Keep in Touch with Operations

Are you interested in topics such as lean manufacturing, Industry 4.0, process optimization, purchasing, or product development? Are you passionate about shaping the future of operations?

Keep in Touch with Operations is an exclusive community that provides the opportunity to get to know and gain insights into the work of McKinsey’s European Operations Practice. The program invites students and professionals with experience in the field of operations to connect, broaden their horizons, and find out how they can make real operational impact through future opportunities within our Operations Practice.
By joining Keep in Touch with Operations, you will receive regular updates about our firm, gain deeper insights into the world of an operations consultant, and have the chance to meet our experts, who will share their stories about how they achieved their professional and life goals.

Join Keep in Touch with Operations

Stefania Pellegrinelli

Practice Specialist in McKinsey's Operations Practice in Milan

“McKinsey’s Keep in Touch program opened my eyes to McKinsey’s Operations Practice and the multitude of the sectors and topics it covered, ranging from Global Energy and Materials, Advanced Industries, Digital Manufacturing, to Product Development and Supply Chain. It was a unique opportunity to attend inspiring webinars, get in contact with senior consultants, and be constantly updated on McKinsey events.”

Would you like to learn more about McKinsey's Operations Practice?

The Program

Keep in Touch with Operations provides it's members with special access to McKinsey’s Operations Practice. You can gain fascinating insights into the world of consulting and on hot topics in all areas of operations. Consultants from our Operations Practice are eager to give you insights into their work as well as share their personal stories. At the same time, this exclusive community gives you the opportunity to build a network with other people who have a passion for operations and developing solutions for the future. 
As a member of Keep in Touch with Operations, you have access to a wide range of benefits, including:
  • Regional get-togethers for personal exchanges between Operations Practice consultants and Keep in Touch with Operations members
  • Access to an exclusive online portal for Keep in Touch with Operations members
  • Quarterly Web-based presentations and trainings to develop your functional and personal skills. Presentations range from hot topics in all fields of operations (e.g., digital disruptions in supply chain management) and trainings help with the development of soft skills (e.g., interview coaching, giving and receiving feedback) and provide guidance on how to prepare for interviews with McKinsey’s Operations Practice
  • Regular updates on upcoming events and career opportunities
  • A personal contact person in Operations Recruiting, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about applying to or joining McKinsey.

Would you like to learn more about our Operations Excellence Program?

Italo Petitti

Engagement Manager in McKinsey's Operations Practice in Brussels

“I became a member of the Keep in Touch program after a dinner organized by McKinsey in Brussels. Although I was really interested, I could not apply for a position in the firm directly and almost decided to abandon the idea. The Keep in Touch program helped me staying connected to the firm and provided a fair view of what the firm does and what it means to be part of it. I am quite convinced that without the Keep in Touch program, I would not be having such a great experience at McKinsey!"

Apply Now

Apply for Keep in Touch with Operations – our retention program for bachelor, master, MBA, or PhD students and professionals with experience in the field of operations.

Your application should include your CV, and if you would like, you can also submit transcripts and certificates, including all relevant grades, from high school and/or university.

We assure you that your details will only be used in connection with Keep in Touch with Operations. Refusal to the program will not affect the evaluation of an application to McKinsey in any other context or at a later date.

Should you have any questions, please contact Elisabeth van Schewick via e-mail at

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Elisabeth van Schewick

European Operations Practice