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August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

McKinsey & Company

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Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111455106
Date Posted: 12/18/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

McKinsey's West Coast Office is seeking exceptional professionals with PhDs in economics with a specific focus on econometrics, mathematical economics and microeconomics as well as graduating business school Phd finance students. Academic and or research experience in a relevant discipline is highly advantageous, Candidates will find an exceptional group of colleagues for collaboration in joining our Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice as an associate in San Francisco or Silicon Valley Office.

Detailed Description:
McKinsey & Company is a preeminent global management consulting firm. For more than eight decades, McKinsey has served as a trusted external adviser on the most critical issues facing senior management at the world’s most important institutions.

Our Strategy and Corporate Finance practice offers clients a unique combination of strategic, financial, and transactional advisory services. Because our fee is not transaction-based, we can maintain genuine objectivity and interest in our clients’ long-term success. When we discuss and execute a project, we carefully consider the client’s corporate strategy. At the same time, we work closely with our clients to build their internal skills throughout all phases of a project. This is an exciting opportunity to help clients achieve impact, as well as influence, advise and problem solve with some of the world’s top global leaders.

The primary role of an Associate is to lead problem-solving efforts on a portion of a client engagement. Associates play an important role on client engagements by identifying issues, forming hypotheses, designing and conducting analyses, synthesizing conclusions into recommendations and helping to implement change with our clients. Throughout an engagement, an Associate is involved in discussions and presentations with senior client leadership. Associates work on engagement teams typically consisting of 3 to 6 consultants. A typical engagement lasts between 2-4 months, and an Associate will normally work on a single engagement on a full-time basis.

An Associate role is a unique opportunity for individuals to have a substantial impact on the world’s leading global institutions and companies. We look for candidates who excel at solving problems that require logical reasoning, creative thinking, strong analytics and the ability to untangle complex issues. Successful candidates will possess the following attributes:

This position is for full-time employment in summer/fall 2016. Please apply by January 6, 2016.

Desired Skills:
Exceptional problem-solving skills
Demonstrated leadership ability and entrepreneurial experience
Superb communications skills
Strong personal drive and motivation
High-value personal qualities - resourceful, responsible, tenacious, independent, self-confident, high-energy
Exemplary professional behavior and values

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 01/06/2016