Engagement Manager

Berlin, London, Zurich

The Role

Engagement Managers are the backbones of Prophet and hold its project teams together. They lead partners, senior associates, associates and specialists, ensuring that everyone is working together towards the same goal. Engagement Managers collaborate with clients, helping them achieve success in their roles while bringing ideas to life. Engagement Managers are both analytical and creative in their approach to solving complex problems and identifying the right solutions.


While every day will be different, our Engagement Managers can expect to…

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to develop hypotheses, conduct and manage research and analysis and formulate insightful and actionable recommendations for clients
  • Drive the problem-solving process with a broad team of consultants and specialists using both analytical and creative techniques to get compelling results
  • Gain a deeper understanding of client’s customers by leading interviews, focus groups as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Create & bring to life client experiences such as physical or digital Safaris, Hackathons and workshops in order to achieve impact and demonstrate Prophet’s signature and collaborative way of working
  • Manage day to day aspects of senior-level client relationships as a strong representative of Prophet
  • Manage internal teams to drive superior results and insightful recommendations
  • Monitor project scope and profitability
  • Present findings and recommendations to clients and lead large team discussions
  • Manage, coach and teach junior consultants about marketing and brand strategy, growth strategy, digital strategy, innovation, research and analytical techniques, etc.
  • Identify and close new business leads
  • Contribute to, and take a leadership role in, internal initiatives within the firm including IP development, marketing, training and ongoing educational sessions
  • Help drive Prophet culture at the local office level by leading class gatherings, office-wide social outings and holiday celebrations


  • MBA from a top business school is preferred; BA degree or equivalent with demonstrated academic performance
  • 6 or more years of work experience, ideally with a leading business, digital or strategy consulting firm
  • The desire to move quickly, not be afraid of failure and be inspired by challenges; be a learner by nature and seek new information and inspiration to drive progress, collaboration and remarkable outcomes
  • Embracing work, knowing its importance and ensuring the highest standards through iterative collaboration across teams
  • Proactively engaging diverse perspectives to solve problems and optimistically tackling challenges
  • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to adapt, flex and change directions given client, project, and team circumstances understanding the ever-changing business world


  • Well-developed research and analytic capabilities, superior problem-solving skills and creative thinking
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, brand, marketing, and digital strategy and how they impact business outcomes
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written, along with the ability to influence, persuade and ask the tough questions
  • Ability to develop a strategy as well as execute the tactical implementation of that strategy
  • Prior experience leading teams and enhancing team success through guidance, leadership and active participation on internal and external project teams
  • Ability to cultivate existing and new client relationships resulting in the sale or project work
  • Understanding of agile or other test-and-learn or design-thinking methodologies to co-create with audiences and quickly develop testable materials
  • Experience with digital analytics tools – both native and 3rd party: Google, Adobe, Social (Brandwatch, Sprinklr, Facebook, etc.)
  • A curious mind with an unrelenting commitment to getting to the answer, to test new approaches, learn new skills and push others’ assumptions
  • A team player who is adept at enhancing team success through active participation in internal and external client project teams

About Prophet

Prophet is a consultancy that helps clients unlock uncommon growth by developing new business models, reimagining brands and experiences, driving demand and customer engagement and empowering people to transform their organizations. The largest privately-owned firm of its kind, Prophet brings a unique blend of creative and strategy to identify paths to purposeful, transformative and sustainable growth. With 15 global offices and more than 600 strategists, data analysts, marketers, digital experts and creatives, Prophet has worked with the world’s most successful companies, including Electrolux, Formula E, Polestar, Samsung and UBS, partnering with them from ideation to in-market execution.

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Prophet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our people are everything to our business. We encourage all of our employees to be fearlessly human and unexpectedly irreverent, welcoming the entire person to the office every day – no matter where they come from, how they identify, who they love or what they look like. Therefore, all employment, promotion and evaluation decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit and business need.