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Bain & Company Inc Core Innovation Group - Scaling Manager in Boston, Massachusetts


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You’ll join the Product, Practice and Knowledge (PPK) group. Over the past two decades, Bain has formalized industry and capability areas, internally known as “Practices”, integral to how Bain wins and delivers results to its clients. A practice is considered a business unit of Bain. The primary role of a Practice is to drive growth for Bain in a particular industry or capability, together with offices, and boosting Bain’s expertise and commercial excellence.


The Core Innovation Group is a newly formed group at Bain responsible for running Bain’s capability practices & solution portfolio.

We are responsible for -

  • Solution portfolio strategy - looking across our offerings to identify white space opportunities, fill in gaps vs. competition, allocating resources to the highest priority solutions, and evaluating solution-based extensions of Bain’s current consulting offering.

  • Acting as an internal Venture Capital arm for our Core Consulting Business – making & managing investments in our highest value opportunities

  • Supporting solution teams as they drive & scale innovation – software & data infusions, new delivery models, pricing & M&A


You will help run Bain’s Core innovation portfolio & get to work with colleagues in Bain’s product, software, data, partnership, talent and finance functions

Solution portfolio management

  • Make recommendations to Senior Leadership around solution-level resource allocation, overall investment envelope to support the core business; translate those recommendations into operational reality

  • Refine our solution performance management process, incorporating the latest strategic & operational objectives around front line adoption, pricing, partnerships, & other topics

  • Help build & operationalize a world-class product management function at Bain - Define / pilot next generation roles, identify skill requirements & Gaps, run training with solution managers, define critical roles & missions linked to performance targets & KPIs

  • Lead quarterly solution business reviews & bi-annual solution portfolio reviews - set agenda, advise presenters, synthesize learnings, create post-meeting communications

  • Identify & tackle the most pressing firm-wide obstacles to driving growth for our solutions

Working with solution teams

  • Coach teams in how to embed & scale the latest Bain capabilities into their offering – data & analytics, expertise, partnerships

  • Codify and share best practices in product management, drawing on experiences inside and outside of Bain


We are looking for a colleague who is

  • Collaborative – someone who knows how to work with and through others to drive results and make change happen

  • Entrepreneurial, proactive, and productive - someone who knows how to prioritize what needs to be done and rallies colleagues to get things accomplished; “roll up the sleeves” type of attitude

  • Bright – both insightful and creative, with strong problem-solving skills and pragmatic, with a practical, “real-world” sense of what is actually “do-able”. Possesses an affinity for data-driven insights to make decisions

  • Articulate and compelling in your oral and written communication skills; engaging and concise – with interpersonal “presence”; adaptable across executive, technical and Bain audiences

  • Independent – able to operate independently and manage competing priorities with minimal supervision

We hope you bring

  • Recent Product Portfolio Management, direct Product management or consulting experience at the Consultant or Manager level with a strong performance track record

  • 6+ years relevant work experience with an undergrad or 5+ relevant work experience with an MBA or master’s degree


Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 63 offices in 38 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development and the environment. We earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 2 percent among other consulting firms. 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.


External Job Title: Core Innovation Group - Scaling Manager

ID: 2021-5997

Post: External Career Portal: 10/7/2021

External Company Name: Bain & Company Inc

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Street: 131 Dartmouth Street