Associate – Consumer Industries and Retail Practice (CIRP)

Industry: Professional Services

Job Family: Consulting

20 Jan 2023


Full Time

United States

Job Description 2023 – Associate – Consumer Industries & Retail Practice:

Who we are

As a global consulting partnership in more than 40 countries, our people make us who we are. We’re individuals with different passions and strengths who take as much joy in the work we do as from those we work with. Over the years we’ve fostered a culture in which we are united by shared values—passion, solidarity, generosity, curiosity, and boldness—and these come alive in the work we do and how we do it.

Together, we know our people are our difference—for our clients, our colleagues, and our communities. That’s why we take pride in being individual and inclusive and create a place where everyone can bring their full self to work.

Today's consumer industries retail market presents extraordinary opportunities for companies to transform their operations and gain unprecedented competitive advantage and market share. No one is better positioned than Kearney’s CIRP—Consumer Industries Retail Practice— to help capture these opportunities. We've long been known for our expertise in the consumer retail space—from defining tailored strategies to flawlessly executing them.

Make your mark in our Consumer Industries & Retail Practice as an Associate.

Are you ready to:

Lead or work alongside a dedicated and diverse set of people to offer honest advice and practical guidance to our clients?

Continue learning and growing by taking advantage of every opportunity available to you?

Join a company that prides itself on its shared values and inclusive culture?

Be the difference and make it happen?

If so, we are ready to help you:

Discover. Collaborating with our clients across a range of industries and service practices, our people are always learning. At Kearney, you will broaden your knowledge and experience across a breadth of areas, no matter your role. Being rooted in expertise, we know our people deserve opportunities to go places and further their exposure to the business world.

Grow. We believe in the power of apprenticeship. At Kearney, you work alongside colleagues who help you be the best you can be. Through both our structured programs and apprenticeship model, you will continue to learn and develop every day. After all, we are here to help you not just perform but to thrive in your career.

Be yourself. At Kearney, we give you the freedom to contribute creatively while you also pursue your dreams. We want you to bring your whole self to work and to find joy in what you do. That’s why we support our people when they want to let their uniqueness show and offer personalized opportunities including tuition support, flexible work programs, and externships.

Who you are

Insightful, inquisitive, collaborative

Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Previous experience in one or more of the following industries:

Consumer Food & Beverage Manufacturing

Apparel and Specialty Retail

Home, Personal Care & Luxury products

Retail Grocery & Restaurants

Functional expertise in Operations

Are located near or willing to relocate to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, or Washington, DC

Fluent in English

Role-specific requirements:


MBA degree preferred with 5-10 years of professional experience

Experienced working as a Management Consultant strongly preferred

The base salary range for this role is:

Associate (post MBA) - $188,000 - $194,000 However, it is important to note that at Kearney, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top of the range for their role. Individual salaries within each range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. Kearney reviews compensation regularly and may adjust base salaries to reflect market competitiveness. In addition to salary, individuals may be eligible for a discretionary performance bonus. Our full suite of benefits includes paid time off, 401(k) match and profit sharing, medical, dental and vision coverage, healthcare concierge, backup child/adult care, annual employer HSA contribution, home office stipend, subsidized Gympass and annual wellness program, and leaves of absence when needed to support employees’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:

Kearney prides itself on providing a culture that allows employees to bring their best selves to work every day. Our people can feel comfortable, confident, and joyful to do great things for our firm, our colleagues, and our clients. Kearney aims to build diverse capabilities to help our clients solve their most mission critical problems.

Kearney is committed to building a diverse, unbiased and inclusive workforce. Kearney is an equal opportunity employer; we recruit, hire, train, promote, develop, and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, genetic information or any other differences consistent with applicable laws. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for disabilities, or religious beliefs and practices. Members of communities historically underrepresented in consulting are encouraged to apply.

Language Requirements English