Automotive Operations Strategy Manager

Pwc Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 10 months ago

A career within Operations Strategy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations reimagine their operations through a strategic lens to turn complexity into a competitive advantage. Our focus is to help our clients create differentiating capabilities that drive competitive advantages by developing plans to navigate their challenges, seeing what's possible, and turning that into a reality. We assist our clients in transforming operations from the way they engage their customers to executing strategic programmes to achieve enterprise wide operational excellence.


As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen

  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges

  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects

  • Train, coach, and supervise staff

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Preferred skills

Strategy& provides a level of operations expertise unique among general management consulting providers. Our definition of operations includes product and process development, manufacturing, sourcing, distribution, supply chain strategy and "back office" operations.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Master of Business Administration

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or success in operations roles within a professional services firm or corporate environment, helping Automotive companies to identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to their strategic and operating success.

Demonstrates extensive knowledge within one or more of the following areas including operations strategy, supply chain strategy/ management, supply chain diagnostics, manufacturing strategy, network optimization, logistics/distribution, S&OP/ planning, Operations/ Supply Chain performance improvement, inventory management, complexity management, and/or sourcing.

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the Automotive industry and market trends and industry-leading practices in order to develop insights and provide recommendations.

Demonstrates proven extensive abilities in leadership, strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, individual initiative, emphasizing the following areas:

  • Building productive and collaborative relationships with team members and proactively providing and seeking guidance, clarification and feedback;

  • Managing a team to a successful project conclusion through the problem-solving of complex operations issues;

  • Managing the planning, organizing and delivery of operations tasks and projects, overseeing independent analyses and establishing the quality of client deliverables;

  • Leading the development and improvement of various frameworks and methodologies within operations;

  • Identifying and addressing client needs;

  • Building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships;

  • Communicating effectively in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats; and,

  • Demonstrating strong aptitude for conducting quantitative analyses, including experience with Excel and/or Access, especially constructing analytical frameworks and synthesizing complex data into meaningful insights.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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