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Lead Knowledge Analyst - Consumer Distribution

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

As a Lead Knowledge Analyst (LKA) within BCG's Consumer Practice Area, you will collaborate and partner in a growing global team, providing industry and/or functional expertise and insights in Consumer Services which include a variety of segments, such as: Business services: B2B wholesale & distribution; transport & logistics, technical and non-technical services, restaurants & food service
Professional services: financial services, consulting, staffing & HR
Residential services and travel services: home improvement, and travel services.

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 development of intellectual property and knowledge assets to support the Retail leadership dedicated to Consumer Services, serving as an active contributor to commercialization efforts for the Consumer, 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.

BCG's Consumer Practice is one of the firm's largest industry practice areas and keeps growing continuously across all regions. BCG's Consumer practice creates breakthrough innovations for clients in the four sectors: consumer goods, retail, fashion & luxury and travel & tourism.
The ideal candidate will have passion for the Retail sector and enjoy working across multiple cases and stakeholders. Key personal attributes that are required to be successful in the role are: Solving complex client problems through relevant analytical approaches and customized solutions in Consumer Services
Driving development and maintenance of knowledge assets e.g. tools, Consumer services materials, 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

3+ years consulting experience in relevant Consumer Services experience required; candidates with consulting experience preferred
In lieu of consulting experience, 4+ years minimum industry experience required; 6-10+ years of industry experience strongly preferred in the Consumer Services sectors (distribution, transport & logistics, food wholesale distribution, residential services, travel distribution, etc.)
Bachelor's Degree required (advanced degree preferred)
Proficiency in PowerPoint, utilizing data to reach conclusions (Excel, Alteryx/Tableau, other data tools);
Fluency in English
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholder while working in a global collaborative team environment

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.
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 have the opportunity to be 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.

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