After working in a big multinational company for several years, it was time for a change in my career. By coincidence, I discovered a McKinsey job on LinkedIn. The role perfectly fit my career ambitions, so I went for it.
I’ve found the types of challenges I face and the day-to-day work is very different as a consultant compared to industry – and that’s a very good thing. For example, during one engagement, I worked with several of my clients’ procurement teams to improve how they sourced services. I met people in several countries across Europe, learned about their local issues, and worked with them to develop insights and recommendations for their procurement processes. The work itself was very interesting, but the relationships I developed were the best part. I have a network of talented professionals throughout Europe now.
Michael is an associate with our Operations practice, based in Zurich. He focuses in procurement and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). He loves sports – skiing, diving, golf, long distance mountain running, etc. – and plays on several McKinsey sports teams.