Strategy& Pharma and MedTech Operations Strategy Director



Strategy& Pharma and MedTech Operations Strategy Director Chicago, IL

Title: Strategy& Pharma and MedTech Operations Strategy Manager

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time/ Contract

Primary Location: Major cities in United States

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm’s/client’s expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree Required:Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum Years of Experience:3 – 5 year(s)
  • Degree Preferred: Master Degree
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or success in operations roles within a professional services firm or corporate environment, helping companies to identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to their strategic and operating success.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge within one or more of the following areas: operations strategy, supply chain strategy/ management, supply chain diagnostics, manufacturing strategy, network optimization strategy, logistics/distribution, S&OP/ planning, Operations/ Supply Chain performance improvement, inventory management, complexity management, and/or sourcing.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of industry and market trends and industry-leading practices in order to develop insights and provide recommendations.
  • Demonstrates proven extensive abilities in leadership, strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, individual initiative, emphasizing the following areas:
  • Building productive and collaborative relationships with team members and proactively providing and seeking guidance, clarification and feedback;
  • Managing a team to a successful project conclusion through the problem-solving of complex operations issues;
  • Managing the planning, organizing and delivery of operations tasks and projects, overseeing independent analyses and establishing the quality of client deliverables;
  • Leading the development and improvement of various frameworks and methodologies within operations;
  • Identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships;
  • Communicating effectively in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats;
  • Demonstrating strong aptitude for conducting quantitative analyses, including experience with Excel and/or Access especially constructing analytical frameworks and synthesizing complex data into meaningful insights.
  • Demonstrated sophisticated executive level presentation and communication skills (both verbal and writing). Is comfortable working shoulder to shoulder with senior executives and becoming their thought leader. Has entrepreneurial mindset/ spirit to solve ambiguous problems and build/ leverage teams at all levels in an organization.
  • You will also lead and advise new consultants and seasoned consultants (on the path to becoming managers).
  • You will be an important source of intellectual insight on a client engagement, framing many times “an ambiguous” client issues/ business problems in a way that the teams can then execute on small but powerful sub-problems to drive impact and value for the client.
  • You will also advise and collaborate with other individual project managers on your teams to be part of day to day solving sessions.
  • You will be a key thread for internal team management and senior client management. Given your seniority, you will bring deep functional/ topic knowledge/ expertise and home grown proprietary tools to client situations.
  • Additionally you will look for opportunities to develop/ grow strategic client relationships while ensuring top-notch (WSJ level) client product.

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