Supply Chain Manager | Advisory Consulting | Dublin/Cork

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Job Description & Summary

About Consulting

In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business.

The work that you will do is all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You will work with leading Irish and Global companies across a diverse range of industries including FMCG, Retail, Pharma, Manufacturing, Tech and Media

As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution

The Supply Chain team sits within the Operational Effectiveness Consulting team. We also work closely with our global supply chain network.

About the Supply Chain Team

Our Supply Chain team is focused on working in partnership with clients to deliver sustainable business transformation. We work with our clients to transform their supply chains, develop new ways of working; from end to end supply chain strategies to optimisation of discrete areas of the value chain. Supply chain management will increasingly become a major service differentiator for our clients across a range of sectors.

You will be part of a highly skilled, specialist team within consulting. At the same time, you will be encouraged to initiate and develop new ideas to take to our clients. Our highly motivated team has an excellent track record of delivering high quality work to major national and international clients and has ambitious growth plans for the next few years.

Our Commitment to You

As a Manager, you will focus primarily on developing / enhancing the foundational skillsets for becoming a professional management consultant. This will occur through delivery of client engagements and contributing to the capability of the firm.

  • We will help you build a tailor-made career to suit you as an individual, with targeted on- and off-the-job coaching and training to help you grow on a personal and professional level

  • We will count on you to contribute to building and developing a world-class consulting team dedicated to the success of both national and multinational organisations

  • We will enable you to develop an international professional network, tap into our global network of 223,000 specialists – including more than 2,500 colleagues in Ireland

  • We will support you in your personal growth through attractive career opportunities, stretch assignments, as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration within our company

  • You'll work with the best teams to add value for our clients on challenging national and international projects

  • You’ll be given the opportunity to achieve a globally recognised accreditation

  • You’ll also have the opportunity to attain a formal project management qualifications e.g. Prince2

The type of assignments our supply chain team has recently worked on, include:

  • Designed and implemented the operational integration of two multinational FMCG companies, across 50+ European markets

  • Developed an implementation plan for the integration of two national distribution companies

  • Implemented a cost reduction programme focussed on supply chain operations for a semi-state company

  • Supported a global plastics company in identifying integration synergies and operational improvements following a series of acquisitions

  • Supported a leading on-line Global Retailer in procuring a new line of Robots for its customer fulfilment centres

  • Completed a procurement synergy savings assessment for two global media companies that have recently merged. This included developing a new Procurement Op Model for the merged entity  

What We Expect From You

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience in some or all of the following areas of supply chain management:

  • Experience of supply chain management such as logistics / network optimisation, demand / supply planning, manufacturing, procurement outsourcing – 3PLs/4PLs, CMO etc.

  • Digital supply chain / Industry 4.0

  • Experience of managing supply chain transformation

  • Exposure to different technology solutions used in supply chain

  • Project management experience

  • Strong data analytics skills using Alteryx (or equivalent), Excel, PowerPoint and report writing skills

  • Experience of managing others

Essential skills required

  • 5+ years total experience – including consulting experience from a professional services, advisory or internal consulting environment

  • Client focussed and commercially astute

  • Excellent understanding of leading business practices and trends

  • Strong business analysis and problem solving skills, and excellent attention to detail

  • Adaptable and with an innovative approach to their work

  • Can effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with different audiences

  • Educated to degree level

Essential experience required

  • Experience of working with large scale operations and / or in consulting roles

  • Supporting projects to deliver results for clients within agreed deadlines and budgets

  • Experience of managing client and internal stakeholder expectations

  • Supporting the delivery of formal and informal reports and presentations

  • Contributing to the preparation and presenting of compelling proposals for new client work

Other experience – desirable 

  • Supply chain experience from the pharmaceuticals, FMCG, manufacturing, public or healthcare sectors

  • A relevant primary or advanced degree e.g. supply chain, management, MBA or equivalent

About PwC Ireland

The PwC team has more than 100 Partners in Ireland who are constantly in touch with leading Executives and understand their key challenges and opportunities.  They will provide you with the network to develop opportunities for assignments.
Our business in Ireland is enjoying robust growth and has ambitious plans for the future.  This will continue to create advancement opportunities for our team as they deliver results for our clients and build their capabilities.

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Firm: PwC

Location: Dublin



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