Managing Director, Corporate Strategy & Research (Boston, MA)

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Position Type
Minimum Salary
USD $150,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $290,300.00/Yr.
Typical Starting Salary
Flexible Time Off Annual Accrual - days

Pay Philosophy

The typical starting salary range for this role is determined by a number of factors including skills, experience, education, certifications and location. The full salary range for this role reflects the competitive labor market value for all employees in these positions across the national market and provides an opportunity to progress as employees grow and develop within the role. Some roles at Liberty Mutual have a corresponding compensation plan which may include commission and/or bonus earnings at rates that vary based on multiple factors set forth in the compensation plan for the role.


This role will be based in our Boston, MA headquarters office working a hybrid schedule.
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About the Team
The Corporate Strategy & Research (CS&R) group is an award-winning ~40-person enterprise strategy and internal strategy consulting team within Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Fortune 100 company with 45,000 employees in 900 offices worldwide. The group serves as trusted strategic advisers to the CEO and Executive Leadership Team and drives transformational change by taking an enterprise-wide, customer-centric perspective.

Established in 1972, CS&R has an outstanding track record of developing future leaders and serving as a top talent feeder to the organization by creating an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, professional development, and personal fulfillment. Alumni of the group include our CEO, President of Distribution, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Senior Vice President of Product. This is a great opportunity for an energetic individual to join a vibrant, high performance and tight-knit team environment that will be front and center in driving change across the enterprise.


The Details
We’re in search of intellectually curious, creative, and driven individuals with proven experience applying the management consulting toolkit in leading energetic and high-impact project consulting teams. As a Managing Director, you will lead tight-knit consulting teams that will collectively advise Liberty Mutual’s senior executives in making key strategic decisions. You will intake, scope and design, and lead projects end-to-end, typically in the areas of strategy development, growth strategy, organizational design & operating model, innovation, or business transformation.

Through your project work, you will develop key relationships with senior leaders and executives across the organization. You will also serve on the CS&R Leadership Team and will be responsible for leading one of the key initiatives that enable CS&R’s continued success such as recruiting, talent development, and management of our alumni network. You will also be instrumental in fulfilling a key aspect of CS&R’s mission as a top feeder of strategic talent for Liberty Mutual, by coaching, mentoring, and championing the careers of your ~4 direct reports.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Intaking strategic challenges faced by your internal clients (Liberty Mutual senior executives) and
    harnessing your project team to translate into actionable, strategic recommendations to address those issues
  • Overseeing the development of project proposals, work plans, primary and secondary research, and qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Crafting compelling storylines that clearly articulate findings, insights, and recommendations
  • Building and owning relationships with key client stakeholders as a trusted advisor
  • Directing and galvanizing team and client stakeholders towards consensus points and gaining buy-in
  • Communicating with senior leadership to influence and drive the organization to action
  • Managing and mentoring Associate Consultants, Senior Associate Consultants, and Senior Managers,
    including serving as the line manager for ~4 direct reports
  • Utilizing adept mentoring, coaching, and influencing skills to inspire others and resolve challenging
    relationship management situations, collaborating on approaches with the Senior Vice President of CS&R
  • Owning business development relationships with key stakeholders across the organization to source new
    CS&R projects
  • Leading CS&R initiatives such as recruiting, talent development, culture building and engagement, or alumni engagement

Your compensation will include:

  • Base salary plus an annual short term incentive bonus target: 25%


Candidates should, at a minimum, possess the following:


  • MBA with a demonstrated record of success or equivalent business and analytical background
  • 10+ years of work experience preferred, including 5+ years of post-MBA experience
  • Top-tier strategy consulting experience, with rapid career progression and client/team managerial
    experience required
  • Strong critical thinking skills with ability to elevate thinking and apply judgment to how components fit into
    the broader picture
  • Ability to leverage experience and analysis to gain support and influence others
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently and to guide and coach a team
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, including project work and department responsibilities
  • Significant experience presenting, influencing, and managing relationships with executive stakeholders
  • Insurance or financial services industry experience a plus (not required)
  • The role is located in Boston, MA only; working in a hybrid model (weekly blend of 3-4 days in-office and 1-2 days working from home)

Additional qualifications include:

  • Motivated by high impact, high visibility work
  • Independently navigate and decipher an ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrated strong, inspirational leadership abilities and care about professionally developing those around you
  • Excited about contributing to a dynamic and high-performing team culture

About Us

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That’s why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you’ll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.   


Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” on IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2020 list. For many years running, we have been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Women and one of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates—as well as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit:


We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:  


Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 


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