Bain & Company Inc

  • Cost Product, Procurement, ZBB, Customer Research, Pricing, Analytical Tools Project Manager

    Job Location US-TX-Dallas | US-MA-Boston | US-IL-Chicago
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    Bain Capability Network
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    Bain Capability Network:


    In 2004, the firm established its presence in the Indian market by opening the Bain Capability Center (BCC) in New Delhi. Over the years’ the BCC has played a critical role in augmenting Bain's case teams globally with analytics and research across all industries, for corporate cases, client development, private equity diligence as well as Bain intellectual property. On the back of a highly successful model, there is significant need and enthusiasm in expanding the group globally as the Bain Capability Network (BCN).


    About the role:


    As a starting point, this position has the core responsibility to play a programmatic role for the Zero Based budgeting (ZBB) product. This includes working with the Consulting Manager, Center of Expertize (currently based out of India) as well as Bain partners to deliver the ZBB product in end client engagement.


    The role would also provide the opportunity to work with the BCN head and Practice/ Product Leader to design the optimal approach to ZBB product delivery by leveraging the appropriate offshore-onsite model. Over time the role has the potential to build up to lead multiple product delivery teams for one or more high growth areas for the firm.




    On ZBB client work: Project manage visibility and budgeting phase to define deliverables; prioritize and adhere to deadlines and deliver high quality output:


    • Play a conduit role between onshore case team and offsite CoE team as well as have individual responsibility for parts of the deliverable as below:
      • Work with Bain manager to understand scope of work provide advice on appropriate CoE role, team size, structure, timelines etc.
      • Liase with the client map to understand client systems, data structures
      • Work closely with CoE teams to setup master files and build baseline visibility
      • Work with case team to perform analysis and client materials on saving areas
      • Assess the ‘readiness’ of client’s IT systems (e.g. GL, T&E, POs, expense system, budgeting, BI) related to ZBB and recommend path forward to make full ZBB capability work
      • Implement appropriate tools - GEP / Anaplan/ In house developed proprietary as a full team member
      • Co-locating with Bain case team or offshore CoE through case duration as required
    • Beyond specific client work
      • Work closely with Practice Manager to help with proposal and other areas as required to deepen ability to serve and increase adoption of CoE based delivery model
      • Engage in ongoing dialog with key stakeholders to understand future and changing needs and influence team priorities, capabilities and structure accordingly
      • Proactively suggests solutions; drive new demand for CoE, within and beyond current scope
    • Team
      • Exert strong positive influence and professional development for team member by leveraging content expertize to provide coaching on problem solving, work-planning, data analysis etc. as applicable
      • Constructively engage in mutual feedback process with supervisor and team members
      • Participate in recruiting, training and induction efforts
    • Act as part of the BCN leadership team; involved in steering and implementing the course of the initiative they are leading



    • MBA from top business school with ~5 years of experience in a global professional services/ strategy consulting firm
    • Experience in business research and large data analytics
    • Strong Bain business judgement orientation and willingness to acquire domain expertize
    • Experience in performance improvement or Zero Based Budgeting / financial performance management beneficial
    • Interest in learning technical skills and spearheading the adoption/development tools required for delivery e.g. Anaplan for ZBB
    • Strong academic credentials, analytical ability and problem solving skills
    • Excellent communication skills. Ability to drive and influence CXO/Partner level discussions succinctly to favorable outcomes
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity and lead open ended ideas to practical results
    • Ability to lead with maturity and inspiration
    • Perceived as a fair and unbiased role model
    • Is a strong positive influence in any group they are part of
    • Strong team player and demonstrated ability to motivate self and team members
    • Willingness to play an individual contributor role as well as lead teams by appropriately spanning big picture and detail orientation
    • Quick learner, willing to get into the details; good at thriving in a fast paced environment and able to work independently
    • Ability to travel within US at various clients and internationally to work with CoE team members who maybe in other geographic hubs





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