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Management Consulting Senior Manager - Manufacturing/Supply Chain (R00036900_Minneapolis)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

We Are:

Accenture Strategy and Consulting. Through deep industry expertise, analytics and insights, we empower clients to survive and thrive in the new, the now and the unknown. To stay agile in a world dominated by change, the C-suite must keep the core business running while simultaneously identifying and investing in the new. Accenture Consulting enables leaders to act quickly and confidently as they pivot to the future. Known for our ability to execute at speed, we help clients determine clear, actionable paths to competitive agility by bringing them new thinking on business and technology.

Manufacturing and supply chain industry insiders. We help keep the plants, plant warehouses and distribution centers moving so that product can be manufactured and flow to customers. Our Fortune 500 clients need big-picture perspective and solutions, so we come at their challenges from all sides with functional insights, data power, digital leadership, and extensive industry know-how. It’s our job to show clients how to take major leaps forward in manufacturing network optimization, manufacturing OEE improvement, supply chain excellence, product quality, sustainability and return on net assets. How do we do it? We deliver digital capabilities. We cut costs. We deliver the business of experience. And we create strategies and operating models that really work. Visit us here to find out more about our Industrial Manufacturing & Supply Chain practice.

You are:

A senior manufacturing and supply chain expert with the experience to help companies in this industry improve their performance and reach their strategic objectives. In today’s economy, companies depend on the manufacturing & supply chain sector to produce products at the best cost and quality for their customers. You’ve got the deep industry know-how to understand the complexity of our clients’ issues and recommend industry relevant solutions. You’ve got the data and analysis skills to make that more efficient, so companies can keep their customers satisfied and their bottom line healthy. Your communications and personal skills mean that everyone from the most senior clients to new hires look to you for guidance and leadership when it’s time to take plans off the drawing board and put them to work in real life. And your experience means you know how to run large teams and make sure everything they do helps the client get their work done more efficiently, and more effectively.

The work:

  • Find solutions to our manufacturing clients’ problems
  • Drive large scale and complex operations industry pursuits by acting as the overall solutions lead
  • Persuade senior clients and Accenture managers why alternate approaches may be needed
  • Leverage industry specific knowledge (Industry 4.0, Lean Manufacturing, Inventory Optimization, Supply Chain Cost to Serve, etc.) to develop relevant solutions and recommendations
  • Decide which methods and procedures to use when completing projects
  • Work alone or manage large, diverse teams as needed, either at the client or at Accenture
  • Make sure that projects help clients meet their important goals
  • Be ready to challenge old ways of doing things
  • Be ready to bring knowledge of manufacturing & supply chain specific processes such as manufacturing network optimization, manufacturing OEE improvement, manufacturing & supply chain excellence, product quality, sustainability and return on net assets, etc.
  • Provide functional and industry perspective in technology engagements (e.g., Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Supply Chain Analytics, Predictive Analytics, etc.)
  • Give clients useful insights into their operating performance, including manufacturing and supply chain cost to serve
  • Craft product and service strategies to help clients’ organizations have greater market relevant, reach, and impact
  • Lead workshops that look for ways to help clients develop the North Star for their organizations

Be ready to build air miles with travel to client sites Monday to Friday

For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.


For Manufacturing:

  • Drive proposal development and origination opportunities in manufacturing
  • Preferred 10+ years Industrial manufacturing experience in core mfg. Experience required in the areas of:
    • Industry 4.0 (analytics, connected worker, connected assets, directed worker solutions, automated quality inspection, robotics & automation, …)
    • Quality improvement & Supplier Quality
    • Cloud-based mfg solutions
    • Mfg solutions – MES, EAM,…
    • OpEx
    • Maintenance/reliability
    • New facility startup & network expansion
  • 2-3 years delivery experience in large scale manufacturing transformational program
  • Ability to be a SMA on manufacturing programs with knowledge of leading practices in industrials mfg environments
  • Working knowledge of mfg maturity and operating model frameworks

For Supply Chain:

  • Drive proposal development and origination opportunities in SC
  • Preferred 10+ years Industrial manufacturing experience in core mfg. Experience required in the areas of:
    • Industry 4.0 – Digital SC (collaborative SC, connected materials, DC automation - AGVs & AMRs,…)
    • Supplier management and collaboration
    • Cloud-based SC solutions
    • Integrated Business Planning
    • SC network optimization and design experience
    • Supply certainty, SC Risk Management
  • 2-3 years delivery experience in large scale SC transformational program
  • Ability to be a SMA on SC programs with knowledge of leading practices in industrials environments

Working knowledge of SC maturity and operating model frameworks

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