Consultant - London Office, September 2019 Start Date
L.E.K. Consulting is a global Strategy consulting firm that addresses the most complex commercial issues for the leaders of some of the world’s most successful businesses.
Clients come to us time and again because we are proven to act as an insightful expert and a trusted partner. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping them consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns.
Our teams combine our core capabilities of research, benchmarking, modelling, analysis and strategy development to create game-changing insights and practical solutions that deliver real impact. We enable clients to make critical decisions with greater certainty and produce results that consistently exceed their expectations.
With more than 1,000 professionals located across five continents, L.E.K. specialises in Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) support, with clients across the full range of corporates and private equity. We are expert in a wide range of industries, including Life Sciences and healthcare, retail and consumer, financial services, industrials, energy and transportation.
The Consultant role is at the heart of the case team. Specific responsibilities include:
- Identifying the critical issues
Consultants work with Partners and Managers to define the client’s key business issues that need resolution. With an average of 6-8 cases per year across a variety of sectors, L.E.K. Consultants quickly develop the business acumen necessary to identify key client issues early in their career
- Structuring analyses
Once the key issues have been identified, the Consultant typically forms a plan to find the answers to these critical questions. The Consultant will lay out the strategy to the team for finding the information, for instance market growth drivers, competitive profiling, or broad market trends
- Managing the team’s day to day activities
From day one the Consultant is responsible for the management of the Associates on the case team; this is as much a part of the Consultant role as solving business issues, and includes guidance and mentorship. Simultaneously, the Consultant reports progress to the senior team members, and acts as immediate point person for the client.
- Solving the Case
Our clients expect high quality, actionable answers to their business problems. L.E.K. Consultants ensure the team is on-track to accurately solve the problem and deliver an answer. Consultants supervise analyses, develop the structure for the final output, provide quality control and in most cases participate in the delivery of the case conclusion to the client’s senior management team.
- Turning strategy into action
L.E.K. Consultants work collaboratively with senior members of the client organisation to ensure that the strategic initiatives are actioned and the impact realised through successful design of the implementation. The Consultant role typically involves facilitating workshops to reach consensus on the approach, and the development and rollout of tools to track progress against key steps and milestones
What we offer
As an L.E.K. consultant you are supported with a comprehensive orientation period, followed by on-going professional development to embed the skills and qualities needed to progress on one of the industry’s fastest possible career paths to partnership. You will receive monthly individual career coaching with a Partner. Particular focus on the transition to Manager and beyond ensures that client relationship management and selling skills are enhanced.
As a global firm, L.E.K. Consulting can offer a variety of overseas experience, from international case exposure to opportunities to spend time in other offices.
Who we are looking for
L.E.K. Consulting seeks highly motivated, creative and entrepreneurial people to fill the Consultant role. You will have significant previous experience in consulting, or strong commercial exposure with analytical experience within industry or professional services. You will also possess effective interpersonal and communication skills, leadership qualities and uncompromising ethical standards.
Application Deadline: 30 November 2018
L.E.K Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This opportunity is closed to applications.