Solution Specialist - Periscope

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business or engineering; MBA is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in the field of IT, consulting and/or business intelligence
  • Experience with SQL or other ETL tools Domain expertise a definite plus
  • Experience working with large databases, data visualization tools and statistics, within CPG, Retail and/or B2B organizations preferred
  • Able to work well in highly entrepreneurial environment with teams and with sponsor on a regular basis
  • Proven problem-solving skills with ability to quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply
  • Consistently delivers exceptional results and great ideas, working independently and as part of a team
  • Curious and committed to personal development
  • Comfortable with ambiguity

Who You'll Work With

You'll work with our Periscope team in New Jersey. Periscope is part of McKinsey Solutions and McKinsey's New Ventures.

Founded in 2007, Periscope enables better commercial decisions by uncovering actionable insights. The Periscope platform combines world leading intellectual property, prescriptive analytics, and cloud based tools to enable25 solutions which focus on insights and marketing,expert support and training. It is a unique combination that drives revenue growth both now and in the future. Customer experience, performance, pricing, category, and sales optimization are powered by the Periscope platform. Periscope has a presence in 26 locations across 16 countries with a team of 350+ IT and business professionals and a network of 300+ experts. To learn more about how Periscope's solutions and experts are helping businesses continually drive better performance, visit http://www.periscope-solutions.com/.

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 define, set-up, and manage the service delivery process to serve clients and create sustainable impact.

You will often work on more than one project at a time and will be the core of bridging client business challenges with Periscope's capabilities. You will independently lead and engage with client representatives and McKinsey consultants in joint problem-solving sessions and drive the process defining of converting/enriching raw client data sources into DataMart required for Solutions to deliver the insights related to the business challenges at stake.

You will master the analytics and methodology embedded into Periscope and the data concepts related to develop a deep understanding of the domain and function (across pricing, promotions, trade architecture and assortment). This will enable you to clearly articulate the benefits of Periscope to clients, and how they are implemented in an organization.

You will lead client adoption by engaging with them in their use of Periscope, working both independently and as part of a team to drive sustainable and high impact. This will involve engaging with client sponsors on a regular basis to discuss how to drive user adoption (leveraging our usage analytics framework), and helping them with questions they might have regarding Periscope usage or applicability. You should be comfortable in engaging and leading a small team of analysts in various stages of client engagement (debriefing pre and post client engagement).


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