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Digital McKinsey - Associate - North America - Chicago
Who you’ll work with

You’ll be working as an Associate with our Digital McKinsey group in our Chicago office. 

Digital McKinsey is a community for technology savvy colleagues who are passionate about leveraging technology to enable growth and innovation.  It is comprised of 2100 consultants and experts across 60 offices globally, who help clients think strategically about how to use technology to create fundamental business change – from formulating technology-driven growth strategies to enabling more efficient operations through the use of technology.

As a part of Digital McKinsey, you will work with clients in a wide range of sectors and industries. Some Digital McKinsey consultants work exclusively within Digital McKinsey, while others mix their business-technology focus with broader consulting work (e.g., operations, organization, strategy, corporate finance, marketing and sales, etc.).

What you’ll do

You will typically work in teams of 3 – 5 consultants, playing an active role in all aspects of client engagement.

Our Digital McKinsey consultants share a passion for helping clients use technology strategically to change industries, transform business models, and create competitive advantage. This work includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations. You’ll also have the opportunity to present results to client management and implement recommendations in collaboration with client team members.

Associates receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams. This support includes a Partner from your local office or practice assigned to you to help guide your career as well as up to five weeks of formal training in your first two years as an Associate.

Additionally, you’ll receive guidance and support from your local office or practice in the selection of client projects, helping you to develop your skills and build your network.

While all consultants develop specialized knowledge and a focused program as they progress with McKinsey, in your first few years you will have an opportunity to work on a broad range of topics across industries and functions.  For consultants who join McKinsey as experienced professionals, this can mean building on previous knowledge or developing unique experience in an area that is completely new.  

  • University degree and excellent academic record required; advanced degree preferred
  • 4+ years of technology management or technology consulting experience, including extensive business transformation and IT experience
  • Logical reasoning, creative thinking, comfort with numbers, and the ability to untangle complex issues
  • Deep expertise in industries such as financial services, high-tech, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy, retail, pharmaceuticals, or travel and logistics
  • Solid functional knowledge and experience, including but not limited to IT strategy consulting, application development, enterprise application, IT architecture, IT infrastructure, networks, business process outsourcing, E-enablement, e-commerce and e-business
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English and the local office language(s) as needed

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