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Bain & Company Inc Manager, TSG Portfolio Management in Boston, Massachusetts


Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s 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 today’s 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.


This role will support the implementation and success of Bain’s technology strategy by ensuring we are making strategic investments in the right areas. Leveraging business acumen, a deep understanding of Bain’s business, and effectively partnering across different levels of the organization, this role will implement demand governance (capture firm priorities, define value, and frame tradeoffs needed to execute), increase capacity visibility, and drive complex major programs. This person will be a key advocate for delivering a world-class technology experience, demonstrate an appreciation for how the enterprise succeeds, and understand how information and technology contribute to that success. This role requires a self-starter able to independently identify value-add opportunities, take on challenges, and find solutions.

Portfolio Demand Management

  • Implement IT demand management model, to make our planning processes more agile and ensure our IT investments are persistently aligned with firm priorities

  • Serve as central intake point for IT demand, sourced from internal initiatives and business priorities, partnering with initiative owner to define value and impacts across technology teams (product and technical delivery)

  • Identify, recommend, and frame trade-off options required to deliver on our highest priorities, working with the Senior Manager of the OCIO

  • Drive decision on trade-offs and investment areas with CIO & TSG Leadership

Major Program Management

  • Support major programs, through overall governance and driving tactical execution of complex initiatives (e.g. M&A IT integration, PPM platform)

  • Help facilitate standing forums to connect program managers with each other and leadership for visibility and guidance

Capacity Visibility

  • Provide visibility into resource capacity across TSG

  • Work across IT verticals to understand allocations, capacity, and resource gaps, in order to ensure we have the right people invested in the right areas

  • Establish the right leadership forums to weigh tradeoffs and drive decision among CIO & TSG Leadership

  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5-8+ years of experience

  • Experience working with multiple large scale projects with multiple customer groups successfully

  • Experience translating needs between business and IT, to convey value/impacts

  • Experience leading projects or initiatives

  • Enterprise portfolio management experience is preferred

  • Able to see and articulate the big picture

  • Decisive: Have the experience and willingness to make tough decisions

  • Pragmatic: Find solutions rather than add complexity

  • Proactive: Behave as self-starters who spot issues that need to be addressed and take action

  • Persuasive: Able to influence change without having direct authority over it. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of their technical skill set

  • Collaborative: Know how to break down barriers and work with all involved to find solutions

  • Critical Thinker: Able to assess, internalize, and reconstruct a problem objectively to identify solutions/options

  • Data-driven: Strong data analytics and visualization skills, able to pull out insights to drive decisions among leadership is preferred


We are proud to be consistently recognized 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 Glassdoor’s 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 diversity and inclusion, women, LGBTQ and parents.

External Job Title: Manager, TSG Portfolio Management

ID: 2020-4508

Post: External Career Portal: 10/12/2020

External Company Name: Bain & Company Inc

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Street: 131 Dartmouth Street