Why Javelin Group?
As an Associate Consultant at Javelin Group, you will have responsibility from day one, unrivalled client contact, and the opportunity to acquire the suite of skills required of a first-class strategy consultant, as well as retail and consumer sector expertise.
You will work in a meritocratic environment, alongside people as bright and ambitious as yourself, and quickly be able to build in-depth knowledge of the retail and consumer sectors, while working with top clients on the most challenging questions and innovative solutions in the industry today.
Our defining characteristics of intellectual honesty, dedication to learning, retail and consumer expertise, and an open and collaborative working environment, have been central to our success so far. Clients know that they will get honest recommendations from us with the best interests of their shareholders in mind.
Specialist knowledge in a fast-paced industry
The scale, sophistication, and pace of change in retailing and consumer-facing industries makes our industry one of the most exciting to work in. As a graduate, the understanding of these businesses that you will rapidly develop with us will stand you in good stead for the future, whichever direction you choose to take in your career.
Learning from expert colleagues
All of our consultants are retail and consumer experts. Some have developed this knowledge through their consultancy career, while others have years of senior management experience at retailers working in supply chain management, buying & merchandising, store operations or ecommerce. We combine these different backgrounds and skills to provide the highest quality work for our clients. You too will benefit from this breadth of experience in the people you work with on a day-to-day basis.
Friendly and open culture
We have a very non-hierarchical and informal management style in which colleagues know that their opinions, whether about a project or about Javelin Group’s own direction, will be listened to and debated. The office is an enjoyable, inclusive place to work, with the friendly and open culture permeating throughout life at Javelin Group.
Continuous learning and feedback
We are committed to enhancing the retail expertise within our firm through training, rotation of staff across different types of projects, the development and transfer of industry-leading methodologies, and the allocation of time to explore new retail and consumer concepts and formats. We also hold weekly ‘Jav Uni’ sessions in which people from all teams present to the rest of the company on topics including recent projects, new industry developments, and essential consulting skills. Through our system of communities (in which we keep up to date with latest industry trends), graduates can quickly become subject matter experts within the team. Informal and formal feedback is encouraged throughout projects and during regular buddy and line manager meetings.
Meritocratic environment with quick progression
You will work in a meritocratic environment, and be judged on the quality of your work. There’s a culture of trust and responsibility allowing graduate Associate Consultants to gain client exposure, develop their skills and progress as quickly as they can. Three of the current Associate Directors in the Strategy practice joined Javelin Group fewer than 10 years ago as graduates.
Respect for work/life balance
Working hard is expected but we try to keep a fair work/life balance. Although long hours are required at peak times, there is no culture of presenteeism and project managers will try to consider any prior commitments.
We offer a base salary, which is highly competitive within the strategy consulting sector, and comprehensive benefits package.
Being (mostly) based in the London office means you can easily collaborate and learn from colleagues, as well as maintain a social life in London.