The Senior Consultant is responsible for managing a discrete work-stream (or module) within a broader project. For instance, on a growth strategy project for a pharmaceutical company, one module may be focused on conducting expert interviews and secondary research to understand key market trends, another on gaining a better understanding of unmet patient needs, and a third on developing financial forecasts of the future performance of existing lines of business. The number of modules varies from case to case, and depends on the size of the team and the scope of the project. Similarly, the number of consultants assigned to a module varies based on the level of complexity of the work.
Senior Consultants frequently manage one or more junior consultants. Their responsibilities can include:
Working with Partners, Managers, and clients to develop hypotheses and work plans that address project objectives
Managing data collection and analysis
Developing insights from the analytical process and integrating the modules findings into the broader project work
Communicating analysis and recommendations in both written and oral communication with internal and client leadership
Building the relationship between Monitor and the clients project team
Providing professional development opportunities and feedback for Consultants
Successful candidates will have a degree from a top-tier MBA program and 2-5 years of relevant business experience. Candidates should have the ability to meet each of the following criteria:
A strong and demonstrated interest in strategy consulting
Background or experience (through coursework or employment) in marketing, quantitative analysis and financial analysis
A base level of knowledge in business strategy, marketing, finance, operations, and data analysis techniques
Excellent academic credentials for both undergraduate and graduate coursework
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Leadership qualities, project management skills, and the ability to mentor
Willingness and ability to take initiative and learn independently