General Management
Lead Consultant

Polymath
Bogota, Colombia

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LEAD CONSULTANT

Polymath Ventures is a company builder. We create innovative large-scale businesses from scratch, using a combination of design and business-thinking.

Polymath has grown tremendously over the last 6 years of operation, with 8 ventures launched and over 300 amazing staff across the portfolio. Our methodologies and practices are recognized across the region, which has led us to build PV Consulting – one of the most talented teams in Latin America applying our knowledge and learnings to help our corporate clients recognise, validate and realize new revenue potential through venture building through 3 to 6 months-long consulting projects.

About the role

As a Lead Consultant, you will combine structured frameworks with a hands-on approach to help clients build and launch new ventures, products and services. By merging your analytical, operational and creative skillset, you will help turn ideas into reality for a successful go-to-market or scale-up of a venture in Latin America.

Venture design & implementation

  • Conduct the ecosystem analysis, distilling relevant industry, market and trend insights
  • Test and validate assumptions while creating a sensitivity analysis for key business drivers
  • Quantify business value and funding models
  • Identify partners for regulatory requirements or support needs
  • Define the commercial launch and go-to-market strategy
  • Define the investment business case and outline key performance, measurement and reporting frameworks
  • Develop and refine new methodologies and tools based on continuous project learnings
  • Conduct ethnographic research and lead concepting and brainstorming workshops

Client management

  • Engage directly with senior corporate client stakeholders and ensure all perspectives are appropriately represented
  • Co-lead client workshops and meetings, and execute regular top-quality deliverables to synthetize results
  • Manage project scope and client expectations 

Leadership

  • Outline key team roles and responsibilities across work streams
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team, establish work flows, estimate levels of efforts and facilitate knowledge sharing
  • Strong team coaching and development skills 

We are looking for individuals with the following characteristics

We are looking for empathetic and collaborative self-starters that feel comfortable in fast-paced highly ambiguous environments. Ideally, you are a quick thinker that is able to use business methods with a design mindset and are not afraid to roll up your sleeves, speak your mind and have fun at work!

On the more formal side of things, you will have:

  • A master’s degree (MBA preferred)
  • +5 years strategy or management consulting experience with a proven track record of strategy development, business planning and economic modelling
  • Digital consulting experience a plus
  • +2 year experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in high-pressure environments
  • Solid understanding of agile and lean methodologies
  • Strong facilitating and communication skills – fluent in English and Spanish a must
  • Willingness and ability to move to Colombia for 3 to 6 months

Why work with us

  • Work alongside top international strategists, entrepreneurs, marketers, designers and engineers
  • Gain exposure to Polymath’s model of designing and growing new businesses in emerging markets
  • Benefit from a flat and open organizational structure that allows for a high level of responsibility and personal growth
  • Experience a strong team culture with regular business and social events
  • Gain work experience in Latin America and expand your client portfolio
  • The possibility of a full-time position at Polymath at the end of the project


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About Polymath

Polymath Ventures is a company builder for emerging markets. Using a combination of business and design-thinking, Polymath creates new business ventures — from scratch, to scale massively across Latin America. Our companies address the latent needs of the growing middle class through innovative products and services.



More about Polymath
8

Fully operating companies designed, launched, and grown.

350

Talented and passionate individuals from across the globe working to build great companies.

$26M

Funding raised for our ventures.

3

countries where our companies operate