Career & Job Application at Simon-Kucher & Partners

Career & Application at Simon-Kucher & Partners

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About Simon-Kucher & Partners

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global management consulting firm with 930 employees in 33 offices worldwide. The focus is on strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. Founded in 1985, Simon-Kucher & Partners has more than 30 years of experience and is regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor.

Consultants at Simon-Kucher & Partners consider themselves as true profit experts and help their clients to sustainably boost their profits. Their projects typically achieve a profitability improvement of 100 to 500 basis points. With the TopLine Power® approach, Simon-Kucher focuses on improving the top line instead of cutting costs. In recent years, many companies have achieved considerable improvements on the cost side, and have now taken cost cutting as far as it can go. Not so with the top line, where there is still enormous potential.

Typical areas and topics are:

  • Strategy (growth and competition strategies, new business models, product and market entry strategies, etc.)

  • Marketing (marketing strategies and efficiency programs, meaningful segmentation, organization and operations, loyalty marketing, etc.)

  • Pricing (avoiding price wars, innovation pricing, effective price execution, discount systems, global pricing, etc.)

  • Sales (sales force effectiveness, channel management, sales organization/strategy, key account management, etc.)

  • Holistic TopLine Power® programs (change management, organization of commercial functions, KPIs, etc.)

Your career at Simon-Kucher & Partners

Consultants are often highly motivated and ambitious individuals, and Simon-Kucher's motto, “Grow faster. With us.” acknowledges the company's commitment to helping you shape your career with them. Promotions are based on individual performance, which is comprehensively reviewed approximately every six months. There is no standard timeline for promotions or an up-or-out philosophy, so you and your performance determine how quickly you move up.

From day one at Simon-Kucher, you’ll be given a chance to assume a great deal of responsibility and freedom. “Grow faster. With us.” means that they will work to help you find a balance between tackling challenging projects and developing a solid foundation of tools and expertise.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Q&As

Best answer so far out of 4 answers:
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

Elias is absolutely right, consulting is not for everyone - nothing wrong with this btw, some of the most successful founders probably would never have made good consultants, yet many of us former-MBB... (more)

Best answer so far out of 3 answers:
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi, It depends on the case. Sometimes you need to take into account all the 3 types of pricing and define the right strategy. 1. Cost-based pricing - you actually check what are the costs and a... (more)

Best answer so far:
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

The usual rule, for most firms, is 1-2 years. If you feel like you would rather the firm not see the feedback from your previous interviews, you can always reapply with a new email.

Best answer so far:
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

If you have very little time to prep, I would try start with the basics of approaching cases rather than trying to learn specifics about pricing cases. A good place to start is to read Case In Point a... (more)

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