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PwC Supply Chain Management- Senior Associate, 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 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 and coach to help deliver results.

  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Share relevant thought leadership.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse 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

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:

  • 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, and 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; and,

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

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 a thorough knowledge of Operations Planning including demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the following skillsets:

  • Reviewing process, redesign, and implementation;

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

  • Reviewing 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;

  • Participating in 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 a thorough 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; 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.

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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