Senior Manager, Data,Development Senior Manager, Data,Development …

Bain Company Incorporated
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Oct 20
Bain Company Incorporated
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Oct 20
Senior Manager, Data,Development
> Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Returning Candidate? Senior Manager, Data Venture Development Job Location US-GA-Atlanta | US-MA-Boston | US-TX-Dallas | US-IL-Chicago Job ID 2020-4468 Posted Date 9/4/2020 Category Advanced Analytics Type Regular Full-Time Location : Location US-GA-Atlanta


Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the worlds most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 59 offices in 37 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest over $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling todays urgent challenges in education, racial and social equity, economic development and the environment. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients. We proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry, and our clients have outperformed the stock market 4-to-1


The Proprietary Data Ventures group drives the development, commercialization, and day-to-day running of Bains proprietary datasets and data businesses.  The Data Ventures team is led by the EVP, Data Ventures.  This role reports to the Director/Senior Director, Data Venture Development, who is on the Proprietary Data Ventures Leadership Team.  The Data Ventures teams remit is to grow both Bains core consulting business model through differentiated data insights, as well as expand into distinct adjacent revenue streams through the commercialization of data solutions, which will be developed through build/buy/partner pursuits.


This role is responsible for leading initiatives to identify, evaluate, develop, and launch new data businesses for Bain.  For select industry and capability sectors, the Senior Manager, Data Venture Development will be on point to lead the end-to-end analysis of potential data businesses, which could be developed through build, buy, or partnership avenues.  This role will lead the lifecycle of data business development, starting with ideation, through due diligence and business case development, piloting of approved concepts, and launch of a commercialized business.  This role will collaborate with the broader Proprietary Data Ventures function, as well as other centers of Innovation across Bain, to originate and evaluate data business ideas.  It is expected that, at any point in time, this role will be pursuing 2 to 3 potential initiatives, leveraging broader Bain resources to bring new business concepts to market.


Source new data business opportunities

  • Evaluate the ecosystem for data providers for prioritized practice areas
  • Develop relationships with key data providers
  • Build top-of-funnel pipeline for data pursuits

Assess data business ideas

  • Shape the business opportunity for potentially attractive opportunities
  • Lead ideation and business development with third party firms, for partnering as well as acquisition pursuits
  • For prioritized data business initiatives, lead the process to assess strategic and financial value from data initiatives, and assemble business cases for formal review

Advance, close, and build out initiatives

  • Manage data business initiative(s) through tollgates, to close
  • Lead discussions internally to secure approvals
  • Develop and execute on go-to-market plans for approved data initiatives



  • Bachelors degree required
  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Strategic thought leadership and general management business acumen
  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • Business negotiation with third parties
  • Relationship development with external partners and internal senior stakeholders
  • Strong collaborator
  • Flexibility to adapt focus of role based on evolving business needs
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%


  • Masters degree in relevant discipline
  • 1+ years of management consulting
  • Business negotiation with third parties

Irrespective of an individuals specific background, the successful candidate will be: 

  • Collaborative  someone who knows how to work with and through others to drive results and make change happen, as well is customer service orientated
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive, and productive -  someone who knows how to prioritize what needs to be done and rallies colleagues to get things accomplished; roll up the sleeves type of attitude
  • Bright  both insightful and creative, with strong problem-solving skills and pragmatic, with a practical, real-world sense of what is actually do-able. Possesses an affinity for data-driven insights to make decisions, and able to harness knowledge and expertise of the best content to support the Practice
  • Articulate and compelling in his/her oral and written communication skills; engaging and concise with interpersonal presence; adaptable across executive, technical and Bain audiences
  • Energetic, with drive, enthusiasm, and natural skills in relationship development; well-connected, with an extensive network of potentially relevant relationships
  • Inspirational Leadership - track record of managing high-performing, service-oriented team members, motivating and developing colleagues above and below their own tenure
  • great colleague and teammate - passionate about the task at hand and fun to be around; someone with whom Bainies and clients go out of their way to work


We are proud to be as one of the world's best places to work, a champion of diversity and a model of social responsibility. We are currently ranked the #1 consulting firm on Glassdoors Best Places to Work list, and we have maintained a spot in the top four on Glassdoor's list for the last 12 years. We believe that diversity, inclusion and collaboration is key to building extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally.  We are publicly recognized by external parties such as Fortune, Vault, Mogul, Working Mother, Glassdoor and the Human Rights Campaign for being a great place to work for .



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