Kearney is a global management consulting firm that has long specialized in sourcing, procurement, and operations. The firm works with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations. Their services include analytics, digital transformation and innovation, new market growth, procurement, IT, and sustainability.
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As one of the stronger challenger brands in global consulting, Kearney’s APAC operations are critical to its continued growth. With that in mind, the company seems to be benefiting from a few senior personnel changes of late—notably in Japan—and is well-positioned to take advantage of a post-COVID rebound in business thanks to its combined strategic and operations expertise.
As an employer, the experience Kearney offers to potential hires in APAC seems to vary from country to country. While not uncommon across such a diverse region, it does mean that it is worth making close inquiries about specific practices, benefits and so on as part of the interview process. Despite this, the firm’s commitment to development and training, coupled with...
As a consultancy, Kearney has a rich heritage that dates back to the 1920s, with the founding of McKinsey & Company and the arrival of consulting as a profession. James Oscar McKinsey set up his original firm in Chicago in 1926, and one of the first partners hired three years later was a gentleman by the name of Andrew Thomas Kearney. Following McKinsey's death in 1939, the firm's two offices—one in New York and one in Chicago—split, with Kearney taking the latter and focusing the company's attention on operations and manufacturing.
Today, that one small Chicago office has grown into a monster of a firm, with a truly global reach; it has offices in more than 40 countries across the world. And, of course, as it has grown over its nearly 90-year history, the company has diversified its operations. Now boasting a w...