Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with the majority of the Global 500, thousands of major regional and local organizations, and hundreds of nonprofits. Bain is also the leading consulting partner to the private equity (PE) industry and its stakeholders. PE consulting at Bain has grown sixfold over the past 15 years and now represents about one-quarter of the firm’s global business.
Bain ranked #2 on GlassDoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work list, and has consistently been in the top four since Glassdoor launched the ranking in 2008.
Product, Practice and Knowledge (PPK) Group Overview:
Over the past two decades, Bain’s Industry and Capability areas of expertise have formalized into Practices, integral to how Bain delivers results to its clients.
The Practice “business” is led day-to-day by dedicated Practice Managers, Practice Consultants, and Knowledge Specialists (KSs). Together they collectively identify, create and leverage “best of Bain” content, expertise, and commercial strategies.
PPK objectives include:
Product: Develop and deploy Industry (i.e., Retail, Technology, etc.) and Capability (i.e., Strategy, Performance Improvement, etc.) products based on research and case work
Practice: Support Bain’s capabilities and industries as front-line support for any questions from client development through case end process
Knowledge: Manage the process to make client work, IP, and reports available to the Bain community
The Private Equity Group (PEG) Practice is a global practice that helps private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds and other financial investors to realize value across the investment value chain―from investment strategy, deal generation and screening, through to due diligence and portfolio company value creation. In the past decade, Bain has advised on half of all global buyout transactions valued at more than $500 million. Bain’s Private Equity practice is more than triple the size of the next largest consulting company serving PE firms.
The Americas PEG Knowledge Specialist (KS) will work with the practice team to help achieve the Practice’s annual and longer-term goals.
We are looking for a team-oriented individual who has a strong interest in working to optimize knowledge capture operations and can run our end-to-end knowledge management processes. This includes: (1) Providing support to Partners and team members on selling and serving activities; (2) Supporting the creation and codification of leading IP (3) Supporting and upgrading practice management operations / knowledge management systems; (4) Working with the broader PEG team to spearhead strategic and client initiatives.
The KS will report to the Americas PEG Sr. Knowledge Specialist (based in California) and will interact with the broader Global PEG practice team and PEG Partners / team members.
This position is a full-time, permanent role supporting our Private Equity Practice with a focus on the Americas region. While we are looking for a candidate to help us build the practice long term, there is the expectation of a minimum commitment of 2 years. Over time, the KS is expected to develop knowledge of the private equity sector, and demonstrate a steady upward trajectory in the depth and scope of his/her contributions.
Knowledge Specialists play a critical role in supporting Bain’s ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients.
Works both independently and in a team according to Bain’s Operating Principles, for example
Contributes as a member of a larger team (e.g., participates in Product, Practice & Knowledge group projects, training, experience sharing, mentoring, etc.)
Regularly communicates issues and progress to Sr. Knowledge Specialist
Demonstrates flexibility with the changing demands of industry, the Leadership team, commercial demand for varying products
Liaises with others as necessary, including members of the global services departments