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Eden McCallum is redefining management consulting. We support clients to resolve their most pressing issues of strategy, operations and organisation. Working with a group of independent consultants of the highest calibre, we have pioneered an approach that delivers tangible impact, client ownership, and great value.
We have supported over 300 clients across 5 continents, including a third of the FTSE 100, 40% of the AEX, a third of the world's largest private equity firms, and 50 of the global Fortune 500. 85% of our work is for clients choosing to work with us again. We have offices in London, Amsterdam and Zurich.
Our 500+ independent consultants are experienced, with backgrounds at the leading global consulting firms as well as track records in industry. Extraordinarily committed because they opt in to every project, our consultants focus on delivery, released from the internal demands of a traditional consulting business. Our in-house team scopes and oversees all of our projects: we listen and respond, providing constructive challenge, unrestricted to one methodology. Our structure enables us to shape teams with only the most relevant experience and fit. And, supported by our low cost base, we focus on delivering great value.
We are making consulting better for clients and for consultants. In this we have been recognised with features in Harvard Business Review, The Economist, the Financial Times, Het Financieele Dagblad, and WirtschaftsWoche, and by leading academics at Harvard Business School and London Business School.
At the end of last year, in the presence of clients, consultants and colleagues old and new, we had the privilege to raise a glass to our first 10 fantastic years in the Benelux. At the party, also attended by Founding Partners Liann Eden and Dena McCallum, Heleen Wachters and Marjon Wanders reflected on learnings from over 420 interesting projects, for over 130 valued clients, with the help of over 300 terrific consultants. We also listened to guest speaker Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der Weijden, who inspired us with his ideas on 'finding your purpose' and preparing for extraordinary performance.
Eden McCallum has pioneered a model of management consulting that gives clients and consultants what they really want: great quality projects, flexibility in terms of how they work, and at a price that delivers good value.
Our analysts are employed full time, based out of our London or Amsterdam office. A unique development opportunity in consulting, the analyst role at Eden McCallum provides apprenticeship and support from the very best independent consultants, learning from their deep and varied experience across consulting and industry, and significant collaboration with clients, while playing a meaningful role in a leading and innovative consulting firm.
You will work closely with our independent consultants, who have backgrounds from the top traditional strategy firms such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG, as well as track records in industry. You will be exposed to a variety of industry sectors and functions, obtaining a broad insight into the key strategic issues leading companies are facing. In addition, you will work with partners and senior staff of Eden McCallum to support our business development efforts, as we seek to grow our business and increase our international footprint.
You will have the opportunity to stretch yourself, develop a strong business grounding, and build your professional skills – all the while, in a fast-paced commercial environment. Our analyst role aims to equip you with the tools and skills required to be a successful strategy consultant and to set you up for success (whatever career path you’re aiming for in the long-term), including:
Problem definition and problem solving approaches
Qualitative and quantitative research techniques
Analysis and business modelling skills
Communication and presentation skills
Managing client and stakeholder relationships
Our structured training programme will equip you with a ‘toolkit’ that enables you to rapidly add value to our clients from the very start. This begins with a three-week induction in London, including project shadowing and formal training delivered by external and internal trainers and facilitators. The initial training focuses on problem solving, communication skills and delivering for personal impact, among other core competencies. Subsequent regular training sessions throughout the analyst programme cover topics such as excel modelling, financial accounting, presentation skills, problem solving and developing your interpersonal skills. All sessions will focus on developing you as a consultant in addition to promoting personal development.
A key element of the analyst role is coaching and on-the-job development, both on internal assignments and client-based projects. You will receive regular informal and formal feedback and coaching throughout and at the end of each project and assignment. In addition, you will be assigned a mentor who will oversee your development throughout your career with us.
hile working as an analyst, you will be expected to travel as required for periods when working on client engagements. Working in small teams, you will be given responsibility for delivering elements of our client and internal projects, as well as being expected to contribute to the wider problem solving effort. Key tasks will include:
Understanding the client context and key issues through data gathering and interviews with clients and experts
Researching and understanding key industry trends and market information
Analysing, interpreting, synthesising and clearly presenting data, drawing out key messages and relevant insights
Working with Eden McCallum and client team members to derive conclusions and develop recommendations
Our analysts have the opportunity to stay with Eden McCallum for a number of years, taking on more senior roles as they progress and develop their consulting skills. After an initial 2 years, strong performers are promoted, with the strongest performers achieving a further promotion after an additional 2-3 years. In each role, you are encouraged to stretch yourself, further broadening and deepening your consulting ‘toolkit’. Your time with us will help you identify and better understand the industries and functions that you’re excited about pursuing more deeply. Your mentor, and the wider group of partners and staff, will help you grow and will support you in planning and transitioning to your next career opportunity. Recent leavers have had the opportunity to join specialist consultancies, strategy departments within industry, start-ups and private equity firms.
Eden McCallum recently hosted events in both London and Amsterdam, where Marshall Van Alstyne, Professor of Information Economics and Everett Lord Scholar at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, gave a presentation on the ‘platform revolution’ to a large invited audience. Follow the link for full details.