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Expert Consultant – Data and Digital Platforms

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 b

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.

Digital BCG
BCG has a long history of driving growth by embracing innovation and new ways of thinking. Through DigitalBCG, we bring together a diverse mix of consultants and digital specialists to ensure that we are supporting our clients throughout their digital transformation journeys. We work with our clients to fully understand the impact of digital on their business and set priorities that will transform their vision into value. Whether it be developing new technologies to support their core business, making better use of their data, or pursuing entirely new sources of revenue, our aim is to achieve radical improvements in productivity, flexibility, and speed. We are innovating how our clients are using artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, internet of things, personalization, blockchain technologies, and more to gain competitive advantage.

DigitalBCG encompasses a broad set of data, digital, and technology capabilities from BCG consulting teams and practices, along with our business units such as BCG Digital Ventures, BCG Platinion, and BCG GAMMA.

Practice Area Profile

BCG’s Data and Digital Platform offering is a product of the BCG’s Tech and Digital Advantage (TDA) practice focuses on helping clients deliver competitive advantage and business superior performance through the use of data, technology and digital. TDA 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: * Digital Transformation * Data & Digital Platforms * Software & Agile * Digitizing the Tech Function. Building a Data and Digital Platform, with next gen capabilities and DevOps practices will allow to scale up Digital initiatives and to focus on transformation efforts while leveraging the legacy landscape. It aims to transform the tech function to be digital ready across operating model/capabilities, architecture and processes. It delivers value by implementing end to end use cases in 2 weeks through agile sprints, build-up of a Data and Digital platform connected to the legacy landscape, and ultimately migrating legacy on this new platform.

What You’ll Do

We seek Data and Digital Platform practitioners with demonstrated experience in managing transformations for large enterprises. In this position you will manage engagements of joint BCG / client teams to create and transform Data and Digital Platforms. You will be responsible for relating key insights and thinking about the new model, motivating and managing the BCG team, engaging key clients and managing the delivery and implementation of the transformation. You will plan for how to deliver the project, manage to tight timelines and client deliverables, provide hands-on training and deliver the key enablers needed to address and deliver the project. Your team will include BCG leadership, teams of BCG Consultants, and both junior and senior client leaders working collaboratively to drive the transformation, and shared services/control functions.

Individual assignments can last anywhere from two to twelve months or more, depending on the complexity of the challenges and the client’s needs. We usually break each project into modular phases so that our clients see results well before the engagement’s end. Assignments normally proceed through three stages over a period of several months: 1) identifying and analyzing opportunities for change and laying out different options for senior management to consider, 2) fleshing out the best options in order to create detailed action plans, and 3) assisting in execution. We believe that working with a client until results are assured is vital to their success.

What You’ll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

We recruit for various levels of seniority, depending on your level of experience in both consulting and the industry.

Professional Skills and Expertise

You would typically have:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in industry and/or consulting or technology companies. Industry or consulting experience may include Enterprise-/Solution Architect, Transformation Manager, Project-/program manager, Functional-/Process Consultant, Product owner experience at industry companies, technology start-ups, software vendors, professional services organizations, or IT system integrators among others
  • An understanding of how a digital company needs to be architected, organized and operated
  • Experience in working with data – understanding how it needs to be managed, organized and consumed
  • Experience with unleashing the power of AI and growing it in an organization
  • Experience in working with data driven solutions and applying them in an enterprise environment
  • A demonstrated agile way of thinking to oversee multiple aspects of a project in a technical or non-technical function
  • Experience with cloud services and know how to build technology around frameworks from AWS, GCP, Azure and others
  • Experience in delivering digital transformation projects and successful implementation, including staffing and leadership development while taking a hands-on approach with clients
  • Experience in managing workshop/discussions with clients
  • Passion for working with leaders and helping them develop new skills
  • Strong technical and non-technical influencing abilities
  • An advanced degree in in Computer Engineering, Business Administration (other advanced degrees are accepted as well, e.g. Mathematics, Physics) from a renowned university
  • An outstanding academic track record
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in German and English

Personal Attributes

  • You are willing to drive ideas and change with the people around you
  • You’re able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment
  • You’re a team player with excellent communication skills who’s willing to work in multicultural and diverse groups
  • You have exceptional drive and commitment to strive for excellence
  • You’re highly self-driven with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • With your well-structured yet flexible approach, you’re able to think strategically and end-to-end
  • You have a high level of agility and are eager to develop new skills and areas of expertise
  • You’re willing to travel according to business needs (subject to current COVID-19 regulations)

Who You’ll Work With

Our consultants within DigitalBCG are an integral part of BCG’s core consulting team; we work side-by-side with all practice areas to create value & competitive advantage for our clients. Your team will include senior BCG leadership, teams of BCG Consultants, and both junior and senior client leaders working collaboratively to drive the transformation, and shared services/control functions.

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)
Expertise is of vital importance to BCG and our clients and the ECT is a core pillar of BCG’s strategy. Our clients expect BCG to help tailor solutions to their specific needs, and increasingly expect us to bring deep industry and functional expertise to the table. Our continued investments in knowledge and expertise have been a critically important driver of our success. The growth and development of the ECT cohort is a core component of these investments. The track enables individuals to bring significant value to BCG with relevant operational or technical experience in specific fields, usually gained outside of BCG either in industry, academia or specialised consulting. It also provides expert consultants opportunities to apply and expand their knowledge and experience across markets and functions. A tailored onboarding program supported by relevant leading consultants will enable a successful start at BCG.

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