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Careers in Strategy Consulting

3 months ago by ConnectedGroup
Careers In Strat Consulting

We are working with one of the top brand names in the strategy consulting sector where opportunities exist at various levels to support the development of their Hong Kong office. This page exists as an information resource to provide more insight into the nature of the work and the expectations to enter the field.

 

Our focus is recruiting from Associate Consultant to Manager grade and the following matrix gives an understanding of gradings, responsibilities and earning potential. More senior candidates looking to transition from another strategy consultancy can be considered for Senior Manager and Associate Partner opportunities.

Grade

Requirements to join the firm at this grade

Content of role

Average* time spent before progressing to next grade

Earning potential**

Associate Consultant

  • Strong academics from a well rated institution (Bachelors minimum)

  • 1-3 years commercial experience

  • Fluency in English, Cantonese & Mandarin with effective verbal and written presentation skills

  • An analytical skillset and curious mindset

  • Providing clients with powerful facts and analyses that outline solutions and drive change

  • Work as members of case teams in roles that vary according to the team’s objective

  • Be responsible for identifying information sources, gathering and interpreting data, and presenting their findings to case team members

  • Interviewing the client’s customers, competitors, suppliers and employers; this work becomes the basis of the case team’s strategic recommendation

Merit-based, usually 3 years

For roles from Associate Consultant to Manager, earning potential is HK$400K – HK$1.7M total (base and bonus)

Consultant

  • Strong academics (ideally Masters and up) from a well rated institution (or proven strategy consulting exposure)

  • 5+ years commercial experience (less considered with past consulting experience)

  • Fluency in English, Cantonese & Mandarin with effective verbal and written presentation skills

  • An analytical skillset and curious mindset

  • Research the client organization and industry; interview, conduct focus groups and facilitate workshops with client employees, management teams and other stakeholders

  • Identify issues, create hypotheses and execute analysis; translate data into meaningful insights; present recommendations to key decision makers

  • Move the client to action; develop a plan to implement the strategic recommendations; manage the execution

  • Be a mentor to junior team members

Merit-based, usually 2-3 years

Manager

  • Appropriate strategy consulting background

  • As per Consultant plus;

  • Greater focus on leadership and mentoring

  • Increased client accountability and visibility

Merit-based

* Varies according to performance

** Varies according to performance

 

As an overview, the career impact of a role in this organisation can be:

  • Exceptional career progression as outlined above – faster than the equivalent grade in banking or big-4 environments

  • Exposure to a wide range of industries. Whilst some sectors will enable niche specialists (mainly healthcare and technology) you can gain access to a wider range of industry insights earlier in your career

  • Future travel opportunities. Whilst Covid-era restrictions will see you focused on Hong Kong projects, the future will see you access engagements in China with significant potential in the Greater Bay Area

 

To understand more about your potential fit, the content of these opportunities and the organisational context, please contact Mathew Gollop at mat@connectedgroup.com with the subject ‘strategy consulting roles’.