From your description, the best position you can get is to be an Associate (McKinsey) /Consultant (BCG, Bain) given you are coming from Top/Targeted MBA.
McKinsey barely hires Exp Hire people directly at EM above level, but they do. So, who are they? I can speak from my exp at McKinsey.
- Ex-manager level from other MBB or Senior Manager from other top-tier firms and must have:
- A solid consulting background (have the "know-how" to navigate in consulting)
- Exposure to project management skill
- Exposure to people management skill
- Have clients handling experience as advisors/consultants
- 10-15 years exp at VP/SVP/Director level from the industry, but must have:
- From a reputable organization if not Forbes 500
- Experiences in leading big projects/transformation from time to time
- Experiences in leading cross-functional team/project for at least 5-8 years
- Exposures in leading a high-caliber team in the last 3-5 years
- Deep understanding/knowledge of their industry
As an EM, you are no longer making excel or ppt on day to day basis (as this is already a hygiene/basic), you will have your team to do that. BUT, they need directions, quality check, and higher-level problem solver to help them accomplish the work - and that's EM's daily works on top of dealing with partners, project sponsors, working team clients, scope creeps, etc.
Whenever McKinsey hired EM from exp hire, they usually put them as an Associate (with EM pay) for at least 1 cycle (6 months) to get the person up to speed and understand the pain, the work, the hustle of being a consultant as well as get your hygiene right (PPT, Excel, Client handling, Problem Solving, etc.). After 1-2 good cycles, then they will act as normal EM.