Simon-Kucher stands for TopLine Power®, and our mission is to boost our clients’ revenues and profits. In the 1980s, we were the first consulting firm to use scientific methods to optimize product and service prices in real-world business situations. Today, we specialize in all four growth levers: strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. Thanks to our unrelenting focus, we have more experience in our areas of expertise than any other consultancy. Each year, we conduct a variety of more than 1,000 projects on these topics. Seeing clients succeed is what drives us, and we serve companies seamlessly around the world. Our experts work across all industries, regions, and continents, and for companies of all sizes, including hidden champions and unicorns.
Ravi, a consultant in Boston, was thrilled to find himself on a pricing project that saw a highly anticipated pharmaceutical product introduced into a market with a direct competitor launching simultaneously. Ravi and his team used quantitative and qualitative analysis and even game theory to predict market reactions and responses to the product. The results of the project fed into the client's strategic planning and business forecasting, and Simon-Kucher & Partners helped the company determine a pricing strategy each step of the way until the product launch. Said Ravi, “It’s exciting to be an integral part of the development and launch of cutting edge products and technologies.” Jon, a consultant with an MBA and a PhD in pathology, likes the fact that he’s able to be involved in projects related to his thesis topic through his involvement in pharmaceutical projects. Annette, a senior director in Zurich who joined Simon-Kucher & Partners in 2002, has worked on a variety of projects, from pricing strategy for e-books to setting the prices for tires for earth moving equipment: “The broad spectrum of projects keeps the job interesting, even after all these years”, she says, “And the people I work with are great- motivated, friendly and smart”.
Simon-Kucher & Partners is committed to growth and is currently in an excellent position. 2019 was an extremely successful financial year. Revenue grew by 16 percent to 401 million US Dollars (358 million euros) worldwide. Significant drivers to the impressive result in 2019 were strong business growth in the US and in the global Consumer Goods and Retail practice. And fortunately, as we grow, so do you. Mike, the consultant who counts his co-workers as friends inside and outside of the office, joined the company as an entry level consultant (C1) and has since been promoted three times in almost as many years. In that time, his responsibilities have increased significantly: where he was once guided through analyses by project managers, he now manages work streams, gives client presentations, and represents the firm at industry conventions.
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Simon-Kucher is an equal opportunity employer. Our associates come from diverse backgrounds. We welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds and are also looking for experienced individuals from both industry and consulting. The outlook for 2020 is optimistic, with significant revenue growth forecast. The consultancy will also significantly strengthen its manpower: In 2020 Simon-Kucher is planning to hire 500 new associates.
What do successful applicants at Simon-Kucher have in common? They have strong analytical, quantitative, and communication skills. They are strong leaders and critical thinkers. They thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, are willing to take the initiative and are eager to direct their own career development. Successful candidates enjoy working in teams and are able to play different roles as their team assignments change from project to project. They also share our core values.
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The final step in our application process is a set of interviews at a Simon-Kucher office. There will be “classic” interview questions focusing on your previous experience and your motivation for applying to Simon-Kucher. Most interviews will also include a business case, a brainteaser and/or an estimation question. All of these may involve some basic calculations. Of course, you will have an opportunity to ask questions yourself.
To better assist you in preparing for your interview, we recommend you review our case interview workshop guide.
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