Connected Supply Chain - Planning - Senior Associate

Connected Supply Chain - Planning - Senior Associate

Job Category Operations Consulting Line of Service Consulting Services Level Senior Associate Specialty/Competency Operations Industry/Sector CM X-Sector Job Type Regular Time Type Full time Travel Requirements Up to 60% Job ID 478247WD Location(s) IL-Chicago, DC-Washington, MO-Kansas City, TX-Dallas, CA-Los Angeles, MD-Baltimore, MN-Minneapolis, CO-Denver, TN-Nashville, MI-Detroit, MA-Boston, NY-New York, CA-San Francisco, NC-Greensboro, FL-Hallandale Beach/Miami, PA-Philadelphia, SC-Spartanburg, PA-Pittsburgh, TX-Houston

A career in Connected Supply Chain, within Operations Consulting, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability. You'll be a part of a team that helps organisations in transforming their supply chains into a strategic asset. You’ll work with our clients to develop a supply chain strategy, optimise their supply chain footprint and logistics, manage transportation and distribution, and develop an integrated business planning solutions.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study:
Economics, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Management, Operations Management/Research, Supply Chain Management, Data Processing/Analytics/Science

Minimum Years of Experience:
3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Master of Business Administration

Certification(s) Preferred:

Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates thorough abilities of Supply Chain Planning including demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the following skillsets:

  • Defining, designing, and reviewing supply chain planning processes including forecasting, demand planning, supply planning, S&OP / S&OE, capacity planning, inventory planning, and Integrated Business Planning;
  • Developing demand plans and forecasts and understanding impact of forecast accuracy on inventory levels, manufacturing costs, transportation costs, warehousing costs and customer service;
  • Assessing current supply planning processes and systems, and identify opportunities to improve fulfillment of the demand plans while achieving inventory objectives across the tactical and strategic horizons;
  • Developing and implementing of supply chain network planning, material planning and capacity planning optimization (Processes / People / Systems);
  • Reviewing Inventory management and optimization strategies (Inventory segmentation, Service level based inventory entitlement modeling. , MRP planning parameter setting, multi-echelon inventory, etc.);
  • Understanding of S&OP and/or IBP systems process design and implementation; Understanding key performance indicators, roles and responsibilities and tools that support sales and operations planning processes (S&OP);
  • Utilizing proven capabilities to work with complex planning data and analytical tools (e.g Excel, PowerBI, Alteryx, etc.) to identify planning opportunities, model alternative approaches and build business cases to justify improvements;
  • Understanding of capabilities of recognized planning tools such as: o9, Blue Yonder, SAP IBP, Oracle cloud planning, Relex, OM Partners, Logility etc, and the ability to execute vendor evaluations and recommendations for these systems;
  • Managing Inventory including tiered inventory levels and cost optimization with respect to customer service performance; and,
  • Understanding and executing global inventory management policies that address optimum service strategies for inventory to support customer demand and inventory targets.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and success history with managing the identification and addressing of client needs with a focus on process and technology changes to planning functions by:

  • Leading teams to generate a vision for supply chain planning, establish direction and motivate internal and external team members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation;
  • Participating in client discussions and meetings, managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents, conducting analytics associated with planning processes and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues; and,
  • Creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.

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Connected Supply Chain - Planning - Senior Associate

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