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PwC Connected Supply Chain - Transportation Management Systems - Senior Associate in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Specialty/Competency: Operations

Industry/Sector: CM X-Sector

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

A career in Connected Supply Chain, within Operations Consulting, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability.

You'll be a part of a team that helps organisations in transforming their supply chains into a strategic asset. You’ll work with our clients to develop a supply chain strategy, optimise their supply chain footprint and logistics, manage transportation and distribution, and develop an integrated business planning solutions.

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 Associate, 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:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Business Administration/Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Economics, Engineering, Operations Management/Research, Data Processing/Analytics/Science

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master of Business Administration

Preferred Fields of Study :

Operations Management/Research, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Logistics Management

Additional Educational Preferences :

Master of Public Policy or Master of Urban Planning will also be considered.

Certification(s) Preferred :

Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) by AST&L

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough capabilities and/or a proven record of accomplishment as a team leader in a consulting or complex transportation industry environment. Displays extensive expertise in Transportation Management Systems and related processes, including:

  • Leveraging TMS knowledge to assist clients in the implementation and support of TMS packaged solutions, with emphasis on designing, implementing, and supporting Supply Chain processes and solutions;

  • Defining, designing, and overseeing transportation operations, procedures, operating models, route optimization, carrier management, cost structures, freight settlement, and performance analytics;

  • Leading comprehensive TMS designs, understanding standard necessary configurations, and TMS software customization;

  • Guiding clients and project teams in TMS testing, User Acceptance testing, training formulation and execution;

  • Working experience with prominent TMS vendors and leading TMS projects with these vendors;

  • Proven excellence in project management, directing both direct and indirect reports in a matrixed and multi-level setting;

  • Proven aptitude to work with intricate transportation data and analytical tools (e.g., Excel, PowerBI, Alteryx, etc.) to pinpoint overall supply chain and transport design opportunities, model alternative strategies, and spearhead business case formation to endorse design decisions and capital needs;

  • Managerial-tier leadership experience with recognized TMS systems;

  • Understanding of overall supply chain market best practices, transportation trends, and the integration of systems like ERP, TMS, Visibility, WMS, and automation controls;

  • Understanding the development and design of robust transportation operations metrics and reporting structure to maximize the impact of implemented TMS systems;

  • Transportation sourcing, including spend analysis and baselining, sourcing event execution, carrier selection / management and rate implementation;

  • Transportation execution including tendering processes, carrier management and performance reviews, service level evaluations and exception management; and,

  • Reducing the number of preferred carriers and developing prearranged and pre-authorized modes of transportation for standard and premium vendor shipments.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and history of success with managing client needs with a focus on design, process, and technology changes to supply chain organizations by:

  • Success as a team leader: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues;

  • Leading teams to formulate a vision for transportation strategy, transport design criteria, operational processes, and their interactions with a TMS;

  • Establish direction and motivate internal and external team members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation;

  • Participating in client discussions and meetings, managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents, conducting analytics associated with planning processes and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;

  • Creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and,

  • Ability to present complex supply optimization analytics in simple supply chain cost and performance terms.

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