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Associate - Public Sector

  • Type Job
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdamNLGovernment of Amsterdam
  • Posted
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  • FULL_TIMEConsultingManagement consulting

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  • 4 to10 years work experience in the public or social sector and/or at least 2 years relevant experience in public or social sector consulting
  • Outstanding records of managerial or professional achievement
  • Clear passion for making impact in the public and social sector
  • Drive to go the extra mile required to solve the most complex issues
  • Excellent academic record
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English and the local office language(s)

Who You'll Work With

You'll join one of our Northern European offices, which include locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, and across Scandinavia, and you'll be part of our Public Sector group. 

McKinsey’s Northern European Public Sector Hub supports governments, social sector institutions and semi-public organizations in addressing complex public and social challenges. We support these organizations across a broad range of topics, from organizational transformation to advanced analytics, but are always focused on creating positive impact on the most important issues faced by policy makers and the top management of major public institutions. We are active across many Public Sector segments such as public safety, public finance, education, transport & infrastructure and health care. 

As an Associate at the Northern European Public Sector Hub, you will join a fast growing community of passionate public sector consultants and you'll be fully dedicated to public sector clients

What You'll Do

You will work in teams of typically 3-5 consultants, playing an active role in all aspects of a client engagement.

This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations. You will present results to senior client management and implement recommendations in collaboration with client team members. In the project teams, you will work closely together with our clients in delivering the project deliverables, but also play an important role in coaching (client) team members to be successful in their roles.

You'll work on designing major changes in the public sector while at the same time spending significant time on your personal development. Moreover, you will help to develop and publish innovative knowledge on public sector topics and you will get the opportunity to be an entrepreneur by starting new initiatives that help grow our Public Sector impact and community. 

In the Associate role, you will help policy makers and the top management of Public Sector organizations solve their most difficult problems and help them achieve more than they thought possible. You will also work with many experts from within in the public sector and other fields, from data scientists and researchers to software and app designers.

Our projects have included working with the prime ministers’ council to shape the digital agenda for the country, creating a market analysis for the competitiveness of an industry for a ministry, and shaping the future of taxation and working on automated systems with the tax authorities.

In addition to working on client projects, you will join a highly entrepreneurial team of consultants dedicated to growing the impact of the Public Sector Hub. McKinsey will support you in initiating your own projects and driving initiatives that you are passionate about. All consultants at McKinsey receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams. This support includes a Partner from the Northern European Public Sector Hub assigned to you to help guide your career as well as up to five weeks of formal training in your first two years as an Associate.

On each project, you will benefit from the daily coaching of an experienced project manager. In addition, you'll receive guidance and support from partners in the Public Sector Hub in the selection of client projects, helping you to develop your skills and build your network. 

McKinsey & Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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