Bain & Company Inc

  • Knowledge Specialist

    Job Location US-MA-Boston | US-IL-Chicago | US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Posted Date
    Knowledge Management
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Overview



    Bain & Company is a leading global consulting firm, serving clients from offices in all major cities. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire. We are passionate about achieving results for our clients (our public clients have historically outperformed the stock market 4:1).





    Bain’s Product, Practice & Knowledge (PPK) department has played a vital role in harnessing the best of our consulting staffs’ individual and collective expertise for over 20 years. Within PPK, each practice supports teams across the globe with deep expertise and knowledge. Our practices play a critical role in Bain’s commercial success and are a key strategic priority.


    The Advanced Analytics practice is one of Bain’s fastest growing and most vibrant practice areas. Within the Product, Practice, and Knowledge area, it has the mandate to develop and scale Bain’s Advanced Analytics/Big Data capabilities. We work in close collaboration with partners, managers, teams and the Advanced Analytics Group to bring the most effective analytic techniques to bear across all industries and capabilities and to push the boundaries of our expertise. We are integral in helping Bain win new projects and deliver cutting-edge work for our clients.




    Knowledge Specialists play an essential role in supporting Bain’s ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients. We are looking for an individual who has a strong interest in working to optimize knowledge capture operations and support, can run our end-to-end knowledge management processes, play a leadership role in coordinating with other practices, and work closely with the practice leadership on projects supporting operations and product development.


    This position is a full-time role supporting our Advanced Analytics Practice with a focus on the Americas region and reporting into the AMER Practice Area Manager.  Our preferred location are Boston, Chicago, and Dallas.





    Manage and coordinate the capture and sharing of Bain’s Americas Advanced Analytics  knowledge base.

    •  Work with case teams and senior practice affiliates to understand work and solicit most relevant content
      • Capture and process knowledge onto Bain’s global intranet platform from client development and case efforts
      • Coordinate with other Knowledge Specialists to identify cross-practice content priorities and identify gaps in the knowledge base
      • Manage metadata to facilitate user searching
    • Help package and codify Bain’s best thinking into insights, consistent with Bain’s confidentiality guidelines
    • Manage and maintain practice page(s) on Bain’s intranet; ensure best materials are represented and shared


    Develop industry or product expertise to support partners and other members of the consulting staff with Bain’s best intellectual property.

    • Respond to requests by identifying existing knowledge and relevant content, or by customizing materials, to support client selling and serving activities
    • Direct to the most relevant experts, reference case teams, or other known sources
    • Assist with proposal development in select situations (e.g. credentials)


    Support the practice leadership and practice managers as they execute the practice strategy and manage practice operations. 

    • Track and analyze underlying drivers of practice performance and aid in strategic planning process
    • Assist with the content planning and logistics for annual practice meetings
    • Support practice affiliate engagement, including the preparation for experience sharing calls and publications
    • Review Knowledge Management and other metrics to improve how Bain captures and shares its intellectual property


    Serve as a member of Bain’s global PPK department, in line with Bain’s Operating Principles.

    • Direct, coach, and oversee a junior practice member’s work (usually a Knowledge Associate based in New Delhi)
    • Regularly communicate issues and progress to Manager(s)
    • Demonstrate flexibility with the changing dynamic of industry, the leadership, and commercial demands for knowledge
    • Contribute as a member of PPK and the larger Bain community (e.g. participates in PPK group projects, training, experience sharing, mentoring and other initiatives, etc.)




    • Passion for business issues and for “how” we solve analytical problems for our clients
    • BA or equivalent undergraduate degree required with strong academic credentials; MBA would be a bonus
    • Preferred 4 to 6 years of experience (minimum 3+), ideally in a professional services firm environment, with exposure to one or more of the following disciplines: knowledge management, research, strategic planning/analysis, business development, consulting, or project management; previous experience in data and analytics is a plus
    • Results-focused achiever with high sense of ownership
    • Good business sense combined with structured problem-solving and analytical abilities
    • Ability to work independently; can prioritize and adjust tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
    • Attentive to detail and organized
    • Superior customer service attitude and strong interpersonal skills
    • Collaborative team member
    • Strong communication and presentation skills, i.e. ability to engage and lead a discussion with senior business executives within Bain
    • Business-level English language spoken and written skills required;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word; and desire to learn new tools like Alteryx and Tableau




    We are proud to be publicly recognized around the globe. This includes ranking as one of the top four companies for each of the last 10 years in Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list. Our global offices share a diverse and energetic environment and we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture.


    The Knowledge Specialist role provides an exciting, long-term career path within Bain. We invest in your development with tailored training and coaching, to build on the capabilities you bring. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive team and across a collaborative department. We offer a competitive package, including a comprehensive benefits program, which is carefully designed to help meet the needs of you and your family for security and protection.






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