Business Consultant (North America)

ZS Associates
  • New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego, Boston, Evanston, Princeton, San Mateo
  • Confidential
  • 5-10 years
  • 09 Jun 2015

  • Consulting, Business Analytics

  • Management Consulting
Job Description


Work with project leadership to define project scope and develop approach;
Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project data and coordinating team meetings;
Design and execute qualitative or quantitative analyses to help clients improve their commercial effectiveness;
Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams;
Provide thought leadership and innovation within projects and practice areas;
Participate in business development;
Contribute to internal firm activities;
Coach and mentor junior team members.


MBA with bachelor's (and often graduate) degrees in engineering, business, psychology or physical/life sciences with a strong academic record of analytic and quantitative work. Alternately, candidates may possess a PhD in marketing, economics, decision sciences or related field with a business application. In lieu of an MBA or PhD, 5-8 years of relevant work experience may substitute;
3-5 years of pre-MBA relevant work experience;
High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing teams;
Strong oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers;
Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset;
Analytic problem solving skills, with a creative and innovative outlook;
Client service orientation.

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