2023-Specialist Senior Analyst-Ignite

Full-timeMiddle East & AfricaDubai

Job Description

Specialist Senior Analyst


Kearney and Kearney ignite

Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world’s foremost organizations. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, committed to helping clients achieve success.

Kearney ignite (formerly known as PCE Labs) is Kearney’s global multidisciplinary team of customer innovation specialists. The team helps businesses achieve sustainable growth that is both defensible and responsible. Inspired by what matters most to end consumers, delivered by empowering organizations.

What You Can Expect  

• Diversity. We connect you with the Ignite team, a group of 25 talented individuals of diverse backgrounds. Together with the rest of the firm (4000+ consultants), we provide a wealth of unique perspectives and ideas to solve some of the most interesting and challenging problems of today


• Purpose. We set you up with opportunities to make positive change for businesses and society through our purposeful client projects and pro bono work. We also develop and contribute to our clients latest sustainability thinking


• Innovation. This team fits you if you are keen to roll-up your sleeves and take part in shaping businesses as they grow. We are passionate about building new propositions and businesses through continuous innovation


• Global connect. Here, you will find sense of belonging. We support each other in both personal and professional pursuits. We work shoulder-to-shoulder and have fun together – supporting businesses to achieve their customer objectives all over the world


• Growth. Within Ignite you can be a specialist I your own specialist area, while learning from the world's top strategic designers, data scientists, product managers, and strategy consultants


What we seek

There is no standard model for Kearney consultants. We look for talented problem-solvers with intellectual curiosity who are ready to be active members of a client team.

The global Ignite team thinks like a strategy house but innovates like a startup. We put great emphasis on designing and executing customer inspired ideas, together with our clients. Being part of Kearney ignite means being more than a consultant, it means you are a business builder.

The following general qualifications are preferred:

-          A proven record of academic excellence

-          At least two years of working experience in a rigorous environment, such as a global company or consulting firm (Big 4, MBB) OR PE firm OR experience in growing start-up or scale-up businesses

-          Tangible experience with business build execution is preferred (interim product management, growth hacking, venture architecting, leading tech teams and solutions)

-          Strong critical thinking and analytical capabilities, ability to think on your feet

-          Natural self-direction, with the ability to operate in ambiguity and learn quickly

-          Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

-          An innovative and collaborative approach to problem-solving

-          Experience in designing, building, and launching customer inspired innovations is preferred (products / services, customer care innovations, business models)

-          Eagerness to collaborate, coach, mentor, and help others grow professionally

-          Willingness to work globally, travel to the project location

-          Experience with agile ways of working (e.g. SCRUM, SAFE certified) is preferred



Main duties:

-          Leading the delivery of part of a project / stream incl. planning, problem-solving, managing a small team;

-          Gathering, analyzing and drawing strategic and technical conclusions from data you and others have gathered;

-          Consulting with our clients' senior management and executive leaders;

-          Developing actionable recommendations and customer solutions that are desirable, viable and feasible;

-          Facilitating and driving the implementation of recommendations;

-          Leading the design and definition of visions for product, service, experience or new business line that align with client strategic priorities and customer expectations;

-          Planning, managing execution and analysis of customer research (ethnographic research, depth interviews customer surveys, other);

-          Planning and facilitating client workshops to ideate customer inspired solutions for our clients and problem solve together with the client;

-          Innovating ignite value propositions and assets that contribute to our purpose of driving sustainable growth of our clients;

-          Identifying business development opportunities and develop proposals for new engagements with clients;

-          Collaborating with global specialists, experts and partners to bridge client capability gaps and drive tangible outcomes;

-          Coaching and mentoring junior colleagues

-          Self-directing within consulting and innovation teams with the initiative to contribute beyond the scope of formal project duties (e.g. leading and supporting internal initiatives)



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