Arthur D. Little Europe at a Glance

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About Arthur D. Little Europe

THE SCOOP

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 organization.

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.

Mold-breaker
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 functional areas.  

Industry Practice Areas

  • AMG (Automotive and Manufacturing

  • CHEM (Chemical)

  • ENER (Energy and Utilities)

  • HC (Health Care)

  • TIME (Telecom, Information, Media, Electronics)

  • T&T (Travel and Transportation)

Functional Practice Areas

  • Strategy & Organization

  • Technology & Innovation Management

  • Operations Management

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 website.

EMEA Presence

Over the last ten years Europe has dominated ADL's operations - it operates offices in 14 different cities in Europe covering the whole range of functional and industry practices and employing the majority of the consulting staff.  For junior staff, the majority of casework typically takes place within national markets though there are plenty of opportunities for project related travel.  Consultants and Managers can volunteer to take part in ADL's global ambassador programme and to move between offices for 6 -12 months.  

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 depending on casework.  

For entry level positions, ADL often recruits scientists and engineers as well as business and economics graduates - training is provided as part of career development and new consultants can expect to attend one or two training course in their first year.

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.

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.  

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Arthur D. Little Europe

Avenue du Bourgetlaan 42
Brussels 1130
Phone: +32 2 761 72 00
Fax: +32 2 762 07 58
www.adl.com

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • Global CEO: Ignacio Garcia Alves
  • 2014 Employees: 1,000

  • Employment Contact
    www.adlittle.com/careers.html

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Strategy & Organization
    Technology & Innovation Management
    Operations Management

Major Office Locations

  • Brussels, Belgium (HQ)
  • Amsterdam
  • Beirut
  • Cambridgem UK
  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Gothenburg
  • Istanbul
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Riyadh
  • Rome
  • Stockholm
  • Vienna
  • Zurich
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