Intern (m/f/d) - Consumer Operations Benchmarking Initiative (Gap Year)

The Consumer Operations Benchmarking Initiative (COBI) is a McKinsey proprietary benchmark database and methodology for consumer goods operations. The team is an integral part of our global Knowledge Network, which includes more than 1,800 knowledge professionals who work alongside our consultants and clients to generate distinctive insights and proprietary knowledge. For a one-year internship in our Munich Office we are looking for a

Intern (m/f/d) - Consumer Operations Benchmarking Initiative

What you'll do

When you join McKinsey as an intern, you are joining a firm that will challenge you and invest in your professional development. You'll work in a truly international environment with colleagues from multiple nationalities and support our team with solving issues for clients from all over the world.

In this role, together with the team, you will help leading companies in consumer-packaged goods and retail sector identify improvement opportunities in supply chain and manufacturing operations. In a flexible and dynamic environment, you will find many learning and personal development opportunities. 

As a part of continuous improvement of its service, our team uses a broad variety of tools for data analysis and visualization – from Excel, Alteryx and Tableau to our own web-based online application. 

You will leverage an understanding of business trends, issues, and concepts in combination with your analytical abilities to analyze key drivers of operational and financial performance of our clients.

The team may benefit from your knowledge of business intelligence tools and/or programming languages to improve tools and methodologies for data analysis. 

Day-to-day tasks may include a variety of analyses, such as benchmarking, trend identification, or industry profiling. Typical end products of your work will be PowerPoint documents, benchmarking reports, written memos, and models in Excel.

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, business, econometrics, or a related field

  • Outstanding academic record and, ideally, demonstrated extracurricular activities

  • Good understanding of economic, financial, and general business concepts and terminology

  • Solid Excel skills, knowledge of VBA and/or programming language is a plus

  • Familiarity with core statistical concepts (e.g., correlation, regression)

  • Professional attitude and service orientation

  • Ability to work well in a team setting and to respond to feedback

  • Skills to communicate results of data analysis effectively in English; German language skills are beneficial but are not required for the role

Please note that this internship is intended for a duration of one year – ideally, between bachelor's and master's studies (gap year).