The Boston Consulting Group Consulting Team Talent Manager in New York, New York
Consulting Team Talent Manager
WHAT YOU'LL DO
The Platinion Talent Manager will act as the holistic owner of the consulting team employment experience with a close focus on the business needs of BCG Platinion and the professional development of our consulting staff.
This role will work primarily with the various cohorts across Platinion in North America focusing on the needs of the firm, cohort and individuals. They will drive overall objectives of the business including balance and utilization, identify patterns across the cohort and use that knowledge to drive strategies, and support individuals in their staffing and developmental needs. In addition, this role is a member of the larger consulting talent team community in North America.
YOU'RE GOOD AT
Responsible for optimizing the deployment of a specific cohort(s) of consulting resources to meet our business needs while ensuring that each consulting staff member in the cohort(s) receives the right set of opportunities to support their immediate BCG Platinion Career Development objectives and their overall long-term professional goals
Optimizes team design, billability and achievement of business priorities through a deep awareness of current available skills, cases, leads/proposals, and office/firm goals; maintain a view of staffing pipeline at a macro and micro level (overall business outlook as well as specific staffing needs)
Build strong relationships with client facing staff to understand development needs, preferences and constraints for staffing; discuss upcoming projects; advise on staffing choices to achieve balance between BCG Platinion's business needs and personal preferences if possible; communicate staffing decisions and related rationale; set and enforce staffing policies and expectations
Maintain an acute awareness of business environment; openly communicate information relative to case opportunities with individuals and staff availability with Partners and teams looking to confirm staff to projects
Coordinate with local, system, regional, and global staffing teams; participate in weekly North America staffing call and as a member of the NAMR Staffing team
Serve as on-point staffer for specific clients and work closely with case teams to identify appropriate staffing options.
Actively engage in all CDC meetings for relevant cohort(s) of individuals; review meeting inputs and outputs; provide committee with market view of performance, pressure test and calibrate Advisors during meeting, ensuring best practices and consistent CDC decisions for relevant cohort(s)
Act as strategic thought partner to drive functional agenda; provide leadership for committee(s) in partnership with CD Ops team on matters such as committee composition, training, and quality
Partner with Advisors to communicate CDC outcomes with individuals; reinforces and interprets meeting outcomes, provides ongoing advice, and helps guide counsel out discussions; understand and appreciate the values of BCG Platinion and work to preserve these values in interpreting and resolving career development issues
Reinforce CD messages through Staffing and development discussions to air individual and cohort development
Implement consistent policies and procedures in line with regional and global guidelines on promotion timing, promotion criteria and termination
Actively engage with candidates and hires early in their BCG Platinion experience; participate in the conversion process; adapt early experiences to meet likely development needs in first cases
Work closely with Recruiting team to effectively manage staffing process for summer programs, especially individual staffing and CDC needs
YOU'RE GOOD AT (CONT'D)
Diversity and Inclusion
Partners closely with mentors, nodes, and diversity network owners to drive and support inclusion efforts for individuals and across network
Drives proactive retention through efforts such as leading Segment of One discussions, ensuring successful deployment and development on early cases, and providing program input based on individual needs
Sets the broader mobility strategy for cohort of focus; understands all offerings and manages/approves individual participation in various mobility programs
Owns lifecycle of all in/out transfers; engages with global and regional program owners to address requests and provide input
Motivate, help to develop, and provide coaching and advice to all members of the team
Coach and guide staff throughout their employment lifecycle on career options and opportunities; act as a trusted advisor to guide individuals into mutually beneficial outcomes
Understand and communicate key programs including career services and flexibility; coordinate use of programs to balance employee needs and business priorities
Address questions related to HR topics before escalating to HR; work with HR team to resolve issues faced by individuals; contribute thought leadership on initiatives crucial to addressing People issues
Manage transition support through effective communication, working closely with HR team
Provide input to rest of staffing and HR team to maintain up to date accurate information on staff including case assignments, training, vacation, recruiting and LOA
Monitor staff activity and participation in key aspects of morale, retention and affiliation (e.g., integration and affiliation programs and events, MDAs, red zone reports, PTO support etc.)
Provide analytic support and ownership over projects related to cohort of focus and office people team, including but not limited to Annual PEOPLE Team Survey and Pyramid Planning
Work closely with office people team to ensure information sharing, best practice codification, and efficient operations
Act as a thought partner for the Business Management Director, CEO and MD team
Actively participate in the broader NAMR Consulting People Team community including sharing best practices and participating in regional initiatives and projects as needed
Perform other duties and work on other special projects or initiatives as necessary
YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
Advanced Degree (Masters, MBA, JD, PhD, etc.) preferred
Prior consulting experience at the Consultant, Project Leader or Principal-level needed to ensure a deep understanding of our target audience's needs and skills in their roles
Working knowledge of digital design and engineering roles preferred (Engineering, Data Engineering, Product Management, Human Scientists, Design)
8+ years' total work experience
YOU'LL WORK WITH
BCG's HR team works to attract, develop, excite, deploy, and retain the best people in the market. Those in human resources jobs manage the life cycle of all BCG employees-from hiring top talent and developing their skills to rewarding their contributions and supporting career progression and mobility.
Chicago, Dallas, New York, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C.
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WHO WE ARE
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 digital and 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.
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The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.