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Consulting Team Talent Manager - Climate & Sustainability

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

WHAT YOU'LL DOConsulting Team Talent Managers act as holistic owners of the Consulting Team employment experience with a close focus on the business needs of BCG and the professional development of our consulting staff.Talent Managers drive overall objectives of the business (e.g. team balance and staff utilization), identify patterns across the cohort and use that knowledge to drive strategies and support individuals in their staffing and developmental needs. In addition, this role is a member of the larger consulting talent team community in North America.As part of a newly created system within BCG, the Talent Manager (TM) will have a key role in shaping and managing BCG's approach to climate and sustainability work. The TM will need to work closely and collaboratively with existing TM structures within BCG to ensure seamless and effective execution. The TM will manage staffing and other key people functions for C&S. S/he will coordinate and work in concert with counterparts from offices, systems and practices in the NAMR region and will lead and coordinate with leaders in ABMs and organizations.YOU'RE GOOD ATIn the Talent Manager role, you would be good at and focus your time and talents on the following.

  • Responsible for optimizing the deployment of a specific cohort(s) of consulting resources to meet our business needs while ensuring that each consulting staff member in the cohort(s) receives the right set of opportunities to support their immediate BCG Career Development objectives and their overall long-term professional goals
  • Optimize team design, billability and achievement of business priorities through a deep awareness of current available skills, cases, leads/proposals, and office/firm goals; maintain a view of staffing pipeline at a macro and micro level (overall business outlook as well as specific staffing needs)
  • Build strong relationships with Consulting Team staff to understand development needs, preferences and constraints for staffing; discuss upcoming projects; advise on staffing choices to achieve balance between BCG's business needs and personal preferences if possible; communicate staffing decisions and related rationale; set and enforce staffing policies and expectations
  • Maintain an acute awareness of business environment; openly communicate information relative to case opportunities with individuals and with Partners and teams looking to confirm staff to projects
  • Coordinate with local, system, regional, and global staffing teams; participate in weekly North America staffing call and as a member of the NAMR Staffing teamCareer Development:
    • Actively engage in all CDC (Career Development Committee) meetings for relevant cohort(s) of individuals; review meeting inputs and outputs; provide committee with market view of performance, and calibrate Advisors during meeting, ensuring best practices and consistent CDC decisions for relevant cohort(s)
    • Act as strategic thought partner with CD Head(s) and CD Ops team to drive functional agenda; provide leadership for committee(s) in partnership with CD Ops team on matters such as committee composition, training, and quality
    • Partner with Advisors to communicate CDC outcomes with individuals; reinforce and interpret meeting outcomes, provide ongoing advice, and help guide counsel out discussions; understand and appreciate the values of BCG and work to preserve these values in interpreting and resolving career development issues
    • Reinforce CD messages through staffing and development discussions to aid individual and cohort development
    • Implement consistent policies and procedures in line with regional and global guidelines on promotion timing, promotion criteria and termination
    • Provide input to learning and development needs C&S consulting staff including unique training opportunities (e.g., Stewardship program / nanodegree)Recruiting:
      • Actively engage with candidates and hires early in their BCG experience; participate in the conversion process; adapt early experiences to meet likely development needs in first cases
      • Work closely with Talent Acquisition team to effectively manage staffing process for summer programs, especially individual staffing and CDC needsCohort engagement:
        • Work closely with Cohort Dean to drive engagement and development of cohort; adapt affiliation to the specific needs of cohort
        • Monitor staff activity and participation in key aspects of morale, retention and affiliation (e.g., integration and affiliation programs, red zone reports, PTO support, etc.)
        • Provide analytic support and ownership over projects related to office People Team, including but not limited to annual PEOPLE Survey and pyramid planningDiversity and Inclusion:
          • Partner closely with diversity network owners and mentors to drive and support inclusion efforts for individuals and across networks
          • Drive proactive retention through efforts such as leading Segment of One discussions, ensuring successful deployment and development on early cases, and providing program input based on individual needsMobility:
            • Set the broader mobility strategy for cohort of focus; understand all offerings and manage individual participation in various mobility programsCareer Navigation:
              • Motivate, help to develop, and provide coaching and advice to all members of the team
              • Coach and guide consulting staff throughout their employment lifecycle on career options and opportunities; act as a trusted advisor to guide individuals into mutually beneficial outcomes
              • Understand and communicate key programs including career services and flexibility; coordinate use of programs to balance employee needs and business prioritiesOther HR:
                • Work with HR team to resolve issues faced by individuals; contribute thought leadership on initiatives crucial to addressing people issues
                • Manage transition support through effective communication, working closely with HR team
                • Provide input to rest of staffing and HR team to maintain up to date accurate information on staff including case assignments, training, vacation, recruiting and LOAYOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
                  • Advanced Degree (Masters, MBA, JD, PhD, etc.) preferred
                  • Prior consulting experience is required in order to ensure a deep understanding of our target audience's needs and skills in their roles
                  • 10 years' total work experienceKey Competencies:
                    • Candidates must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, global, intellectually intense, service oriented environment, keeping with BCG's values and culture
                    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with all organizational levels inside and outside BCG through establishing positive and productive working relationships
                    • Able to engender trust from senior local and regional leadership as well as more junior resources, and serve as a broker or liaison between the two groups
                    • Strong communication skills; able to communicate confidently, articulately; able to influence multiple stakeholders to adopt a new point of view and be simultaneously flexible with adjusting own perspective in light of new information or constraints
                    • Maturity and seasoning that engenders respect and trust from others; good judgment, professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative style
                    • High integrity, tact, a positive attitude, and an ability to maintain absolute confidentiality
                    • Comfortable in resolving conflict, delivering difficult messages and addressing all people related issues
                    • A quick study; a can-do attitude; a creative solution seeker with a readiness to try new approaches; decisive, pragmatic, and reason-minded
                    • Quick to learn BCG policies, practices, structure, and how decisions are made
                    • An active team player with strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills
                    • Comfortable in both working in detail and understanding the big picture; able to consider the ramifications of decisions on various constituencies
                    • Autonomous, able to tolerate ambiguity, self-motivated
                    • Strong passion for the Climate & Sustainability topic and BCG's C&S agendaYOU'LL WORK WITHIn this role, you will partner with other Talent Managers and the local office Business Management Director to support the consulting cohorts, focusing on the needs of the firm, cohort and individuals.

                      Climate & Sustainability NAMR Virtual System (C&S) is a newly established virtual system to advance BCG's position in Climate & Sustainability by developing our offers, investing boldly in clients and topics, and recruiting the external market to become the # 1 strategic partner for climate and sustainability transformations. C&S is unique in that it operates like a geographic system in the NAMR region with consulting and expert career track staff who are physically located in many BCG offices around the region. The system runs a P&L and reports to both the Regional Chair and the global C&S PA leadership. The virtual system is led by the NAMR C&S Virtual System Leader

                      Through C&S, we bring together a diverse mix of consultants and climate & sustainability specialists to ensure that we are supporting our clients throughout their ESG transformation journeys. Our teams work together seamlessly to deliver disruptive solutions that are rooted in deep industry understanding and diverse sustainability expertise including decarbonizing operations, adapting to climate change and enabling these changes as an allocator of capital. Globally, C&S represents a fast-growing team of more than 500 practitioners.

                      The C&S market is developing at an unprecedented pace across industries and around the world and will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. This growth provides excellent opportunities for personal and career development.
                      ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCandidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.

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