PSG Decision Support Lead Analyst

Boston Consulting Group, London, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsIT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th November, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization

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. To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. BCG’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization to deliver results that help our clients thrive. Practice Area Management & Operations team members keep BCG’s industry and functional practice areas operating responsively and efficiently. As a member of this team, you will contribute directly to the success of our business through a number of roles, including content development, process management, marketing, meeting and conference management, and internal/external communications


PSG provides a wide range of services to our MDPs and, in particular, manages our MDP compensation and equity programs, as well as processes to support related decisions. The MDP Compensation & Equity processes are complex; follow a set of established guidelines but also have a high degree of nuance and naturally evolve with time. This role will be involved in the processes owned by the Decision Support team, which are key to the holistic assessment of an MDP's annual performance and evaluation as well as determining an MDP's annual remuneration.

In this position, we are looking for a Lead Analyst that will be an integral part of PSG, providing support to our core processes in two key aspects.

First, the Lead Analyst will play a pivotal role in leading a variety of technical analyses and generating new insights for BCG Leadership to help guide their decision making. The Lead analyst will have to clearly understand the business and strategic demands of firm-wide critical initiatives in order to effectively design the most efficient analytical projects to help address their potential challenges and design choices.
In the future, we expect the person in this role to fully understand the MDP compensation and equity model in order to monitor and guide the analytical priorities of the team

Second, the Lead Analyst will use Digital & Analytical capabilities to improve and streamline our most important and necessary PSG processes. Going forward, we expect the person in the role to lead our internal Digital capabilities and seek and pursue new opportunities where to apply them, be that in our “business as usual” processes or expanding our Digital offerings.

As a consequence, the candidate needs an excellent analytical skillset and business sense, as well as good technical knowledge of state-of-the-art Digital tools. The person in the role will work with closely with stakeholder from other BCG finance functions and across PSG, serving as a thought partner to help coordinate and implement critical firm wide initiatives.


Lead analysis and generate new insights on key projects and high priority requests raised from senior stakeholders to support design decisions around MDP Compensation and Equity

  • Understand business need to be solved and consequently define scope and structure of analysis/project required to address it
  • Design and construct complex models that will include the integration of disparate data sources
  • Thoroughly analyze data to identify patterns, correlations, and outcomes of various scenarios, while simultaneously pressure testing design decisions
  • Contribute to framing of narrative by highlighting key findings and any potential second order implications derived from the insights
  • Drive the digitization and streamlining of key core Decision Support processes
  • We envision the right individual will learn the philosophy, implications and mechanics about these processes and assume greater responsibility in running, overseeing and improving them. Short term responsibilities related to these processes might include:
  • Understand existing models, mechanics and current challenges
  • Integrate new business models, initiatives, and other efforts into our core processes by understanding business needs and proposing solutions
  • Apply new digital tools (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, Python, SFMC) to automate biggest share of the processes, ensuring data accuracy and anticipating scalability
  • Learn about the different Digital ongoing initiatives and coordinate the successful implementation of the most critical ones
  • In regards to large joint Business-IT projects, collaborate with PSG IT (from the business end) in the different implementations phases (requirements gathering, solution testing, reporting generation) and ensure integration with BCG systems

Grow expertise in analytics and identify opportunities to leverage sophisticated methods in processes/projects in PSG

  • Explore BCG catalogue on Digital & Analytics solutions and identify set of value-adding applications to BCG
  • Design new techniques in high impact processes to provide better support for decision making
  • Collaborate with specialized Alternative Businesses (e.g. Omnia) to best apply new technology
  • Contribute to the Digital enablement of PSG analysts and managers


  • BS/MSc degree; degree in engineering / data science or finance preferred
  • MBA preferred
  • 4+ years relevant work experience in a related field
  • Systems experience: databases (Oracle, MS Access), programming language (Python, Alteryx) and Business intelligence suites (Tableau)


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