Supply Chain Manager | Advisory Consulting | Dublin/Cork

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Senior Manager

Job Description & Summary

As we succeed in delivering exceptional service to our clients, PwC Consulting has grown at a significant pace in recent years. To support the continued growth of our Supply Chain practice, we are looking for individuals at Manager level, to join, working across a number of propositions including;

- Supply Chain strategy and operations - including connected Supply Chains
- Manufacturing - including Smart Manufacturing
- Procurement - including eProcurement

Our collective blend of expertise and experience, the transformation we deliver for some of the world’s leading companies and the investment we make in the development of our team, makes PwC a great place to work.

Our Culture is what people talk about as being our differentiator. We truly care about our people and live our values.

You will enjoy a competitive package, interesting and purposeful work, and a work environment that encourages you to be authentic, ambitious and creative.
We are dedicated to you and your career - we will help you learn, grow and develop your skills and support you with your career ambitions.

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 about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster.

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


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. 

The Supply Chain team sits within the Operational Effectiveness Consulting team. We also work closely with Consultants across our Global Supply Chain network.

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 Irish and international clients and has ambitious growth plans for the next few years.

This role will be mainly client-based, may involve international travel and will be focused on leading / supporting complex Supply Chain transformational programmes. Key facets of this role will include:

  • Working closely with staff and Partners to deliver Supply Chain Transformation projects across our client base 

  • Liaising with other Consulting teams e.g. Strategy, Finance, Technology, Digital, Change, Data & Analytics etc. to deliver end to end integrated solutions to our clients

  • Building relationships with our key Consulting clients at C-suite level 

  • Supporting, coaching and developing our junior Consultants

  • Maintaining a consistently high and leading edge market profile

  • Playing an active role in our Business Development activities e.g. developing client propositions, identifying new opportunities, organising client events, presenting at relevant industry seminars etc.

  • Contributing to the overall development of our practice, researching and developing new service offerings and producing thought leadership and market insights for our clients

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

  • We coordinated the HSE’s supply chain operations in support of the COVID19 vaccine rollout

  • 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 fulfillment centers

  • 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  

Our Commitment to You

Your success is our success and we’ll not be found wanting in investing in your development:

  • 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 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

This role can be based out of our offices in either Dublin or Cork with the option to avail of flexible hybrid working arrangements. In addition, there will also be an opportunity for international travel for global projects. 

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

  • 4+ years total experience – working in large scale Supply Chain operations and / or in consulting roles

  • Experience of leading projects to deliver results for clients within agreed deadlines and budgets

  • 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 work

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

  • Educated to degree level

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

Why you’ll love working for PwC (Benefits)
We want you to love every minute of your career with PwC. 
But we get it: each stage of life comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone. Here’s just a flavor:

  • A competitive compensation package with a defined career path

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • “Everyday flexibility”: Supporting our staff to be productive and have a balance between their working and personal lives. 

  • “Hybrid working”: A blended arrangement that allows working from home and in the office depending on business, client and team needs

  • “Flexible Friday”: A 3pm finish on Fridays through the Summer and ahead of bank holidays

  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan

  • Subsidised healthcare insurance

  • Wedding leave and gratuity, paid maternity leave, new parent leave;

  • On-site gym and shower facilities, fitness classes and wellbeing services

  • On-site restaurant, shop, dry cleaning service and great coffee in our excellent coffee shop

  • Commitment to digital transformation. All our employees attend our Digital Academy Training

  • A dedicated team of Learning and Development professionals who work tirelessly to deliver an evolving training framework. It’s our goal to continuously develop our employees' technical and professional skills

  • Training is centred around the “PwC Professional” our global leadership framework. It focuses on developing your core skills to become an authentic and inclusive leader for all levels

  • You’ll be paired with mentors to help you develop your skills, diversify your experience and support you in achieving your career goals.

  • We’ve over 3,000 people working in PwC Ireland and we hire over 300 graduates every year along with 300+ experienced hires so there is always lots going on with different societies and social events and you can get involved in as many or as little as you want.

About PwC Ireland
PwC is the leading professional services firm in Ireland supporting clients on some of the most complex business challenges both nationally and internationally. We are seen as ‘trusted advisors’ to our clients, the people they call when they need some informal advice or some deep dive expertise to resolve strategic business issues. We are connected to PwC’s global network, bringing the power of our global expertise to deliver sustainable value for our local clients.
Our business in Ireland is enjoying robust growth and has ambitious plans to develop new offerings, including Digital, AI, Customer and ESG, to support our clients in the years ahead.  These investments create career changing opportunities for all our staff as they adapt to deliver exceptional service to our clients.

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Firm: PwC

Location: Dublin


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