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Manager - Consulting - Supply Chain, Life Sciences

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67000 - 105000 GBP ANNUAL


London, United Kingdom

Robert E. Moritz

$5 to $10 billion (USD)

Company - Private



Published 2024-05-27

The team

Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists, committed to helping our clients solve their toughest supply chain problems, working alongside them to seize essential advantages through excellence in supply chain management.

Strategy& teams leverage a world-class, international network to deliver solutions for a wide range of clients. We work with a variety of exciting clients – our primary role is to develop leading supply chain strategies based on best practices and thought leading innovation.

Strategy& teams tackle complex supply chain problems . We create tailored approaches to solve key strategic issues spanning manufacturing , procurement, planning, logistics and customer fulfillment.

We offer clients end-to-end services to build approaches for strategy development in supply chain management, all under one roof, with a proven track record of execution and delivery, and unrivaled global scale and experience.

The role

As a manager in Strategy&’s Supply Chain group, you are a leading thought-partner to clients, solving problems and running the day-to-day activities of client engagements. You will engage in client engagement through problem solving, building client relationships and managing personal development of the team. Working with consultants from across our global offices, you will have the opportunity to interact with leading international clients across the Life Sciences industry on complex supply chain projects.

On projects, you are the point-of-contact for client stakeholders and manage daily activities of the team to deliver project milestones. Typical daily activities include structuring client problems, story-boarding project approaches and coordinating multiple workstreams. You will be supported by a Senior Manager, Director and Partner, while providing direction for the Senior Associates and Associates on your team.

Outside of engagements, managers are mentors within the firm, acting as people-managers and coaches for other Strategy& consultants. Engaging with the Strategy& Supply Chain and Life Sciences community is key to growing our firm; participating in thought leadership and building new initiatives based on supply chain expertise are some of the many ways Strategy& members continue to develop the business.

Strategy& offers in-depth training across all consulting levels and will support your development throughout your career. Using a combination of formal training programs and on-the-job feedback learning, our consultants combine core analytical thinking with hypothesis-driven approaches to deliver tangible client deliverables.



  • Support senior leadership in managing client engagements for end to end supply chain strategy development.

  • Use analytical, hypothesis-driven thinking to form and shape solutions to unstructured client supply chain problems.

  • Communicate effectively to clients and internal stakeholders through verbal and written presentations.

  • Manage and support teams of 2-5 junior members with a high level of independence.

  • Engage with the greater Strategy& Supply Chain and Life Sciences community to develop firm presence.


  • Run a project or workstream, acting as the main day-to-day contact for clients, presenting content, fielding questions and developing solutions to problems.

  • Framework projects, including storyboarding and structuring engagement deliverables using a goal-oriented approach.

  • Manage the development and functioning of the project team, providing guidance and coaching to other members.

  • Develop competencies of junior consultants while managing the team workload and welfare.

  • Communicate within the team structure, escalating issues timely and appropriately.

  • Track project budgets and client billing accurately and on time.

  • Support senior management with project proposals and developing new business opportunities.

  • Participate, as needed, with recruitment and act as a people manager to 1 or more Associates.

Experience & skills required

  • Experience managing 1 or 2 individuals.

  • The ability to think strategically about business and industry trends and use analytical, problem-solving techniques to break down issues into the ‘so what’ .

  • A track record working in supply chain management preferably in client/customer facing roles that demonstrate an understanding of the client's professional standards and maintaining respectful client relationships.

  • 2 years experience within strategy/management consulting or experience industry preferably in Pharma/Life Sciences.

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Eagerness to learn and develop new skills

  • Good organisation and planning

  • Collaborative nature and team-player mentality

  • Self-motivation and self-starter approach


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

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