Senior Manager, Supply Chain & Operations, London / Bristol / Manchester

Further develop your leadership and management ability as you work in cross-functional teams across our Consulting, People and Technology practices....

Take your career to the next level and join a high performing and inclusive team, working collaboratively with some of the most significant organisations in the world as they seek to optimise and strengthen the resilience of their supply chains.

Whether this be in the public sector as governments build new supply chains to respond to the changing needs of citizens, or in the private sector, as global supply chains face unprecedented disruption and volatility.

The opportunity#LI-P

Leverage and expand your experience in supply chain innovation and technology to be at the forefront of shaping Industry 4.0 leading practices including integrated planning, network optimisation and supply chain synchronisation. Develop and impart your experience on those you work with to help create the next generation of supply chain leaders.

Further develop your leadership and management ability as you work in cross-functional teams across our Consulting, People and Technology practices. Deepen your sector knowledge by working hand in hand with our client leadership and project teams in our public and private sector centres of excellence. Develop your innovation experience by working with cutting-edge technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IOT) and Block Chain; as well as supply chain software including OMP, o9, Kinaxis, SAP IBP & S/4 HANA.

We value curious thinkers who have the courage to lead, great communicators who don’t take themselves too seriously, flexible collaborators who build relationships based on doing the right thing, and innovative problem-solvers who use their experience to ultimately find a better way.

Your key responsibilities

Our clients place considerable trust in us and our advice, and people who are passionate about going above and beyond to improve our working world, unifies us as a team. This is crucial in enabling us to consistently deliver or exceed on our commitments.

As a Senior Manager, you’ll balance internal and external responsibilities, comprising client, business development, operational and people leadership.

Focus on our clients

  • Build trusted relationships and be a recognised Supply Chain & Operations leader
  • Be adept at problem-solving with client leadership, leveraging your skills to agree a pragmatic approach before helping to manage this to completion
  • Develop a book of business across several clients and become more skilled at managing multiple projects concurrently, often with resources in different parts of EY’s world

Develop our business

  • Contribute to or lead proposals to showcase some of our leading practices
  • Engage the market with thought leadership and public profile, and enhance our methodologies
  • Work across our internal sector and account field of play teams to develop your network, bringing our Supply Chain and Operations expertise to bear

Drive operational excellence

  • Oversee and support successful delivery of projects as forecast to time and budget
  • Manage scope and ensure the quality of our delivery exceeds client expectations

Develop our people

  • Manage, nurture and coach those you work with and undertake career counselling responsibilities
  • Be an inclusive leader capable of forming diverse high performing teams that are enjoyable to be part of and help our consultant and client teams to develop and realise their potential.

Your experience

Typically, Senior Managers bring a depth of experience from either a professional services or industry background where you have developed your Supply Chain and Operations as well as management experience.

Your Supply Chain and Operations experience will be valued across several sectors, with a key focus on Consumer Products & Retail, Energy & Resources, Government & Infrastructure, Health & Life Sciences, Private & National and Telecommunication, Media & Entertainment.

Our Senior Managers are required to possess strong experience in at least one of the technical skills below and good experience across one or multiple others:

Technical Skill


Supply Chain Strategy

Operating Model design, segmentation strategy and inventory optimisation. Understanding the key issues across the end to end supply chain, and potential solutions to improve performance.

Supply Chain Transformation

Leading or being a part of one or many significant supply chain transformation projects with considerable scope and scale. Ideally this spans the design, setup and delivery of supply chain transformations including people, process and technological change.

Digital Supply Chain

Applying or implementing next-generation supply chain technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, cognitive automation and AI, Internet-of-Things (IOT), Blockchain and Big Data analytics.

Supply Chain Analytics

Developing detailed supply chain analytics to deliver enhanced end to end SC visibility (e.g. creating and connecting supply chain models to customer and pricing analytics).

Supply Chain Planning Functional

Demand and supply planning, sales & operations planning, segmentation strategy, inventory optimisation and/or production scheduling.

Supply Chain Planning with Technology

Implementing one of the following technologies (either from a Business Integrator, Systems Integrator or Client role): OMP, Kinaxis, o9, Aera, SAP IBP, Blue Yonder, and SAP S/4 HANA.


Network design and network modelling; understanding of global customs and trade; warehouse design and optimisation; 3PL and 4PL or Control Tower management.


Optimisation both in terms of plant level performance improvement (both technology and people) but also holistic manufacturing network optimisation.


Strategic, operational or transactional procurement across the buying lifecycle including procurement strategy, Operating Model, category management, strategic sourcing and deployment of procurement data, technology and analytics.

Service and Asset Management Transformation

Understanding and knowledge of end to end asset management lifecycle, including Field force, service and asset management transformation. The asset management lifecycle covers strategy, budgeting, sourcing, warehousing and logistics, inventory management, repairs, disposals and asset accounting processes.

What we offer

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

We offer a competitive remuneration package. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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