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Senior Manager - Supply Chain & Operations (Cape Town)

Location:  Cape Town
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  20 Sep 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1422390

Senior Manager - Supply Chain & Operations


The opportunity


As a member of our team - Supply Chain & Operations, you'll actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships. With guidance from partners and directors you'll identify potential business opportunities for EY. By drawing on your knowledge and experience, you'll create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership.


Your key responsibilities


You'll actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on Supply Chain & Operations projects and internal initiatives. In line with EY's commitment to quality, you'll consistently drive projects to completion and confirm that work is of high quality. Your role in leading teams - or parts of teams - on engagements will depend on the size of engagement. When working on engagements, you'll report to higher levels of management, who will expect you to anticipate and identify risks, and escalate any issues as appropriate. As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture, coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.


For this specific role, you’ll be able to demonstrate a deep level of Consulting and Industry experience related to (at least 2 of the below, ideally all 3):


  • Operations Excellence and Improvement (e.g. using Lean, and/or  Similar Approaches)
  • Business Analysis
  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Digital Transformation - services helping organizations across their E2E digitization journey, including articulation and execution of their strategic direction


Client responsibilities

  • Participate in Supply Chain & Operations engagements.
  • Help manage the financial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders.
  • Participate in business development initiatives.
  • Build strong internal relationships within EY Consulting Services and with other services across the organization


People responsibilities

  • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff.
  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff.
  • Contribute to people-related initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training Supply Chain & Operations professionals.
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills of staff.
  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures


To qualify for the role, you must have

You'll have knowledge and experience in the following areas:


  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Business Analysis
  •  Digital / Intelligent Supply Chain


Ideally, you’ll also have

You'll also have knowledge and experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Rapid supply chain assessment
  • Supply chain process efficiency
  • Procurement transformation
  • Operational cost reduction
  • Operating model design


You'll have knowledge and experience in one or more of EY priority industry sectors:

  • Government and Public Sector
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Products
  • Mining & Metals


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, our Total Rewards package includes


Plus, we offer:

  • The opportunity to manage a portfolio of talent within a designated service line
  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world

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