Bain managers, most often promoted from within the firm, serve as leaders for both case teams and clients. With clients, managers maintain relationships over an extended period, advising them even on issues outside the scope of current Bain work. Internally, managers have a seat and a voice at the leadership table; you'll play a pivotal role in the office as you fulfill various leadership roles, increase practice-area expertise, intensify Bain's positive social impact and support ACs and consultants.
Key learning at Bain
As part of the transition to firm leadership, the learning curve for managers is steep. You'll learn to view entire fields, refine your general management skills, drive business decisions and build the firm's assets.
Managers take responsibility for cracking clients' toughest problems and presenting insights in a compelling way that convinces the client to take action. Key to these successes is learning to cultivate talented groups of people and collaborate with multiple teams. You'll play a critical leadership role in your office, taking on the coordination of training, professional standards alignment and social impact initiatives, in addition to sharing your expertise by supporting ACs and consultants with their career planning.
Additionally, managers take a larger role in supporting the growth and sustainability of the office. As you hone your industry and functional knowledge, you'll help build firm assets and begin to generate business opportunities with potential clients.
Bain managers are most often promoted from within the firm's pool of experienced case team leaders. However, some outstanding experienced professionals who have demonstrated success within industry or consulting may be invited to join Bain at the manager level.
Successful managers move on to the role of principal, which, depending on performance, puts them on the road to becoming valued Bain partners.