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Senior Manager - AI Moonshot Operations

Boston Consulting Group
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

BCG helps its clients create massive competitive advantage through investments in artificial intelligence (AI). This takes the form of individual AI point solutions as well as scaling AI across a client's full organization and beyond. To learn more about how BCG helps its clients transform through AI, visit our Artificial Intelligence and AI at Scale webpage .

We are seeking a strong candidate to join the BCG AI Offering Chief of Staff Team and work closely with the individual AI Offering Squad Leads to help turbocharge the growth of individual AI offerings provided by BCG to its clients.

As an Offering Squad Chief of Staff (CoS), you will be responsible for helping the individual AI Offering Squad Leads with shaping the strategic vision for their individual AI-enabled offer, managing the go-to-market approach and commercial pipeline, assisting with management of day-to-day operations, and engaging with the broader BCG organization.

Commercial Vision and Logistics
  • Offering Strategy. Collaborate with Offering Squad Lead and other MDPs involved with AI-enabled offer to shape offering strategy, including topics like pricing for services etc.
  • Go-to-Market Rationalization. Help prepare pitch materials, pitch standardization and support, and integrate pitch learnings into broader offering
  • Pipeline Management. Coordinate live deployments from a staffing and IP development standpoint with focus on efficient allocation of development resources
  • Legal and VBP Support. Serve as key point of contact / business lead for developing legal agreements / structuring legal terms of non-traditional services with BCG legal team; assist team with developing value-based pricing models
  • External Marketing . Assist Offering Squad Lead with driving marketing strategy around AI-enabled offering (e.g., development of publications, conducting asset demos, planning and executing events, etc.)

Team and Resource Strategy
  • Community Development. Build offering community across all levels of consulting team pyramid (e.g., driving quarterly calls, pyramid management, etc.,)
  • Resourcing Management. Assist squad lead in determining current and future resource needs, including billable and non-billable resourcing; manage contractor and cash spend budgets on as-needed basis
  • Staffing Coordination. Engage with internal BCG staffing teams and mechanisms to ensure squads are adequately resourced to execute against defined objectives.
  • Internal Collaboration. Ensure talent management processes are managed seamlessly on behalf of squad members (consulting team)

Communications and Reporting
  • Internal Communications. Lead communication and outreach strategy across BCG (e.g., newsletter, PA calls, LABs, trainings etc.)
  • Performance Management. Manage squad performance against revenue, billability, and other metrics / KPIs
  • Stakeholder Management. Take lead on communications to key internal and external stakeholders

Successful candidates will feel comfortable operating in a "start-up mode" within BCG and with multiple players, have strong project management skills, the aptitude to see and hold the big picture, yet also manage the details. Comfort with ambiguity, evolving priorities and eagerness to lean in to support team / projects when needed, are also pre-requisites.

In particular, successful candidates will show the following abilities:
  • Serve as a strategic and commercial thought partner to senior consulting business leaders within BCG
  • Orchestrate complex agendas, align senior leadership, prioritizing activities and working with others to get things done (in a distributed organization)
  • Manage and execute projects efficiently; provide hands-on support to multiple activities, often requiring strong consulting skills (slide writing, effective communication, general modeling and analytics, etc.)
  • Collaborate and communicate with various teams and individuals, with different level of seniority in different geographies and with different background; be able to communicate with senior leaders and be a connection point for the community

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor Degree Required; Advanced Degree Preferred
  • 10+ years consulting experience
  • Experience as a project leader / senior consultant or professional in the area of Digital, or in Transformation of large corporations, or within a startup preferred
  • Previous experience in BCG is a plus, ideally in a Project Leader, Consultant, Senior KT or BST manager roles
  • Highly knowledgeable and analytical
  • High motivation and interest for artificial intelligence topic is a must

Other Skills:
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Strong work ethic, service-mentality, autonomous and self-starter
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, operate effectively in a matrix organization and a fast-paced environment, proactively manage expectations
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to influence senior members of BCG, credibility, strong interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative team player, ability to maintain discretion when needed

BCG GAMMA is BCG's team dedicated to AI. With over 1500 Data scientists from all over the world, BCG GAMMA delivers custom AI and software solutions that unlock significant business impact.

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and machine learning with deep industry expertise. The BCG GAMMA team is comprised of world-class data scientists; software engineers, business consultants who specialize in the use of advanced analytics to get breakthrough business results. Our teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative algorithms, creating scale through designing tools and apps, and training colleagues and clients in new solutions.

Here at BCG GAMMA, you'll have the chance to work with employees in every BCG region. We are also a core member of a rapidly growing analytics enterprise at BCG - a constellation of teams focused on driving practical results for BCG clients by applying leading edge analytics approaches, data, and technology.


Candidates 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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