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McKinsey Solutions - Wave Solution Analyst - Western Europe - Cologne or Munich
Who you’ll work with

You’ll work with our Wave team in Cologne, Germany. Wave is part of McKinsey Solutions and McKinsey’s New Ventures. 

Wave equips clients to successfully manage improvement programs and transformations.  Focused on business impact, Wave allows clients to track the impact of individual initiatives and understand how they affect longer term goals.  Its mix of an intuitive interface and McKinsey business expertise gives clients a simple and insightful picture of what can otherwise be a complex process by allowing them to track the progress and performance of initiatives against business goals, budget, and timeframes.

New Ventures is a recently formed part of McKinsey focused on fostering innovations driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile, social and other technologies and integrating them into our client work. It is a foundation for—and expands our investment in—our entrepreneurial culture.

McKinsey Solutions is a core part of New Ventures and offers practical tools that help people at all levels of an organization generate insights they need to address both strategic and day-to-day decisions. These solutions complement McKinsey's traditional client service and are delivered in many ways, including subscriptions, workshops, training programs and project-based engagements. We work closely with clients to embed our tools, analytics and expertise, and provide on-going support to help them build the capabilities they need to revolutionize how decisions are made.

What you’ll do

Solution Analysts are at the core of bridging client business challenges with the capabilities of our Solutions. As a Solution Analyst for Wave you:

  • Will be a key contributor to gathering and translating business requirements into configuration choices that best leverage our platform to suit the business purposes of our clients through their large scale business transformation programs
  • Will be responsible for  leading the deployment life cycle (scope, budget, time)
  • Will work with client representatives and McKinsey consultants in joint problem-solving sessions
  • Accompany clients in their use of our solution to drive sustainable and high impact. This involves engaging with client sponsors on a regular basis to discuss about how to drive user adoption (leveraging our usage analytics framework), help them with questions they might have regarding the Solution usage or applicability, etc.
  • Identify and contribute to product and service development opportunities

  • Up to 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of IT, consulting and/or Business Intelligence
  • A Master’s Degree in Business, IT or in Engineering marked by strong analytical skills 
  • Very strong problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding quantitative/analytical thinking capabilities (strong command of MS Excel; VBA, SQL are a plus)
  • Experience in technology consultancy and/or implementing or supporting SaaS or web-based services a plus
  • Project Management experience preferably with large scale roll out/implementation programs (CRM, ERP)
  • Independent self-management skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Entrepreneurial and comfortable with risk taking and ambiguity
  • Fluency in German and excellent command of English as well as very good communication skills in general to facilitate discussions and conduct trainings

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