Our client is the UK’s leading management consultancy in the world of digitally enabled procurement and supply chain transformation.
They are seeking to hire an experienced practitioner who can point to deep expertise in the use of supply chain technology solutions to enhance the management of complex, international supply chains.
Strong candidates will have experience of relevant transformation projects gained in a previous role(s) either in consultancy, working for a relevant software vendor or leading an in house change program. This experience will ideally include program leadership and/or work as a technical architect on projects including solutions like Oracle’s supply chain solutions, SAP, Blue Yonder, MXD supply chain, e2Open, Kinaxis, GT Nexus, Llamasoft or similar.
As a Senior Manager in this practice area, you will be responsible for leading projects, managing client relationships at senior level and contributing to the business development capabilities of the business. Experience in some or all of the following areas would be valuable:
o Assessment of a client’s existing supply chain capability against leading practice
o Identifying supply chain improvement areas across people, process and technology
o Developing supply chain Strategy and business alignment
o Defining new supply chain operating models that enhance supply chain value creation and return on investment
o Designing improvements in supply chain capability including through the introduction of leading practice supply chain operating models, organisation redesign, supply chain techniques, technology and processes
o Supporting our clients to implement improvements across the supply chain.
o Producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing
supply chain team.
o Providing insight on the supply chain technology market across
o Helping clients to develop a digital strategy for supply chain that leverages cloud based technology including advanced analytics, robotic process automation and AI solutions.
o Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
o Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements
As well as managing the delivery of these solutions, the senior manager role will lead or support business development activity including:
o Generating sales
o Understanding client requirements and identifying how and where our client can add value
o Guiding and informing the development of new propositions and technologies through knowledge gained in the market
o Development of thought leadership and participation in brand-building and brand-awareness exercises
o Building client relationships at senior management levels in our key clients / sectors
o Developing proposals for clients and leading RFP responses
o Defining and executing marketing and sales campaigns
o Balancing both sales and deliver responsibilities
Essential experience includes:
Digital supply chain Transformation
Transforming supply chain capability at large corporate clients using digital technology
Understanding of the current supply chain technology market and trends including providers such as Oracle’s supply chain solutions, SAP, Blue Yonder, MXD supply chain, e2Open, Kinaxis, GT Nexus, Llamasoft or similar.
Detailed knowledge of supply chain processes
Experience designing and implementing supply chain operating model changes
Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
Experience of managing direct reports and / or project team.
Key Skills required:
Selling, leading and delivering large, complex and transformational programmes and drawing on diverse solutions to successfully resolve client issues. Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with clients and evidence of an existing strong network of client relationships.
Managing senior stakeholders up to board level.
Recognised as an expert in supply chain, with ability to provide credible technical insight to clients. Deep knowledge of the sector, and the key client issues.
Leading business development activity, developing business cases, and selling new opportunities. Demonstrating perseverance and tenacity, and the ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems.
For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Georgia Daley via email@example.com
To apply for this job please email your CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0161 222 0515 to find out more.