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Lead Knowledge Analyst - Corporate Strategy

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

IT
Dallas, WV, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

WHAT YOU'LL DO


As a Lead Knowledge Analyst (LKA) within BCG's Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice Area, you will collaborate and partner in a growing global team, providing functional expertise and insights. You will work together with case and proposal teams to provide knowledge assets, analysis and expert advisory. You’ll serve as a thought partner and content expert to case teams and topic/sector leaders, helping structure and solve complex issues.

Additionally, as an LKA you will drive the development of intellectual property and knowledge assets to support the Strategy Topic Business, serving as an active contributor to commercialization efforts for the topic, whilst working with business leaders to drive proposals & go-to-market efforts. As an LKA, you may line manage a team of junior colleagues, taking responsibility for their goal setting, ongoing feedback and career development support.

The Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice (CFS) is BCG’s largest practice and combines rich expertise in corporate strategy concepts with a management methodology designed to create sustainable value for BCG clients. Our business is composed of three major businesses (Strategy, Corporate Finance and Transaction & Integration). We deliver strategic and analytic approaches that allow senior management to effectively deal with challenges such as generating growth, innovating companies, managing a portfolio of assets, forming a world-class finance organization, understanding risk, and responding to the way capital markets assess companies today. Effectively carrying out corporate transactions end-to-end, from portfolio decision to operational separation or from identifying an M&A target to integration, is also part of our offering.

The candidate will partner with client teams to help our clients in developing corporate strategies, shape business portfolios, and evaluate strategic options, thereby providing robust insights to top global organizations. This position demands a data-driven approach to assessing strategic and financial health of the business, evaluating company performance, benchmarking competition, and conducting comprehensive market assessments to produce thorough strategic plans and recommendations. The candidate must be proficient in various types of analyses at each stage of the strategy cycle and possess advanced analytical skills to interpret complex data and generate actionable, insightful strategies.

Additionally, the candidate will work closely with Strategy topic experts and leaders to turn case learnings into products and generate new insights on key topics including Corporate & Portfolio Strategy, Growth Strategy, and Innovation. Key responsibilities include developing and updating knowledge materials, assets, tools, and publications shaped by emerging trends, market feedback, and gaps identified by consulting teams and topic leadership.

YOU'RE GOOD AT


  • Solving complex client problems through relevant analytical approaches and customized solutions in Strategy domain
  • Driving development and maintenance of knowledge assets e.g. tools, materials related to Corporate Strategy, Portfolio Strategy, Innovation topics, based on different client contexts
  • Communicating with senior stakeholders, demonstrating the ability to engage your audience effectively
  • Managing a portfolio of projects, with strong awareness of business priorities and commercial impact
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring junior team members
  • Working in an ever changing and complex environment, and comfortable with ambiguity and navigating a fast-paced environment

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)


  • 5+ years consulting experience in relevant Corporate & Portfolio Strategy required; candidates with consulting experience preferred
  • In lieu of consulting experience, 6+ years minimum industry experience required; 7-10+ years of industry experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree required (advanced degree preferred)
  • Expertise in Corporate Strategy
  • Fluency in English;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholder while working in a global collaborative team environment

YOU'LL WORK WITH


As a Lead Knowledge Analyst, 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 of a diverse pool of knowledge positions that allow us to pursue exciting, innovative knowledge careers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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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