In today’s VUCA world, supply chains are at the centre of the storm with disruptions occurring at a speed like never seen before. Supply lines are under pressure, costs are increasing, resources are getting scarce and customer confidence is declining. Companies must become more resilient and embed digital solutions and sustainability in their future ways of working. .
With 800 consultants, operating from 35 offices and working in over 75 countries, our client is a global management consulting group currently supporting more than 1000 “Progression programs” every year.
Their “Progression” motto, “Improving your results today, securing your results for tomorrow”, means balancing: (i) the implementation of structural changes & redesigned business models (Transformation), with (ii) tangible performance improvement in the short term (Boost) and with (iii) the investment in the processes, assets, capabilities, leadership and culture needed to ensure target results are also realized in the medium/long term (Build) and therefore making progression sustainable. It is not only about generating results quickly, but also about moving the client in the direction where it will be able to generate results tomorrow and progress faster and better than the competition.
Their approach, integrating value chain process optimization, digitalization, human dynamics and sustainability is: pragmatic in exploiting new technological opportunities, respectful, personalized, people-oriented and focused and committed to results rather than concepts. They cultivate long-term work relationships with their clients and their “tandem approach”, working “with” their clients and not “for” them, is central in their way of working.
The success of their unique approach is reflected by a 90% client retention and an established and first-rate reputation with large, high-profile local and global players in various sectors, such as Chemical, Food & Beverage, Pharma & Biotech, Cosmetics, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Utilities/Telco, FMCG, Retail, Hospitals & Healthcare …and others.
To support and accelerate their further growth and ambition, their Belgian Office is now looking to recruit one or more Senior Manager(s) Supply Chain Transformation.
As a Senior Manager Supply Chain Transformation, you will be a trusted advisor to our client’s customers and guide them through their large scale and often highly complex assessments and transformations of the end-to-end value chain. Through improvement programs, ranging from introducing specific processes (e.g. S&OP, reviewing the product portfolio, introducing procurement excellence, assessing and redesigning the physical footprint and product flow …) to using the latest developments in supply chain technology, digitalization and data analytics,… you are eager to maximize the supply chain performance of your clients. You commit to realize significant improvements in terms of: supply chain performance and flexibility, customer service delivery, reliability through the entire value chain and/or digital support of decision and planning processes to maximizing asset utilization while minimizing business risks.
You will serve as the primary program contact for clients and play a key role in supporting them in their business progression programs. A pragmatic and strong performance mindset combined with excellent communications skills will guarantee successful and timely delivery. As a key local lead, you will deliver value to the client by adding tangible and sustainable value to their operations.
As an entrepreneurial and result driven candidate you will be expected to pick up a role in business development as well. When working for your clients, you will look beyond the project to capture the unmet needs and to try to position our client for further help and business. Furthermore, you will be developing new leads with your colleagues who are specialized in the same industry and/or expertise as you are.
You will be primarily staffed on projects in Belgium and at the same time you will, if you desire, have the opportunity to work on international projects to develop an international career as Supply Chain doesn’t stop at country’s borders. In terms of development and innovation, you will be part of both local, regional and group communities, with plenty of opportunity to develop in your areas of choice. As such, you will be encouraged to develop your network, working methods and certain leads at group level. You will also take part in the training curriculum of the company, which is in essence organised at an international level.
Our client is looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic candidate with business acumen and a proven track record in implementing large and strategic programs. A natural born leader who understands change management challenges, has excellent project management skills and the ability to pinpoint problems and act in a timely manner to mitigate any issues. At the same time, the candidate has a profound knowledge of how to design the end-to-end supply chain, including pockets of in depth expertise and preferably gained in Industrial Process-based Operations (chemicals, food & beverages, pharma, ...).
Ideally the candidate should have:
Our client is seeking to hire an outstanding, competent and versatile individual with:
The possibility to work on challenging programs for top clients and an exciting opportunity for ambitious and entrepreneurial candidates, looking to accelerate their career and join a growing international leader in its field, with a clear strategy.
Our client’s culture is inclusive, diverse, respectful and co-creative, direct, feedback driven, high performing and no-nonsense, where own initiative and taking on responsibilities is highly valued. Its working environment is entrepreneurial and dynamic with a flat hierarchy, transparent processes and short decision lines. It has a strong team spirit and flexible working models.
The role will offer ample opportunities for personal development and growth and for someone with the right entrepreneurial spirit, initiative and drive, the possibility to be in charge of his/her own career and to help shape the future and growth of the practice and participate in its success.
And a competitive salary package including a company car, insurances and a rewarding bonus system.
If of interest, please apply online and provide us with your CV together with the reasons for your interest and relevant experience summary for this role. For further information, please call Pierre Melis: +32. 2.790.6880.
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