Job Opening: Engagement Manager
We are seeking outstanding candidates with a demonstrated track record of innovative, creative, and quantitative thought leadership.
As an Engagement Manager, you'll drive the solution conceptualization and solution fulfillment process for our clients. You will create solutions that will not only be employed by the world's most recognized companies, but will be relied upon to dramatically expand their performance and competitiveness. Working closely with world-renowned scientists, engineers and with executive managers of our Fortune 500 clients and partners in a small team environment, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the rapidly evolving science and technology of quantitative marketing and fact-based, optimal decision making.
At Sentrana, the lines between R&D, product development, and high-end strategic consulting are
blurred – so you'll see the results of your efforts in days or weeks not years. Our heritage is one
of entrepreneurship, where individuals' innovative ideas are prized and rapidly reshape the capabilities of large-scale enterprises. Because you'll be on a small cross-functional team that is responsible for both business and technology decisions, you will have immediate visibility on the
relationship between your efforts and the business value it creates.
Your primary responsibilities will be to provide thought leadership on business case studies,
delineate the value proposition of Sentrana’s scientific innovations via strategic essays, and ensure alignment between our present and planned innovations in the field of quantitative marketing with the business needs and objectives of our market, and manage the successful
delivery of these innovations into our clients’ business practice. You will interact with senior
executive level managers of our Fortune 500 clients and partners, and will be responsible for
conveying complex mathematical information in a managerial and business context.
Concurrently, you will engage PhD level statisticians and quantitative analysts both within our
clients and internal to Sentrana to articulate the details of your solution alignment efforts, and
debate the intricacies of alternative solution approaches.
Your additional responsibilities will include:
- Liaise with internal solution development teams, and specify software requirements to
facilitate the implementation of software solutions that execute the client solutions you
- Author presentations and collateral delineating the modeling techniques employed by our
Quantitative Marketing practice group in terms that are comprehensible to executive level
- Architect, design, and organize the delivery of our solutions
- Manage the development and execution of complex project plans, meeting all deliverables
- Must possess rich analytical and quantitative thinking skills (an undergraduate background in
a quantitative discipline such as engineering or computer science is a must)
- Must have a proven track record of strategy consulting engagements as well as strategy
- Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in client development and marketing collateral development preferred
- Prior experience in high-end Management consulting firm or Investment Banking preferred
Must have an MBA from a top-tier university, and an undergraduate or graduate degree from a
top-tier university in Econometrics, Statistics, Computer Science, Computational Finance, or
Operations Research (M.S. or PhD preferred)
To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter directly to us via email: email@example.com
Feel Like Having Some Fun?
Our fundamental culture is to have fun solving problems! If you feel like having fun, you can
sketch some ideas on how to solve the problems below and send them to us with your resume
and cover letter. You can answer as much of the question you feel like answering, as long as you
are having fun!
Suppose you have recently been assigned the task of launching a new, multi-disciplinary team for
painting a large mural on the side of a forthcoming skyscraper project in New York City.
However, the challenge here is not only to use many artists and painters to paint the mural in the
shortest possible time and expense, but you must also develop the paint rather than purchase it
because the artists want very specific hues that will require some R&D work in chemistry to
produce the right paint. The mural is so large that people will need to be put on carefully
constructed scaffolding to ensure that each person is as productive as possible and does not
need to wait for one person to come off in order for the next person to come on.
For this reason, this is a project that requires individuals from multiple disciplines: artists,
chemists, scaffolding engineers, etc. To complicate matters further, none of the artists other than
the master artist is allowed to see the blueprint of the entire mural.
Each artist must paint a small section of the mural, and their painting must coincide as much as
possible with that particular section of the blueprint, and it must integrate seamlessly with the
adjacent sections of the mural.
Your objectives, therefore, as the project leader and mentor is to:
1. Organize the work for everyone so that each person knows specifically what their role is
and let each artist know which section of the skyscraper’s wall they will paint.
2. Help all the artists understand exactly what they must paint without showing them the
3. Determine the optimal number of artists, and therefore the optimal layout of the
scaffolding in order to minimize project time and project expense.
4. Determine how to facilitate the communication between people of completely opposite
disciplines – on one hand you have analytical chemists and scientists that design the
paint and on the other hand you have creative artists that consume the paint. These two
groups of people look at the world differently, and your challenge as the leader and
mentor is to bridge this gap through processes and communication guidelines that will
help them productively talk to each other without incurring too much frustration.
In terms of your project leadership, you must construct a strategy and a plan for realizing the
above 4 objectives. Please describe this strategy and your plan.
Sentrana Inc. - 17 months ago