Associate, Commercial Consulting - New York
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact--the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. For over 50 years, with a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved--and is committed to continuing to improve--economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact solutions--the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value through the alignment of business, social, and environmental goals. Our Commercial Innovation Practice, based out of New York, draws on the strength and breadth of Palladium's international development experience to develop and deliver a wide range of professional services to our private sector clients.

We're looking for a talented and analytical Consultant with creative and critical thinking, relationship building, and outcomes-based problem solving skills to join the Commercial Innovation Practice. Our Consultants work in fast-paced environments that expose them to multiple project and business development opportunities. S/he will work with a diverse team across the Palladium global network to determine requirements of client projects and programs by defining, analyzing, and managing key areas of the value proposition to fulfill client needs. S/he will gain exposure to a diverse set of clients, project roles, industries, and practice areas to help organizations all over the world meet their strategic goals. The Consultant must be able to think "big-picture" with an ability to leverage strategic tools and frameworks to operationalize system-level ideas with realistic client projects.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Consultant (Palladium--Americas) will vary depending on the client and the issues at play, but some include:
  • Design project frameworks and structures leveraging Palladium's methodologies, previous experiences, and team feedback
  • Research client organizations and industries including interviewing, conducting focus groups, and facilitating workshops
  • Identify issues, create hypotheses, translate data into meaningful insights, and present recommendations to key stakeholders
  • Build and maintain a vast network of external professional relationships across industry and practices
  • Identify new business development opportunities, articulate Palladium's value proposition to potential clients, execute and manage pursuit plans to win new business
  • Engage in Palladium's global network across business units, mentor other team members, and share team experiences and capabilities across the firm
  • Develop new IP across various mediums including online publications and presentations

Requirements

Basic qualifications
  • Consulting experience, preferably from a top firm
  • PC skills--MS office, special emphasis in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and illustrative skills due to client facing nature of the role
  • Interest and desire to make change by leveraging commercial consulting skill set for social impact
  • Willingness to travel domestically and/or internationally
  • Understanding of business strategy frameworks and tools
  • Fluency in English and Spanish

Recommended qualifications
  • Corporate strategy development and execution experience
  • Stakeholder management experience, particularly with director level and above
  • Industry expertise/experience in mining, food and agriculture, travel, financial services, circular economy, and consumer goods
  • Expertise/experience in supply chains, value chains, corporate strategy, monitoring and evaluation, project management, transparency, corporate governance, block-chain, systems thinking, CSR, and/or sustainability
  • International professional experience, particularly in Latin America

Key competencies required
  • Ability to break down and re-structure complex, unfamiliar or ambiguous assignments into logical, proactive components
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid team player, with the ability to work effectively with diverse work styles and personalities
  • Excellent relationship-building and facilitation skills, with a comfortability in presenting to senior stakeholders
  • Deadline-driven, organized and able to multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Outcomes-driven, persistent, flexible, and persuasive
  • Self-starter/pro-active, strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • Flexible to changing priorities
  • Ability to see the "big picture" and to be visionary

Details
US, United States
Closing date:
31 December 2019