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Manager, Supply Chain Operations | Maritime and Defence

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  15 Jun 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1505969




 What if we didn’t focus on who you are now, but who you could become?


At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart. 


We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world. 


What’s in it for you?


We’re a team in demand, and we’re growing.  We’re looking for people to join us who can demonstrate they look at business problems in a structured way, they apply appropriate data-driven thinking to analyse it, they can articulate their point of view to a senior executive audience, and they can deliver transformational change for our clients.


As a Manager in our Supply Chain & Operations team you can expect to work on projects relating to Digital Supply Chain, Procurement, Operational Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence in sectors such as Maritime and Defence.


What we’re looking for


Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go. 


  • Delivering Digital Supply Chain solutions (e.g. Supply Chain IT Platforms, Analytics & Visualisation, Warehouse, Transport and Demand Management Systems, Blockchain or Automation/Robotics)

  • Strategic Sourcing within Procurement working across a large organization/complex environment (i.e. beyond solely transactional work)

  • Delivering Operational Excellence (e.g. Operations continuous improvement, application of systems thinking, Lean/Six Sigma)

  • Delivering Manufacturing Excellence (e.g. continuous improvement in a Manufacturing context)

  • Relevant business consulting experience

  • An ability to mentor, motivate and lead diverse client engagement teams by delivering constructive on-the-job coaching to team members, whilst fostering an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment 

  • Your capability for critical thinking and to quickly learn new processes and uncover new offerings that may assist our customers 

  • Your strong ability to articulate your point of view to a senior executive audience  

  • Capability to drive high-quality work within expected timeframes and on budget. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure clients are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes 

  • Build relationships with client personnel and deliver quality client services. Strive to assist our clients uncover additional areas of opportunity and manage the business development process.  

  • As you will be working with Federal Government clients you will need to be an Australian citizen.


To qualify for the role you must have:


  • At least three to five years of recent Procurement/Supply Chain and Consulting experience and knowledge in Maritime and Defence industry. 

  • Currently hold NV1 or NV2 Australian Security Clearance.


What we can offer you 



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Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DE&I) are core to who we are, how we work and how we live our values. We hold a collective commitment to continue to drive an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging— where people are inspired to team and lead inclusively in their interactions every day. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment experience for all. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential. 


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



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Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.

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