Management Consultant - Retail Merchandising & Supply Chain

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At Capgemini Invent, we bring to life what’s next for our clients.

By combining strategy, technology, data science, and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we partner with our clients to innovate and transform their business, helping them navigate today, while plotting a course for the future.

About Capgemini Invent:

As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in more than 36 offices and 37 creative studios around the world, it comprises a 12,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.

Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 325,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2021 global revenues of €18 billion

Get The Future You Want

As a globally renowned technology and digital leader, we have the responsibility, the ambition, and the means to contribute to solving major societal questions that are shaping our future world. Invent for Society aims to value how social impact is part of the fabric of what we do.

We are a Supply Chain thought-leader across many industries with a consistent track record of delivery. We have a strong multi-sector industry focus on Consumer Products & Retail (CPR), as well Manufacturing, Automotive and Life Sciences (MALS). Dependent on your experience we will position you with a primary sector focus. We have a leading position in developing creative value propositions for clients from strategy inception to assisting in execution and benefits delivery.

 

An overview of the role:

With the retail industry in the midst of one of the most profound periods of disruption and transformation, and in order to continue our growth and expand the knowledge we have, we are now looking to recruit more high calibre Retail Merchandising & Supply Chain consultants to bring new ideas and perspectives into our team and the work we do.  

First, and foremost, you will be responsible for designing and delivering innovative solutions for some of the worlds largest retailers. Drawing on your knowledge and experience in merchandising and supply chain you will work collaboratively with Capgemini colleagues and our clients, supporting them to understand challenges and opportunities, design future models to address and realise these, and implement new solutions in their businesses.

Our Supply Chain consulting team brings together experts across all retail disciplines – from buying and merchandising, to warehousing, fulfilment and store operations so you will be working in good company. We bring industry expertise, practical lived experience and a collaborative and can-do attitude that inspires progress and change in our clients. 

 

The work:

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

 

Collaboration and Innovation:

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together. 

 

Why this role?

A Merchandising and Supply Chain consultant at Capgemini Invent will generally find themselves working in a multi-disciplinary team, designing and delivering solutions for a large retailer or consumer products company. No one project or day is the same, activities might vary from attending strategic thinking ideation sessions, to running large workshops with client stakeholders. We are constantly developing our thinking around the future of retail and you’ll be a key part of developing this and making it a reality for our clients.  

 

Why you?

Our most successful Merchandising and Supply chain consultants generally bring: 

1) Retail Industry knowledge and experience 

Our most impactful consultants are passionate about merchandising and the retail industry and have experience working within the retail sector. Expertise can be gained either through time spent working in large or progressive retailers, or through delivering projects for retail clients. We expect candidates to understand how the buying, merchandising and forecasting functions operate and how they affect the wider retail landscape. We are looking for candidates from all retail sectors, including fashion, general merchandise and grocery business models. 

2) A confident and collaborative attitude

Collaboration is key to our business and we require consultants at all grades to be confident and capable building relationships in our own and our client’s businesses. Experience in consultancy methods and approaches is helpful, but not essential. If joining from industry (with no or limited consulting experience) we find resilience and a proactive attitude to learning is essential. 

3) Passion and creativity 

We are looking for entrepreneurial individuals with the knowledge and creativity to deliver truly inventive solutions for our clients.

 

Why us?

We find that combining excellent consulting core skills with industry knowledge (and the knowledge of Capgemini colleagues in other parts of our business) ensures the work we do is best-practice and something to be proud of.   Working collaboratively in this way is not only beneficial to our clients and the solutions we deliver, but also means Capgemini Invent is an inspiring place to work. 

 

Diversity:

Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients.  We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

 

Learning and development:

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so. So you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference. Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all of our teams.

 

Work/Life Harmony:

We understand that everyone has varied lives and we want you to have a great work-life balance.  So, where possible, our Work Life Harmony policy will help you to work flexibly and juggle your work and home life.

 

CSR:

We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious
about.

In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for an 8th year.  When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.

 

Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.

We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.

In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.

More information is at available at: https://www.capgemini.com/gb-en/service/invent/

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