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EY Supply Planning - Consumer Products - Senior Manager - Consulting in Palo Alto, California

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To achieve breakthrough performance in the Transformative Age, companies must confront new challenges head on. Changing consumer expectations, increased competition in digital channels and disruptive business models have created unprecedented growth opportunities. A modern, resilient, and scalable planning process, reporting and underlying technology is a foundational component of any successful Consumer Products organization. Our team helps Consumer Products organizations enable resiliency, growth and transformation through foundational technology optimization, automation of key processes and the organizational training and change management to help clients embrace new approaches to supply planning.

The opportunity

We help the world's largest companies transform and modernize their Supply and Co-Manufacturer Planning functions to optimize networks, processes, planning technology, reports, and communications to manage ahead of operational complexity.

We'll look to you to take ownership of key deliverables and workstreams by developing a point of view, driving problem solving and insightful analysis of our clients' most strategic issues. You will interact directly with our clients and continually challenge yourself to navigate ambiguous situations and ever-changing circumstances. You'll add value by looking at the bigger picture and thinking creatively about new solutions. You will work with some of the highest performing teams, advance your overall skillset, while meeting some great people along the way. If you are looking for a cutting-edge and rewarding environment, within consumer products, this just might be the role you've been searching for….

Your key responsibilities

COO's partner closely with the Strategy, Commercial and IT functions to fulfill demand in the most efficient manner possible and enable efficient growth. Planning organizations have historically run in functional siloes which increases pressure on all parties in times of disruption. There is an opportunity

to systematically leverage blockchain, reporting and analytics and software to increase the efficiency and resiliency of the Supply organization within Consumer Products companies.

Skills and attributes for success

A Senior Manager is responsible for delivering a portfolio of engagements across the full spectrum of Supply and Co-Man Planning, Integrated Business Planning, Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain optimization. Experience in conducting assessments, building benefits cases and delivering successful process and technology implementations to provide measurable and sustainable benefits is important.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 10 – 15 years of experience as a consultant in the Supply Chain or Planning field or comparable industry experience

  • 5-7 years working with Consumer Products manufacturers focused on process management and assessment

  • Deep expertise in Supply and Co-Man Planning with Consumer Products companies or related industries

  • Implementation experience in Sales and Operations Planning/Integrated Business Planning (S&OP/IBP)

  • Hands on, fully cycle implementation experiences with tools like SAP APO/IBP, OMP, BY, Kinaxis, o9 Solutions, Aera Technologies in Demand Planning

  • Experience in facilitating and driving process design and modeling

  • Supply Chain Planning implementation methodology expertise and experience

Ideally, you will also have

  • Experience working with a Big 4, a boutique technology consulting firm or extensive industry experience preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership of large, cross-functional teams in Supply Chain

  • Confidence collaborating with Risk Management and Procurement executives

  • Experience working in a fast-paced team environment and ability to adapt quickly to change

  • Experience participating in development of business cases

  • Experience and demonstratable results in professional services sales

  • Refined executive presentation skills focused on driving business outcomes

  • Ability to drive requirements, facilitate client workshops, design sessions, discussions and interviews

  • High aptitude for creative quantitative problem solving

  • Excellent MS Office skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A BS, MS, MBA or PhD degree in business, engineering, science, or related field is desired. Advanced degrees are preferred.

What we look for

We are interested in passionate leaders with a strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends in Consumer Products and Retail, analytics, digital and emerging technology. If you have a strong passion for helping retailers optimize and grow, this role is for you.


What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $146,000 to $333,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $175,200 to $379,000. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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