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Knowledge Expert- Talent & Skills

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
3 Sep 2022

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As a Knowledge Expert (KE) inside BCG's People and Organization (POP) Practice Area with a focus on the Talent & Skills topic, you will work in a growing global team, delivering value to clients via individual expertise and institutionalized knowledge assets (products, tools, workshops, and other domain-specific accelerators). You will serve as content expert and advisor to case teams and topic/sector leaders, helping to structure and solve complex client issues around talent & skills efforts. 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.

Internally, you will also support commercialization efforts for the topic/sector working, in conjunction with business leaders, through contributing analysis and insights to proposals, building workshops or knowledge sharing sessions, and developing marketing materials. Additionally, as a Knowledge Expert, you will help lead/drive intellectual property & assets for the business and be responsible for onboarding and training junior colleagues based on your topic/sector expertise, as well as manage a medium-sized team of junior members.

In the People and Organization Practice Area, we focus on Organization Design & Operating Model, Talent & Skills, and Change Management, Culture, & Purpose. Within the Talent & Skills topic, we focus on delivering leading edge talent management solutions across the entire employee lifecycle. As KE, you will support across all domains, with a specific focus on the talent Lifecyle, including skills assessment and work planning, talent attraction and sourcing, talent development, and overall talent management.

YOU'RE GOOD AT

Solving client problems through formulating and presenting your expertise in people strategy & talent management topics
Managing and successfully delivering many initiatives with multiple milestones in a client setting
Building client-ready deliverables In Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
Leading conversations with senior stakeholders, in a credible and confident way
Driving and leading the new intellectual capital in your areas of expertise
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, independently managing work products to meet agreed-upon deadlines and expectations
Providing long-term professional development of team members, evaluating performance and developing career development plans and as such, needs a passion and interest for people development

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)

10-14+ years industry experience in the Talent & Skills space strongly preferred, and/or 5+ years minimum consulting experience at top tier consulting firm
Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree strongly preferred with demonstrated high academic achievement
Masters Degree with high academic achievements in Industrial/ Organizational psychology, org effectiveness, leadership, talent strategy, business strategy/ administration, economics, finance or other analytically-focused subjects strongly preferred
Strong subject matter expertise on the areas within the talent and skills life cycle
Track record of collaborative team management of 5+ direct reports, with strong leadership and coaching skills, with experience of working in a matrix organization - and a passion for people development
Prior experience scoping projects for themselves & others, managing large virtual teams, collaborating with peers to drive multidisciplinary projects, and multi-tasking to problem-solve personally & professionally
Demonstrated international exposure and comfort in working via video/conferences with global team members / counter-parts
Very strong analytic capability and conceptual skills, strong business acumen and problem-solving capabilities
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate (both verbally and in written form) with all levels of seniority, including a track record of collaboration across groups of varying level of seniority.
Autonomous; self-motivated while being a trusted team player
Ability to tolerate ambiguity and lead through change
Fluency in English

YOU'LL WORK WITH

As a Knowledge Expert 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.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 703103571-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Boston Consulting Group
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent