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Chemicals - Expert Petrochemicals - Western Europe
Who you’ll work with

McKinsey & Company has set the standards of excellence in top management consulting for more than 80 years. As part of the expansion of our Global Chemicals practice, we are looking for Petrochemicals Experts to be based in our Germany or Benelux office.

What you’ll do

Working with the top management of the world's major chemical companies, consultants in McKinsey's Global Chemicals Practice tackle the key strategic, organizational, operational and technological challenges faced by our clients. As part of an expansion of our service to our clients, we are looking for Petrochemicals Experts to be based in Western Europe. Would you like to use your expert knowledge to help our clients develop innovative strategies and build a firm basis for long-term success? Are you looking for an environment in which you can continually develop your own potential? If so, our team could be right for you.

Successful candidates will achieve significant impact by applying their industry knowledge to advise clients directly, or by providing expert backup and support to our client teams. Your specific contributions will vary depending on your skills and experience, but could include:

Client engagement (project) work:

  • Working as a team member for specific client studies (either focusing exclusively on one study full-time or applying your expertise across multiple studies simultaneously) with direct contact to key members of client organization
  • Supporting client service teams at various stages; for example, providing an industry overview and helping with issue identification, or advising on practicalities of implementation
  • Providing analytical support to teams, through the development and application of our proprietary petroleum models
Client development work:
  • Participating in client development for both current and new clients (e.g., meetings/workshops on topics of interest) 
  • Writing proposals for new client engagements
Knowledge building and knowledge transfer:
  • Participating in or leading key internal knowledge-building initiatives 
  • Participating in and contributing to practice conferences and workshops 

  • We are looking for outstanding individuals with a minimum of five years' experience in the petrochemicals industry segment (e.g., marketing and sales, strategy and business development, capital projects, or operations). You will have gained this experience by working at a petrochemicals company or petrochemicals division of an integrated chemical or energy company, and/or potentially professional services firm
  • You will demonstrate sound business insight, evidence of success in your particular area of study, and a strong academic record
  • Doctoral and advanced degree candidates in chemical engineering, chemistry, material science or related disciplines are welcome to apply
At McKinsey & Company, you will work on stimulating professional challenges with dedicated teams. In addition to a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package, we offer many opportunities for personal and professional development.

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