Supply Chain and Operations - Planning / Forecasting / Inventory - Manager in Chicago, IL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Accenture   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 29 days ago

This job is no longer available.

You are:

An inventory planning expert. You know that companies need to keep the right amount of the right products or materials on hand to stay profitable. And you have the data skills and experience to find ways to make the whole process more efficient all the way through the supply chain. You've also got the communication skills to make sure that everyone understands your ideas and how to get them working as quickly as possible. Your experience also means that people look to you for guidance and ideas. And you know how to make sure teams get their work done on time, every time.

The work:

  • Find solutions to clients' planning and manufacturing problems
  • Persuade senior clients and Accenture managers why alternate approaches may be needed
  • Decide which methods and procedures to use when completing projects
  • Work alone or manage diverse, small-to-medium sized 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
  • Use the latest analytical tools to help clients identify and understand:
  • Who their customers are
  • What those customers want
  • Which assets they have and how to use them
  • Give clients useful information about:
  • Approaches for better forecasting
  • Ways to increase profits
  • Set inventory targets that help provide the right level of customer service while keeping the costs of doing that as low as possible
  • Make sure client inventory levels are appropriate throughout the supply chain as needed
  • Find the right planning strategies to help clients' business and value chain needs, like postponement, make to order, make to stock, and make to assembly
  • Use digital tech to help clients find new ways to make things more cheaply, and make their organizations more effective and efficient
  • Lead workshops that look for ways to improve manufacturing organizations and processes
  • Be ready to rack up those air miles with travel to clients Monday through Friday


Here's what you need:

  • At least 5 years' experience working with forecasting, planning and inventory optimization
  • At least 3 years working as a consultant
  • A Bachelor's Degree

Bonus points if:

  • You can use the latest data analytics tools to spot where clients can improve their forecasting and inventory management
  • You can spot where to find new value in inventory management, and explain it simply
  • You've worked on strategic cost takeout projects
  • You know all about Master data, and statistical forecast and demand planning technologies

Valid Through: 2019-10-19