SEA Expert Associate DIrector - Zero based budgeting
Boston Consulting Group
Manila
4d ago

Capabilities :

Operations, Pricing, Procurement, Transformation and BCG TURN

Industries :

Consumer products, Energy & environment, Financial institutions, Insurance, Metals & mining, Process industries & building materials, Retail, Telecommunications

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities.

BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change.

BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures and business purpose.

We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is a sustainable cost philosophy and bottom-up approach to rigorously reset the cost base of an organization, identifying inefficient spend and resource usage that can be freed up and better utilized elsewhere.

Originating in the Consumer Goods industry, this growth enabler has gained momentum across industries as companies seek to maximize value for their businesses and drive sustainable change.

ZBB at BCG covers four areas : Indirect Costs, Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain and Operating Model.

What You'll Do

You will significantly contribute to the development of our Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) topic and client portfolio, and support our ambitious growth targets within different industries.

You will also lead and develop ZBB related project teams composed of members of different backgrounds collaborating with you on those projects.

We will consider Principal as well as Project Leader candidates (level depends on the candidate’s previous experience and interview performance).

What will be expected of you in this role is to :

  • Play a leading role in the growth of our ZBB topic through case execution, client development, and intellectual property & product creation SEA and beyond
  • Desire to build and spread ZBB expertise within BCG and serving as a ZBB-hub for the firm to develop new techniques and / or capture new ideas as well as casework experience.
  • Both within the Consumer Goods Sector as well as in other industries.

  • Ability to contribute to BCG's practice area publications and to BCG's ZBB approach and toolkit, benchmarks, templates, processes, incl.
  • responsibility for managing and developing 3rd party cooperation (e.g. budgeting tool)

  • Work jointly with BCG and client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on site
  • Actively support our business development efforts : client meetings, industry conferences
  • Contribute to the creation of BCG’s intellectual capital on the ZBB topic : position papers, studies, insights from case experience, tools and products
  • Provide mentorship and support to consultants ensuring continuous individual development
  • Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

    The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities.

  • Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG's most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets;
  • and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

    What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • At least 12-15 years of work experience in top level advisory or consulting firm although candidates with excellent industry backgrounds would also be considered
  • It is essential, that you have already earned an outstanding market reputation in the field of ZBB and have achieved significant and proven results at prior clients
  • Knowledge challenging the status quo , creating transparency for clients, helping them understand the implications of their costs, synthesising & advising how to improve
  • Experience presenting key findings to C-level executives
  • A track record of project / team leadership and related achievements
  • Education

  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution
  • An MBA is desirable but not essential
  • Professional Skills

  • Analytical and structured with excellent problem solving skills (hypothesis-driven approach etc.)
  • Advanced quantitative analysis
  • Solid business acumen and commercial capabilities
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Personal Attributes

  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • Independent and autonomous judgment
  • Collaborative team player and positive attitude
  • Intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and / or multi-cultural teams
  • Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
  • Highest ethical standards
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