Oliver Wyman Associate

Oliver Wyman - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Oliver Wyman Associate




Who We Are

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.

The Firms capabilities and intellectual capital are enhanced by our deep industry expertise, geographic range, analytical rigor, and hands-on, collaborative approach. Our professionals see what others dont, challenge conventional thinking, and consistently deliver innovative, customized solutions. We also work side by side with senior executives to accelerate execution through a blend of behavioral and management approaches.

As a result, we have a tangible impact on clients top and bottom lines. Our clients are the CEOs and executive teams of the Global 100 companies.

Why Join Us

Our work is marked by exceptional impact for our clients. By consistently producing results, we have earned a reputation for quality work and attractive career opportunities.

-A growing, entrepreneurial firm with exceptional economics; global revenues exceeded $2.0 BN in 2018

-Work with our clients senior management from Day one to solve challenging problems

-A meritocratic eco system that provides for rapid development without an MBA

-Specialization at your own pace, with the opportunity to work across multiple industries

-Significant international assignments & attractive compensation for performance

-Programs to ensure work-life quality & career flexibility through our FlexOW talent initiatives including: 10/11 month work years or sabbaticals, non-profit fellowships, and corporate externships

-An open, respectful, and inclusive culture that welcomes, values, and supports all colleagues as they are

-A company that is committed to having fun & providing a springboard to exciting future career options

- Continuous training available at all levels & across various domains

-You will be part of a new growing office in Johannesburg.

The Role and Responsibilities

Experienced professionals bring us the know-how to make lasting change for our clients and our company. We are not typical management consultants. We provide industry- and discipline-specific knowledge and expertise, which amplifies our impact and helps us shape the future for our clients. Oliver Wyman is a diverse, entrepreneurial, non-competitive partnership of individuals who like to pursue new opportunities or build a unique franchise doing what they do best in a collegial, fun environment.

ASSOCIATE break down complex problems into discrete tasks, identifying the key aspects of a problem and directing the focus of junior consultants to those elements. You will effectively plan and execute analysis as well as identify the core issues in complex analyses in order to be able to craft suitable recommendations. Youll work side by side with clients and your project team members to move projects forward and manage small teams to get the work done. Clients and colleagues look to Associates for unique insight into the subject area which they have chosen


Clients hire Oliver Wyman for specialized expertise, the ideal candidate will have most of the following:

  • At least 4-6 years of relevant experience, ideally with a top-tier strategy consulting firm (or similar organization).

  • Knowledge within Financial Services

  • A strong background in strategic problem solving with demonstrable analytical skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in both formal and informal settings

  • Fluent in English

  • An undergraduate or advanced degree from a top academic program
  • Know how to take the initiative, seeking out opportunities to learn new skills and put the ones youve already got to good use - Not just intelligence, but creativity too: youll be ready to come up with novel ideas to solve our clients biggest problems
  • Have an aptitude for analytical work, like sniffing out clues in massive data sets or hunting down the key issues in a hugely complex challenge

A willingness to work fluidly and respectfully with our incredibly talented team.



Were serious about making OW a rewarding, progressive, enjoyable and balanced place to work.

  • Self-starters and free thinkers who work well in a team

    We are individuals who are self-starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do

  • Common aspiration, collective endeavour, shared success

    We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us

  • Straightforward, open, respectful interaction
    We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion
  • Opportunity without artificial barriers
    We value merit and believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity

  • Balanced lives

    We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm. We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each others time, and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for peoples personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues.


Min education
University attendance
Required experience
6 Years
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Oliver Wyman

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