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Resource Assistant - India Research and Insights (Contractor)

Gurgaon, Haryana
Posted: 11 February, 2019

Job Descriptoin


  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputed institute
  • Strong written/verbal communications skills
  • Broad understanding of business and general trends and issues strongly preferred; with comfort with business concepts
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Inquisitive, investigative nature
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Professional attitude and service orientation; team player
  • Willing to work in a highly demanding and results-oriented team environment

Who You'll Work With

You will be part of the India Research and Insights team in our Knowledge Centre located in Gurgaon. The India research team specializes in local content expertise on India level topics through secondary and primary research. This group helps client teams in India deliver on high impact projects that span across multiple industry sectors and functional domains across India. This group provides support to McKinsey consulting teams across the globe. The Knowledge Centre has grown into McKinsey’s largest research unit, comprising of more than 1700 knowledge management professionals across 90 cities.

What You'll Do

You will work with consultants and fellow researchers to understand, dis-aggregate, and prioritize their information needs.

In this role you will help McKinsey teams determine the most appropriate solution to the issues they are working on, effectively balancing quality, availability, timeliness, and cost limitations. By leveraging global electronic databases, and the McKinsey knowledge management network, you will collect, summaries, synthesis and form a well-structured perspective based on the relevant facts. You will communicate the end products (e.g., frameworks, PowerPoint charts, summaries, fact packs, excel spreadsheets) to the teams in a clear and synthesized manner, using the McKinsey format and style.

This role also entails you playing a dispatcher role during the India time zone. In this capacity, the you will act like the first port of call for questions coming from consulting teams, and will be involved in scoping requests, clarifying doubts on the request, managing the communications process with teams, setting expectations around deliverable and timelines and allocating work to available researchers.

During the entire process, you will be expected to use strong judgement, problem solving skills and business understanding to ensure that we are delivering the best to our clients. You will need to manage resources of time and costs effectively and balance customer needs with practical perspectives.

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