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Associate (General) - Consumer Products CoE

Employment type

Permanent Full-Time


New Delhi

New Delhi

Description & Requirements

About us

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 65 offices in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.

In 2004, the firm established its presence in the Indian market by opening the Bain Capability Center (BCC) in New Delhi. The BCC is now known as BCN (Bain Capability Network) with its nodes across various geographies. BCN is an integral and largest unit of (ECD) Expert Client Delivery. ECD plays a critical role as it adds value to Bain's case teams globally by supporting them with analytics and research solutioning across all industries, specific domains for corporate cases, client development, private equity diligence or Bain intellectual property. The BCN comprises of Consulting Services, Knowledge Services and Shared Services.

Who you will work with

The Consumer Products Center of Expertise collaborates with Bain’s global Consumer Products Practice leadership, client-facing Bain leadership and teams, and with end clients on development and delivery of Bain’s proprietary CP products and solutions. These solutions aim to answer strategic questions of Bain’s CP clients relating to brand strategy (consumer needs, assortment, pricing, distribution), revenue growth management (pricing strategy, promotions, profit pools, trade terms), negotiation strategy with key retailers, optimization of COGS etc. 

You will work as part of a team comprising of a mix of Director, Managers, Projects Leads, Associates and Analysts, on projects that typically range from 3 weeks to 3 months. Delivery models on projects vary from working as part of a broader global Bain case team, BCN working independently with a Bain Associate Partner / Partner, or BCN working directly with end clients.

What you’ll do 

/Own a complex workstream or mid-complex cases with support from supervisors (project leader/managers/senior manager)

/Support the BCN case leads in problem solving, hypothesis generation, research and insight generation and quality control

/Interpret, understand and break down case requirements into actionable task items for the team-let

/Lead meaningful and focused meetings, deliver business insights effectively to the project leadership

/Execute and deliver high quality outputs timely to internal and external stakeholders

/Ability to derive actionable insights from voluminous quantitative and qualitative data/research

/Provide day-to-day coaching to analysts on various aspects of projects, while also overseeing a workstream for 1-2 analysts

/Gain proficiency in the key industry data sources KPIs along with developing expertise in analytical tools such as MS office/Alteryx/tableau/power BI/etc.

/Gain proficiency in select consulting solutions (go-to-market strategy, revenue management, account management, brand strategy, etc.) delivered to and relevant for CP industry clients, along with expertise in one or more key sub-sectors within CP, covering consumer preferences, market trends, competitor landscape, etc.

About you

/Candidates should be graduates / post-graduates with strong academic record

/Work experience range in case highest qualification is undergraduate studies – 2-5 years of exposure to management consulting and data analytics relating to market / business / consumer insights, preferably in a global MNC environment within Consumer Products / Retail industry domains

/Work experience range in case highest qualification is postgraduate studies – 0-3 years of exposure to management consulting and data analytics relating to market / business / consumer insights, preferably in a global MNC environment within Consumer Products / Retail industry domains

/Strong communications skills, should be able to drive discussion/presentations with senior stakeholders and client maps

/Professional experience in analytical tools and techniques including / similar to Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI is mandatory; understanding of Python, R, and SPSS would be a plus

/Proficient with Excel, and PowerPoint

/Experience in applying advanced analytics to a range of business situations & a proven ability to synthesize complex data to generate simple & clear insights


What makes us a great place to work

We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the world's best places to work, a champion of diversity and a model of social responsibility. We are currently ranked the #1 consulting firm on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list, and we have maintained a spot in the top four on Glassdoor's list for the last 12 years. We believe that diversity, inclusion and collaboration is key to building extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally. We are publicly recognized by external parties such as Fortune, Vault, Mogul, Working Mother, Glassdoor and the Human Rights Campaign for being a great place to work for diversity and inclusion, women, LGBTQ and parents..