Strategy and Products

Associate Vice President, Strategic Solutions

Experience Level: Senior

GLG Strategic Projects leverages the world’s leading platform for professional learning and expertise to deliver comprehensive answers for complex business challenges. We combine the execution rigor and problem-solving of top-tier management consultants with deep insights of leading industry professionals to staff bespoke client engagement teams. These engagement teams leverage GLG capabilities and are supported by an internal GLG team for thought-partnership, quality oversight and scope management. Our unique approach provides streamlined, but customisable project support to deliver in-depth actionable insights to client questions.

We are seeking AVP, Strategic Projects to join Strategic Projects which is part of the wider Strategic Solutions team. You will be supporting a range of industrial, life sciences, and private equity clients on a number of strategic topics, including but not limited to market mapping, voice-of-customer, commercial due diligence, and growth strategy engagements. We are looking for strategy consultants with some corporate experience who possess a strong fundamental consulting toolkit with an appetite to accelerate their development on business development and product management.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • The role involves working with both internal and client teams. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of client project scoping, development and closing from start to finish. You will work hand-in-hand with each engagement team and client to ensure top quality level of service and deliverables (i.e. similar to a principal role in a consulting firm)
  • Develop and grow the Strategic Projects’ business through internal cross Business Unit collaboration
  • Exposure to a broad range of functional responsibilities, including product development, capital allocation, sales, marketing, and operations
  • Responsible for managing, coaching and mentoring more junior colleagues
  • Regular exposure to the regional GLG senior management team and broader organisation, and opportunities to build strong relationships with our clients
  • The position will report to one of the Associate VPs/VPs of Strategic Projects who will provide a close mentoring environment to rapidly accelerate development. Strategic Projects is one of the fastest growing business units at GLG and creates significant opportunities for increasing responsibilities
  • Lead internal and external Strategic Projects business development initiatives, and contribute to growing GLG SP to a $50M+ business

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 10 years’ total experience, at a top-tier strategy consulting firm OR in combination with experience outside of consulting, preferably in a large industrial or life sciences company or a PE fund.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Solid computer skills, i.e., Microsoft Office
  • Entrepreneurial zeal
  • Successful track record working in a close team environment
  • Exposure to private equity transactions and/or knowledge of middle-market private equity buy-outs
  • Act with the highest integrity and professionalism in all their endeavours
  • Think creatively and focus on opportunities for growth
  • Exhibit constant attention to detail
  • Demonstrate the ability and initiative to handle increasing responsibility over time
  • Bachelors or higher degree or equivalent work experience

 

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

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Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (“GLG”) is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, religion, color, marital status, disability, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.