Client Service Risk Specialist

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is hiring a Client Service Risk Specialist to join their global Client Service Risk (CSR) team. The CSR team delivers expert risk advice and guidance that enables McKinsey’s cutting-edge work while building and shaping a world-class risk management program.


  • – Assess the risk profile of collaboration-related engagements that come up for review.
  • – Assist CSR colleagues in preparing briefing materials for higher-risk engagements, particularly where firm policies and risk appetites are unclear.
  • – Partner closely with firm functions (Legal, Compliance, Anti-Corruption) and consulting practices to provide counsel on multi-faceted issues.
  • – Develop and implement best practices for operational risk, including requirements related to McKinsey’s risk appetite, third-party risks/liability, anti-corruption concerns, and delivery of client impact.
  • – Support program development and delivery of priority initiatives and matters, including related to internal systems, processes, and standard operating procedures.
  • – Educate colleagues in EEMA, Asia, and the broader firm on third-party collaborations and acquisitions, and support knowledge-sharing initiatives across the firm.


  • – Top academic credentials and a graduate degree (preferred).
  • – 4+ years of professional experience in consulting/professional services, law, risk, or other advisory roles.
  • – Strong analytical, issue-spotting, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to handle complex, sensitive issues.
  • – Working knowledge and interest in building expertise in third-party-related risks (anti-corruption, data privacy, procurement, etc.).
  • – Strong project management skills, with experience integrating perspectives from numerous stakeholders, assessing risk profiles and relevant policies, and delivering holistic advice.
  • – Familiarity with key risk issues faced by a global consulting firm (e.g., staffing and organizational conflicts, reputational risk, risk boundaries).
  • – Entrepreneurial, collaborative attitude, with an interest and aptitude for working as part of a diverse global team.
  • – Excellent judgment, exceptional integrity, and distinctive interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • – Ability to work across all levels of seniority, cultivating trust-based, peer-counselor relationships.
  • – Comfort working in a fast-paced, changing environment, with credibility in challenging discussions with senior colleagues.
  • – Outstanding English communication skills, both written and oral, with strong personal presence and credibility.

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