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PwC Connected Supply Chain - Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Operations

Industry/Sector: CM X-Sector

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

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.

Additional Responsibilities :

A career in our Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) practice, within PwC’s Operations Consulting vertical, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimize all elements of their operations and move beyond the role of a cost-effective business enabler to becoming a source of competitive advantage. We focus on all aspects of Supply Chain Management, including logistics, procurement and sourcing, planning and manufacturing operations to drive both growth and profitability.

Custom Orgs :

Global LoS :


Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Required Knowledge and Skills :

As a Senior Associate , you will 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 staff level include but are not limited to:

  • Be positive, open minded, objective, agile with change, and flexible;

  • Apply a range of technical capabilities to deliver quality and value for clients, PwC and other stakeholders;

  • Process and assimilate complex data and information objectively to inform recommendations;

  • Learn about client’s businesses and how they operate in the industry market, then apply that understanding to identify opportunities and take action to implement them;

  • Maintain a firm understanding of current and relevant technologies in your space, and seek out different ways to use current and apply them;

  • Analyze marketplace trends – economic, social, cultural and technology – to identify opportunities and create value propositions;

  • Offer a global perspective in stakeholder discussions and when shaping solutions/ recommendations; and,

  • Listen to and empathize with others. Communicate with confidence and clarity. Influence, manage and handle objections

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master of Business Administration

Preferred Fields of Study :

Operations Management/Research, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Certification(s) Preferred :

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

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of manufacturing & shop floor processes and solutions including demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the following skill-sets:

  • Lean Manufacturing;

  • Process review, redesign and implementation;

  • Shop-floor execution industry leading practices, including material flow optimization;

  • Manufacturing and enterprise business systems (MES, ERP, MRP);

  • Productivity and efficiency;

  • Resource / labor management and/or value analysis;

  • Knowledge and understanding of differences between “push” and "pull" replenishment systems and the impact of both on shop floor operations;

  • TPM and Predictive and preventive maintenance programs;

  • IoT connectivity, big data analytics platforms (e.g. MS Azure), Alteryx, PowerBI;

  • Technology assessment and optimization, including standard technologies like MES or MRP and “next gen” technologies like digital twins and “smart” factories;

  • Thorough knowledge and proven track record of helping companies improve operations, manufacturing processes or strategic solutions and methodologies;

  • Experiential guidance, subject matter specialty, and optimized standard industry practices with Quality Management Systems relating to practices involving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP);

  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO certification requirements; and,

  • Demonstrate ability to Communicate compelling value propositions (written and verbal).

Demonstrates a thorough level of ability with a proven record of success as both an individual contributor and team member identifying and addressing client needs with a focus on process and technology changes to manufacturing functions.

Demonstrates a proven thorough record of success in participating in client discussions and meetings, managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues.

Demonstrates proven abilities and success as a team leader: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members.

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