The Context Network is the world’s premier business management and strategy consulting firm providing services to agriculture, biotechnology, and food companies, and to government entities and NGOs. Major areas of expertise include: strategy development, opportunity analysis, R&D assessments, merger and acquisition support, product/portfolio management, regulatory compliance, industry benchmarking, competitive intelligence, and marketing intelligence/research. Context is comprised of a core of professional executive consultants and is complemented by a global network of hundreds of industry and subject matter experts on-site worldwide.

Role Overview

The Context Network seeks a confident, entrepreneurial, and decisive critical thinker to join our team of agribusiness management and strategy consultants. This individual will have industry experience and an MBA or equivalent degree completed on or before Summer 2018.

Responsibilities:

Consult with clients to identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues critical to clients’ strategic and operating success by thoroughly preparing for and conducting interviews, gathering required data, executing required analysis, identifying issues and problems, and recommending approaches to address them, testing the quality of data and reconciling data across sources, presenting facts and evidence in meetings and serving as an effective support resource to the team in client meetings.

Employ strategic business consulting skills to work with clients through all stages of strategy-based projects. Provide support on client assignments that help to develop a strategy and then refocus an organization on making that strategy a reality.

Day-to-day activities are often complex, dynamic, and varied. The job is essentially entrepreneurial in nature and project-based. Projects may vary in length and can involve an individual or a large team. They can be based at one site or across several states or international borders.

Qualifications:

  • MBA, MAB or related M.S.
  • 3+ years of related industry experience
  • Strong preference for management consulting or management experience with an agribusiness, biotechnology, food, or life sciences company
  • Must be able to travel up to 75% of the time

The focus of this position is a candidate who is confident and will take independent action with a sense of urgency. The ideal candidate has the ability to make difficult decisions and take responsibility for them. A well-suited candidate can react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and come up with practical ideas for dealing with them. The style is purposeful, directed at getting things done quickly. There is a great deal of challenge and pressure, and people and problems must be handled with confidence and determination.

The position requires a self-disciplined person who can handle details intermittently. This job requires self-assurance and competitive drive. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities. This is primarily a task-focused job, requiring a somewhat authoritative, directive leadership style that encourages results-driven, task-oriented collaboration.

Location: Negotiable

For more information, contact Tim Hammerich at Tim.Hammerich@contextnet.com.

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