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Solution Delivery Analyst – Radar

Washington, DC

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You’ll work with our Radar (formerly Visual DoD) team in Washington, D.C.

McKinsey & Company launched Radar in 2015 to strengthen and extend its advisory services to the global defense industry. Radar provides proprietary data, analytical tools, proprietary data and industry specific expertise.Consequently, you will have an excellent opportunity to gain defense industry and consulting exposure at one of the world’s pre-eminent firms. Our defense industry clients currently face major decisions on future opportunities, portfolio investments and operating practices.

You will develop and deliver high-end analytic driven consulting services on strategy, market analysis and forecasts for both the internal and external clients as well as conduct bespoke analyses, focused on the US and international defense budgets.

You will work with leading defense industry companies, tackling topics central to the CEO agenda such as pipeline development, R&D, operational performance improvement and investment strategies. As part of the broader industry ecosystem, your efforts will also help some of the world’s leading Private Equity firms identify, understand and pursue acquisitions & divestiture in this sector.

You will spend much of your time developing and performing proprietary ‘big data’ analytics and tools to help us serve our clients. You will be an integral part of the firm, complementing our existing team to develop our fundamental analytical capabilities to provide in-depth budgetary and industry insights, contribute to the firm’s due diligence service to become the leading provider to private equity and other investors in the defense industry, scale up McKinsey’s global multi-client benchmarking service on front-line defense industry operations performance.

As you serve as a Delivery Analyst, you will operate remotely or on-site as part of a client facing team of McKinsey professionals engaged in problem solving, structuring, modeling and analytic support for our core industry assessment approaches, tools and analysis. You will also be a key element of the team’s proprietary knowledge generation and be responsible for contributing to, building and maintaining the knowledge base that underpin our models and tools. You will help further automate our databases and tools and make them more effective by providing operational insight into the application of data to client problems. 

As a solution delivery analyst, you will be responsible for gathering the information necessary to develop tools and then developing them on standard platforms. You’ll have the opportunity to develop deep expertise with the defense analysis platform and facilitate efforts associated with client development, training, and support and will leverage and apply Radar directly for your client support activities.

Along the way you will benefit from world-class formal training designed to strengthen your consulting capability and sector knowledge. You will also benefit from extensive on-the-job coaching. As a part of our growing analytics team, you are well positioned for future career options. As the solution grows, the start-up, business development and defense analytics experience you gain will help position you to advance to more senior roles within the firm, or across the defense sector.

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in business, economics, political science, engineering, computer science, or another quantitative discipline; Master's degree is a plus
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Defense Budget and Defense Industry required
  • Demonstrated experience in researching and discussing the intricacies of defense budget required
  • 1+ years of consulting or analytic experience
  • Experience using MS Excel for model building and problem solving
  • Demonstrated Power-point skills and the willingness to improve upon and employ those skills directly with teams on demanding timelines
  • Willingness to learn and improve analytics skills
  • Strong communication skills, writing and problem solving, interpersonal effectiveness and leadership potential
  • Commercial and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to grasp and communicate complex ideas clearly
  • Professional attitude and service orientation
  • Team player capable of working well with others but also autonomously with limited direction
  • Willingness to travel

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