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Strategy Managing Director, MC Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Strategy Managing Director, MC

BDO USA, LLP - Cleveland, OH

Posted: 5/13/2024 - Expires: 8/11/2024

Job ID: 273387004


Job Description

Job Summary:

The Strategy Managing Director is responsible for planning, managing, executing and architecting multi-service line solutions representing all Management Advisory Services (MAS) lines including strategy, finance transformation, operations improvement, and digital transformation. This position coordinates sales, delivery and team growth in the marketplace through the respective service line leads.

In this role, is charged with managing our pursuit, close and service delivery activities, including managing teams of professionals through all potential project stages of diagnostic, planning, solution design and solution delivery include managing engagement economics, accurate status reporting, quality control and legal risks to the Firm. This role is responsible for ensuring exceptional client service and high-quality engagement deliverables. The Managing Director also spends a significant amount of time marketing and networking for new business, including identifying, pursuing and leading new business proposals. In addition, the Managing Director works with Practice Leaders to build and expand services related to core market offerings of the practice.

Job Duties:

Business Development:

Collaborates with Partners and fellow Managing Directors in identifying, pursuing and winning new business opportunities
Leads BDO pitch team, architecting solutions for middle market and selective large and global company opportunities
Oversees and Manages team in responding to new business inquiries
Cross-sells other BDO services (forensics, corporate finance, valuation, tax, due diligence, litigation, assurance, etc.)
Assists with the expansion of Management Advisory Services service offerings
Identifies expansion opportunities for the MAS practice, and communicates such opportunities to practice leadership
Works closely with practice leadership to manage marketing and business development activities within practice
Oversees development of draft proposals and reports, and completes research, when needed
Develops thought leadership for MAS practice by developing whitepapers and presentations on topics relevant to clients and the profession

Engagement Project Leadership:

Drives professional, exceptional, high quality client service
Oversees, guides and mentors managers and staff on professional client service delivery excellence
Takes lead role in preparing and executing BDO engagement strategy as project leader in consultation with engagement partner
Serves as a high-level contact for clients regarding all questions and information, including progress, challenges encountered, and issues identified
Identifies, grows and maintains strategic relationships with client personnel, including members of client management
Ensures the development of efficient and effective project plans and project controls
Ensures client service team appropriately analyzes client's performance through financial results, KPIs and market growth
Ensures the client service team provides exceptional client service, and develops advanced level deliverables and/or solutions to client issues and opportunities
Reviews and approves engagement budgets, and identifies opportunities to improve engagement efficiencies, where possible
Ensures engagement metrics are achieved, manages the preparation of periodic and timely billings, and adjustments to engagement realization, as needed
Identifies and informs managers and staff to utilize all available research aids (as practical), including databases and trade publications, to develop understanding of client's industry
Prepares formal and informal presentations for client meetings for status and reporting purposes
Travel 50% or more for project engagements
Other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Ensures MAS Managers, Senior Associates and Associates are trained on all relevant software, practice tools and processes
Evaluates the performance of MAS Managers, Senior Associates and Associates, and assists in the development of goals and objectives to enhance professional development, as assigned
Leads MAS strategic initiatives
Acts as mentor to MAS Managers, Senior Associates and Associates, as appropriate
Acts as a leader, and projects a professional, positive attitude toward client and firm personnel

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor's degree, required; degree with a focus in Business, Accounting, Engineering or Supply Chain Management, preferred
Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), preferred


Fifteen (15) or more years of relevant experience within operations, strategy, supply chain, and/or solutions delivery, required
Eight (8) or more years of experience planning, managing, executing and architecting multi-service line solutions including strategy, finance transformation, operations improvement, or digital transformation, required
Five (5) or more years' experience working within company organizational leadership, C-Suite business or management advisory, required
Five (5) or more years' experience in C- Level client sales, marketing and successfully managing multiple client pursuits and proposal efforts, required
Five (5) or more years' experience in Advisory Consulting, required




Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, required



Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Experience with and ability to sell at C-Level with both private and public companies from $10MM to over $10B in sales
Strong leadership skills, and willingness to mentor staff
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and proposal skills
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills, with ability to exercise mature judgment
Ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, negotiate and manage change
Ability to develop and maintain a diverse network of referral sources
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
Capable of effectively managing a team of consulting professionals, and delegating work assignments
Ability to encourage a team environment, and contribute to the professional development of assigned personnel
Ability to act as primary contact, and provide an executive presence on assigned engagements
Ability to successfully interact, develop and maintain relationships with professionals at all levels, both internal and external

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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