Over 60 Years Of Practice

At Kepner-Tregoe you can use your expertise, develop new skills, and help some of the world’s top companies solve complex problems and adapt to change. Explore our website to learn more about our company, your potential colleagues, and our clients. A career at KT will focus on helping and supporting others while working in collaboration with clients to create value in their organizations.

We are a diverse and global organization that values our many cultures, backgrounds, and geographies. As an organization, we share a commitment to integrity, openness, and trust.

Our Basic Beliefs:

  • Create Value for Clients

    Our work is designed to provide measurable value; in fact we work with our clients to prioritize targeted, sustainable improvements and then measure the value delivered.

  • Value Diversity

    We value differences of both our colleagues and clients around the world and strive to help others use and share information across cultures, education, experiences, and backgrounds.

  • Build Trusting Relationships

    We will continuously demonstrate and build respect for others, trustworthiness, and personal and professional integrity.

  • Use Rational Process with a Passion

    We will encourage a drive and passion for the ideas that provide solutions for our clients and colleagues through the use and transfer of our rational processes.

  • Improve Quality and Provide Innovative Solutions

    We will continually improve the quality of our services and search for new and creative ideas that will enable us to remain on the forefront of the application of rational thinking to business issues.

  • A Passion to Help People and Organizations Work Better

    Shown here are 5 of the 11 Basic Beliefs that form the core set of values that underpin Kepner-Tregoe’s business.


    As these beliefs drive everything we do, we invite you to view all 11. View here

Why Work With Us ?

Top Notch Clients
Life Changing Programs
Professional Growth
Exceptional People

Interview Process

  • Initial interviews

    Following acceptance of your resume, you will be interviewed remotely to ensure that you understand the position and to detail what you can expect your life to be like as a consultant. We discuss the necessary rigors of travel, the challenges of striking an appropriate work/life balance, and the many rewards of the career. The second personal interview is conducted with a principal or senior manager within the firm to ascertain your initial fit with KT’s culture.

  • Panel interviews

    If both you and KT decide to move forward with your candidacy, you will be asked to participate in panel interviews at one of our regional offices. This final step in the application process includes a series of panel interviews, case studies, and a presentation.

Open positions

Kepner-Tregoe is Seeking Senior Associates

We are a global organization focused on helping individuals and companies become better problem solvers and decision makers. Leading behavior change requires the skills and talent of a workforce with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. It takes inquisitive minds, business acumen, and powerful processes to make a difference.


We are looking for individuals who would love to explore unique opportunities in diverse industries, functions, and locations. If you are driven to learn and seek opportunities to apply your skills to help people be their best, working with KT may be a good fit.


KT Consultants are known for their analytical and problem-solving skills, backed up by their experience of either service and support or manufacturing operations. As part of our continued commitment to deliver value to our customers and growing our business, we are looking to recruit North American based Senior Associates to join our team.

This dynamic role will require you to:
  • Adapt to clients, confidently deliver projects and workshops, and demonstrate teamwork, autonomy, and initiative in a wide range of situations
  • Be flexible enough to structure your own work to achieve business goals
  • Be guided in developing new business with existing clients
  • Be intellectually curious about the client’s domain and ways we can transform it with them
  • Work flexibly – you may be travelling to clients across North America
  • Work remotely (from home and at client sites)
  • Work independently as well as with a variety of other consultants assigned to projects
  • Work closely with existing customers to develop their thinking capability and resolve key business issues

You will spend an intensive period getting to know KT’s unique and powerful approach to consulting, as well as how to generate and expand client relationships and manage projects giving you an excellent platform on which to develop your career within our company. As necessary, we will provide ongoing capability development opportunities to master the application and leadership of all our technologies.

We are looking for individuals who have
  • Previous business experience
  • The self-motivation to work independently, combined with the cooperative approach needed to work within changing teams
  • The ability to develop trusting relationships quickly with clients and colleagues
  • The desire and motivation to build KT’s business within existing clients and new prospects
  • Confidence to deliver our programs
  • Fluent English – proficiency in either Spanish or French is a bonus
  • An academic degree, preferably in a technical field
  • Given that travel will be an important part of the job, a major airport should be easily accessible.

Our consulting workforce is comprised of talented, diverse, and experienced professionals with educational backgrounds in engineering, business, and the liberal arts. All our consultants were successful in their fields prior to joining the company and all have since developed their capability as consultants working with clients to support their operational improvement objectives.


Our company is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, but our consultants live throughout the continental U.S. and Canada.


We are only accepting applications from North American residents. No resumes from outside North America will be considered. Relocation is not an option.

To Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume to:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

About KT

Over 60 years ago Kepner-Tregoe pioneered a set of unique clear thinking methods that continue to transform the lives of organizations and individuals across the globe. As a world-leading international consulting and training organization, KT helps companies to improve their critical thinking to resolve key business issues, and we are proud to include some of the biggest brands in the world in our client community.

Independent Contractor/Consultant

Kepner-Tregoe (KT) is seeking an experienced Independent Contractor/Consultant


You are passionate about empowering clients to break down barriers to enable their businesses to flourish. You also love working for yourself, enjoy the challenge of a commission-based structure, and value keeping your schedule flexible.


If this sounds like you, we need to talk! We are expanding our dedicated team of professionals.


We are a multi-national management consulting and training company headquartered in Princeton, NJ. For over 60 years, we have proudly provided services to valued clients in a myriad of different industries including manufacturing, pharma, technology, and the energy market. We address the functional areas of operations, maintenance, quality control, human resources, and technical support in these market segments. Typical engagements include business process improvement, step change improvement and service-related problem and incident management projects.


