(Senior) Consultants Platform Strategy & Innovation

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

 PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

PA Consulting Group's Platform Innovation Team is supporting global clients to develop new ways to grow and disrupt their business through defining their role in the emerging digital ecosystems and design and develop a Platform Business Models Strategy. We have a proven record in the field of Platform Thinking and have real platform business expertise in our team available. PA’s unique differentiator is our end-to-end Platform service offering. We support clients defining their Platform Strategy, Innovating the Platform opportunities and implementing their Platform proposition in the market to increase their competitive position and increase revenues.

We are expanding our team with:

(Senior) Consultant Platform Strategy & Innovation

who have a broad range of skills and transformational consulting and a background in Platform Thinking (Strategy, Innovation, Implementation). You are a consulting professional with expertise in the following areas: (Platform) business model strategy development, running (Platform) accelerators/incubators, driving or supporting Platform Technology implementation tracks.

Main purpose of the role is participating in and leading work streams of multidisciplinary PA and client teams to deliver the best end result for our clients, from platform/innovation strategy ideas to realisation and implementation. The projects for our clients will involve you in managing (executive) stakeholders and supporting and managing (organisational) change. As a (Senior) Consultant in our firm, you are keen to contribute to sales initiatives and thought leadership, all of this leading to you building further competencies and value propositions which will help PA to acquire new clients and expand our business with our current clients and grow your career within the firm.

Personal and professional qualities and background

Depending on your years of experience, you can “deliver” on the following:

  • Shape the job and lead a mixed team of PA staff, client staff and external partners to a positive business outcome for the client.
  • Extensive network, including CXO level of medium-sized and big corporates and good sparring partner at that level, ability to spot opportunities, sell, shape jobs and build an account. Self-supporting.
  • Can fully bridge between functional barriers, between IT and Business and across geographies. Skilled international project management is a must-have ´basic´ to do well.
  • Opinion leader in his trade. Publishes on topics. Regular presenter at conferences.

Professional experience and skills

  • Experience in designing and developing (platform) business models for large corporates
  • Experience in leading innovation initiatives/portfolio/accelerators for large corporates
  • Experience in applying/using innovation methods, processes and tools
  • Excellent (innovation) venture mentoring and coaching skills
  • Expertise and experience in building compelling client propositions (marketing, process, development)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication (in Dutch and English)
  • Willingness to work abroad as PA is an international consulting firm
  • Strong intellectual and analytical skills, proven by an academic background with preferably a technical / engineering background with applied digital skills and knowledge

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.

Location

The base office for this role is Utrecht, Netherlands. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Aanvullende informatie

  • 35 holidays per year (including statutory days)
  • opportunity to buy additional flex holidays (maximum of 7)
  • performance bonus pension plan (with fixed percentage personal contribution)
  • possibility to buy shares in PA
  • car / car allowance

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status. We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in The Netherlands. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights. It is a prerequisite to have a proficiency in the Dutch language at B1 level.