Supply Chain Experienced Associate, Manufacturing

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    December 15, 2020
    Chicago, IL
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    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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