Associate - Operations

  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Who You'll Work With

You will work with colleagues and clients to build sustainable value through delivering distinctive operations expertise. 
Our Operations practice assists our clients in solving complex operational challenges. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients' most critical problems.
When you join McKinsey, you are joining a firm whose culture is distinctive and inclusive. We will accelerate your development as a leader to create positive, enduring change in the world.
You will be based in our Osaka or Tokyo office as part of McKinsey’s Operations practice in Japan. 

What You'll Do

In this role, you will make an important contribution to the analysis, design and implementation of business performance approaches, developing tailor-made solutions and working closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results. This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations for presentation to client management. From there, you will implement those recommendations with client team members.
In addition, you will work in cooperation with our worldwide network of consultants to shape McKinsey's thinking in this area, continuously developing your own knowledge, as well as that of the firm. You’ll also gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm. 
Consultants receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams.


  • Undergraduate or master’s degree 
  • 5 - 10 years of professional experience in one of the key operations areas
    • Manufacturing
    • Procurement 
    • Supply Chain Management 
    • Product Development 
    • Service Operations 
    • Capital Expenditure 
  • Interest in operations service area for large organizations preferably in automotive, industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer goods/retail
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment 
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Business-level English (TOEIC 780 or above) 
  • For non-Japanese, advanced-level Japanese (Japanese Language Proficiency Test level)
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - ASC - Associate
Function - Operations
Industry - Aerospace & Defense;Automotive & Assembly;Capital Projects & Infrastructure;Chemicals;Consumer Packaged Goods;Electric Power & Natural Gas;Healthcare Systems & Services;High Tech;Industrials & Electronics;Life Sciences;Metals & Mining;Oil & Gas;Retail;Semiconductors;Telecommunications;Travel, Transport & Logistics
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