Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world’s business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick.
The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1.
Founded in 1973, Bain has 57 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector
The Global Risk Function is responsible of assessing, measuring, monitoring and managing the overall risk of Bain & Company.
The function serves as an umbrella for and cooperates with existing support and control functions (Legal, Security, HR, Finance etc.
but also manages certain risk domains themselves (e.g. commercial risk) or in support of respective Board Subcommittees (e.
g. Strategy, Risk). The function is led by the Head of Global Risk, who reports into the Risk Subcommittee of the Board.
This is an exciting time to apply the consulting skillset to help the development of this critically important function within Bain, gain a broader understanding of our corporate structure and our commercial activities and have direct impact on the work we do globally for years to come.
The tasks of the function will be fourfold :
Maintain and develop the risk framework and tools, such as country risk assessment, client and opportunity risk assessment tools, 3rd party risk assessment tool, risk register, whistle blowing function, surveillance function
Coordinate overall risk management with other control and support functions such as Finance, Legal, HR, Security, TSG, Marketing / Communications, Audit
Accreditation of offices and training of staff (online, desk and onsite)
Prepare reporting and present results to Global Operating Committee and Risk Subcommittee of the Board
While global in scale, there is a strong preference for EMEA based candidates (Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Zurich, London, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, Warsaw) as the team is established.
Some travel will be required for coordination purposes.
Support the CRO / Head of Global Risk in tactical as well as strategic tasks
Manage established Risk Function and team of risk analysts (tasks & milestones, recurring tasks, PD needs of analysts)
Support of Office Accreditation for all Bain offices
Conduct individual as well as general trainings (local / global) and develop them further
Oversee the preparation of material for regular Global Operating Committee presentations (monthly) as well as for the Risk Sub-Committee of the Board (4-6 times a year)
Prepare and run working groups with other Bain support and control functions (Marketing / Communications, Finance, Legal, Security, Technology, HR, Audit, etc.
Participants are usually the respective Global Head or direct report
Ensure maintenance and further development of Bain’s risk management toolkit (risk assessment tools, mitigation plans, crisis response plans, media surveillance, risk register, etc.)
Support crisis management in case needed
Manager at a Strategy Consulting firm / Senior Manager at Big 4 / Director level at international bank or similar level experience is essential
Strong client relationship management skills with top-level exposure to country / cluster leadership
Strong experience in Risk Management (methods, processes, org) with specific focus on non-financial and reputational risk
Public Sector or Education sector experience is an advantage
Experience in FS, Energy / Utilities, Transport, or Mining is highly valued
Comfort with analytical tools (Alteryx, Tableau, etc.)
Irrespective of an individual’s specific background, the successful candidate will be :
Collaborative someone who knows how to work with and through others to drive results and make change happen, and is customer service oriented
Entrepreneurial, proactive, and productive - someone who knows how to prioritize what needs to be done and rallies colleagues to get things accomplished;
roll up the sleeves type of attitude
Bright both insightful and creative, with strong problem-solving skills and pragmatic, with a practical, real-world sense of what is actually do-able .
Possesses an affinity for data-driven insights to make decisions, and able to harness knowledge and expertise of the best content to support the Practice
Articulate and compelling in his / her oral and written communication skills; engaging and concise with interpersonal presence ;
adaptable across executive, technical and Bain audiences
Energetic, with drive, enthusiasm, and natural skills in relationship development ability to develop an extensive network of relevant relationships both internally and externally, as required
Inspirational Leadership - track record of successfully managing high-performing team members, motivating and developing colleagues above and below their own tenure
A great colleague and teammate - passionate about the task at hand and fun to be around; someone with whom colleagues and clients go out of their way to work with