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McKinsey Solutions Office - Solution Manager - Ingenuity - Europe Dusseldorf/AMS
Who you’ll work with

You’ll work with our Advanced Analytics in Insurance team in Düsseldorf or Amsterdam.
McKinsey & Company is a global management-consulting firm that helps leading corporations and organizations make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in their performance. Over the last seven decades, the Firm's primary objective has remained constant: to serve senior leaders as their most trusted external advisor on critical issues facing their organizations. With over 6,000 consultants deployed from over 100 offices in 60 countries, McKinsey advises companies, governments and non-profit organizations on strategic, operational, organizational and technological issues
Within McKinsey there exists around 40 McKinsey solutions: relative independent business units with high growth perspective, with innovative client service approaches, technologies, software and expertise. Solutions directly serve clients on complex, knowledge intensive challenges. Their independent operating models foster entrepreneurship and innovation needed in the areas in which they operate. The solutions have doubled in size every year in the past and count more than 500 full time personnel.
One of the McKinsey Solutions is Advanced Analytics in Insurance. With a concise library of ready to deploy use cases for advanced analytic applications along the entire value chain in Insurance, such as reducing fraud in underwriting, or reducing churn by predictive modelling, the solution has been very successful in the United States and is now being rolled out in Europe. We are looking for people to be part of this exciting journey of growth.

What you’ll do

The Solution Manager is a pivotal role within the Advanced Analytics in Insurance solution. It requires the ability to translate analytics into business impact. The Solution Manager is responsible for the final delivery of the client service and manages the team and leverages all knowledge and expertise of the firm. Furthermore, the solution manager works closely with the Head of Advanced Analytics in Insurance Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to advance the strategic aims of the solution as well as contribute to knowledge development.
As a Solution Manager you will be responsible for delivering the client service (75%) by managing the team that delivers the service in collaboration with other client service team members (up  to 10 people). You will be sourcing required delivery resources from internal teams and/or external partners, ensuring quality of delivery through, sound interpretation of model results, good project management, project planning, progress tracking, problem solving and issue escalation.
You will also be busy with solution development (15%) by contributing to service delivery strategy (e.g., give input to new feature development, capture client feedback), contributing to infrastructure development and codification of methodologies and processes (together with Solution Leadership and MSO Operations).
Your other responsibility will be supporting client development (10%), supporting the proposal delivery process (e.g. in client meetings or through demos). You will be fostering client relationship as an account manager, gathering feedback, solving larger issues, monitoring usage and impact.

  • Proven performer with at least 5-7 years of project management experience around advanced analytics, data and / or technology implementation (McKinsey equivalent tenure: engagement manager)
  • Knowledgeable about the insurance industry; deep familiarity with the analytics or actuarial market landscape and corresponding information needs;
  • Knowledgeable about interpreting output from Machine Learning, R-studio and Tableau. Having modeling skills is an advantage.
  • Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, physics, systems engineering, or similar field required
  • Willingness to be a critical team member in a rapidly growing business; entrepreneurial spirit required
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to work with multiple clients and complex processes
  • Strong communication and influencing skills at all levels of the organization, to orient the work of delocalized teams and push key topics on the agenda with internal stakeholders as well as with clients;
  • Excellent academic track record and professional track record of success. Languages: English; German would be highly beneficial, also other European languages are nice to have
  • Travel requirements: 50% excluding commuting to Düsseldorf or Amsterdam

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