Oliver Wyman’s rapidly growing Global Education practice distinguishes itself by the value it creates for clients.
We bring deep industry knowledge and state-of-the-art problem-solving capabilities and tools tailored to the needs of our clients. Oliver Wyman works with companies and investors around the world across all levels of the global Education and Ed Tech sectors – early childhood, primary & secondary, vocational & higher education, corporate & professional and life-long. We work with senior management, boards of directors and private equity investors to address strategic and operational opportunities and challenges through proven, results-oriented approaches. We deliver value through innovative growth & investment strategies, mergers & acquisitions, customer experience design, digital transformations, pricing optimization and sales channel deployment. We have completed hundreds of engagements for leading companies and private equity firms across North America, Europe, the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia creating sustainable shareholder value.
The Role and Responsibilities
Experienced professionals bring us the know-how to make lasting change for our clients and our company. We are not typical ‘management’ consultants. We provide industry- and discipline-specific knowledge and expertise, which amplifies our impact and helps us shape the future for our clients. Oliver Wyman is a diverse, entrepreneurial, non-competitive partnership of individuals who like to pursue new opportunities or build a unique franchise doing what they do best in a collegial, fun environment.
Education consultants break down complex problems into discrete tasks and identify the key aspects of a problem. You will effectively manage the execution of individual project workstreams. This typically includes developing hypotheses; managing data collection, model creation and analyses; conducting primary (e.g. complex survey and interviews) and secondary research; creatively tackling information limitations; and surfacing insights. You will also synthesize findings into written presentations; reviewing and discussing with clients and other stakeholders. You’ll work side by side with clients and your project team members in project delivery through accurate and high-quality execution.
Your Attributes and Experience
Clients hire Oliver Wyman for specialized expertise, the ideal candidate will have most of the following:
2+ years of relevant experience, ideally with a top-tier strategy consulting firm (or similar organization) and/or private equity practice experience.
Knowledge and in-depth experience with customer research techniques (interviews, surveys, focus groups, etc.).
A strong background in strategic problem solving with demonstrable analytical skills.
An undergraduate or advanced degree from a top academic program.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in both formal and informal settings.
Know how to take the initiative, seeking out opportunities to learn new skills and put the ones you’ve already got to good use.
Not just intelligence, but creativity too: you’ll be ready to come up with novel ideas to solve our clients’ biggest problems.
Have an aptitude for analytical work, like sniffing out clues in massive data sets or hunting down the key issues in a hugely complex challenge.
A willingness to work fluidly and respectfully with our incredibly talented team.
Why work at Oliver Wyman?
Working as part of our global, entrepreneurial company, you’ll do meaningful work from day one. We’re looking for individuals who challenge the norm, and constantly strive to build something new for the firm and the world around us.
At Oliver Wyman, there's no "one size fits all" - we hire exceptional people and help them thrive through a built-in support network, flexible career paths, and no artificial barriers to advancement.
We have a collaborative, supportive and impactful team environment - we want you to bring your authentic self and enjoy working alongside diverse and down-to-earth colleagues who do serious work, but don't take themselves too seriously.
Our Values & Culture
We’re serious about making OW a rewarding, progressive, enjoyable and balanced place to work.
Self-starters and free thinkers who work well in a team
We are individuals who are self-starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do
Common aspiration, collective endeavor, shared success
We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us
Straightforward, open, respectful interaction
We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion
Opportunity without artificial barriers
We value merit and believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity
We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm. We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each other’s time and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for people’s personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues.
How to Apply
If you like what you’ve read, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’d like to learn more about the firm during your application process, please visit www.oliverwyman.com/careers.
Oliver Wyman is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to diversity is genuine, deep and growing. We’re not perfect yet, but we’re working hard right now to make our teams balanced, representative and diverse.
About Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 6,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.
Marsh McLennan and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.
The applicable base salary range for this role is $200 - $240K.
The base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, and education. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
In addition to the base salary, this position may be eligible for performance-based incentives.
We are excited to offer a competitive total rewards package which includes health and welfare benefits, tuition assistance, 401K savings and other retirement programs as well as employee assistance programs.