Paris Office - Sept 2019 - Associate
L.E.K. Consulting is an international firm that specializes in strategy, transaction services and performance improvement consulting. It advises the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity companies and smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses.
With a reputation for resolving the most complex commercial issues, L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns.
The firm was founded in 1983 and employs over 1,000 staff in 22 offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
The Associate Role
L.E.K.’s Associate role offers exposure to multiple industry sectors and a wide variety of commercial challenges. The nature and pace of L.E.K.’s strategic work facilitates the rapid development of a highly analytical skill-set, which is underpinned by a structured training program. Together, these elements provide exceptional preparation for any future opportunity in graduate school, industry, non-profit organizations or investment firms.
Associates are crucial to the success of L.E.K. project teams. They are responsible for the comprehensive research and analysis that form the basis of each engagement. Under the guidance of senior team members, Associates collect data on markets, competitors and customers, and perform the first stage of in-depth strategic and financial analysis. This enables the team as a whole to evaluate trends, develop conclusions, and prepare practical recommendations. As they gain more experience, Associates are expected to assume a more active managerial role in overseeing the progress of a project and the work of new Associates.
Developing your Skills
Working as an Associate at L.E.K. provides you with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive foundation in decision making. From strategy to finance, marketing to operations, Associates are involved in all aspects of strategic and financial analysis across a diverse set of industries. Our people are exposed to a wider range of industries and types of problems, which means their learning curve develops more rapidly compared to the Consultancy peer group. As a firm of strategy experts, not industry experts, staff are allocated to a wide range of projects. The result is that our professionals are continually exposed to new industries and new challenges. There is no better or faster way to develop strategy consulting and business leadership skills.
Training and Development
We operate a very comprehensive training program: new joiners will have an initial two-week orientation program, followed by continuous monthly training sessions, which are tailored to the needs of your position. L.E.K’s training covers the full range of technical, analytical, strategy, communication, project management & relationship building skills. L.E.K. is extremely committed to the training and development of all employees.
International Exchange Program
L.E.K. operates an international inter-office exchange program, which gives you the opportunity for international exposure, from individual casework to international office exchanges (3 to 6 months).
After a first selection based on your documents (Resume + Cover letter), the applicants will be evaluated during three rounds of personal interviews. The evaluation is based on the applicant’s profile, its motivation and on its capability to handle a strategic case study. We commit ourselves to answer to you within two-three weeks after the reception of your application.