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We have the pre-eminent strategy consulting team in Technology and Media, growing rapidly and winning with our distinctive points of view on key topics, for example:

  • What is the best growth strategy for a category-leading software company?

  • What is the nature and impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on existing industries?

  • How can today’s media and entertainment companies innovate to get ahead?

  • How best to create and monetise B2B data-sets?

We work with the world’s leading Technology and Media players both in the UK and abroad on the most important strategy questions they face. Our team regularly collaborates internationally for our corporate, investor and financing clients.

  • In the Technology sector we are widely recognised as a leading advisor to CEOs and owners of software and other technology businesses. We focus particularly on growth strategies for CEOs and on a strategic approach to diligence for private equity clients. Our team in London works with many of the best-known Tech businesses in Europe.

  • Our Business Information Services & Media team has a strong track record working with corporate and investors globally on all areas of business media – from publications to data, conferences, and networks.

  • Our Education team has expertise across the breadth of the education and training landscape. From school and pre-school through to higher education, professional certification and corporate training, we have in-depth understanding of publishing and content, delivery technology, and support services.

  • In the Media, Entertainment and Consumer Internet we know media and entertainment inside out, with operating experience right across our team. Our clients include some of the world's biggest consumer internet brands/services including digital marketplaces, classifieds and price comparison services to name just a few. In media and entertainment, we service clients in television, broadcast and production, book, newspaper and magazine publishing. They tell us they like our passion, the way we talk their language and work with them hand-in-hand.

Position Summary

The Associate Partner (AP) role combines business development, project delivery, and involvement in building a practice (for example by contributing to publications or conference speeches).  An AP may work on a single project initially, then increasingly oversee two simultaneously, or manage some business development activity.  We help our APs to build a distinctive personal platform that will be the basis for them to succeed as a Partner. 

Specifically, the AP role involves:

  • Thought leadership on strategy and diligence projects, from designing the approach to overseeing analysis to crystallising findings in a compelling way for clients

  • Leading OC&C project teams (typically 3-8 people on a project), including assisting team members to develop consulting skills; i.e. helping motivated and talented individuals to progress quickly

  • Rapidly establishing themselves in the eyes of clients as a very strong, professional manager who can provide genuine insight - and investing in client relationships beyond projects

  • Actively participating in sector team efforts to reinforce OC&C’s position as leaders in strategy consultancy in our chosen areas

About The Candidate
Responsibilities
 
  • Direct and manage analysis, design, and delivery of consulting projects, ensuring client satisfaction
  • Assist in the design and delivery of client pitches and proposals
  • Deliver against deadlines
  • Manage and motivate project teams....
  • .... and support the development and coaching of junior team members
  • Develop and expand a network of client and advisor relationships
  • Translate strategy and business needs into actionable recommendations
  • Support the development of IP (in the form of publications, conference presentations, etc)

Qualifications

Academics: good candidates will typically have an excellent first degree, and in some cases an MBA from a leading business school (although that is not essential)

More important to us is relevant work experience, e.g.:

  • Outstanding track record of problem-solving, and achieving / exceeding objectives in a project-based environment, with the equivalent of 6-7 years’ experience of complex strategy consulting projects, including experience from a blue chip and / or strategy consultancy group
  • Excellent understanding of some part of the Media and/or Comms & Technology markets
  • Experience of managing multiple workstreams and leading consulting teams
  • Applied experience in translating key client issues into clear deliverables and implementing this advice
  • A proven track record of developing successful relationships at senior executive to Board level
 

Personal Specification

Good candidates will be:

  • Analytical, highly numerate, clear thinkers who are hypothesis and issue driven

  • Intellectually curious, rigorous and creative

  • Commercially aware, able to recognise critical issues and dedicate attention accordingly

  • Very strong communicators, in writing or verbally, able to adapt effectively for different internal and external audiences

  • Pragmatic, enthusiastic and structured implementers with an ability to create and maintain pace whilst ensuring that energies are well focussed and channelled

  • Credible at Board level with the ability to relate well to clients and colleagues

  • Strong business ethics: honest, respectful of others and culturally unbiased

  • Down to earth, friendly and approachable

At OC&C we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture in which people of all backgrounds can thrive. We encourage applications from all, regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgender status, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, and socioeconomic background. We also have a number of staff network groups which actively support the inclusion of all of our colleagues in the firm.

About The Company
OC&C is a global strategy consulting firm with 11 international offices. We work with senior executives on some of the most exciting strategic problems and questions. We specialise in Technology, Media, Retail, FMCG, B2B and B2C Services, and Private Equity. We pride ourselves on combining sector expertise with a bespoke approach to every engagement, working collaboratively to generate new insight and lasting impact, with opportunities for the personal development of all our team.