Knowledge Analyst-Growth & Innovation Analytics
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
As a Knowledge Analyst (KA) within BCG's Center for Growth & Innovation Analytics, CFS Practice Area, you will work in a growing global team, providing functional expertise, original analyses, thought partnership and insights, working together with BCG case and proposal teams to deliver customized knowledge assets and expert advisory. You will execute and coordinate complex research and analysis requests across regions, with a focus on patent/IP analytics, scientific papers, funding, and networks (e.g., benchmarking, usage of practice proprietary tools, conducting Intellectual Prop. or networks related research and analysis on relevant industries or companies). Deliver original analysis and insights to consulting team and provide thought partnership.

In addition, you will support with guidance from senior colleagues, your topic/sector in developing intellectual property & knowledge assets and managing content on internal BCG websites, ensuring availability of latest, high-quality content. You will also support business development and go-to-market efforts of the topic business, as opportunities arise, contributing research and analysis to marketing efforts.

BCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world's best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible-and unlocking your potential to advance the world.
The Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice is one of BCG's functional practice areas. The CFS practice develops-and commercializes-fresh and practical perspectives on the critical strategic challenges confronting our clients: developing the right corporate strategy, managing assets, driving growth, fostering innovation, and achieving sustainability. We also seek to enhance the corporate strategy proficiency of both our clients and our client-service teams.

* Applying topic expertise when contributing to building and deploying a product/tool/data, taking different client contexts into account
* Strong, proven analytical and conceptual capabilities. A curious frame of mind, asking the right questions, ability to tolerate and move beyond ambiguity are important attributes.
* High work ethic, client-service-excellence mindset, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple parallel tasks is a key trait in individuals that succeed in this role.
* Working collaboratively and effectively in a group dynamic often virtual, proficient in agile ways of working
* Communicating with senior stakeholders, being credible and proactive
* Framing, structuring, and sharing intellectual property, with the ability to write clearly and concisely
* Working creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment
* Flexibility and bring a curious and creative mindset, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
* Ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity
* Interacting with internal and external stakeholders while working in a global collaborative team environment across timezones

* Bachelor's or Master's Degree (preferred) with high academic achievement required, particularly in areas of chemistry, engineering, computer science, applied math/physics, or life sciences.
* 1-3 years' of work experience with IP knowledge/ research, IP analytics, data science or consulting experience.
* Prior experience or background in IP/ patent research, technology transfer, or patent analytics is desirable.
* Expert knowledge of Excel, Access, network visualization and analysis tools (e.g. Giphy, others), social network/ sentiment analysis and/or basic programming capabilities (Python, R) will be an added asset.
* Strong analytical skills, ability & desire to work with large datasets and demonstrated attention to detail.

As a Knowledge Analyst you will collaborate with global topic leads and colleagues across BCG to bring expertise and capabilities to the service of our internal and external clients. Our team is made up of a diverse pool of knowledge positions that allow us to pursue exciting, innovative knowledge careers.
The Knowledge Team (KT) is a group of functional and/or industry experts leveraging deep domain knowledge to enable insight for case teams and clients. KT members are affiliated to BCG Practice Areas, plugged into the strategic agenda and building and deploying leading edge IP data tools/assets to deliver insight.

BCG's Knowledge Team members are staffed on cases and help co-create insights with case teams and clients through expert perspectives on industry trends, delivery of proprietary data or tools in a particular function and complex research and analysis of market information. KT members also support the PA's business development and proposals and help to organize and codify the knowledge that enables BCG to deliver superior business value for its clients.

The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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