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Growth Advisory Managing Director - Manufacturing - Operations & Performance

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Expert Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • $264.6K - $491.4K
  • New York City, +5

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in required; Master’s a plus; MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 13 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross industry clients at a national level
  • Relevant approved certification required; if you do not possess one before starting in the role, you must be willing to earn one within 18 months of starting with Grant Thornton
  • Relevant experience working with manufacturing industry clients required
  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing industry and private equity sector strategy, operational, and cultural attributes required
  • Must be able to perform quantitative and qualitative research and analysis; must possess deep familiarity with primary and secondary research techniques
  • Demonstrated new business development experience required
  • Must be able to demonstrate creative problem-solving skills, critical thinking aptitude, and experience with data modeling and/or process mapping
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Effective project and time management skills for handling multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
  • Can travel as needed. Expected travel is up to 60%

Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a cross functional leadership team to manage, execute and deliver Growth Advisory services for the Operations & Performance capability
  • Serving as an advisor to our clients in support of their strategic initiatives
  • Effectively managing ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations, demonstrating strong analytical skills
  • Constructing pragmatic approaches and frameworks to develop long-term business strategies
  • Performing accurate analysis and design effective solutions to a variety of client issues
  • Communicating effectively in a structured and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats to stakeholders
  • Managing business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership material
  • Meeting or exceeding sales targets for new, follow-on and pursuit team work
  • Performing engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management
  • Leading business development activities, such as identification, proposal development and other pursuit activities at clients
  • Serving as a coach and mentor to more junior employees in support of their professional development
  • Meeting or exceeding targeted billing hours (utilization)
  • Other duties as assigned

FAQs

What qualifications are necessary for the Growth Advisory Managing Director – Manufacturing – Operations & Performance role?

A Bachelor’s degree is required, with a Master’s degree being a plus and an MBA preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 13 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross industry clients at a national level. Relevant approved certification is required, or candidates must be willing to earn one within 18 months of starting with Grant Thornton. Experience working with manufacturing industry clients and deep knowledge of the manufacturing industry and private equity sector strategy, operational, and cultural attributes are also required.

What are the key responsibilities of a Growth Advisory Managing Director in the Manufacturing sector?

The key responsibilities include managing and executing Growth Advisory services for the Operations & Performance capability, serving as an advisor to clients for strategic initiatives, managing ambiguous and unstructured problems, constructing pragmatic approaches and frameworks for long-term business strategies, performing accurate analysis and designing effective solutions, leading business development activities, serving as a coach and mentor to junior employees, and meeting or exceeding sales targets.

What are the essential technical skills required for this role?

The essential technical skills required for a Growth Advisory Managing Director include strong analytical skills, experience with quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, proficiency in primary and secondary research techniques, new business development experience, creative problem-solving skills, critical thinking aptitude, experience with data modeling and/or process mapping, communication and interpersonal skills, effective project and time management skills, and the ability to work in cross-functional teams.

Is travel required for the Growth Advisory Managing Director – Manufacturing – Operations & Performance role?

Yes, travel is expected for this role, with up to 60% travel expected. Candidates must be willing and able to travel as needed.

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Accounting
Industry
5001-10,000
Employees
1924
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

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