Stage-Gate International is the world’s leading full-service provider of solutions which enable organizations to improve their Product Innovation and Portfolio Management capabilities. A globally recognized and trusted brand, Stage-Gate International accelerates client success with strategic advisory and transformation services, leading-edge products, best-selling publications, first-rate seminars and Stage-Gate® certifications. Our clients include over 5000 organizations across all industries.

Are you a Management Consulting leader? Are you interested in being part of a one-of-a-kind North American and international business opportunity? Would you like to be a leader of a rapid-growth business in a high-priority area for today’s executives? If so, Stage-Gate International would like to meet you.

Stage-Gate International’s founders, Dr. Robert Cooper and Dr. Scott Edgett, are the creators of the Stage-Gate New Product Development Process which has become the standard process for product, service and solutions developers world-wide. We also have the world’s largest benchmarking database focused on Product Innovation based on our extensive research. And we provide a completely flexible and scalable suite of products and services to support each client’s unique needs to improve their Product Innovation performance. This powerful combination is creating unprecedented demand for our business, and a requirement for additional consulting professionals to join our team.

We are Seeking a Principal to Join Our US-Based Consulting Services Team

Stage-Gate International’s US-based Consulting Services team provides strategic advisory and transformation consulting services to clients. Our area of expertise is managing the transformation of new product development business processes to enable organizations to achieve their growth and performance strategies. Our management consultants succeed by leveraging Stage-Gate International’s market-leading knowledge and insight within a teamwork-based culture that values client satisfaction, innovation, entrepreneurship, integrity and professional fulfillment.

Responsibilities of a Principal include growth of market segments within Stage-Gate International’s business, leadership of solutions development and implementation for each of our client’s unique needs, and both management and mentorship of US-base Consulting Services team members. Principals utilize Stage-Gate International’s proprietary product and service offerings in addition to their personal consulting, project and change management experience to deliver Product Innovation Transformation solutions in a knowledge-based and collaborative manner.

Successful applicants possess management consulting and leadership experience with top professional services firms, knowledge of new product development processes from client engagements and/or practical product development experience in industry. They have created and led successful process, organizational structure and/or innovation management consulting engagements. They have created a network of enduring client relationships and a network of contacts. They are motivated to develop long-term relationships with clients and professionals in the Product Innovation market. Finally, they are entrepreneurial in nature and are seeking an opportunity to truly influence the direction of a growth business.

Specific requirements for this role are:

  • Management consulting experience with product, services or solutions-based clients (e.g. Consumer Packaged Goods, Diversified Manufacturers, Financial Services firms, other Services Providers, etc.)
  • Extensive management consulting experience with a professional services firm
  • Experience with New Product Development and an aptitude to further develop your expertise
  • New Product Development Professional Certification or willingness to achieve certification (NPDP designation; see for information)
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (both written and verbal)
  • Completed University degree. An MBA or equivalent experience is a strong asset
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the United States, and occasionally to both Europe and Asia, approximately 50% of the time

Cover Letters and Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]