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  • Management Consultant Cape Town
  • BMA in Cape Town, , South Africa
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

jobs description

What do we do?

Our purpose is to build dignity and opportunity through a production-led economy. This means making South Africa a globally competitive manufacturing hub. We do this by partnering with leading companies on value chain and business transformation programmes, and with governments to develop smart industrial policies and facilitate innovative sector development programmes. Our specialised teams innovate and deliver across the spectrum of industry needs, including research, policy development, global best practice discovery, value chain and firm-level strategy and execution, manufacturing performance improvement, decarbonisation and environmental sustainability initiatives, skills development, and SME Accelerators.

What's the role?

You'll be working on value chain excellence programmes for leading companies or broader sector development programmes in automotive, chemical, clothing, furniture or agri-processing industries. As a professional problem solver you might... support a range of clients, such as major retailers, automotive brands, large manufacturers, government agencies and public-private partnerships. Your role may require a variety of tools: applied research, global best practice discovery, strategy development, financial analysis, stakeholder engagement and project management. In this role, you will be working in a high-performance team, passionate about powering growth, competitiveness and sustainability in manufacturing.

What will you be doing?
• Identify, quantify and present opportunities for value chain upgrading on client needs, available data and global best practices.
• Facilitate multi-stakeholder, cross-functional engagements to present and evaluate these opportunities and explore potential interventions to realise them.
• Set projects up for success with SMART objectives, risk identification and robust monitoring & evaluation mechanisms.
• Delegate or execute chosen initiatives efficiently and effectively, whether it be facilitating a strategy session, presenting key findings, modelling a business case, building a dashboard, optimising a process flow or researching global best practice.
• Analyse value chain or sector performance data in line with agreed objectives and interventions.
• Conceptualise, delegate and/or execute effective change management frameworks and processes to ensure commitment from a variety of busy stakeholders.
• Oversee programme budgets, resources and tasks to ensure smooth, impactful execution on time and within budget.
• Problem-solve in unstructured environments where the diagnosis and solution may not be clear and lateral thinking is required.

Who are you?
• You want to make a difference through manufacturing employment creation and can get the big picture in terms of industry-wide challenges and opportunities.
• You get a kick out of solving large, complex problems using financial and operational data.
• You are structured/organised and a self-starter, preferring to get things done over academic rumination.
• You have good business acumen – an intuitive understanding of commercial pressures, challenges and opportunities facing businesses – and professional business writing and presentation skills.
• You have strong attention to detail.
• You are socially adaptable – the ability and desire to engage with people from different socioeconomic backgrounds and in different environments, from boardroom to factory.
• You are an outgoing person with excellent language and communication skills – you have no problem picking up the phone and calling a stranger to move forward with a task.
• You have an intellectual curiosity, see yourself as a learner and find yourself reading and watching videos about topics that fascinate you.
• You are a team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.

Requirements

Essential
• Minimum Honours degree in an analytical, at least partially quantitative, subject from a leading academic university
• We are open to hiring at multiple levels. Minimum relevant experience required:

• Associate - None

• Consultant - 2 years

• Senior Consultant - 4 years

• Principal Consultant - 6 years
• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Beneficial
• Masters degree from a leading academic university
• Management consulting experience
• Experience working within manufacturing sectors

What we offer

Working at BMA comes with some important benefits:
• Private drive, social impact. We're a private company working to improve society through industrialisation. We like the balance between the pace of the private sector and the social value our work brings.
• Flexible workplace policy, allowing you to work from home, the office and/or at clients. We encourage you to strike the right balance between undisturbed deep work, collaboration and social engagement.
• Discretionary awards and bonuses. We recognise and reward performance. If you impress, you can grow quickly with us.
• Uniquely collaborative and fun working environment. We have a cool induction programme to rapidly immerse you in our world, and a rhythm of huddles which aligns the whole company, includes fun themes and games, and celebrates the wins we achieve every week.

To apply, please click on the link provided and you will be directed to our screening platform where you will be required to answer some basic questions, take 3 10-minute tests, upload your CV with contact details and complete a 2 minute video. This process will take you about 40 minutes.

BMA is an Equal Opportunity employer and preference will be given to Previously Disadvantaged Individuals as described in the Employment Equity Act.

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Cape Town South Africa

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