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Consultant

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Munich

  • Closing Date
  • 29/02/2020

Job Description

Ricardo Strategic Consulting is the management consulting arm of Ricardo PLC a global $400 million provider of technology, product innovation, engineering solutions and strategic consulting to the world's automotive, transport and energy industries. Ricardo Strategic Consulting was founded in mid-2002 to provide management consulting services to automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers, technology and engineering intensive companies, investment banks and private equity firms.

Our goal is to become a defining entity for transportation and energy strategy consulting based on depth of industry knowledge and end-to-end delivery capability for engineering and product technology related topics. We are successful because we combine business, product and process strategy with fundamental technical research and the implementation of large-scale new product development programs. Most of our 50+ consultants worldwide have substantial automotive, energy, and transportation industry experience as well as experience from other top-tier strategy consulting firms prior to joining Ricardo Strategic Consulting.

We are growing aggressively in North America, Europe, and Asia and are looking to hire Consultants interested in working in Management Consulting to our core industries on strategic product development issues.

Consultant – Core Responsibilities

 

Support clients on a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

New product development and new market entry strategy development
Assessing market drivers and customer needs as part of product strategy development
Technology assessment, road mapping and adoption scenario modeling/forecasting
Competitive benchmarking of products and technologies – Product cost estimation, performance benchmark, life cycle cost analysis, overall business model review
Operations strategy – Design and commercial cost reduction, sourcing strategy development and execution, manufacturing process assessment
Due diligence engagements for leading early stage venture funds, private equity clients to help assess investments in the energy and transportation sectors

Engage in overall RSC marketing activities by being active in authoring white papers, industry publications and presenting at market specific conferences
Support senior leadership team in business development activities, as required
Provide tactical support to Ricardo’s global technical consulting team and clients on key projects
Efficiently and reliably identify and utilize key data sources, perform analysis with little direction and articulate assumptions clearly
Design and execute qualitative and quantitative primary research
Conduct and evaluate client/customer interviews
Translate data into meaningful insights and recommendations
Quantify economic implications of strategy recommendations for the client
Support Project Manager in preparation for and during client meetings and participate in leading a client team with support of the project manager
Manage activities of Ricardo and RSC support staff to produce timely and accurate end products
Active team participant who shares information and develops feedback loop with junior and senior team members
Able to identify major client issues and trigger points (hard, soft factors) that may impede progress
Communicate findings to the consulting team and the client verbally and in writing
Work effectively within client organization and structure group working sessions to synthesize, clarify and redirect project discussions
Develop a solid understanding of Ricardo’s intellectual capital and Engineering capabilities
Participate in recruiting events, as necessary

 

Consultant - Position Requirements

Ideal candidates, in addition to possessing an MBA or equivalent advanced degree, will have at least 3 to 4 years of significant work experience in either the Automotive or a related Durable Goods Industry

Understanding of products, technologies and market drivers in RSC target sectors and above all a keen interest to continue learning and building a career in the energy and transportation sector
Prior work experience of 3+ years at an automotive, commercial vehicle, off highway, government or clean energy focused firm and experience in multiple functional roles is preferred
Experience working in global teams and solving energy and transportation related problems
Analytical skills to back market specific knowhow include, but not limited to:

basic statistical modeling and regression analysis
multi variable scenario modeling in commonly used programming languages
proficiency using MS Access, Excel and PowerPoint

Adaptable to any client, industry sub sector or technology base; the candidate must rapidly learn the fundamentals of the client business model and project issues to offer immediate assistance
Ability to communicate complex issues and recommend solutions to senior client leadership
Willingness to be globally staffed on short notice

 

Ricardo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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