Oliver Wyman - Operations Supply Chain - Engagement Manager / Principal (multiple locations)

Chicago, Illinois

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  • Who We Are

    Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com.

    Job Specification

    Practice Group: Operations, Energy, Industrials

    Location: Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Toronto, San Francisco

    Role: Operations Supply Chain - Engagement Manager or Principal

    Practice Overview: Operations

    We work with clients across industries to help them manage and optimize their operations through improving delivery and cost efficiency to become market leaders in their industry. We help them find strategic solutions to address the challenges they face, optimize their operating model to deliver the best service and increase the operational performance while controlling operating cost. We focus on developing solutions which can be immediately implemented in collaboration with clients' teams and can rapidly bring visible and sustainable results.

    Supply Chain Capability

    Oliver Wyman develops innovative and impactful solutions to increase the performance and results of our clients supply chain processes and networks.

    We support our clients along their end-to-end supply chain, helping them have greater visibility and solve their most critical supply chain issues. From raw material to production, distribution, and services, we partner with businesses across a broad range of industries and geographies to ensure their supply chain produces the best value and allows them to compete in the global marketplace.

    We typically start assignments with strategic questions, but our client relationships extend way beyond PowerPoint decks. Throughout our projects, we help our customers build their own capabilities and upskill their workforce, ensuring their people can collaborate independently, efficiently, and that their teams have sufficient agility to swiftly cope with disruption.

    To maximize value creation, we have developed a broad supply chain management toolkit, including artificial intelligence-driven tools, like our machine learning-based forecasting platform. We combine this with our deep project expertise and proven methods and approaches


    Our consulting roles offer excellent career and growth opportunities for talented, highly motivated professionals with relevant prior experience. As a professional member of our firm, your initial responsibilities will include:
    • Managing the execution of individual project workstreams. This typically includes developing hypotheses; managing data collection, model creation and analyses; conducting primary and secondary research; creatively tackling information limitations; and surfacing insights
    • Synthesizing findings into written presentations; reviewing and discussing with clients and other stakeholders
    • Supporting our Partner group in project delivery through accurate and high-quality execution

    Desired Skills and Experience


    • Operations experience in discreet or continuous manufacturing industries
    • Experience across the operations - product development, planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics, distribution - depth in any of these desired
    • Experience in leading or being part of improvement efforts in operations space

    • Strong curiosity and continuous learning mentality
    • Strong problem structuring and analytical skills
    • Strategic thinking and attention to detail
    • Ability to work in teams and lead others
    • Refined written communication and oral presentation skills

    Desired Capabilities:
    • Experience in tools/systems for supply chain optimization and IT-enablement preferred
    • Certifications - Strong preference on Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS / ISCM) OR Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
    • Experience with proposal development, strong commercial instincts, and interest.

    Work History:
    • Experience with a top tier management consulting firm preferred
    • 4-7+ years of consulting experience in operations - in the industry and / or with consulting firms

    Why work at Oliver Wyman?

    Working as part of our global, entrepreneurial company, you'll do meaningful work from day one. We're looking for individuals who challenge the norm, and constantly strive to build something new for the firm and the world around us. At Oliver Wyman, there's no "one size fits all" - we hire exceptional people and help them thrive through a built-in support network, flexible career paths, and no artificial barriers to advancement. We have a collaborative, supportive and impactful team environment - we want you to bring your authentic self and enjoy working alongside diverse and down-to-earth colleagues who do serious work, but don't take themselves too seriously.

    Our Values & Culture

    We're serious about making OW a rewarding, progressive, enjoyable and balanced place to work.
    • Self-starters and free thinkers who work well in a team
    We are individuals who are self-starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do
    • Common aspiration, collective endeavor, shared success
    We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us
    • Straightforward, open, respectful interaction
    We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion
    • Opportunity without artificial barriers
    We value merit and believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity
    • Balanced lives
    We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm. We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each other's time and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for people's personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues.

    How to Apply

    If you like what you've read, we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to learn more about the firm during your application process, please visit www.oliverwyman.com/careers.

    Oliver Wyman is an equal opportunityemployer.

    Our commitment to diversity is genuine, deep and growing. We're not perfect yet, but we're working hard right now to make our teams balanced, representative and diverse.

    Unrestricted U.S. work authorization is required for U.S. office locations. Oliver Wyman does not offer sponsorship for this position. Please note that CPT and OPT are restricted forms of work authorization.


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