McKinsey & Company

Assistant with German (Executive, Team or Relief Assistant)


Assistant with German (Executive, Team or Relief Assistant)


Descrição da Empresa

McKinsey is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth. We are the trusted advisor and counselor to many of the world's most influential businesses and institutions and work with clients across the private, public, and social sectors to solve complex problems and create positive, enduring change in the world.

Descrição da Função

WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH You will be part of our Global Administration team. This team is passionate about delivering exceptional administrative, organizational, and logistical support. They enable our colleagues and our firm to operate efficiently and fulfill its purpose to help create positive, enduring change in the world. Based in our McKinsey Global Services office in Lisbon you will work with consultants, function leaders, external vendors, peer assistants, and other colleagues across the globe on tasks with international reach. You will support managers and partners who are based in other offices than yours and collaborate with your team of assistants onsite in Lisbon, working in a hybrid model. WHAT YOU'LL DO You’ll build meaningful, collaborative relationships with your teammates and the colleagues who depend on your administrative support. Whether it’s managing a full calendar, scheduling meetings across various time zones, or arranging and coordinating complex travel logistics, you’ll apply your multitasking, organizational, and decision-making skills to fulfill critical administrative and logistical requests. At McKinsey, we have three different assistant roles: executive, team, and relief. As an executive assistant, you will provide long-term support for several executive-level colleagues, learning their preferences and developing close working relationships. As a team assistant, you will support client service teams for the duration of their client engagements from one to 12+ months, coordinating their working style and managing multiple schedules. And as a relief executive assistant, you will provide backup cover for absent assistants, supporting consultants for a short period of time, which gives you the opportunity to expand your network quickly and gain exposure to different regions, industries, and functions in which McKinsey operates. During the recruiting process, we’ll work together with you to align your skills and experience with one of these positions. Candidates from various backgrounds are successful in this role. We are interested in your potential, attention to detail, and ability to problem solve in a collaborative and inclusive team environment. Because we offer extensive training, this is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to start their careers, change industries or career paths, or for those currently in assistant roles who want to further grow and develop.


  • Ability to communicate effectively—both verbally and in writing—in English and German (C1 level – CEFR or equivalent)
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, can-do attitude, and ownership mindset
  • Eagerness to learn, collaborate, and share knowledge and experiences across regions and teams
  • Strong email and calendaring skills. Solid knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications; Outlook proficiency preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment (including prioritization skills, flexibility toward change, sense of urgency, and dealing with ambiguity)
  • Outstanding customer orientation and ability to professionally handle confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Ability to establish and strengthen relationships with colleagues, clients, and external vendors across the globe


  • Gestão de tempo
  • Trabalho de equipa
  • Adaptação


  • As a people-first firm, we offer a competitive salary, plus an exceptional benefits package that includes:
  • Private medical insurance at no cost covering medical, dental, vision, and mental healthcare
  • Food card with daily allowance
  • Fully paid sick days (when documented)
  • Mental health support
  • Various wellbeing, connectivity, and volunteering initiatives
  • Extensive professional development, coaching, and mentorship opportunities
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment with office- and firm-wide initiatives and communities (charities, sports teams, LGBTQ+, and more)
  • Office in a convenient location with many public transport options and attractive surrounding areas
  • And more
Assistant with German (Executive, Team or Relief Assistant)


  • Praça Marquês de Pombal 3A 8 1250-161 Lisboa, Portugal