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Analyst - Transformation

Waltham, MA

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You'll join our McKinsey Transformation (MT) team in Waltham, MA.

Transformation is a special unit of McKinsey that delivers a proven approach for transformational change to clients seeking radical and sustainable performance improvement. Over the last several years, we have worked with more than a hundred organizations around the world and across sectors. Most of our clients are driven by a desire to capture untapped potential; others face significant external challenges or industry discontinuities. 

We are not ordinary consultants. We are specialists in transformative business improvement. We apply the proven ‘recipe’ to allow us to rapidly unlock value. In addition to being counselors to our clients, we act as coaches, pushing our clients to do more than they thought was possible.

The center of the MT recipe is the “Transformation Office”, the small team at the heart of every transformation that orchestrates all other client and McKinsey activity. At the core of the Transformation Office (TO) is the Transformation Acceleration Analyst, who intimately understands the recipe and all the tools and processes required to deliver a transformation.

You will apply your data engineering skills to transform clients, solve real life complex problems and deliver long term sustainable impact.

You’ll work across all various phases of MT engagement and get a complete 360 degree experience of our work. You will work with clients to set-up and execute a best in class Transformation Office and the related Performance Infrastructure.

Creating dashboards and reports that are effective and have impact is key to your role.  You'll build business, optimization, financial, scenario models and deploy MT tools drawing upon various analytics techniques e.g., Excel, VBA, Tableau, SQL, Alteryx etc. You will also enable best in class deployment of McKinsey’s transformation management tools and enable effective cadence planning, impact capturing and program management.

Working hand in hand with team members from clients, client service teams (CST) and multiple firm capabilities, you will ensure seamless delivery, provide guidance and leadership to teams on analytics, build client capabilities, pull in the latest firm developments in technology and client service to advance the current practice and challenge CST/ client mindsets about what is possible and how things are done. 


  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree, preferably in Computer Applications, Engineering, Business Management, Mathematics, Operations research
  • Strong quantitative background)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to disaggregate issues, identify root causes and recommend solutions
  • Strong modeling skills using Excel, VBA and SQL with at least 2 years of experience
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Tableau
  • Knowledge of fundamental business concepts, operations research and statistical techniques
  • Detail oriented and with ability to work under pressure, mentally resilient to endure the long and tough road of a transformation
  • Flexibility, patience, and an understanding of fluid, demanding, and unstructured environments where priorities evolve constantly 
  • Highly pragmatic, focused on achieving outcomes and impact
  • Entrepreneurial and proactively thinking about potential improvements to how things are done
  • Previous work experience in building business algorithms, scenario planners, solving business problems using optimization techniques and running project management offices is preferred
  • Basic software engineering project management experience in Agile, Lean, or Scrum development is a plus (in particular defining requirements, rapidly iterating and deploying features)
  • Ready to travel to various client locations globally

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