Eric began his career in management consulting at Bain & Company and has transitioned to Business Operations at Springboard. Eric joined the Hiperpool community originally as a professional member and is now using the employer side of the platform to grow his team!
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- Can you explain a bit about your journey into BizOps?
- Why did you choose to pursue BizOps? Was it the only role you were looking at or did you consider others?
- How did you go about looking for your next role?
- What does a role in Business Operations entail?
- What does a typical day in BizOps at Springboard look like?
- How could BizOps vary at different companies?
- How is a Business Operations team generally structured?
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Can you explain a bit about your journey into BizOps?
In my junior year of university, I got an internship with Bain and Company, which was my first exposure to the real working world, so to speak. I really enjoyed my time at Bain, they have a great internship programme, so I returned after school to start as an Associate Consultant. I was at Bain for two years and had the most classic experience in management consulting. I did cases anywhere from a month and a half to six months across several different industries; retail, technology, industrial goods, a little bit of private equity, diligence work and working across multiple functions.
About a year and a half in, I realised that I liked the skill set and the analytical and strategy side of consulting, but I didn’t necessarily like consulting as an industry. So for me, I found there’s a lot of pain around working as a consultant, you’re working pretty long hours,