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Senior Associate, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Job Type
11 Jul 2024
Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures-and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

What You'll Do

As an Senior Associate Consultant at BCG, you'll play a pivotal role in collaborative teams, identifying, developing, and implementing solutions for client challenges. You'll embark on a journey of exploration and innovation, pushing the boundaries to drive impactful change.
  • Collaborate in cross-functional teams to address client challenges.
  • Analyze data, formulate hypotheses, and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, presenting results and driving implementation.
  • Drive independent workstreams, contributing to overall project success.

What You'll Bring
  • Bachelor's and Master's degree required
  • 2 - 4 years of relevant work experience OR recently completed PhD
  • Strong analytical skills for quantitative problem-solving, paired with high attention to detail.
  • Critical thinking skills to evaluate information, make informed decisions, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Comfortable working in dynamic environments with different projects for you to work on.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and local office language(s).
  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams and adapt to changing environments.

Additional info

Career Development

We are committed to your growth. As a Senior Associate Consultant, you'll receive training, coaching, and mentorship to further develop your skills and expertise. At BCG you'll have the opportunity to explore new horizons and expand your potential.

The application process for a Senior Associate position

At BCG, we aim to attract the best talent and provide an exceptional interview experience for every candidate. To achieve this, our application process is designed to offer maximum transparency and efficiency. Here's what you need to know:
  • We have implemented fixed application windows and interview periods for our Senior Associate positions. This structured approach ensures clear deadlines and a predictable timeline, allowing you to plan and prepare effectively for each stage of the application. You will receive prompt feedback at designated decision points, enhancing the predictability and transparency of the process.
  • Our goal is to provide candidates with clarity and predictability throughout the application process. By understanding the timelines and what to expect at each stage, you can better prepare for your interviews. We strive to find the best solution for each individual and will be in contact with you at various stages to discuss what suits you best. Our recruiting team is dedicated to supporting you throughout the process, ensuring a smooth and positive experience.
  • Please note that this process applies only to our (Senior) Associate positions. As an experienced professional applying for a consultant position, your interview process will not follow these fixed application windows.
Regardless of the position you apply for, we are committed to working closely with you to establish an interview process that best suits your needs. Each candidate will be assessed based on individual performance, independent of the interview period.

Overview application windows and interview periods

New Academic Year

Application window: 1 July - 18 August 2024

Application feedback: 25 August 2024

Interview period: 9 September - 1 November 2024

Fall 2024

Application window: 19 August 2024 - 6 October 2024

Application feedback: 13 October 2024

Interview period: 28 October - 20 December 2024

End-of-year 2024

Application window: 7 October - 1 December 2024

Application feedback: 8 December 2024

Interview period: 6 January - 21 February 2025

Winter 2025

Application window: 2 December - 2 February 2025

Application feedback: 9 February 2025

Interview period: 24 February - 11 April 2025

Spring 2025

Application window: 3 February - 23 March 2025

Application feedback: 30 March 2025

Interview period: 14 April - 30 May 2025

Summer 2025

Application window: 24 March - 11 May 2025

Application feedback: 18 May 2025

Interview period: 9 June - 25 July

Application Steps
There are five steps in the application process. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure you submit the correct documents on time. The interviews take place in a hybrid format. Which means you have both virtual and interviews face to face at the Amsterdam office.

Step 1: Online Application

For a complete application please provide the following documents:
    • Resume
    • High school transcripts
    • Bachelor , (provisional) Master certificates and lists of University grades .
    • Cover letter (optional): It is not required to explain your motivation. If you wish to do so, you can use this cover letter to provide additional explanation about your profile and the provided documents.
Step 2: Online Assessment Environment

This consists of two parts:
    • The online case is a virtual case experience consisting of a mix of qualitative questions, business logic, and analytical problem solving.
    • The reasoning test is a virtual reasoning test in which you interpret graphs, draw quantitative conclusions based on available information and make calculations.
Step 3: First Round Interviews

The first round consists of two interviews:
    • Two case interviews (60 min)
Step 4: Final Round Interviews

The final round consists of four interviews:
    • A personality-based interview with a recruiter (45 min)
    • Two case interviews (60 min)
    • A written case (2,5h)
Step 5: Offer

Following this second round of interviews, we may decide to extend you an offer . If that's the case, we'll consult with you on the best start date !

Join us

Ready to take the next step in your consulting career? Apply now to become a Senior Associate Consultant at BCG and join a vibrant community of forward-thinkers and change-makers.

If you want to interview during the New Academic Year period (September - October), apply before 18 August . You will receive feedback on your application by 25 August , and you will know latest by 25 October if you will be working at BCG.

Be part of a team that flourishes with challenge and collaboration, where your ideas are valued and your potential is limitless. Together, let's create solutions and make a lasting impact on businesses and society.

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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  • Job Reference: 1384665452-2
  • Date Posted: 11 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Boston Consulting Group
  • Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Role: Data, Other, Project Management, Testing
  • Job Type: Permanent