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Managing Consultant - Technology Strategy - Boston

The Managing Consultant (MC), Americas is responsible for building and developing the team, coordinate with assets in the EMEA and APAC markets, and report into the VP of Consulting. The MC plays a significant role in business development, client engagements, developing junior consultants’ skills and contributing to the firm in a variety of ways. He/she will apply in-depth consulting experience across varied industries to lead client initiatives, manage executive relationships, and ultimately be viewed as a senior advisor to clients. 

Externally the Managing Consultant will gain credibility by applying his / her in-depth knowledge of business partnerships to client work streams. Extensive understanding of business dynamics and alliances will enable this leader to create and deliver solutions in complex client contexts. Internally the Managing Consultant will have P/L responsibilities for the Americas region, working with marketing and sales to achieve company goals and objectives.  

In addition to coaching less experienced professionals, the Managing Consultant role will continuously collaboratively explore ways to synergize and leverage assets across the APAC and EMEA teams’ and take on thought leadership in and outside the company. 

Core responsibilities are the following:

Client Management:

  • Partner with the VP of Consulting to define regional strategy and objectives as well as coordinating projects to ensure project plans achieve client objectives
  • Work closely with client project team members to proactively identify and resolve issues to keep projects on time and on budget; assuming overall QA responsibilities for all regional engagements
  • Facilitate meetings and lead working sessions with clients
  • Actively  align internal and external stakeholders around objectives and measures of success
  • Continuously communicate project status and results with appropriate level of detail and urgency

Project and Team Management:

  • Design and lead consulting projects for Innovation 1000 clients
  • Design client deliverables through time, team, and project processes in engagements with complex corporate relationships
  • Deliver training and coaching to individuals on Lux approach and methodologies
  • Contribute significantly to the overall global management of Lux Consulting
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects and teams under tight deadlines

Internal Management:

  • Contribute to marketing and white papers that position Lux positively within our clientele as technology strategy experts
  • Coach and manage junior consultants and research associates

All Managing Consultants are expected to become recognized thought leaders in some aspect of technology or technology strategy over time.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience in traditional management consulting with some experience in a technology  industry; technology strategy consulting highly prized
  • Minimum undergraduate degree in the sciences or engineering is required. Advanced Degree (Ph.D., MBA) highly valued
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Proven experience with team building and working with senior level executives on long-term projects and objectives, Prior P/L responsibilities highly prized.
  • Highly effective problem solving and analytical skills (gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing complex qualitative data; experience building business processes and utilizing relationship management tools) 
  • Ability to provide insightful and in-depth consulting knowledge across varied industries and technologies 
  • Experienced in working with consulting teams consisting of members with varied skill levels providing appropriate direction, leadership, and coaching
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in learning more about emerging and innovative technologies, business and corporate development, R&D strategy
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and experience in the practice of negotiation and relationship management
  • Outstanding client facing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple commitments and tasks simultaneously
  • History of building effective relationships with clients and colleagues
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