Manufacturing - Operations Excellence - Senior. Manager - Seattle

Seattle, WA
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Manufacturing - Operations Excellence - Senior. Manager

Posted: Friday, 8/25/2023
A career in Product Development and Manufacturing, within Operations Consulting, will provide you with the opportunity to help organizations uncover enterprise insights and drive business results using smarter data analytics. We focus on a collection of organizational technology capabilities, including business intelligence, data management, and data assurance that help our clients drive innovation, growth, and change within their organizations in order to keep up with the changing nature of customers and technology. You’ll make impactful decisions by mixing mind and machine to leverage data, understand and navigate risk, and help our clients gain a competitive edge. Our Product Development and Manufacturing team expertly combines Strategy, Operational, and Digital consulting capabilities to help our clients innovate, develop and manufacture products in a manner that helps establish differentiated products, significantly increases operational efficiency and drives new levels of enterprise-wide growth in a connected world. We pair our functional expertise with PwC’s deep industry sector experience to create unmatched value opportunities with our clients in the Industrial Products, Consumer Markets, Pharma Life Science, and Technology Media Telecom industry sectors. We foster and encourage a teaming culture that rewards collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness while working diligently to drive value for our clients.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Additional Responsibilities

Our Product Development & Manufacturing (PD&M) Team helps our clients leverage advanced strategies, operational approaches and technologies to innovate, develop and manufacture products and services in a manner that significantly increases operational efficiency and drives new levels of enterprise-wide growth in a connected world.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
7 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:
Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Industrial and Operations Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Project Engineering & Management, Biomedical Science, Computer and Information Science, Data Processing/Analytics/Science

Preferred Knowledge/Skills

Demonstrates intimate knowledge and experience with and a proven record of success in leading or facilitating project management or client consultations in the areas of product development and manufacturing, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, in one of the following core industry sectors including, but not limited to:

  • Industrial: Automotive; Aerospace; Chemicals; Industrial Manufacturing; or, Construction;
  • Technology: Hardware/Electronics; Systems; Software; Semiconductor; or, Telecommunications;
  • Life Sciences: Pharma, Bio Pharma, & Specialty Pharma; Medical Device, Medical Technology & Diagnostics; Generics; or, Animal Health; and,
  • Consumer Markets: Food & Beverage; Goods; or, Vertically Integrated Retail.

Functional Experience:

Demonstrates intimate knowledge and experience with and a proven record of success to deliver advisory services in the following capability areas:

  • Operations Improvement (inside 4 walls);
  • Lean Principles & Practices;
  • Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Programs;
  • OEE Optimization;
  • Operations & Production Management;
  • Quality Management;
  • Management of Change Methods;
  • Manufacturing Reliability Strategy & Analysis;
  • Work Management Process Improvement;
  • Maintenance Focused Improvement; and,

Demonstrates intimate knowledge and experience with and a proven record of success to deliver advisory services in the following capability areas:

  • Manufacturing Strategy & Operations;
  • Digital Manufacturing including CMMS; and,
  • Digital Automation.

Demonstrates extensive abilities to lead and manage a diverse team including:

  • Demonstrates the ability to build, maintain, and utilize networks of client relationships;
  • Possesses advanced problem solving and analysis skills;
  • Possesses advanced spreadsheet, presentation and document development skills;
  • Possesses detailed value case development skills;
  • Possesses the ability to interpret financial statements;
  • Possesses engaging interpersonal skills;
  • Possesses a collaborative and ‘can-do’ mindset;
  • Possesses financial modeling skills;
  • Possesses the ability to influence and shape thinking of peer level and Director level client resources;
  • Possesses Program/Project leadership skills - ability to lead complex multi-workstream projects;
  • Effectively manages unstructured situations, anticipating client needs and developing solutions;
  • Possesses the ability to develop/coach resources and guide careers of team members;
  • Possesses client presentation skills; and,
  • Possesses proposal & pricing development skills.

Learn more about how we work:

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

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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