Senior Consultant - Product Development

Industry: Professional Services

Job Family: Product Management

18 Jan, 2023


Full Time

United Kingdom

WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH You will be based in one of our European offices as part of our Operations practice. Our Operations practice assists our clients in solving complex operational challenges. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients’ most critical problems. McKinsey’s Product Development service line is committed to helping clients develop products that fit market needs, produce attractive margins, provide platforms for add-on offerings, and enhance the reputation of brands for future business growth. Our work in product development includes developing, defining, and implementing strategies that help clients make lasting improvements to their innovation and business performance. When you join McKinsey as an engagement manager, you join a firm that will challenge you and invest heavily in your professional development. You will have the opportunity to work in teams and help the best organizations in the world solve some of their most difficult problems. Learn more about our Operations Practice here: WHAT YOU'LL DO You will lead a team of between three and five consultants and help clients achieve new performance highs. In this role, you will lead the daily execution of client projects while guiding and developing individual team members. You will work directly with clients—usually on-site—and take ownership of the overall project and its end products. Additionally, you will design new product development processes based on the principles of lean R&D and you’ll work jointly with clients on putting those recommended changes into practice. You will contribute to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches, developing tailor-made solutions, and working closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results. Client project work typically includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations to present to client management. From there, you will implement those recommendations with client team members. You will also gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm. You will receive exceptional training, frequent coaching, and mentoring from colleagues and senior leaders on your teams. #LI-MP


Master's degree (STEM preferred); advanced graduate degree (e.g., MBA, PhD, etc.) is a plus

Outstanding records of academic and managerial or professional achievement

Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities 8+ years of professional experience; prior experience as a consultant in a professional services firm is preferred Functional experience and expertise, including, but not limited to, product development, performance transformation, portfolio and product strategy, product line strategy, design-to-value, time-to-market excellence, development productivity, digitalization of product development and analytics

A clear aptitude for analytical and conceptual problem solving and comfort conducting quantitative analysis

Experience working in a collaborative approach and outstanding listening skills coupled with the ability to manage the scope and quality of work