Associate Partner - Agriculture
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Job Description
Consulting Associate Partner - Agriculture
Who You'll Work With
You will work in one of our offices in North America as part of our Agriculture & Food practice focused on our protein service line. You will be a part of a global practice of more than 100 core partners and practice-dedicated senior experts and a pool of over 600 consultants regularly working on projects across multiple agriculture, food and beverage value chains. Additionally, you will work with our consumer packaged goods, retail and food service on client projects to share your expertise and partner on initiatives.
McKinsey supports companies across the agriculture and food value chain including many players in the protein, dairy and alternative protein space from leading animal health and genetics companies, to livestock and animal husbandry, to meat and dairy processors and retailers, including the biggest disruptors in the alternative protein arena. We also serve governments, and foundations to shape transformative agriculture programs. Since 2015, we have conducted more than 1,100 agriculture projects and partnered closely with other practices to support additional agriculture and food-related projects (e.g., agriculture investing, consumer goods/retail commodity sourcing).
What You'll Do
You will be an entrepreneur who opens up new opportunities for client impact at McKinsey in the protein industry.
In this role, you will serve as an advisor to clients on topics that are shaping the industry (e.g., sustainability, operational efficiency) while helping make substantial contributions to build out the practice's knowledge and capabilities within the protein industry to help advance our client service delivery.
Additionally, as a member of McKinsey's global network, you will integrate insights from internal and external specialists as well as develop world-class knowledge. You will be an important source of intellectual insight on a client project, framing business problems in a way that the team can then execute to drive impact and client value. You will make substantial contributions to maintain and further build our knowledge and capabilities in these industries to help advance our client service delivery.
You will be responsible for identifying and developing new client opportunities to advise companies on transformational change and capability building, leading confirmed project teams on day-to-day problem solving, team management and client management as well as bringing in deep functional knowledge, expertise and proprietary tools to every client situation.
You will also develop strategic client relationships while ensuring the highest quality client work and be an inspiring leader who commits time to developing new consulting staff.
  • Advanced degree; master's degree in business administration or food science, food ingredients or animal husbandry preferred
  • 8+ years of work experience after graduate school with a distinctive record of professional achievement and impact including experience within protein, dairy and alternative protein sector - poultry, beef, dairy, pork, etc., including alternative proteins
  • End-to-end understanding of protein, alt-protein and dairy value chains and performance drivers (from R&D / genetics to meat processing operations to downstream consumer dynamics)
  • Functional experience within operations, supply chain, procurement, strategy or commercial
  • Proven track record of developing new client relationships, driving organizational change and working with company senior leadership teams
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams; in-depth of knowledge/defined involvement in helping frame, design and execute solutions for challenging business situations
  • Team-orientation and collaborative approach; outstanding listening skills and the ability to manage through influence
  • Proven thought leadership within your industry space including production, syndication/publication of "marketable" knowledge
  • Exceptional intellectual and analytical curiosity; creative visionary who can manage innovation
  • Sophisticated executive demeanor, comfortable functioning at the highest levels of client organizations
  • Seasoned leader/director with strong entrepreneurial drive, who thrives on intellectual challenge and "raises the bar" in terms of client service delivery
  • Excellent presentation skills including strong verbal and writing capabilities
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - EAP - Expert Associate Principal
Function -
Industry - Agriculture
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Mon Nov 08 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Denver
LinkedIn Posting State/Province - Colorado
LinkedIn Posting Country - United States
LinkedIn Job Title - Associate Partner - Agriculture
LinkedIn Function - Consulting
LinkedIn Industry - Consumer Goods;Dairy;Food Production
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level

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McKinsey & Company is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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