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Operations – Product Development Specialist – Asia – Greater China

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McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that helps leading corporations and organizations make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in their performance.
Detailed Description
McKinsey’s Operations Practice is one of the fastest growing practices in McKinsey globally and in Asia.  We are committed to helping our clients achieve world-class operations.  Blending strategic thinking with hands-on implementation, we develop and define operational strategies to help our clients around the world solve their most critical problems.  We tackle the key operational challenges faced by our clients, particularly in the areas of supply chain management, product development, purchasing & supply management, service operations, manufacturing, and capital productivity.  To ensure we continue to deliver distinctive expertise to our clients, we hire primarily experienced professionals with strong industry background.
Our work in product development includes developing, defining, and implementing strategies that help clients make lasting improvements to their innovation and business performance. Specifically, we serve clients on a range of PD improvement topics including: 
  • Product Development Performance Transformation:  Master planning the transformation of the holistic PD system, achieving first impact through pilots, building client skills, institutionalizing change, and initializing continuous improvement
  • Portfolio and Product Strategy:  Betting on the right technologies, creating superior product concepts and addressing the most attractive segments. Ensuring the companies product portfolio is consistent with its BU strategies, core capabilities and the competitive environment
  • Product Line Strategy:  Providing an attractive product line with the optimal level of complexity, managing product attractiveness over time, and providing variety at minimum cost through product platforming and modularization
  • Design-to-Value:  An integrated approach to improving product attractiveness, quality and reliability; improving product properties (weight, performance), and reducing/optimizing product cost
  • Time-to-Market Excellence:  Gaining additional early life volume and market share and achieving first mover price premiums
  • Development productivity:  Optimizing R&D costs and freeing up bottleneck capacity for additional growth 
As a consultant in Product Development, you will work in teams with colleagues and client staff from a wide variety of business areas to develop innovative product development solutions, whilst maintaining a broad perspective. You will also work together with other staff from our worldwide Operations Practice to further develop our concepts, whilst expanding your own knowledge and skills. You will bring your personal ideas and experiences to the job – thereby helping our clients to achieve competitive success, and us to continuously renew our expertise.
Desired Skills
Skills/Experience:
Up to 10 years Product Development experience acquired in Automotive, IT/High Tech, Electronics or Consumer Goods sector including:
  • Trained in design-to-cost and design-to-value
  • Experience in direct implementation of product development concepts and tools to improve productivity
  • Project management experience
  • P&L management experience a plus
  • Experience in business strategy planning a plus
Fundamental traits:
  • Superior analytical, quantitative and conceptual thinking
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial and result-driven achiever
  • Proven leader with the ability to inspire others, build strong relationships, and create a true followership
  • Collaborative team player, capable of working well with others, but also autonomously with little direction
Academic qualifications
  • University degree in China or abroad with Engineering/Technical background
  • MBA degree advantageous
Language proficiency
  • Fluent English and Mandarin a must
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