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At McKinsey Analytics, you’ll help clients harness data to solve their toughest challenges.
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Why McKinsey Analytics?

Given the unprecedented proliferation of data in the world today and our clients’ growing need to understand and capture value from it, McKinsey Analytics is rapidly expanding. Ongoing investments in our people and technology platform, combined with acquisitions of leading-edge firms like QuantumBlack and Risk Dynamics, have made us one of the largest and most esteemed advanced analytics consultancies today. Combining state-of-the-art tools and techniques with McKinsey’s 85-plus years of experience, we enable our clients to improve their performance through data and become analytics-driven organizations.

A critical part of McKinsey’s mission is to create an unrivaled environment for exceptional people, and nowhere is this more evident than in McKinsey Analytics. We pride ourselves on fostering an atmosphere of ongoing learning and development for those seeking to constantly enhance their capabilities and knowledge. Through efforts like internal grant programs, continuing education, and secondment opportunities, learning and skills-improvement opportunities are endless for our data professionals around the world.

What we do

Our work across the analytics landscape is driven by experts with a broad range of analysis, coding, modelling, design, and system-architecture disciplines. We apply these to achieve measurable and outsize impact on real-world problems such as reducing crime, improving healthcare, optimizing manufacturing, and improving customer experiences. Examples around the world include:

  • In China, a team developed a route-optimization and scheduling model for one of the largest logistics companies to address its supply-and-demand needs and reduce cost, vehicle demand, and distance travelled. It resulted in a lowered carbon footprint and hard cost savings of 65 percent.
  • In the United States, a team simulated mining operations to identify the bottlenecks with the highest waiting times for a North American gold mining client, identifying opportunities to raise capacity by 20-40 percent.
  • In Europe, a team enabled a major pharmaceutical client to reduce trial times for a pharmaceutical client by 15 percent (a significant improvement in an industry in which each extra day of a trial can cost the company $1 million), while improving safety along the way.

What we look for

Whether your background is in consulting, industry, or academia, there are opportunities for you to learn and lead within McKinsey Analytics. Our teams are made up of individuals with a diverse range of skill sets—such as data scientists, former CIA analysts, physicians, and experienced factory-line managers. Many of our colleagues possess advanced degrees, such as PhD, MBA, MS, and others.

A McKinsey career opens doors

What awaits you at McKinsey? The opportunity to be at your best by working on meaningful projects with a team of colleagues and clients.

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McKinsey Analytics has dedicated hubs in major cities, such as Düsseldorf, Gurgaon, London, Madrid, New York, San Francisco, São Paolo, Shanghai, Singapore, and Waltham—in addition to a presence in many of our other 100-plus offices around the world.

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If you are looking to solve real-world challenges that deliver data-driven insight impact for our clients, we want to speak with you. McKinsey Analytics accepts applications throughout the year.

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