The Associate is a front line change agent for PIP’s clients. You’re the primary source of reliable data and rock-solid analysis, providing the fact base the improvement team uses to make decisions in real time.
You coach client analysts and line managers, sharing your skills and building relationships across the client site, using your network to ensure improvement plans are firmly based on the real world clients operate in.
Your key responsibility is to provide rigour and accuracy to the improvement effort. As the chief source of insight based on the data you work with, you facilitate the prioritisation of improvement opportunities, and use root cause analysis to help resolve day-to-day issues with implementation.
You directly support client Idea Owners, providing technical and analytical support to ensure improvement ideas are successful.
You recognise when ideas are under or over-performing relative to expectations and you’re the primary source for validating the benefit stream generated by these ideas.
You draw on and develop your leadership skills to help build the client organisation’s wiring , to ensure the improvement effort is sustained by a culture of continuous improvement;
by doing this, you ensure that the PIP methodology becomes part of way your client does business, long after the PIP engagement is finished.
To be a successful PIPer, you not only need to be an outstanding academic performer, but also be dynamic, passionate and prepared to roll up your sleeves and work inside our clients’ businesses.
You need to care about people and developing them, as coaching is a big part of our successAt PIP you will learn the traditional management consulting toolkit plus the PIP business transformation methodologies;
you will learn to coach and develop people; and you will participate in a wide range of formal and informal training opportunities.
You will gain all the skills you need to position yourself for a future leadership position.Associate experience & key competencies;
Excellent problem-solving skills, especially quantitative analysis using, and close attention to detail·Demonstrated passion for results, with a track record of achieving tough targets under pressure·Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to coach, influence and build trust with peers and operations managers, with little supervision·Excellent communication skills, including ability to respond clearly to hard questions under pressure, and to prepare visual materials to assist in communicating insights, with little supervision·Demonstrated alignment with PIP valuesWe are looking for distinctive candidates with the following;
University degree with a strong emphasis on quantitative skills, especially Engineering-Commerce / Economics-Science·We regard double degrees and postgraduate degrees, especially MBAs, highly·Excellent academic results·At least three years’ experience in consulting or operations rolesWe treasure diversity of all kinds and have done since we opened for business more than 25 years ago.