Director - Manufacturing Systems Engineering - Strategy and Transformation

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Digital Engineering is an area of major growth potential for Capgemini Invent and has major growth ambitions for the coming years. Digital Engineering aims to power this growth through developing innovative solutions for our clients and drawing on the extensive capabilities of Capgemini including Capgemini Engineering (formerly Altran), Hybrid Intelligence (formerly Tessella) and Cambridge Consultants.

An overview of the role:


In this role you will be part of the senior leadership team of the Digital Engineering team within the Intelligent Industries practice, which is one of the fastest growing areas of Capgemini Invent and focuses on helping our clients realise business value and competitive advantage by transforming the way they develop, commercialise and manufacture products.

As a leader in the practice you will take on responsibility for developing and delivering major transformation programmes for our clients. You will use the leading digital technologies and techniques including PLM, MBSE, digital thread and twin and IOT to create innovative solutions to address our client’s business problems.


You will have the opportunity to work on high profile, impactful projects with industry leading organisations to helping them to define new industry leading capabilities and to transform their existing operations.

Why this role?

As a Director (Manufacturing Systems Engineering - Strategy and Transformation) in the business you’ll help set the direction, driving forward the business, model our values and behaviours, and coach and develop junior members of the team.  Key expectations from this role include:


You will be able to use your entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and creativity to deliver truly inventive manufacturing solutions to our clients. You will be at the forefront of driving the growth of the Digital Engineering practice and helping to realise our ambitions.


You will be able to draw on the wider capabilities of Capgemini; within the UK, we are amongst the fastest growing and most successful consultancies in the UK, a testament to the tangible results that we continue to deliver with our clients.  To continue this exciting growth, we are looking to recruit high calibre Digital Engineering experts who can really make a difference for our clients.  


Key expectations from this role include:

  • Driving the growth of the digital engineering practice by identifying and shaping project opportunities
  • Raising the profile of digital engineering and its capabilities, inside and outside of the Capgemini organisation
  • Development of thought leadership and relevant Points of View related to manufacturing practices and systems to discuss with clients and use to raise Capgemini Invent’s profile at industry events and conferences
  • Supporting recruitment and the development of the personnel within the team


We’d love to meet someone with

The ambition to join our team and to help us realise our growth objectives. We are looking for a person with:


  • Significant experience of engineering, product development, new product introduction and manufacturing.  This could have been gained through operational, technical or leadership roles in industry, or through delivering major consulting assignments for blue-chip consulting organisations. 
  • Extensive knowledge manufacturing practices and techniques, digital thread and digital twin concepts and the key capabilities including MRP, MES, SCADA, IT/OT and their practical application to enable the transformation of  product development, manufacture and through-life support.
  • Experience of operating as a trusted advisor in a C-level environment helping to develop roadmaps for transforming organisational behaviours and enabling the adoption of new innovative working practices
  • Proven ability to be successful in a matrixed organisation, and to enlist support and commitment from peers in selling and delivering consulting solutions.


  • Engaging with clients – developing relationships with senior leaders, VPs and Directors within Tier 1 organisations.
  • Experience of developing and delivering proposition product development, PLM strategy and organisational transformation.
  • Currently working in a major Consulting firm, and/or in industry but having a Consulting background.

Business development – utilising a combination of the organisation’s broader pre-existing relationships, company relationships and your own network, you’ll be generating c.£2m of consulting revenues


Why Capgemini is unique

At Capgemini we don’t just believe in Diversity & Inclusion, we actively go out to making it a working reality. Driven by our core values and Active Inclusion Campaign, we build environments where you can bring you whole self to work.

We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance. Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.

Employee wellbeing is vitally important to us as an organisation. We see a healthy and happy workforce a critical component for us to achieve our organisational ambitions. To help support wellbeing we have trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ across each of our business areas. We have also invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.


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.

Job information

Firm: Capgemini Invent

Location: London