Senior Supply Chain Transformation Manager (f/m/d)

Senior Supply Chain Transformation Manager (f/m/d)
Brussels

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Job Description

The Company

  • Sector: Management Consulting
  • Location: Belgium,Brussels

 

In today’s VUCA world the major question is how fast can you progress and what are the ways you can progress faster than your competitors. Accelerating Progression is therefore a key imperative for every business, and every unit within a business.

With 600 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 process, digital, 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 Food & Beverage, Pharma & Biotech, Chemicals, Cosmetics, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Utilities/Telco, Financial Services, 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 Supply Chain Transformation Manager(s).

Role

As a Senior Supply Chain Transformation Manager, 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 network and product flow …) to using the latest developments in supply chain technology and 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 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, ...).

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management & Delivery: managing “in tandem with the client” the successful delivery of complex and challenging assignments transforming the supply chain from strategy to implementation, including all commercial -, financial -, project -, and people aspects and client relationship management. 
  • Client Management & Development: developing and/or maintaining strong client relationships and being recognized by them as a “trusted advisor”.  Taking advantage of your network to assist in growing the business through the origination of new opportunities and proposal development and enhancing the reputation of our client through the quality of own work, knowledge and experience.
  • Innovation: taking a leading role in development and innovation through the growing of intellectual capital and the support and development of other consultants and contributing to firm activities and internal knowledge management and sharing.
  • People Management: providing professional development opportunities, coaching, counseling and feedback for less senior team members and contributing to the annual performance evaluation process.

Required Experience/Qualifications

Ideally the candidate should have:

  • a minimum of 10 years of relevant expertise in multiple domains of supply chain such as procurement, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, demand & supply planning, S&OP/IBP, Digital Supply Chain Twin, Sustainable Supply Chain…;
  • a minimum of 3 years experience with driving large scale, complex and end-to-end transformation programs at multiple levels in an organization, implementing digital solutions;
  • international accepted certification in supply chain management such as SCOR-P model, APICS CSCP and/or APICS CPIM;
  • additional training combined with proven expertise in Lean, Continuous Improvement methodologies, 5S, …;
  • experience in consulting is a must (obtained through external/internal consulting roles);
  • empathy and able to work in close collaboration with clients (from floor to top);
  • change management affinity: expertise in transformation management is an advantage; recognizing its importance and willingness to develop these skills are a must;
  • strong (workshop) facilitation, (steering) presentation and stakeholder management skills;
  • demonstrated leadership qualities with a proven track record in managing and coaching people and colleagues towards the targeted results in client assignments;
  • a proven ability to build strong relations with senior clients and foster new business;
  • experience with writing and reviewing proposals, elaborating estimates, financial forecasting and budget control experience;
  • experience working on projects in various industries and not afraid of deep-diving in diverse and complex functional areas (e.g. Demand management & statistical forecasting, distribution network redesign, transport optimization, advanced planning & scheduling, multi echelon inventory optimization, trade-off cost/cash/service) , …);
  • working knowledge of project and program management practices and methodologies;
  • a master’s degree in a Business or Engineering related field preferably complemented with an MBA;
  • excellent presentation and communication skills in English, Dutch and French.

Your Profile

Our client is seeking to hire an outstanding, competent and versatile individual with:

  • an entrepreneurial and real team player spirit, who demonstrates ownership by working independently on key activities;
  • high integrity and a passion for excellence and achieving high value for clients;
  • strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • solid business judgment, able to: (i) understand the impact of decisions on the organization as a whole; (ii) to balance strategic and tactical issues and (iii), to balance the content (hard) and people (soft) aspects of change initiatives;
  • a proven ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels (from the executive suite to the production floor) in small groups as well as with larger audiences, and to give persuasive advice and build strong business relationships;
  • effective interpersonal and coaching skills and proven ability to adapt and “getting things done” in complex organizations and in culturally different client environments;
  • a strong team and people orientation (empathy) and a demonstrated leadership capability, able to drive collaboration and inclusion and to inspire and coach cross-functional/divisional teams to success;
  • a high level of intellectual agility and adaptability; an open, flexible, resilient, entrepreneurial, positive and pragmatic mind with a can-do attitude, able to think laterally and creatively in developing simple and bold solutions to complex problems;
  • a strong determination and sense of responsibility, high pro-activity, action and result-driven personality, with lots of energy and able to work independently;
  • a strong orientation toward achievement and persistence in overcoming obstacles and focusing on what matters, execution;
  • superior organizational and planning skills and able to work on different domains simultaneously and at times under high pressure and in fast changing circumstances;
  • an orientation to details without losing the bigger picture and keeping the final goal in mind;
  • good commercial acumen or strong interest and willingness to build this capability;
  • a strong commitment to further develop knowledge and skills in line with objectives and;
  • an openness for suggestions, respectful of others and honest about mistakes and proactively seeking and providing feedback.

The Role Offers

This is 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 open 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 pleasant 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.

Career growth will be solely based on performance and demonstrated potential.

Contact

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.

 

Please feel free to forward this brief to an acquaintance should this not be of interest to you.