How Metyis stands out as the employer of choice for consulting – | Region & Cash

earlier this year, Metyis has been recognized as one of the top graduate business consultancies in Spain. To learn more about how the company has earned its reputation as a great place to work, spoke to Managing Partner José Antonio Bueno and Manager Sabrina Bernal.

Thousands of students graduate from Spain’s top universities each year, and strategy and management consulting are consistently among the top five sectors to start a career.

A recent survey of alumni opinions ranks eight of the world’s largest strategic consulting firms among the top ten consulting firms in the country to jump-start a career – but the elite group also includes Metyis, a forward-thinking consulting firm well above its weight.

To explain the company’s popularity, the managing partner of Metyis in Spain, José Antonio Bueno remarked: “We are a new offering, we are flexible and let our teams put their fingertips into our projects. We combine the strength of a solid group with the freshness and flexibility of a young company. We always tell our consultants thatwith us, They can reach 50 times their ambition.”

With offices in Madrid and Barcelona, MetyisThe Spanish practice operates across a wide variety of industries, with multidisciplinary teams working to develop strategies and innovative solutions tailored to clients’ needs. Internationally, the consulting company also has branches in the Netherlands, Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, India and the United Arab Emirates.

When asked what contributes to differentiation Metyis of established consulting brands, José António Bueno emphasized: “We are not the typical consulting firm for writing reports. In our projects, we work closely with our customers to increase their revenue growth and improve their operations.”

The examples of this are numerous. Metyis for example recently helped an FMCG manufacturer to improve its margins thanks to a dynamic pricing strategy, helped a well-known fashion manufacturer and retailer to multiply and accelerate its e-commerce presence (its internet sales increased tenfold) and guided a Spanish bank through a post- merger integration process.

In the meantime, Metyis places long-term customer relationships at the heart of its approach. The office goes beyond the traditional advice (work on a fee). Base’) through partnerships with clients, sharing risks and rewards – in many cases even at the risk level – in an approach that builds more ownership and engagement of teams towards clients.

Metyis supports customers not only with consulting services, but also with digital and data solutions as well as e-commerce solutions.

Thanks to its distinguishing features, Metyis has built one credible and attractive companyacross two continents. However, that doesn’t mean the company will be resting on its laurels – and José António Bueno insists now is the time aim for the second wave of growth.

Next generation consultants

Our Metyis campus in Porto is an example of the new things we can do. Metyis wants to continue to create a new way of consulting. Developing a new generation of consultants is key to these plans.”

For the talented individuals who manage to pass the recruitment process and successfully integrate the Metyis team, José António Bueno points out that Metyis Has”a sophisticated onboarding and training program to help new hires settle in and grow throughout their careers.” This includes appointment a formal mentor and sidekick who Make sure that new employees have a smooth ride.

“We have internal and external training programs and now our L&D center in Porto will play a fundamental role in our training model. All newcomers and all climbers receive a boot training program on campus, with which we can anchor our common corporate values.”

The company’s training offers flexible paths into various disciplines – a big plus for graduates who want to continue their education in the world of work. It’s a factor that has already largely contributed to the popularity of counseling as a higher education profession – but of which José Antonio Bueno is particularly proud Metyis‘ Offer on that front.

“We offer our team a sea of ​​opportunities,” he said. “You can aspire to a career in consulting, but you can also decide to have a permanent engagement with one of our clients. You can opt for an international career or a more local approach by taking advantage of our flexible programs. We also help to become specialists in a certain field.”

give weight to his words José Antonio Bueno was recently named one of Spain’s top directors for companies that attract the most young talent. The list, published by the Instituto Coordenadas de Gobernanza y Economía Aplicada, was based on a company’s human resources policy, professional development, international presence and sustainability program – and also praised figures such as Dimas Gimeno of WOW Concept Store and Mariangela Marseglia of Amazonas.

In the meantime, José Antonio Bueno added: we also want our employees to always have fun on their career growth path because life is too short to enjoy it at work.”

Support women in counseling

Sabrina Bernal is a manager in Metyis‘ Office in Barcelona. according to herMetyis is the perfect mix between a start-up and a large consulting firm. In this medium-sized sector, the company can offer the know-how and best practices of traditional players, while respecting the flexibility, ambition and people-centric approach of a boutique.

Recalling her own arrival at the company, Bernal explained: “It is very important to be part of a company that cares about its employees and recognizes that we all have different goals and motivations in life. From day one, I felt supported by my superiors and colleagues. You have challenged me to advance in my career and as a female role model in the office and to support my initiatives within the team.”

Bernal was promoted to manager after just six months, thanks to the trust and support of her leadership, “a fantastic director in the Madrid office” who believed she was ready to take on new roles. Now, as someone who is passionate about gender equality, she wants to encourage other women to follow her Metyis and become part of the company’s growth story.

“I’ve worked all my life in consulting and financial services, two male-dominated industries, and I’m aware of the inequality between women and men in leadership positions. at MetyisGender equality is a key pillar of our diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion strategy.”

The company is thus investing in attracting talented women to its ranks. “We participate in recruitment forums and fairs from many universities, including ESADE. We also organize calls and coffee talks with female candidates.”

The flexibility of Metyis also allows Bernal to move beyond her current role. “I am an active member of the Diversity Committee at Metyis. This affinity group allows me to play an active role in creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment while also promoting gender equality. I am proud to work at a company that prioritizes diversity and inclusion and encourages employees to actively participate in change.”

Bernal has also learned from the women she already mentors Metyis. That women@Metyis The mentoring program connects people from different offices, backgrounds, nationalities and ages to engage in conversation and gain refreshing perspectives beyond their immediate professional network, ensuring an objective perspective and a platform for compelling stories and experiences.

As a mentor, Bernal has listened to her mentees and heard about their career ambitions, their concerns and how they are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. But based on that experience, what is your top advice for women considering a career in management consulting?

“Stop hesitating and do it,” Bernal said. “From personal experience and observing other highly talented women, we constantly overthink and underestimate our talent and abilities. So my advice would be to rise to the new challenge, ask the question you have, share your opinion and keep growing.”

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