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IT Consultant

Posted 22 Aug 2022
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Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial – nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.

Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Practice Area Profile

BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group’s existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support our clients’ total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion’s interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.

What You'll Do

As an IT Consultant, you will work closely with our client’s leadership teams to understand their key challenges, define IT strategies, win buy-in for your recommendations and collaborate with BCG case team members to transform client potential into performance.

You will deploy customized IT strategies, digital platforms and architecture in order to leverage the digital potential of our customers with state of the art tools such as cloud computing, AI, blockchain, microservices and containerization. You will be responsible for specific parts of the project and will evaluate and coach our clients’ technology teams, manage quality and risk while maintaining client expectations and escalations. You’ll develop ground-breaking projects by enabling our clients to effectively use agile methods and modern approaches in the context of strategic IT implementation.

You will work on a variety of technology topics, applying your technical consulting skills to strategic technology

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questions. You will also be supported by an extensive training curriculum, plus technology-specific training and mentoring to help build upon you technical skills. You will also help with project proposals, client care, building relationships with peers and identifying new business opportunities.

Finally as an IT Consultant you will contribute to the Practice Area development and help to build the BCG brand as a key member of the case team.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

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  • We’re looking for exceptional talent with experience of working in the consulting industry to join us. You will typically have:
  • [4+] years’ experience in IT Strategy and consulting, professional software development or IT project management
  • You will have relevant experience from a top consulting firm (focused on technology, digital initiatives)
  • A strategic thinker, entrepreneurial, able to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills, strong customer focus and mental agility with a results orientation
  • Strong technical expertise in at least two of the following areas:
  • IT Modernisation; Solution & Enterprise Architecture
  • Marketing, Sales & Service Platforms (CRM)
  • Physical & Digital Channels (Including Mobile)
  • ERP (SAP) &Manufacturing Platforms
  • Banking & Insurance Platforms
  • People, HR, Collaboration Platforms
  • Applied Intelligence, Machine Learning, RPA, Chatbots, Blockchain, IOT
  • DevOps & Bimodal IT
  • Data Analytics, Big Data, Data Platforms
  • Cyber Security
  • Experience in legacy environments and modern approaches to technology
  • Track record of Agile consulting and advisory with experience in Digital and Agile transformations at scale
  • Experience in IT organisation and process development
  • Experience in the organisation of workshops at peer level and facilitating in client meetings
  • Strong business acumen; can frame complex problems in appropriate business contexts
  • Preferred industry background: Retail, Banking, Insurance, Utility, Oil, Gas and Telco.
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to travel to clients world-wide
  • Highly professional and rigorous, results-oriented, driven and hard-working
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Loyal and reliable, possessing the highest ethical standard
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  • Good interpersonal skills but also judgement independency and autonomy
  • Ability to propose innovative ideas, build empathy within the firm and win the trust of clients.
  • A University degree with above average academic performance in a STEM related field or business management
  • Fuent in Dutch and English

  • BCG Managing Directors and Partners (MDP’s)
  • PLA Managing Directors (MD’s)
  • BCG Consultants at all levels
  • PLA Consultants at all levels
  • Clients, vendors, partners

YOU’LL BE TRAVELING

At BCG Platinion you will have the opportunity to travel around the globe to work with clients and BCG teams.

At times, this role involves significant travel to client sites. The amount of travel will depend on client needs and nature of projects.

Since its inception in 1963, BCG has been at the forefront of business management. Many of our ideas and concepts—such as time-based competition, the growth/share matrix, capabilities-based competition, and the experience curve—have had such a fundamental impact on the success of corporations that they have become central to the business lexicon. BCG continues to lead the way on issues at the vanguard of management thinking and practice.

Management consulting
Amsterdam
Active in 50 countries
250 employees
Average age is 30 years

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