Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of
innovation since 1886. It is an acknowledged thought leader in
linking strategy, innovation and transformation in
technology-intensive and converging industries. The firm
helps its clients to navigate changing business ecosystems to
uncover new growth opportunities; in so doing, the company supports
clients in building innovation capabilities and transforming their
ADL is looking for consultants who possess
strong practical industry experience combined with excellent
knowledge of key trends and dynamics. Arthur D. Little puts
emphasis on not only strong analytical skills, client orientation
and teaming, but also on creativity, entrepreneurial attitude, and
communication. Arthur D. Little is present in the most important
business centers around the world.
Founded in Boston in 1886, Arthur D. Little lays claim to
the dual titles of first and oldest management consulting firm in
the world. The pioneering spirit of the founder who lent the
firm its name is the stuff of legend--and the firm he founded is
still going strong, even after completing a journey that has seen
it go from private entity to public corporation, and back to
private following a 2011 management buyout by the partners.
The consultants it employs today find themselves
operating in Europe, Asia and the Americas offering tailored
services to clients in in a range of industries across three main
functional practice areas. Consultants operate across a
matrix structure of functional practices and industry practices
which provide opportunities to work on a range of industries and
Industry Practice Areas
AMG (Automotive and Manufacturing
ENER (Energy and Utilities)
HC (Health Care)
TIME (Telecom, Information, Media, Electronics)
T&T (Travel and Transportation)
Functional Practice Areas
Today, Arthur D. Little is an established
consultancy with a lot of brand equity in most markets it operates
in. The firm has further developed its reach by opening new
offices, and has a clear positioning revolving around Strategy,
Innovation, and Transformation; this translates into 3 key themes:
anticipates (trends), innovate (business, products, eco-systems),
and transform (organization).
Recruitment and internship enquiries should be
addressed through the country offices via the ADL
In Europe & the Middle East
In the recent past, Europe was the stronghold of ADL's
operations-indeed, ADL operates offices in 15 different cities in
Europe covering the whole range of functional and industry
practices and employing a fair share of the firm's entire
consulting staff. For junior staff, the majority of casework
typically takes place within national markets, although there are
plenty of opportunities for project related travel.
Consultants and Managers can apply to take part in ADL's global
Short Term Mobility Programme and to move between offices for
periods of 6 months or less.
ADL serves the entire Middle East region from three offices in
Dubai, Riyadh and Beirut covering the whole range of functional and
industry practices, and staff can be expected to work across a
range of different geographies.
For entry level positions, ADL often recruits scientists and
engineers as well as business & economics graduates from the
best local schools / universities-training (global and local) is
provided as part of career development and new consultants can
expect to attend one or two training course in their first
For more experienced hires, ADL tends to look for consultants
who possess strong practical industry experience combined with
excellent knowledge of key trends and dynamics. Arthur D.
Little puts emphasis on not only strong analytical skills, client
orientation and teaming, but also on creativity, entrepreneurial
attitude, and communication. Recent expansion means that a
number of Partner level hires have been considered.
Most of the offices offer an active internship programme for
graduates (often leading to direct entry employment following
internship) and ADL is active in on-campus recruitment at a range
of different leading universities across Europe.
IN THE NEWS
Arthur D. Little has added 30 new partners since MBO through
internal promotion or external recruitment. The firm expects to
continue to invest in recruiting new partners in 2016 in existing
and new offices. Whilst the two years following the MBO were
focussed on improving efficiency the last year has seen a move into
the growth phase of the strategy. ADL opened up offices in five new
countries in the last 12 months (in Istanbul, Lebanon, Singapore,
San Francisco and Oslo) each with experienced individuals.
Firm management report that they have undertaken an internal
reflection on ADL's positioning, resulting in a reworked market
positioning around helping clients "Anticipate, Innovate and
Transform." The new positioning is guiding a number of
internal change projects which seek to integrate these activities
into new ways of working.