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McKinsey Implementation - Implementation Leader - Australia
Who you’ll work with

As an Implementation Leader you will work within McKinsey Implementation (MI) – a rapidly growing capability for our firm. The Australian group has offices in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, however our work is national with travel to our clients’ sites.  As a member of MI, you’ll work closely with our client project teams, providing end-to-end support to ensure the clients are able to deliver and sustain the full benefits of McKinsey’s recommended change in their business. Your goal as an implementation coach is to help clients build these capabilities in delivery and execution, both during an active project and continuing after our consultants have shared their recommendations.

What you’ll do

Implementation Leaders are passionate about coaching individuals to see them succeed and help deliver impact on critical issues. Specifically your role is to building clients’ capabilities in leadership, driving change and encouraging them to achieve success beyond their expectations.

Implementation Leaders come to our Firm as experienced professionals with deep industry experience and high levels of recognition in their career thus far. 
You are therefore an outstanding analyst, as well as a pragmatic and empathetic individual who listen to clients’ concerns, and brings out the best in their teams. Your distinctive strength is in knowing how to work with and coach individuals to “get things done” and successfully drive major change across organisations.
Some recent examples of our work include:

A 12-month project to stabilise a mining operation with a legacy of poor accountability - reducing under performing shifts by 80 percent, increasing productivity by 24 percent, and shifting the company’s culture to promote lasting change.

A 2-year transformation of a hospital network with 30 facilities and about 35,000 beds that involved over 250 separate projects - helping the client reduce its costs by 2 percent and its deficit by 20 percent.

Traits which lead to success in this role include: passion, commitment, possessing an open mind, exceptional listening skills, humility and the desire to see others succeed.

Working for McKinsey Implementation will give you the opportunity to gain experience across a broad number of industry sectors outside of your current sector of knowledge. You will also become part of an outstanding and rapidly growing team within the firm. McKinsey puts strong emphasis on professional development, with many opportunities to develop your skills and expertise. Our consultants receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from within the firm.

Interested candidates should apply by forwarding a cover letter and resume that clearly outlines your suitable skills and experience in relation to the role. (Please keep resumes to a maximum of 5 pages).

  • 15+ years industry experience preferably gained within mining, oil & gas, infrastructure, manufacturing or the service industries (banking, retail, health, telcos, IT etc).
  • Demonstrated track record in building client capabilities, delivering results, and seeing a lasting impact; this may have been achieved as a consultant or in a line role.
  • Evidence of a distinctive career trajectory and record of achievement.
  • Functional skills which lead quickly to client impact e.g., maintenance, lean operations, six sigma, kaizen, procurement, banking/retail operations, sales and marketing, transformation or organisational change.
  • An attitude where you are keen to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and work across all levels of the client’s organisation to deliver lasting results.
  • An ability and willingness to learn; McKinsey will offer a structured training program to provide you with the skills you need.
  • An interest in people, with strong influencing, coaching and communication skills, plus a passion for seeing others succeed.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to translate analysis into prioritised recommendations.
  • An outstanding academic record with an MBA as a strong preference

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