A Manager is an experienced management consultant and the day-to-day project leader who delivers professional services to clients. A Manager's position usually requires 3-5 years of experience in other top management consulting firms or equivalent industry experience.
Directure provides a wide variety of challenging opportunities for Managers to further develop their careers with increasing levels of responsibility. Managers play a vital role throughout the entire project life cycle from the sales process to managing projects to creating and delivering quality presentations and final reports.
Together with Partners, Managers are directly involved in the sales process as they are usually the primary point of contact for the client. Additionally, Managers deal with the structuring of a project and designing project sub-tasks, such as research and analyses.
During the course of a project, Managers are responsible for supervising the project team as well as client interaction.
A Manager's role may involve extensive time on site with the client and other project members. During these phases Managers are responsible for scheduling and providing frequent updates at the client as well as collecting data and interviewing client personnel.
Follow-up work is vital to the success of any consulting firm and usually a direct result of a smooth successful engagement. Therefore, maintaining high standards for quality, timeliness and professional conduct falls primarily to the Project Manager. Finally, Managers must ensure the transfer of project findings to the client by supervising the preparation and delivery of a final presentation and report including all necessary support materials.
Managers at Directure are also given responsibility for significant internal tasks such as recruiting and training, thereby capturing and leveraging knowledge.
Qualifications for becoming a Manager include an MBA or applicable advanced degree(s) as well as a minimum of 3-5 years consulting or industry experience. Engineering and/or financial backgrounds are a plus. Managers must be skilled in written and oral communications and have substantial experience in managing projects with client interaction.