Consulting Team Talent Senior Managers act as holistic owners of the Consulting Team employment experience with a close focus on the business needs of BCG and the professional development of our consulting staff.
Talent Senior Managers drive overall objectives of the business (e.g. team balance and staff
utilization), identify patterns across the cohort and use that knowledge to drive strategies and support individuals in their staffing and developmental needs. In addition, this role is a member of the larger consulting talent team community in North America.
As part of a virtual system within BCG, the Climate & Sustainability Talent Senior Manager (C&S TSM) will have a key role in shaping and managing BCG’s approach to climate and sustainability work. The C&S TSM will manage staffing and other key people functions for C&S. The C&S TSM will need to work closely and collaboratively with existing TSM structures across BCG to ensure seamless and effective execution. S/he will closely coordinate and work in concert with counterparts from offices, systems and practices in the NAMR region.
BCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world’s best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible—and unlocking your potential to advance the world. BST is the operational heart of our business and is invaluable to our success. Roles such as finance, human resources, risk, and IT, help propel BCG forward. BST employees support the core of the organization and provide outstanding value to the business. As a BST member, you will work with inspiring, talented, dedicated, and curious colleagues in an energizing, fast-paced environment in which people are treated with respect and help one another to succeed. Working at BCG provides you with the opportunity to grow through interesting and challenging work and to have an active voice in your personal career development.
Advanced Degree (Masters, MBA, JD, PhD, etc.) preferred
Prior consulting experience is highly preferred in order to ensure a deep understanding of our target audience's needs and skills in their roles
10+ years’ total work experience
Candidates must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, global, intellectually intense, service oriented environment, keeping with BCG's values and culture
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with all organizational levels inside and outside BCG through establishing positive and productive working relationships
Able to engender trust from senior local and regional leadership as well as more junior resources, and serve as a broker or liaison between the two groups
Strong communication skills; able to communicate confidently, articulately; able to influence multiple stakeholders to adopt a new point of view and be simultaneously flexible with adjusting own perspective in light of new information or constraints
Maturity and seasoning that engenders respect and trust from others; good judgment, professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative style
High integrity, tact, a positive attitude, and an ability to maintain absolute confidentiality
Comfortable in resolving conflict, delivering difficult messages and addressing all people related issues
A quick study; a can-do attitude; a creative solution seeker with a readiness to try new approaches; decisive, pragmatic, and reason-minded
Quick to learn BCG policies, practices, structure, and how decisions are made
An active team player with strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills
Comfortable in both working in detail and understanding the big picture; able to consider the ramifications of decisions on various constituencies
Autonomous, able to tolerate ambiguity, self-motivated
Strong passion for the Climate & Sustainability topic and BCG's C&S agenda
This role currently requires 3 days a week in office presence. This provides flexibility the remaining 40% of the work week. This hybrid work plan allows for critically important learning, collaboration, and networking with our colleagues. Specific days in the office are agreed upon by the team.
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.
We expect total annualized compensation for New York City-based employees to be approximately the following:
Base salary between $146,000 - $178,000 (USD); placement within this range will vary based on experience and skill level
Annual discretionary performance bonus between 0-20%
5% Profit Sharing Retirement Fund (PSRF) contribution, increasing to 10% after two years of service. Contributions are vested immediately and there is no waiting period
First year annualized target total compensation: $162,498 - $198,114 (USD)
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.
Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
Optimize the deployment of C&S consulting resources across cohorts to meet our business needs while ensuring that each consulting staff member in the cohort receives the right set of opportunities to support their immediate BCG Career Development objectives and their overall long-term professional goals
Optimize team design, billability and achievement of business priorities through a deep awareness of current available skills, cases, leads/proposals, and C&S/office/system/firm goals; maintain a view of staffing pipeline at a macro and micro level (overall business outlook as well as specific staffing needs)
Build strong relationships with Consulting Team staff to understand development needs, preferences and constraints for staffing; discuss upcoming projects; advise on staffing choices to achieve balance between BCG's business needs and personal preferences if possible; communicate staffing decisions and related rationale; set and enforce staffing policies and expectations
Maintain an acute awareness of the C&S and broader business environment; openly communicate information relative to case opportunities with individuals and with Partners and teams looking to confirm staff to projects
Coordinate with local, system, regional, and global staffing teams; participate in weekly North America staffing call and as a member of the NAMR Staffing team
Weigh staffing decisions with financial implications on C&S and local office/system revenue
Partner closely with the Finance and Investment teams to uphold fair and consistent application of case management and finance principles in staffing decisions
Act as a business partner to case team leadership, helping them understand how staffing and investment moves impact case team economics
Manage C&S system and individual billability via effective oversight of revenue recognition for entire roster
Appropriately engage in CDC (Career Development Committee) meetings for individuals; review meeting inputs and outputs; provide Career Development Advisors (CDAs) and committees with market view of performance
Partner with CDAs to communicate CDC outcomes with individuals; reinforce and interpret meeting outcomes, provide ongoing advice, and help guide counsel out discussions; understand and appreciate the values of BCG and work to preserve these values in interpreting and resolving career development issues
Reinforce CD messages through staffing and development discussions to aid individual and cohort development
Help ensure consistent policies and procedures in line with regional and global guidelines on promotion timing, promotion criteria, and termination
Provide input to learning and development needs including unique training opportunities (e.g., C&S Accelerator, C&S Stewardship program)
Career experience & navigation
Motivate, help to develop, and provide coaching and advice to all members of the team
Coach and guide consulting staff throughout their employment lifecycle on career options and opportunities including Pathways; act as a trusted advisor to guide individuals into mutually beneficial outcomes
Understand and communicate key programs including career services and flexibility; coordinate use of programs to balance employee needs and business priorities
Partners with local leadership to set and execute mobility strategy for office CT staff annually, considering business needs and capacity constraints
Liaison across People Function
Actively engage with candidates and hires early in their BCG experience; participate in the conversion process; adapt early experiences to meet likely development needs in first cases
Work with HR team to resolve issues faced by individuals; contribute thought leadership on initiatives crucial to addressing people issues
Help drive optimal case team experience via partnership with BCG’s Teaming@BCG team
Manage transition support through effective communication, working closely with local CD and HR teams
Cohort strategy & engagement:
Identify and raise issues across cohort, ensuring they are being addressed
Monitor staff activity and participation in key aspects of morale, retention and affiliation (e.g., integration and affiliation programs, red zone reports, PTO support, etc.)
Provide analytic support and ownership over projects related to office People Team, including but not limited to annual PEOPLE Survey and pyramid planning
Diversity and Inclusion:
Ensure all have fair access to all staffing opportunities; play an active role in helping create and influence diversity on case teams
Partner closely with diversity network owners and mentors to drive and support inclusion efforts for individuals and across networks
Drive proactive retention with input into Segment of One discussions, ensuring successful deployment and development on early cases, and providing program input based on individual needs
In this role, you will partner with other Talent Senior Managers and the C&S Business Management Senior Director to support the consulting cohorts, focusing on the needs of the firm, cohort and individuals.
The Climate & Sustainability NAMR Virtual System (C&S) is a virtual system established in 2022 to advance BCG’s position in Climate & Sustainability by developing our offers, investing boldly in clients and topics, and recruiting the external market to become the # 1 strategic partner for climate and sustainability transformations. C&S is unique in that it operates like a geographic system in the NAMR region with consulting and expert career track staff who are physically located in many BCG offices around the region. The system runs a P&L and reports to both the Regional Chair and the global C&S PA leadership. The virtual system is led by the NAMR C&S Virtual System Leader / Regional Practice Area Leader.
Through C&S, we bring together a diverse mix of consultants and climate & sustainability specialists to ensure that we are supporting our clients throughout their ESG transformation journeys. Our teams work together seamlessly to deliver disruptive solutions that are rooted in deep industry understanding and diverse sustainability expertise including decarbonizing operations, adapting to climate change and enabling these changes as an allocator of capital. Globally, C&S represents a fast-growing team of more than 500 practitioners.
The C&S market is developing at an unprecedented pace across industries and around the world and will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. This growth provides excellent opportunities for personal and career development.