Propeller is an employee-owned management consulting firm with offices in Portland, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Denver. We’re consultants, fixers, and change makers - but mostly we're a company full of people who love the adventure of solving complex problems.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Portland, OR, Propeller has grown to over 120 employees. In 2020, we were named to Fortune’s 100 Best Medium Workplaces and have received repeated local and national recognition for our firm’s commitment to employees, fast growth, and service to the communities in which we work.
Propeller may be for you if you love taking on difficult challenges and delivering creative solutions. When you don’t have all the answers, you’ll roll up your sleeves and dig in to find them. You are curious. You thrive in the unknown. You have the grit and tenacity to continue moving projects forward while guiding clients and project teams through ambiguous challenges.
The Opportunity: As Propeller continues to grow, we are looking for a servant leader to develop our Data & Analytics Practice. Our projects are often complex and global; involve large client teams and executive stakeholders; and require creativity, commitment to quality, and functional expertise in cloud-based data architectures and advanced analytics.
Reporting to Propeller’s CEO, this is a unique opportunity to lead and grow Propeller’s Data & Analytics Practice. You’ll guide the Data & Analytics Practice team to develop and refine service offerings, while partnering with account management and business development teams to identify, scope and deliver a wide variety of data and analytics solutions for our clients. You'll coach and mentor consultants of varying experience levels to develop their skills while ensuring high quality delivery and client satisfaction.
6-12 years of experience in data and software engineering, analytics, business intelligence, management consulting, or other relevant roles
Proven ability to develop relationships, drive new business, and design creative solutions to a client's most complex problems
Strong domain knowledge and ability leading analytics, data science, data engineering, or business intelligence teams
Fluency in common data science and data engineering languages, machine learning and predictive analytics, and proficiency in database design and big data technologies
Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.); one or more relevant certifications preferred
Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (e.g. data science, computer science, engineering, etc.); advanced degree and/or MBA preferred
Commitment to personal growth and ability to mentor and motivate team members of all skill levels
A strong bias toward action, natural curiosity, and an eagerness to go above and beyond
Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% of the time
At Propeller you will:
Grow Propeller’s Data & Analytics Practice using a combination of business development, thought leadership, high-quality project delivery, and talent development
Discover, scope, and oversee delivery of a wide variety of Data & Analytics solutions for our clients
Model a people first approach through effective coaching, mentoring, development of career paths, and modeling superior management and leadership skills
Participate in industry forums, events, and speaking engagements, and internal training, helping to further build Propeller’s voice and presence as a leader in this domain
Foster relationships with business partners and find consensus within large groups of stakeholders with disparate objectives and needs
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation:
We believe in fairly and equally compensating our employees for their time and experience. We do that by offering a competitive salary, uncapped bonus eligibility, an employee stock ownership program and many other benefits. There is a wide range of salaries based on years of experience, specific skillsets, anticipated marketability to Propeller’s clients and location. Specific ranges will be discussed in the later stages of a candidate’s interview process.
About Propeller Consulting
What we’re looking for:
Propeller is looking for great management consultants. If finding simple solutions to complex problems is a passion of yours, and you not only care about the sustainability of those solutions but also the way they help people do their jobs, then a career at Propeller might be for you. You’ll become a trusted advisor to great clients and you’ll have incredibly supportive colleagues who are committed to helping each other.
Propeller may be for you if:
You enjoy solving problems.
You love taking on difficult challenges and coming up with creative solutions. When you don’t have all the answers, you’ll roll up your sleeves and dig in to find them.
You like helping people. You get excited to work with new clients and partner with them to define business problems and opportunities. You enjoy leading diverse individuals and teams through uncharted territory. You are an energy bringer.
You pay attention to the details. You strive for excellence in everything that you do.
You are curious. You thrive in the unknown. You have the grit and tenacity to continue moving projects forward and working through an ambiguous challenge.
You communicate clearly, both... verbally and in writing. You are comfortable presenting your ideas in front of a large audience or executive stakeholders.
You enjoy working with diverse clients to define business problems and opportunities.
You’re focused on demonstrating a client service mentality and leaving the client better off.
You know how to listen for unspoken client concerns. You have the humility required to know your limitations, and the confidence required to lead from back stage.
You have the perfect blend of analytical gymnastics and creative prowess.
You want to work where you live. All our consultants work locally with no travel required.