Digital Operations / Smart Factory | Senior Associate / Manager | Advisory | Dublin and Cork

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Job Description & Summary

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.

At PwC, 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.

As we succeed in delivering exceptional service to our clients, PwC Consulting has grown at a significant pace in recent years.

About PwC 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. You will work with leading Irish and Global companies across a diverse range of industries including, FMCG, Retail, Pharma, Government, Tech and Utilities.

About Smart Factory / Digital Manufacturing 

To support the continued growth of our practice, we are looking for individuals at Senior Associate and Manager level, to join our Operations Effectiveness team to take a prominent role in our Smart Factory work and also support other propositions with the OE team including; 

  • Business Transformation

  • Customer Consulting

  • Project & Programme Management 

  • Operational Excellence - including Lean and Six Sigma 

  • Supply Chain & Procurement Transformation

The role will involve supporting delivery and business development of Smart Factory work including the delivery of several PwC methodologies and frameworks. We will deploy a range of digital accelerators and assets developed in-house including Digital operations Maturity Assessment (DOMA) and Factory Intelligence - PwC’s Smart Factory platform. 

You’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, working with senior client stakeholders to solve their complex business issues from ‘strategy through to execution’. This role will be mainly client-based, may involve international travel and will be focused on leading / supporting complex transformational programmes. Key facets of this role will include:

  • Working closely with staff and Partners to deliver Operational Transformation change projects across our national and international client base 

  • Liaising with other Consulting teams (Strategy, Finance, Technology, Digital, Change, Data & Analytics) to deliver end to end integrated solutions to our clients

  • Maintaining a consistently high and leading edge market profile

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

About the Operations Consulting team

How we have helped our clients:

  • Provided digital maturity assessments for a range of manufacturing facilities in Ireland

  • Delivered Smart Factory Transformation programmes with leading multinational clients in the PwC network internationally, including the deployment of Factory Intelligence

  • We carried out a site performance check for a global pharma manufacturer that included a cost benchmarking exercise.

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

  • We programme managed the European operations integration of two market leading consumer brands 

  • We reconfigured the sales & manufacturing planning operations for an Irish Pharmaceutical company

  • We developed the procurement synergy plans in support of a global merger in the entertainment industry

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 3,000 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 attend leading edge PwC Advisory University training programmes and attain formal 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.   


Preferred skills

  • Experience of working with companies and / or in consulting roles in one of the competencies outlined above i.e. Digital Manufacturing Consulting, supply chain and operations Transformation

  • Additional desirable skills include Project Management, Customer, procurement and Operational Excellence.

  • Supporting projects to deliver results within agreed deadlines and budgets

  • Supporting the delivery of formal and informal reports and presentations

  • Contributing to the preparation and presentation of compelling proposals for new projects or client work

Desirable education and approach

  • Education to degree level;

  • Additional qualifications such as MBA/ Masters/ ACA/ CIMA are highly valued but not essential;

  • Confident approach, self motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written);

  • A flexible and team focused working style within a multi-functional team.

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 flavour:

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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