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Bain & Company | Chicago, IL
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Bain & Company is a leading global consulting firm, serving clients from offices in all major cities. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire. We are passionate about achieving results for our clients (our public clients have historically outperformed the stock market 4:1).


Bain's Product, Practice & Knowledge (PPK) department has played a vital role in harnessing the best of our consulting staffs' individual and collective expertise for over 20 years. Within PPK, each practice supports teams across the globe with deep expertise and knowledge. Our practices play a critical role in Bain's commercial success and are a key strategic priority.

The Financial Services Practice is one of Bain's largest and longest-standing industry practice areas. Financial Services is one of Bain's largest practice areas globally. It is comprised of various sectors including banking, insurance, asset management and cards & payments. The global FS practice has high growth aspirations pursuing a strategy of share gain vs. our primary competitors. As a Practice team, we play an incremental role in setting the foundation for growth e.g. in driving product/IP development and supporting our teams around the globe to mobilize the best of Bain for our current clients and prospects.


Knowledge Specialists play an essential role in supporting Bain's ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients. We are looking for an individual who has a strong interest in working to optimize knowledge capture operations and support, can run our end-to-end knowledge management processes, play a leadership role in coordinating with other practices, and work closely with the practice leadership on projects supporting operations and product development.

This position is a full-time role supporting the Global Financial Services Practice across all sectors within FS (e.g., banking, insurance, payments, asset management) and reporting into the Global FS Practice Area Manager.


Manage and coordinate the capture and sharing of Bain's Global FS knowledge base.

* Work with case teams and senior practice affiliates to understand work and solicit most relevant content
* Capture and process knowledge onto Bain's global intranet platform from client development and case efforts
* Coordinate with other Knowledge Specialists to identify cross-practice content priorities and identify gaps in the knowledge base
* Manage metadata to facilitate user searching
* Help package and codify Bain's best thinking into insights, consistent with Bain's confidentiality guidelines
* Manage and maintain practice page(s) on Bain's intranet; ensure best materials are represented and shared

Develop industry or product expertise to support partners and other members of the consulting staff with Bain's best intellectual property.

* Respond to requests by identifying existing knowledge and relevant content, or by customizing materials, to support client selling and serving activities
* Direct to the most relevant experts, reference case teams, or other known sources
* Assist with proposal development in select situations (e.g. credentials)

Support the practice leadership and practice managers as they execute the practice strategy and manage practice operations.

* Track and analyze underlying drivers of practice performance and aid in strategic planning process
* Assist with the content planning and logistics for annual practice meetings
* Support practice affiliate engagement, including the preparation for experience sharing calls and publications
* Review Knowledge Management and other metrics to improve how Bain captures and shares its intellectual property

Serve as a member of Bain's global PPK department, in line with Bain's Operating Principles

* Direct, coach, and oversee a junior practice member's work (usually a Knowledge Associate based in New Delhi)
* Regularly communicate issues and progress to Manager(s)
* Demonstrate flexibility with the changing dynamic of industry, the leadership, and commercial demands for knowledge
* Contribute as a member of PPK and the larger Bain community (e.g. participates in PPK group projects, training, experience sharing, mentoring and other initiatives, etc.)


* Minimum BA or equivalent undergraduate degree with strong academic credentials
* Preferred 4 to 6 years of experience (minimum 3+), ideally in a professional services firm environment, with exposure to one or more of the following disciplines: knowledge management, research, strategic planning/analysis, business development, consulting or project management
* Results-focused achiever with high sense of ownership
* Good business sense combined with structured problem-solving and analytical abilities
* Ability to work independently; can prioritize and adjust tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
* Attentive to detail and organized
* Superior customer service attitude and strong interpersonal skills
* Collaborative team member
* Strong communication and presentation skills, i.e. ability to engage and lead a discussion with senior business executives within Bain
* Business-level English language spoken and written skills required
* Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word; and desire to learn new tools like Alteryx and Tableau


We are proud to be publicly recognized around the globe. This includes ranking as one of the top four companies for each of the last 10 years in Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work" list. Our global offices share a diverse and energetic environment and we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture.

The Knowledge Specialist role provides an exciting, long-term career path within Bain. We invest in your development with tailored training and coaching, to build on the capabilities you bring. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive team and across a collaborative department. We offer a competitive package, including a comprehensive benefits program, which is carefully designed to help meet the needs of you and your family for security and protection.


About Bain & Company

Bain & Company, a leading global business consulting firm, serves clients on issues of strategy, operations, technology, organization and mergers and acquisitions. The firm was founded in 1973 on the principle that Bain consultants must measure their success by their clients' financial results. Bain clients have out performed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 2,700 major multinational, private equity and other corporations across every economic sector.