The Boston Consulting Group GmbH
(Senior) Knowledge Analyst - Steel
The Boston Consulting Group GmbH


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BCG's Center for Knowledge & Analytics works in close collaboration with the consulting teams and other groups within our firm to help acquire, retrieve, organize, and analyze the knowledge that enables BCG to deliver superior business value for its clients. Our role is to be a trusted partner and catalyst for all parts of BCG in facilitating the development of knowledge as a core competitive advantage and building our firm's reputation as a global leader
in business consulting. Ultimately, our efforts create a firm‐wide culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.

BCG's Industrial Goods (IG) practice is divided into six broad industrial sectors, Automotive, Building Materials, Metals & Mining, Process Industries, Transport & Logistics, and Engineered Products & Infrastructure (EPI). The steel topic is an integral part of the Metals & Mining sector.


We are seeking a strong candidate to fill a (Senior) Knowledge Analyst role in the team of steel analysts in our Düsseldorf hub. Acting as a direct sparring partner, you will work with consulting teams on providing analyses and insights along all steel topics. You will develop own tools and products and become a true expert in aspects such as strategy, market intelligence, and financial and operational performance of steel companies.


Working with consulting teams and supporting our client work

  • Partnering with consulting teams to identify and address critical knowledge needs
  • Executing and coordinating complex research requests across regions (incl. internal & external expert interviews) and delivering original analysis and insights to consulting teams and providing thought partnership
  • Drawing conclusions on a range of issues as diverse as overcapacity, long-term steel demand forecasting, the EU Emissions Trading System or aluminum versus steel in automotive
  • Providing analytical services and guidance (e.g., usage and development of steel tools and methodologies)
  • Providing sophisticated synthesis and packaging of results (e.g., Excel data manipulation, client-ready PowerPoint slides)
  • Working with consulting teams to collect, synthesize, and analyze consulting team learning and input into new knowledge products, including full sanitization
  • Supporting BCG partners and principals on proposal, lead preparation and other marketing activities

Working with topic and practice area teams

  • Promoting innovation at BCG by recognizing new concepts and facilitating their capture (e.g., facilitates documentation for knowledge management of new framework developed by consulting and knowledge teams as part of client work)
  • Building and updating new topic-/sector-related customized knowledge products
  • Actively managing and maintaining detailed topic databases, credentials, and knowledge management site content
  • Supporting the topic team cadre outreach as well as internal/external vendor and stakeholder management
  • Reviewing and updating knowledge products and ensuring they are current and relevant
  • Writing abstracts and navigation materials for topic, project, and practice area materials
  • Collaborating on the practice area intellectual-capital development, publications etc.
  • Contributing to content development around the topic for practice area meetings and trainings


  • Master's degree with high academic achievements in industrial engineering, metallurgy, material science, business administration, economics, or other related subjects with substantial analytical focus
  • Passion for and interest in analytical work in steel and adjacent topics
  • Relevant internships or up to 5 years of relevant industry or consulting experience
  • Solid understanding and overview of the steel market on international level
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking
  • Creative, yet structured problem solver
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint capabilities
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple tasks in parallel
  • Strong interpersonal credibility, reliability, and service mentality
  • Highest ethical standards, able to maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Autonomous self-starter
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, German language skills can be of advantage


BCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Boston Consulting Group GmbH
Düsseldorf, DE

Angebot vom 15.01.2017