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PwC Supply Chain Management- Manager, Planning in Chicago, Illinois

A career in our Supply Chain Management practice, within Operations Consulting services, 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 an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. 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:

  • Pursue opportunities to develop existing and new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.

  • Coach others and encourage them to take ownership of their development.

  • Analyse 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.

  • Develop a perspective on key global trends, including globalisation, and how they impact the firm and our clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Focus on building trusted relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

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.

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

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master of Business Administration

Preferred Fields of Study :

Operations Management/Research, Supply Chain Management

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 extensive knowledge of Supply Chain Planning including demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the following skillsets:

  • Reviewing supply chain process, redesign, and implementation;

  • Reviewing Inventory management and optimization strategies (9-block analyses, entitlement modeling, MRP planning parameter setting, multi-echelon inventory, etc.);

  • Understanding of SIOP 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);

  • Understanding of capabilities of any of the recognized planning tools such as: Logility, SAP IBP, E2Open, JDA etc.; ability to execute vendor evaluations and recommendations for these systems;

  • Working on demand planning and forecast development, 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);

  • 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 extensive level of ability with and 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 planning functions by:

  • Participating in client discussions and meetings, managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;

  • 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; and,

  • Leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.

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