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Global Trade & Investment Project Leader or Associate Director




Automotive & Mobility, Biopharmaceuticals, Health care payers & providers, Media & entertainment, Metals & mining, Public sector, Technology industries, Telecommunications, Transportation, travel & tourism

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To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

The Global Advantage is one of BCG's core functional practice areas with a unique commercial offering and a long tradition of cutting-edge thought leadership. Being at the crossroads of emerging and mature markets, we work with our clients to unlock unparalleled business opportunities offered by globalization while mastering the challenges of disruption. We help clients not only build sizable international footprints but also maximize their potential in the face of global disruptive forces such as rapidly changing markets, geopolitical environment, rising local competitors as well as shifting customer behavior and preferences. In our daily work, we enable our clients to transform their organization in order to win globally.

Role Profile

Your expertise is of vital importance to BCG and our clients. As an Expert Project Leader you will be a core member of BCG’s Global Advantage Practice working alongside some of the world’s top minds in the industry. You will also significantly contribute to the development of our Global Trade and Investment topic expertise.

You will work on some of the most important trade projects with a special emphasis on clients based in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. As a project leader you will collaborate in BCG project teams consisting of high performing members with different backgrounds, conducting detailed fact-based analyses and developing state of the art strategic solutions in global advantage projects . You will also dedicate time to further develop and deepen BCG’s expertise in the topic, and to support BCG Partners in business development initiatives.

What will be expected of you in this role is to:

•Work with BCG Partners and teams in identifying priority trade dynamics, sectors, and prospective clients.She or he will lead and support sales development activities by preparing proposal documents and participating in proposal meetings with clients

•Take leadership in a project execution role, managing teams of BCG consultants from the “traditional” track, as well as members of BCG’s Knowledge Teams, as required.

•Build BCG’s intellectual capital on the topic of global trade and investment, with a particular focus on the relevant geographies.This activity may involve leading internal BCG teams in “Tier-1” research programs, as well as preparing and writing articles for publication.Public Speaking and Media events may also be undertaking, pending relevant approvals from within BCG

Your Qualifications

•10+ years of experience, ideally combining the following elements:

•Consulting:Experience within a high-calibre consulting organization will be an asset. Familiarity with the practices and techniques of consulting (eg, project management, content development, and output using power point

•Private-sector:Experience with a multi-national private-sector firm, in particular in roles related to strategy and/or international business and/or operations.

•Public Sector:Experience with public sector entities, in particular, direct familiarity and experience with key EU institutions (eg, DG Trade, DG Comp). Experience at the national level in a larger EU, in particular if such experience is in a foreign policy or trade policy context


•Strong academics from a top-tier institution

•An MBA is desirable but not essential

Professional Skills

•Client service orientation, including commercial capabilities

•Analytical and structured with excellent problem solving skills (hypothesis-driven approach etc.)

•Advanced quantitative analysis

•Ability to synthesize the impact of policy and drive to the “so what” for business

•Ability to drive to output through client presentation

•Excellent communication and persuasion skills

•Excellent written and spoken English

•German proficiency and experience in a German setting would be ideal

Personal Attributes

•Highest ethical standards

•Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas

•Independent and autonomous judgment

•Collaborative team player and positive attitude

•Intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams

•Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive

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

Global Trade & Investment Project Leader or Associate Director

Boston Consulting Group, Brussels