Principal

8-10 years
18 days ago
Job Description

Position Summary & key responsibilities

Principal consultants work closely with colleagues to deliver complex, customized and multi work-stream solutions that meet and exceed client expectations. At this level, business development and client relationship management feature as an important focus of the role in addition to delivery. Individuals may major on either delivery or business development, or indeed have more of a mixed portfolio. Regardless of major, individuals will contribute to bids, and manage/lead relationships and/or projects of considerable complexity.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage effective client relationships either as a member of an account team or by directly managing accounts including potential key accounts. Contribute to key accounts by project managing work streams and/or leading delivery teams.
  • Lead research, analysis and interpretation on client / sector business issues, performance, client competitor performance etc. with a view to identifying possible opportunities. Look for ways to build new client relationships e.g. active networking, asking for referrals, partnering across KF lines of business. Leverage insights to define, recommend and /or co-create strategic solutions for the clients.
  • Contribute to winning profitable business by proposal writing, pricing, shaping opportunities, pitch preparation and opportunity spotting in clients. Assess the needs of large/complex clients, designing and delivering solutions to meet their needs.
  • Deliver high quality work that meets or exceeds client expectations.
  • Facilitate project teams by defining scope, objectives and project management structure ensuring a constant focus on outcomes. Plans for resource needs and implements plans to ensure consultants are developed to meet business needs. Leverage the expertise of internal industry or practice experts across the KF business. Projects may span multiple service lines and would typically involve managing multiple consultants from other offices/countries. Typical timescales could be 6-12 months.
  • Contribute to thought leadership and/or research. Speak at local or national events in own area of expertise to enhance the KF brand. Develop relationships with industry and thought leaders externally to increase awareness and prestige of KF.
  • Support less experienced consultants through mentoring and project based development and coaching.
  • Develop deeper expertise in at least one expertise area, and become conversant in of all Korn Ferry Advisory offerings in order to draw on appropriate practice expertise to provide business solutions, including those that may require inter-service line approaches. Continue to deepen and broaden own consulting skills, business or sector understanding and expertise. Extend a strong internal brand and network of KF Advisory consultants.
  • Work with KF industry leaders to develop and customize offerings within a service line and targeted at a particular industry.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Typically a relevant higher (Master's or Doctorate) degree plus considerable (8+ years) relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas
    • Enterprise transformation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Venture building
    • Leadership coaching
    • Enterprise Innovation

Alternatively, significant work experience (8+ years) in a top tier professional services firm.

JOB TYPE

Function

Skills

Leadership coaching
Enterprise transformation
Venture building
Enterprise Innovation
About
Job Source: kornferry.tal.net

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.Our 10,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions:Organizational StrategyAssessment and SuccessionTalent AcquisitionLeadership DevelopmentTotal Rewards

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