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Expert Consultant, Customer Insights

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are
Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.
Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.
Practice Area Profile
BCG's Marketing, Sales & Pricing Practice leverages deep customer insight and a powerful arsenal of data, tools & analytics to inspire revolutionary thinking in all aspects of marketing, sales and pricing. With low risk and high returns, we help digitally transform how clients go to market and generate significant value. The foundation of our success continues to be outstanding value created for even the most leading-edge of our clients: double digit revenue growth and margin expansion. We seek to be leading-edge, and continue to invest in our programs and arsenal of tools and proprietary data. Highlights include: [1] (our flagship software platform), Pricing advantagement Centers, [2] , Google partnership and joint Digital Academy, and Customer Analytics solutions. The MSP is at the forefront of [3] , driving digital go-to-market transformation, and offering our clients leading-edge solutions on [4] , [5] , [6] We are consistently rated as having the deepest commercial [consulting] capabilities of any consulting firm. And, we have broad experience across both B2B and B2C sectors, and across the globe.

What You''ll Do
BCG's Center for Customer Insight (CCI) delivers innovative, best-in-class insights to drive economic impact and build sustainable business value and advantage for our clients. At the core of BCG''s Center for Customer Insight is a global team of expert consultants and knowledge team members that specialize in projects requiring design, execution, interpretation, utilization, and application of consumer and customer insight research to advance our clients' goals.
BCG is looking for a Customer Insight Expert to design, execute, analyze, and interpret consumer research to uncover insights that will inform growth strategy, innovation, brand repositioning, operational improvement or other types of projects for client. Our insights work is a critical part of how we partner with clients to uncover new sources of competitive advantage and value for their business. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious and inquisitive with a genuine passion for problem solving. A strong service orientation, demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, leadership experience, and the ability to think quickly on one's feet are also critical for success.
WHAT YOU''LL DO:Thanks to digital advances, companies know more about the intentions of their customers than ever before. CCI Experts help our clients capitalize on this opportunity by utilizing customer data to unlock differentiated insight, and leveraging it to drive business strategy, operational improvements and product & service innovations. Customer Insight Experts work seamlessly with clients and consulting team members to discover unique sources of value and translate project findings into actionable recommendations. In this role, you will conduct consumer research and synthesize insights to help clients address their biggest challenges and execute their business in new ways that deliver competitive advantage and bottom-line results.
CCI experts play a critical role in helping insight projects succeed, managing consumer research efforts and communicating findings to clients. Assignments vary greatly—ranging from drafting surveys to inform the investment thesis for a corporate client looking at an acquisition in a new market, to developing, executing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research to inform a Brand Repositioning or Innovation effort.
Select responsibilities include:

  • Direct Client Engagement and Support: You will use a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques to drive business impact with our clients. You will lead the research from design to analysis. Together with the project team, you will always translate research findings into actionable business recommendations for the client.
  • Proposal Development Support: You will drive the client proposal development by assisting in the creation of materials and participating in the selling process. As an Expert, you will lead research plans and outline BCG's capabilities in the Consumer Insight domain.
  • Intellectual Capital Development: You will contribute to broaden and deepen the knowledge base of the firm: improving BCG's proprietary frameworks, methodologies & tools and developing knowledge of generalist consultants. You will develop state of the art tools, working hand in hand with BCG's Consumer Knowledge Team staff. You will play a role in the growth of CCI through case execution, client development, and intellectual property & product creation.
  • Vendor Management: You will advise BCG's project teams on how to best select and manage external research vendors and help the broader CCI Operations team continuously validate/improve external relationships.#LI-DNI

    Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG's ability to successfully meet our clients' demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG''s most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG''s thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG' to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.
    What You''ll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)
    • 5+ years of industry and/or consulting experience, with a focus on consumer research, product management, or quantitative analytics and insight generation (ideally in a marketing or consumer experience organization)
    • Demonstrated experience using quantitative and analytical skills to generate insights that inform business strategy. Mastery of Excel required; familiarity with tools such as Alteryx and Tableau a plus.
    • Familiarity with performing data analysis, producing quantitative modeling, and interpreting data through a business and economic lens to create commercial recommendations.Ideal candidates may have the following experience, but it is not required:
      • Working in Consumer Insight at the brand or category level for a global, blue-chip Consumer Goods/Services company (e.g., Procter & Gamble, Unilever)
      • Operating in a research/analytics/insights role for a major custom research firm (e.g., Ipsos, TNS), or in an analytics/research role for a major syndicated data company (e.g., Nielsen, IRI, GFK)
      • Working as a junior consultant or consumer research/insight specialist for one of the large/global or premium/specialized consulting firm
      • Demonstrated expertise across a wide range of research topics (e.g., pricing, branding, growth), survey data analysis, and quantitative methodologies (e.g., conjoint analysis, segmentation techniques, drivers analyses)
      • Experience with customer journey mapping (including pain point identification), particularly as it relates to journey improvement or digitization or sustainable choices
      • Mastery of statistical analysis concepts and techniques
      • Sufficient knowledge and experience with qualitative research, an understanding of customer pathways, and knowledge of digital platforms is a plus
      • Previous consulting experience, including slide writing and analytics
        WHO YOU''LL WORK WITH:At the core of BCG''s Center for Customer Insight is a group of expert consultants and knowledge team members who specialize in the design, execution, interpretation, utilization, and application of consumer and customer insight research to business problems.
        As part of our consulting cohort, CCI Experts work alongside our generalist and specialty consultants to form "one BCG team," capable of delivering deep strategy and technical expertise.
        CCI Experts are energized by the "detective work" of finding the opportunity hidden inside each new business challenge. They bring knowledge on key trends and marketing topics due to their specialization across various industry sectors and markets. At BCG, we measure our success by our clients' success, and Consumer & Customer Insight is an integral part of our work as strategy advisors. By translating and amplifying the voice of the consumer, we provide recommendations that directly lead to clients taking action to advance their goals and create meaningful, enduring impact.
        YOU''LL BE BASED IN: US: Location is flexible to any US city where BCG currently has an office (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C.).
        YOU''LL BE TRAVELING:Travel is anticipated and will vary based on specific project locations.
        FOR U.S. APPLICANTS:Boston Consulting Company ("BCG") is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
        The first year base compensation for this role is $190,000 in USD.
        In addition to your base salary, you will also be eligible for an annual discretionary performance bonus and BCG's Profit Sharing and Retirement Fund (PSRF) contribution. BCG also provides a market leading benefits package described below.
        At BCG, we are committed to offering a comprehensive benefit program that includes everything our employees and their families need to be well and live life to the fullest. We pay the full cost of medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees - and their eligible family members.* That's zero dollars in premiums taken from employee paychecks. All our plans provide best in class coverage:
        · Zero dollar ($0) health insurance premiums for BCG employees, spouses, and children· Low $5 (USD) copays for trips to the doctor, urgent care visits and prescriptions for generic drugs· Dental coverage, including up to $5,000 (USD) in orthodontia benefits· Vision insurance with coverage for both glasses and contact lenses annually· Reimbursement for gym memberships and other fitness activities· Fully vested retirement contributions made annually, whether you contribute or not· Generous paid time off including vacation, holidays, and annual office closure between Christmas and New Years· Paid Parental Leave and other family benefits such as elective egg freezing, surrogacy, and adoption reimbursement
        *Employees, spouses, and children are covered at no cost. Employees share in the cost of domestic partner coverage.

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