Solution Delivery Manager - Strategic Planning, New Ventures


  • Minimum 5 years of proven client service experience in a top-tier consulting environment, including leading younger colleagues
  • Master's degree (Science or Finance) with an excellent academic record. MBA degree a plus
  • Strong expertise in Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • Ability to inspire a team and clients by sharing the vision and capabilities of our team
  • Ability to quickly develop financial valuation models
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a keen interest in joining a growing startup
  • Comfort with role ambiguity
  • Location flexible; Europe (Amsterdam, Munich) preferable
  • Flexibility to travel regionally and globally is required

Who You'll Work With

You will be a part of StrategyX, the Strategic Planning solution. StrategyX brings strategic planning in the digital age – more impact with better quality, agility and alignment.

StrategyX is part of McKinsey's New Ventures. McKinsey New Ventures fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset-based consulting and is a foundation for –and expands our investment in –our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,500 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we're hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.

What You'll Do

You will have several essential responsibilities including solution delivery, product management and solution building.

This is a pivotal role that requires a passion for Corporate Finance and Strategy, with the managerial capacity to deliver services with real client impact.

You will lead the end-to-end delivery process with clients and McKinsey consulting teams from initial conversations on setup and structuring to ensuring clients receive proper customer support after implementation has been completed. You will manage delivery teams on day-to-day basis, both on-site and remote, working closely with solution delivery specialists and analysts. You will also be responsible for developing and growing the team. You will also support solution leaders with delivery planning and overall resource planning, ensuring commitments on timing of delivery can be met.

As part of your responsibilities collaborating with the product management team, you will contribute to the vision for further development of StrategyX. Together with the product manager, you will translate client requirements in product features and provide input on feature priorities based on client needs and timing. You will also support with defining and validating financial and strategic models in the solution.

You will support overall solution building and take an active role in growing the solution to meet its ambitious goals. You will support with delivery of proposals (e.g., in client meetings or through demos) and foster client relationships through feedback, solving issues, and monitoring usage and impact. You will work with solution leaders on the preparation of SteerCo and InvestCo meetings and support with management of P&L.

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