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NVT - TechOps Project Manager - Americas - Chicago
Who you’ll work with

You’ll work with our the McKinsey New Ventures Technology Operations team in our Chicago office.

New Ventures Technology Operations provides Support and Hosting Services to McKinsey New Ventures. This includes Helpdesk (first-level support and configuration operations) and Hosting services (second-level support, Cloud infrastructure buildout, Infra advisory services, infrastructure operations). TechOps is currently supporting 40+ SaaS products and 40000+ end users.

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. As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,000 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we’re hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.  Innovation and excellence are at the heart of McKinsey New Ventures, and we welcome talented and ambitious people who inspire and deliver change.

Solutions are a core part of New Ventures and offer 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

As a Technical Operations Project Manager, you will manage a portfolio of our Solutions, providing clear communication to all channels.  Current experience serving TechOps for SaaS products, operations management, customer success, end-user facing service, implementation and project management.

You’ll be working on multiple projects with varied solutions so will need to have strong project management skills. You will be a personal contact point for senior solution leaders offering first level advisory services to these internal clients. You will need to know when something needs escalating, how to manage a variety situations and be comfortable managing finance and budgets.

  • Knowledge of Infrastructure and Support environment / processes
  • Outstanding project and process management skills 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb client service skills with both creative and analytical mindset
  • Be of mature disposition and personable, and able to work well within teams across continents/time-zones
  • Highly collaborative, yet able to function well independently 
  • Creative problem solver and natural entrepreneur; comfort with ambiguity
  • Can handle both technical and business aspects of hosting and support
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services is a plus
  • Pragmatic approach / Solution minded
  • Top notch security and confidentiality standards
  • 5 - 10 years of experience combining both TechOps and Project Management

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