EY Supply Chain Manager (TMP) Africa, India and Middle East (AIM) in Johannesburg, South Africa
Supply Chain Manager (TMP) Africa, India and Middle East (AIM)
Requisition # JOH001ZE
Post Date 5 days ago
EY’s Talent Market Place(TMP) connects our consultants to our markets while workingon projects which are based in the Middle East.
Please Note : You must be willing to be deployed for a maximum of 2 years on the AIM TMP projects which are outside the home region but you shall be eligible for fly-backs to your home country for one week in every 6 weeks.
With new markets opening and technology advancing faster than ever, supply chain operations are becoming increasing complex. Our clients rely on effective, sustainable operation management, and they look to us to facilitate their needs. As a Supply Chain Manager, you’ll use your analytical knowledge to manage the client engagement teams that streamline everything from planning, design and procurement to manufacturing, operations and processes in our Performance Improvement (PI). In return, you’ll receive all the training you need to solve some of the most complex business issues around.
There’s been plenty of ongoing growth and investment in this area, and you’ll see that reflected in your role. You’ll be taking on high-level responsibilities and if you’re ready to take on new challenges to further develop our clients, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to progress even further.
Your key responsibilities
You’re likely to spend most of your time directly influencing and engaging our clients, while coaching and developing your team, guaranteeing the right professionals are always there to help resolve our clients’ issues. We’ll also look to you to improve performance by identifying areas for development within our current processes and practices. You’ll be working on complex projects for some of the most well-known clients across multiple industries. And since you’ll be directly embedded onsite with our clients, you will be required to undertake a significant amount of travel.
Client service delivery/execution
Manage multiple projects, engagement economics and receivables, project resources and team utilization
Lead the delivery / execution of high quality deliverables and manage service quality, brand and client expectations
Contribute to brand development by writing articles, developing thought leadership and point-of-views
Contribute to knowledge development and management
Manage clients & accounts and built professional relationships
Meet business development targets by identifying new opportunities with existing and new clients
Demonstrate significant industry / solution expertise
Be a strong team player
Build a strong team and be a strong role model, mentor and coach
Assist in resolving people issues
Support people development through guidance and feedback
Take the lead in recruiting activities
Ensure compliance to the firm’s standards, processes and policies
Contribute to the firm’s initiatives in enhancing market leadership & growth, quality, people agenda and operational excellence
Skills and attributes for success
In-depth understanding of the economic and business environment
Expertise in two or more of the areas listed - Procurement / Manufacturing / Supply Chain / Sales and Marketing / Strategy / Finance
Professional network and networking skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good leadership qualities
Client relationship management and account management skills. Experience in handling mid to large-size accounts
Program management, multi-tasking and time management skills
Good experience in business development
Excellent people management skills
Sharp focus on quality delivery
Ability to develop / customize solutions relevant to client
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Power Point
Flexible to adopt to a demanding lifestyle
Able to thrive in relatively unstructured situations
High initiative and drive, positive attitude and high commitment
Maturity and ability to handle pressure
Candidates should be willing to be based for up to 2 years in Middle East whilst maintaining home office in Africa
Speaking Arabic is an advantage though not a requirement
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor’s degree in an Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.), Business, Supply Chain or Logistics disciplineor CA + Master’s degree (MBA- preferably from a premier institute such as IIMs, NITIE, SP Jain, XLRI, ISB, FMS etc.),supported by other professional qualifications
7-9 years of relevant post MBA experience within a consulting environment (preferably) or Industry background (Business excellence / functional role) with significant expertise in at least three of the areas listed – Business transformation, Business process Re-engineering, Market assessment, Post-merger integration, Strategy and Business planning, Sales and Marketing improvement / transformation, Strategic Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Management / transformation
An existing network of industry contacts
A record of excellence in providing advisory services acrossat least three of thesupply chain areaslisted – Business transformation, Business process Re-engineering, Market assessment, Post-merger integration, Strategy and Business planning, Sales and Marketing improvement / transformation, Strategic Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Management / transformation
Strong analytical skills and business insight, as well as the ability to increase revenue and develop new prospects
Practical knowledge of selling and providing assessment, design and execution support
What we look for
We’re interested in professionals with a deep understanding in either an industry or multiple supply chain areas. Expertise in at least one sector of the following sectors: listed – Automotive, Consumer Products, Diversified industrial products, Metals and Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Cement & building products etc. would be ideal. You’ll need to be comfortable handling several responsibilities at once, often with shifting priorities. It’s a highly collaborative environment, where you’ll be building and maintaining relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels – so you’ll also need to be genuinely engaging, with interests and contacts in communities outside of your work life.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, we offer a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.