Manager – Performance Improvement - Supply Chain & Operations
Ernst & Young AG
Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 dagen geleden

Area of work

We are currently seeking ambitious and highly motivated Managers - Supply Chain & Operations to lead client engagement teams, and participate in business development activities on selected strategic and global priority accounts to drive growth.

Our Supply Chain & Operations team members focus on supply chain transformations covering Planning, Procurement and Logistics and often integrating with other competencies (Finance, IT, etc.

to deliver robust and cost competitive end-to-end solutions to clients. This team focuses on helping clients transforming their supply chains in order to improve their business performance.

For our growing Supply Chain & Operations practice in Amsterdam, we are looking for Managers to join our team with experience in one or more of our focus areas, which are :

Planning Assists clients in designing, implementing and optimizing Planning operating models and solutions, including Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, S&OP and Inventory Management.

This can include aligning procurement, production, distribution and fulfillment activities of a company on a timely basis within the lowest cost.

Planning is cross functional in nature and requires significant collaboration within the company as well as with the trading partners such as key customers and suppliers.

Planning brings together finance, product development, marketing, sales, manufacturing and supply chain together to minimize risks and capitalize on opportunities to deliver the maximum shareholder value.

Knowledge and experience of design and implementation of Planning global and regional Hubs and Planning Center of Excellence is preferred.

Procurement Assists clients in designing, implementing and transforming their Procurement function, including Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, Procure to Pay, Supplier Risk Management, Commercial Excellence, Contract Management and Procurement Operating Model Design implementation.

You may also work to support implementation of Procurement technologies such as cloud procurement solutions, robotics process automation within Procurement, etc.

Logistics - Assists clients with performance improvement related to the planning and execution of the flow of goods, information, and cash between sourcing locations, intermediate stocking and processing locations, to the point of consumption in order to address customer requirements.

Service offers include logistics strategy, network design, global trade effectiveness, cost to serve analytics, logistics operating model transformation, control tower warehouse management, transportation management, reverse logistics, and outsourcing.

Position As a Manager your key role will be to lead client engagements and internal projects. Drawing on your knowledge, skills and experience, you will build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers and lead bids, proposals and thought leadership.

You will lead teams at our clients, supporting them with designing and delivering transformation initiatives to improve their business performance.

You will manage EY advisors and senior advisors and client team members, perform analyses and report findings and results.

You will review other’s work to ensure it exceeds the client’s expectations. You will mentor others as they progress in their own career.

Other important parts of your role are :

  • Effectively manage and motivate client engagement teams with diverse skills and backgrounds while providing constructive on-
  • the-job feedback / coaching to team members

  • Actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships
  • Be a champion of diversity and inclusion within your project teams
  • Identify and escalate potential business opportunities for EY on existing engagements
  • Anticipate and identify risks and raise issues with senior members of the team as appropriate
  • In line with our commitment to quality, you'll determine that work is of high quality and is reviewed by the next-level reviewer
  • As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop
  • Be an active team member and help in contributing to the development of all team members
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills
  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures
  • You are thorough and result oriented and work together with the client on implementing solutions. You often work in an international environment on projects with a big impact on company results.


    For this position we would like to get in touch with Professionals who have a passion for the above topics and possess :


  • Approximately 5-8 years of work experience in consultancy and / or industry in one or more of the focus areas described above, and with a proven record of transformational experience to achieve positive outcomes and change in the organization
  • Approximately 2-3 years of recent experience within a consulting environment
  • A bachelor’s degree preferably with the emphasis in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or Logistics with strong academic records
  • Experience working with and managing senior-level client relationships at large multinational companies
  • Fluent in English both written and verbally
  • Experience managing, mentoring and coaching others
  • Experience in selling and delivering projects that cover the full lifecycle of assessment, design and implementation support
  • Strong analytical skills, conceptual thinking, communication and influencing skills
  • A proven ability to team effectively with diverse groups
  • Strong software skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Microsoft Visio
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A willingness to travel internationally to meet client needs
  • Preferred

  • Additional European language skills particularly Dutch or French
  • A master’s degree with emphasis in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or Logistics with strong academic records
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt
  • Certifications in Planning, Procurement, Logistics or Manufacturing or other areas of Supply Chain
  • Offer

    By investing in the knowledge and capabilities of our employees we are able to realize our ambitions. At EY we therefore spend a lot of effort in educating and developing our employees.

    We offer a competitive salary and employment conditions. In addition, we offer an inspiring working environment, characterized by collegiality, quality and our vision of Building a Better Working World.


    For more information about this vacancy please contact Lianne van Keijsteren or apply directly via then link below. Please add to your application your CV, Letter of motivation and most recent grades (MSc, BSc and High school).

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