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Knowledge Analyst - Zero Based Budgeting


All Research

Full Time

On Site


Chicago, Illinois, United States

WHAT YOU'LL DO As a Knowledge Analyst (KA) within BCG's 'Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB)' topic area, you will work in a growing global team, providing functional expertise and insights, working together with BCG case and proposal teams to deliver customized knowledge assets, expert advisory and case delivery support. In addition, you will support with guidance from senior colleagues, your topic/sector in developing intellectual property & knowledge assets and managing content on internal BCG websites, ensuring availability of latest, high-quality content. You will also support business development and go-to-market efforts of the ZBB business, as opportunities arise, contributing to research and analysis & marketing efforts. ZBB is a fast-growing sub-unit within CFS that supports CEOs, CFO's and leaders to win the “next game”- and how to maximize value creation while doing it. ZBB provides the visibility needed to rigorously review and challenge ways of working and ultimately resetting the cost base in a way that guarantees that business is kept lean on a long-term basis YOU'RE GOOD AT Applying ZBB expertise (cost baselining & benchmarking, cost optimization levers across cost categories) when contributing to building and deploying a product/tool/data, taking different client contexts into account Working collaboratively and effectively in a group dynamic often virtual, proficient in agile ways of working Communicating with senior stakeholders, being credible and proactive Assisting senior team members in conducting challenger workshops with clients Framing, structuring, and sharing intellectual property, with the ability to write clearly and concisely Working creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment Flexibility and bring a curious and creative mindset, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas Ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity Interacting with internal and external stakeholders while working in a global collaborative team environment YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS) 1-2 years of relevant work experience in cost restructuring required; candidates with consulting experience preferred Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred; CPA qualification would be an advantage Outstanding analytical skills / comfortable working with large data sets to distill data driven insights Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholder while working in a global collaborative team environment Fluency in English YOU'LL WORK WITH Our knowledge and research specialists collaborate with global colleagues across BCG to bring expertise and capabilities to the service of our clients. Our team is made up of a diverse pool of knowledge and research positions that allow us to pursue exciting, innovative research careers. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The Knowledge Team (KT) is a group of functional and/or industry experts leveraging deep domain knowledge to enable insight for case teams and clients. KT members are affiliated to BCG Practice Areas, plugged into the strategic agenda and building and deploying leading edge IP data tools/assets to deliver insight. BCG's Knowledge Team members have the opportunity to be staffed on cases and help co-create insights with case teams and clients through expert perspectives on industry trends, delivery of proprietary data or tools in a particular function and complex research and analysis of market information. KT members also support the PA’s business development and proposals and help to organize and codify the knowledge that enables BCG to deliver superior business value for its clients.