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Associate Partner - Chemicals & Agriculture

Geplaatst 7 mei. 2022
10 tot 15 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Nederlands (Vloeiend)

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Associate Partner - Chemicals & Agriculture




You will be based in our Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris or Stockholm as part of our Chemicals & Agriculture practice focused on our Protein service line. You will be a part of a global practice of more than 100 core partners and practice-dedicated senior experts, and a pool of over 600 consultants regularly working on projects in chemicals and agriculture. Additionally, you will work with our Consumer practice on client projects to share your expertise and partner on initiatives.

McKinsey supports companies across the agriculture and food value chain from leading ag-input players to agriculture commodity traders and processors to downstream consumer and retail companies. We also serve governments, and foundations to shape transformative agriculture programs. Since 2015, we have conducted more than 1,100 agriculture projects and partnered closely with other practices to support additional agriculture and food-related projects (e.g., agriculture investing, consumer goods/retail commodity sourcing).


You will be an entrepreneur who opens up new opportunities for McKinsey and for client impact.

In this role, you will be a mentor and an advisor to developing consultants. Additionally, as a member of McKinsey’s global network, you will integrate insights from internal and external specialists as well as develop world-class knowledge. You will be an important source of intellectual insight on a client project, framing business problems in a way that the team can then execute to drive impact and client value. You will make substantial contributions to maintain and further build our knowledge and capabilities in these industries to help advance our client service delivery.

You will be responsible for identifying and developing new client opportunities to advise companies on transformational change and capability building, leading confirmed project teams on day-to-day problem solving, team management and client management, and bringing in deep functional knowledge, expertise and proprietary tools to every client situation.

You will manage and develop strategic client relationships while ensuring the highest quality client work and be an inspiring leader who commits time to developing new consulting staff.


  • Advanced degree preferably master's in business administration or within protein field
  • 10+ years of work experience after graduate school with a distinctive record of professional achievement and impact including experience within protein sector - poultry, beef pork or dairy
  • End-to-end understanding of protein value chain and performance drivers (from R&D/genetics to consumer/retail or meat processing operations)
  • Functional experience within operations, supply chain and/or procurement
  • Proven track record of developing new client relationships, driving organizational change and working with company senior leadership teams
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams, and in-depth of knowledge/defined involvement in helping frame, design and execute solutions for challenging business situations
  • Team-orientation and collaborative approach; outstanding listening skills and the ability to manage through influence
  • Proven thought leadership within your industry space including production, syndication/publication of “marketable” knowledge
  • Exceptional intellectual and analytical curiosity; creative visionary who can manage innovation
  • Sophisticated executive demeanor, comfortable functioning at the highest levels of client organizations
  • Excellent presentation skills including strong verbal and writing capabilities
  • Seasoned leader/director with strong entrepreneurial drive, who thrives on intellectual challenge and “raises the bar” in terms of client service delivery

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