with U.S. Federal Government clients, providing expertise and insights on defense and security-related topics such as Acquisition/Procurement, Sustainment/Readiness, Organizational Transformation, Space, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Innovation and Cybersecurity.


  • Solving client problems through formulating relevant research and/or analytical approaches in defense & security-related topics
  • Codifying knowledge and maintaining assets and tools for defense & security based on different client contexts
  • Communicating with senior stakeholders, in a credible and confident way
  • Working collaboratively and effectively in a group dynamic often virtual, proficient in agile ways of working
  • Flexibility and bringing a curious and creative mindset, open to new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • Ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity


  • 5+ years of experience in relevant sector required; candidates with consulting experience preferred
  • In lieu of consulting experience, 4+ years minimum industry or government experience required; 6-10+ years of industry or government experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of U.S. Federal Government acquisition/procurement and contracting processes required; prior military or civilian service in U.S. Department of Defense acquisition or contracting positions strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with and skill in using DACIS and related contract systems strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree required (advanced degree preferred)
  • Fluency in English
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders while working in a global collaborative team environment
  • US citizenship required and ability to obtain a security clearance (active clearance preferred but not required)

As a Client Focus KT, you will work face to face with clients and with BCG Project Leaders, Associates and Consultants. In the period between cases, you will collaborate with global topic leads and colleagues across BCG to bring expertise and capabilities to the service of our internal and external clients. Our team is made up a diverse pool of knowledge positions that allow us to pursue exciting, innovative knowledge careers.


The Knowledge Team (KT) is a group of functional and/or industry experts leveraging deep domain knowledge to enable insight for case teams and clients. KT members are affiliated to BCG Practice Areas, plugged into the strategic agenda and building and deploying leading edge IP data tools/assets to deliver insight.

BCG's Knowledge Team members are staffed on cases and help co-create insights with case teams and clients through expert perspectives on industry trends, delivery of proprietary data or tools in a particular function and complex research and analysis of market information. KT members also support the PA’s business development and proposals and help to organize and codify the knowledge that enables BCG to deliver superior business value for its clients.

Total compensation for this role includes base salary, annual discretionary performance bonus, contributions to BCG’s Profit Sharing and Retirement Fund (PSRF), and a market leading benefits package described below.

At BCG, we are committed to offering a comprehensive benefit program that includes everything our employees and their families need to be well and live life to the fullest. We pay the full cost of medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees – and their eligible family members.* That’s zero dollars in premiums taken from employee paychecks.

All of our plans provide best in class coverage:
· Zero dollar ($0) health insurance premiums for BCG employees, spouses, and children
· Low $10 (USD) copays for trips to the doctor, urgent care visits and prescriptions for generic drugs
· Dental coverage, including up to $5,000 in orthodontia benefits
· Vision insurance with coverage for both glasses and contact lenses annually
· Reimbursement for gym memberships and other fitness activities
· Fully vested Profit Sharing Retirement Fund contributions made annually, whether you contribute or not, plus the option for employees to make personal contributions to a 401(k) plan
· Paid Parental Leave and other family benefits such as elective egg freezing, surrogacy, and adoption reimbursement
· Generous paid time off including 12 holidays per year, an annual office closure between Christmas and New Years, and 15 vacation days per year (earned at 1.25 days per month)
· Paid sick time on an as needed basis

*Employees, spouses, and children are covered at no cost. Employees share in the cost of domestic partner coverage.

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