Our consulting workforce is comprised of talented, diverse, and experienced professionals with educational backgrounds in engineering, business, and the liberal arts.

Job Summary

As the charismatic independent contractor that we seek, you will work with our clients to improve their operations. To do so, you’ll be combining your industry experience, newly acquired expertise (using our proprietary methodology) and a clear understanding of client business issues. We will depend on you to quickly learn and assimilate new ideas and information, then synthesize and apply that knowledge to deliver a solution for our clients all the while developing a mastery to train groups and teams in problem resolution. Your work will be done both independently and with other consultants who are assigned to a project. In the process you will assist in business development as well as expand the KT brand in the marketplace.


During an intensive one-month onboarding process, you will be exposed to the approach and application of our core methodologies. As necessary, we will provide ongoing capability development opportunities to master the application and leadership of all of our technologies.

  • Experience in group facilitation and/or training in problem resolution
  • 5 years’ minimum experience in either; Service Operations, Manufacturing Operations, or Human Resources
  • Experience in the industries of Automotive, IT & Communications (including Financial Services), Pharmaceuticals & Medical Technologies preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and involvement in addressing complex, business-critical issues
  • Successful management of operations projects including production improvement initiatives and change management
  • Experience in managing team alignment of siloed departments to produce successful outcomes
  • Understanding of current management principles and practices (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, ITIL or other related industry practices)
  • Knowledge of and experience with the application of KT’s core thinking processes a plus
  • Spanish or French fluency is strongly preferred
  • A successful professional in your current field
  • Maintain the legal needs of an independent business
  • Manage & maintain business equipment to conduct “in-person” and virtual sessions
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability and willingness to travel

We are accepting applications from all locations in North America

About Kepner-Tregoe

Since 1958, Kepner-Tregoe (KT) has been the leader in problem solving. We train others in our proven methodology, and provide consulting solutions to help our clients solve complicated problems and create sustainable change. We take our mission to empower others seriously. Our blend of training and consulting is unique and a major differentiator for us, and our employees take pride in helping clients become more capable and successful problem solvers and decision-makers. We look forward to finding new employees who share our commitment to learning and growth


Our Consultants will sell and deliver training and operational improvement engagements. To do so, you will need to combine prior industry and functional experience, acquired expertise around the application of our proprietary methodology and an understanding of client business issues. We will depend on you to deliver our services, establish strong relationships, develop new business and extend KT’s brand in the marketplace.


You will identify, develop and nurture strong relationships with KT’s clients. Leveraging your experience in consulting or training, you will help determine ways to apply KT’s services to your clients’ toughest problems – whether it’s improving product quality, increasing operational effectiveness, or taking an enterprise approach to embed KT’s proprietary Problem Solving and Decision-Making methodology. KT’s solutions work because they are research-backed and stand the test of time. KT consultants are empowered to manage the end-to-end customer relationship – from cultivating new relationships and accounts, to working with internal consultants to design and negotiate win-win engagements with our clients. We are a highly collaborative organization, and you will work with your colleagues in marketing, finance and consulting.


The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for building and maintaining successful relationships; experience with business development and first-hand knowledge in a consulting or training environment. You will develop new business and extend our brand in the marketplace. As part of the onboarding process, you will learn KT’s processes and core methodologies. Capability development extends beyond our services, to include additional business development, strategic account management, and leadership skill development.


Our consultants build their portfolio of clients in a variety of industries and service areas. Our clients represent the top of their industry and the best-known brands in the world, and we strive to provide them the solutions to help them grow and expand. If you thrive on understanding your client’s needs and develop consulting and training solutions that delivery true ROI, talk to us.


Role model KT thinking processes


Manage the overall business development process on new and existing accounts, build new client relationships and create strong partnerships between KT and our clients.


Introduce KT services and solutions to our clients, through meetings, RFP responses, attend industry conferences and presentations that show how our service offerings meet client needs.


Apply account management principles and practices to ensure KT provides services that help our clients improve business performance, and create successful, long term partnerships with KT.


Develop new clients in targeted markets


Develop relationships with various levels within client organization.


Update sales systems that generate forecast and sales performance reports.


Deliver client training, facilitation and coaching as needed.


Leverage on social media for positioning and creating sales opportunities.


Education / Qualifications

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree is essential


Possession of an MBA or other relevant higher qualification or progression towards obtaining such a qualification would be seen as desirable



Minimum 7 years working experience, including preferably experience in a professional services setting, such as management consulting, technology consulting, or a leadership/technical training firm.


A leadership and business mindset, with a track record of accomplishment via promotions and recognition.


Experience in a business development, account management or sales-oriented role (Demonstrated business acumen)


Key Skills / Personal Attributes


Japanese native


Strong interest in sales and business development activities


Be self-motivated, possess strong time management skills and be able and willing to work on your own when necessary; strive in ambiguity


High level verbal and written communications skills, must be able to articulate and present a complex idea or set of ideas in a simple and easy way on paper or verbally, able to influence and persuade


Preferably fluency in English language both written and verbal


Possess an aptitude to market and promote Kepner-Tregoe’s services


Be able to establish professional and personal credibility with clients quickly


Be naturally comfortable engaging in conversations with various levels (e.g. worker, supervisor, officers, managers, senior management)


Able to work in a team environment, being satisfied with the personal recognition that comes as a member of the team and not be driven by need for personal recognition at the expense of the team or the team result


Possess strong listening skills

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