PwC Strategy& Pharma and MedTech Operations Strategy - Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Specialty/Competency: Operations Strategy
Industry/Sector: Pharma and Life Sciences
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 80%
A career within Operations Strategy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations reimagine their operations through a strategic lens to turn complexity into a competitive advantage. Our focus is to help our clients create differentiating capabilities that drive competitive advantages by developing plans to navigate their challenges, seeing what’s possible, and turning that into a reality. We assist our clients in transforming operations from the way they engage their customers to executing strategic programmes to achieve enterprise wide operational excellence.
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 Manager, 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:
Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognize their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyze complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarizing key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Job Requirements and Preferences:
Minimum Degree Required:
- Bachelor Degree
Minimum Years of Experience:
- 3 - 5 year(s)
- Master Degree
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or success in operations roles within a professional services firm or corporate environment, helping companies to identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to their strategic and operating success.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge within one or more of the following areas: operations strategy, supply chain strategy/ management, supply chain diagnostics, manufacturing strategy, network optimization strategy, logistics/distribution, S&OP/ planning, Operations/ Supply Chain performance improvement, inventory management, complexity management, and/or sourcing.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of industry and market trends and industry-leading practices in order to develop insights and provide recommendations.
Demonstrates proven extensive abilities in leadership, strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, individual initiative, emphasizing the following areas:
Building productive and collaborative relationships with team members and proactively providing and seeking guidance, clarification and feedback;
Managing a team to a successful project conclusion through the problem-solving of complex operations issues;
Managing the planning, organizing and delivery of operations tasks and projects, overseeing independent analyses and establishing the quality of client deliverables;
Leading the development and improvement of various frameworks and methodologies within operations;
Identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships;
Communicating effectively in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats;
Demonstrating strong aptitude for conducting quantitative analyses, including experience with Excel and/or Access especially constructing analytical frameworks and synthesizing complex data into meaningful insights.
Demonstrated sophisticated executive level presentation and communication skills (both verbal and writing). Is comfortable working shoulder to shoulder with senior executives and becoming their thought leader. Has entrepreneurial mindset/ spirit to solve ambiguous problems and build/ leverage teams at all levels in an organization.
You will also lead and advise new consultants and seasoned consultants (on the path to becoming managers).
You will be an important source of intellectual insight on a client engagement, framing many times “an ambiguous” client issues/ business problems in a way that the teams can then execute on small but powerful sub-problems to drive impact and value for the client.
You will also advise and collaborate with other individual project managers on your teams to be part of day to day solving sessions.
You will be a key thread for internal team management and senior client management. Given your seniority, you will bring deep functional/ topic knowledge/ expertise and home grown proprietary tools to client situations.
Additionally you will look for opportunities to develop/ grow strategic client relationships while ensuring top-notch (WSJ level) client product.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.
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