Boston Consulting Group

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As the Economic Development, Government Finance and Center of Government (EFC) Sector Senior Manager within BCG’s Public Sector Practice Area (PA), you will work closely with Sector and PA leadership to develop and execute the sector strategy. The role will be an integral and influential contributor to the development and growth of BCG’s EFC sector. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Sector strategy: Support sector leader in end-to-end development and execution of the sector strategy and annual plans. Translate the strategy into concrete initiatives and drive and track implementation with stakeholders. Identify, conceptualize, and drive focus initiatives and business priorities of the sector.
Business development: Identify new business opportunities and drive business development activities, including identifying critical new IP and competitive intelligence and monitoring lead flow, proposal pipeline and sold cases.
Reporting and budgeting: Own and monitor sector budget in coordination with global practice. Analyze and report sector’s business performance and budget utilization throughout the year.
People: Develop people plan and facilitate implementation (e.g., sourcing Senior Advisors, Expert Consultant (ECT) recruiting, staffing support), working closely with HR across the various regions
Affiliation and internal communication: Identify and manage list of affiliates across BCG cohorts. Set agendas for and lead organization of global and regional sector meetings and calls and prepare key presentations. Manage internal sector communication (including distributional lists, newsletters etc.)
External marketing: Contribute to planning and organization of sector’s client events, sector thought leadership and SATT in coordination with the Practice’s marketing team. Own the sector content on and be the liaison to industry platforms and associations that the sector partners with


Self-starting with a strong worth ethic, entrepreneurial drive to work autonomously and in a multinational team
Earning the respect of a very senior cohort, all Managing Directors, that are remotely located, juggling the various priorities and viewpoints of the Leadership Team members, showing influence to compile inputs and opinions from the Leadership Team members, while still meeting demanding deadlines
Operating effectively in a matrix organization with the ability to prioritize and make decisions, managing ambiguity with a high level of comfort
Complex project management with the ability to multi-task and drive advanced strategic analysis (beyond data) and leverage results for impact
Working closely with the Knowledge Team to align regional and sector priorities; exchange on content and client activities and help drive broader KT network and product / service portfolio, supporting knowledge management and knowledge curation
Executing budget monitoring; managing the advancement and commercialization of the sector, supporting road shows or client events where necessary; tracking impact
Leading others, including senior business leaders in clarifying problems and developing solutions by building cross-sector partnerships – building consensus, persuading and influencing.
Motivating others to deliver highest standards, providing direction, mentoring and coaching.
Supporting business development initiatives, including priority proposals and selling materials, in partnership with ECT and KT team


8-10 years of relevant experience
Master’s degree preferred
Role related certifications preferred
Ability to manage and drive area of accountabilities, contributing to higher level agenda setting
Ability to lead more complex, broader sub functional teams or projects fully independently and provide direction to others
Ability to resolve complex issues and non-defined problems autonomously, with full business acumen
Strong interpersonal skills, credibility
Ability to influence senior members of the sector and beyond
Ability to respect sensitive client, BCG, and people related information as personal and confidential
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Advanced knowledge in Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel


You will work with the Sector Leader, Regional Practice Area Leaders and their leadership teams when setting the strategic agenda and driving implementation. For additional tasks, you will collaborate with the Practice Area Coordinators, Sector Managers, HR, Marketing, and Knowledge Teams within the PA. Further interfaces exist with other Regional Managers as well as global and regional BCG functions and teams as needed



Practice Area Management & Operations team members keep BCG’s industry and functional practice areas operating responsively and efficiently. As a member of this team, you will contribute directly to the success of our business through a number of roles, including content development, process management, marketing, meeting and conference management, and internal/external communications.

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