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Manager, Supply Chain and Operations - Digital Manufacturing

Location:  Belfast
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  06-Jan-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  149586

Manager, Supply Chain and Operations – Digital Manufacturing 


Take your career to the next level and join a high performing and inclusive team, working collaboratively with some of the most significant organisations in the world as they seek to optimise and strengthen strategic performance and resilience of their supply chains and manufacturing operations. 


The opportunity 


Leverage and expand your experience in supply chain innovation and technology to be at the forefront of shaping Industry 4.0 Manufacturing leading practices. Develop and impart your experience on those you work with to help create the next generation of supply chain leaders. 


We value curious thinkers who have the courage to lead, great communicators who don’t take themselves too seriously, flexible collaborators who build relationships based on doing the right thing, and innovative problem-solvers who use their experience to ultimately find a better way.  


Your key responsibilities 


Our clients place considerable trust in us and our advice, and people who are passionate about going above and beyond to improve our working world, unifies us as a team. This is crucial in enabling us to consistently deliver or exceed on our commitments. 


As a Manager, you’ll balance client, business development support, operational and people development. You will advise and support global Supply Chain, Technology and Manufacturing leaders to define and deliver breakthroughs in performance through Industry 4.0 digital Manufacturing programmes.  You will usually be leading workstreams on larger transformation programmes with the support of Senior Consultants and Consultants Key responsibilities include: 


  • Support manufacturing digitisation superiors with developing strategy, framework, standards and governance in support of Industry 4.0 initiatives  

  • Coordinate the delivery of Industry 4.0 projects and programmes  

  • Develop technical requirements, reference architectures and specifications for digital manufacturing solutions in order to ensure consistent approach  

  • Coordinate Proofs-of-Value efforts to determine digital solutions that eliminate manufacturing losses  

  • Handle the technical design, development, validation and operationalization of digital solutions 

  • Align closely with security and OT teams to ensure implementations meet security requirements  

  • Engineer solutions to ensure scalability and reliability based on requirements and sizing  

  • Integrate solutions with systems and third-party software both on premise or in the cloud  


Focus on our clients 


  • Build, maintain and strengthen relationships and be a trusted advisor in the area of Supply Chain and Operations 

  • Be adept at problem-solving with clients and project teams, leveraging your skills to help manage projects to completion 

  • Develop experience and relationships across several clients over time often as part of a team from different parts of EY’s world, whilst being able to maintain focus on current project delivery 


Develop our business 


  • Contribute to the development of proposals to showcase our leading practices and credentials 

  • Engage the market with thought leadership and public profile, and contribute to enhancing our methodologies 

  • Work across our internal sector and account field of play teams to develop your network, bringing expertise to bear 


Drive operational excellence 


  • Support successful delivery of projects and workstreams as forecast to time and budget 

  • Help ensure the quality of our delivery exceeds client expectations by effectively managing activities and deliverables within your remit 


Develop our people 


  • Manage and nurture those who work with you and undertake career counselling responsibilities 

  • Increasingly become an inclusive leader capable of forming diverse high performing teams that are enjoyable to be part of and help our consultant and client teams to develop and realise their potential.  


Your experience 


Typically, Managers bring practical experience from either a professional services or industry background where you have developed your Manufacturing experience (including Lean), project and programme management. You will understand Industry 4.0 systems landscape and technology standards in a typical factory, and bring experience of leading digital technologies such as: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES); Connected Workforce Platform (CWP); Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS); Machine Vision Systems (MVS); Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). 


Our Managers are required to possess good experience in Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 design and programme implementation leadership, designing highly available applications with responsibility for infrastructure robustness.  


Ideally, you will also have IoT understanding from connectivity and data management perspective, experience implementing IoT and analytics services and capabilities, and working with applications backed by cloud service. You may have familiarity with Agile and DevOps, or prior experience using application integration or SOA design patterns. 

Technical Skill


Supply Chain Strategy

Operating Model design, segmentation strategy and inventory optimisation. Understanding the key issues across the end to end supply chain, and potential solutions to improve performance.

Supply Chain Transformation

Leading or being a part of one or many significant supply chain transformation projects with considerable scope and scale. Ideally this spans the design, setup and delivery of supply chain transformations including people, process and technological change.

Digital Supply Chain

Applying or implementing next-generation supply chain technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, cognitive automation and AI, Internet-of-Things (IOT), Blockchain and Big Data analytics.

Supply Chain Analytics

Developing detailed supply chain analytics to deliver enhanced end to end SC visibility (e.g. creating and connecting supply chain models to customer and pricing analytics).

Supply Chain Planning Functional

Demand and supply planning, sales & operations planning, segmentation strategy, inventory optimisation and/or production scheduling.

Supply Chain Planning with Technology

Implementing one of the following technologies (either from a Business Integrator, Systems Integrator or Client role): OMP, Kinaxis, o9, Aera, SAP IBP, Blue Yonder, and SAP S/4 HANA.


Optimisation both in terms of plant level performance improvement (both technology and people) but also holistic manufacturing network optimisation.

Service and Asset Management Transformation

Understanding and knowledge of end to end asset management lifecycle, including Field force, service and asset management transformation. The asset management lifecycle covers strategy, budgeting, sourcing, warehousing and logistics, inventory management, repairs, disposals and asset accounting processes.


Network design and network modelling; understanding of global customs and trade; warehouse design and optimisation; 3PL/4PL or Control Tower management. Understanding of the procurement lifecycle, including procurement strategy, Operating Model, category management, strategic sourcing and deployment of procurement data, technology and analytics.


What we offer 


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. 


We offer a competitive remuneration package. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer: 


  • 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. 


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.  


Apply now. 


Please note: Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!  


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