Management Consultant - Corporate Travel

New York, United States | Full-time

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Acquis Consulting Group is seeking intelligent and skilled consultants to act as Senior Associates and Engagement Managers. Candidates must have 5+ years’ experience as management consultants, including relevant experience in areas that include corporate travel industries.  

Preferred focus areas include procurement, supply chain, strategic sourcing, systems implementation, process redesign, business intelligence or other areas that drive operational effectiveness and efficiency.  Other required experience includes client interaction, project planning and project management.  Comfort with and at least conceptual understanding of technology, such as databases and statistical analysis tools, is also preferred. For this particular role, we are looking for someone with interest and some experience with corporate travel projects.

As a growth organization Acquis requires its Engagement Managers to be self-starters who will contribute to and lead internal company development initiatives.  Engagement Managers will also at times be asked to contribute to business development and sales activities. 

Candidates must be self-starters with proven positions of leadership. Mental agility and the ability to learn are paramount. The ability to take on new challenges and succeed beyond one’s comfort zone is required. 

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acts as an incisive, effective creative thinker bringing business and consulting experience to client engagements and applies expert skills in communication, research, problem-solving, and analysis to client work.
  • Takes on significant responsibilities, working closely with clients and making a major contribution to every engagement, including leading smaller engagements.
  • Leverages business context to analyze and improve complex business models.
  • Explains and reviews analysis/findings with team members and client personnel.
  • Assesses presenting problem with appropriate project scope and decomposes problem to identify root causes.
  • Manages client expectations and project scope actively with an approach designed to engender project success and extend goodwill.
  • Identifies implications of proposed solutions on people, processes, technology, strategy and structure.
  • Leads Acquis and external resources on both small and large-scale client engagements.
  • Manages in a hands-on capacity utilizing detailed knowledge of the engagement situation while also maintaining focus on the larger context and overall project view.
  • Builds an effective business case for proposed solutions.
  • Converts existing Acquis engagements, client relationships, and goodwill into additional potential opportunities.
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, small business environment.

EDUCATION

  • BS or BA (Business, Finance, Communications, Economics, Computer Sciences preferred)
  • MBA is not required; only MBAs with prior consulting experience are considered

SKILL SET AND EXPERIENCE

Must have management consulting experience.

Preferred consulting backgrounds include but are not limited to:

  • Strategic sourcing and procurement of travel categories
  • Travel, expense payments, and meetings
  • Organizational design
  • Capability development
  • Cost management and reduction
  • New product and service development
  • Post-merger integration
  • Shared services

Preferred skill sets include but are not limited to:

  • Analytics and reporting
  • Change management
  • Operational strategy
  • Process engineering and mapping
  • Program and project management
  • Systems implementation

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Well-rounded – You have a wide range of skills, interests, and an exceptional work ethic.
  • Positive – No job is too big or too small for you. You take your work seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously.
  • Adaptive – You enjoy being outside of your comfort zone.  You tackle ambiguity, change, and new challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Quick-learning –You have the mental agility to self-start and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Analytical – You have a passion for data-driven problem solving.
  • Results-oriented – You do what it takes to get the job done right and have the fortitude to see it through.
  • Customer-focused – You are passionate about the success of your client.
  • Collaborative – You’re the consummate team player, and everyone wants to be on your team.