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Operations - Manufacturing Specialist - Asia - South Korea
Who you’ll work with

You’ll be working with McKinsey’s Operations practice in South Korea. Our Operations practice assists our clients in solving complex operational challenges. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients' most critical problems.

Our Manufacturing service line – part of our Operations practice – is committed to helping clients align manufacturing strategy to overall business strategy and design and execute manufacturing transformations. Our services in lean transformation are becoming an increasingly necessary requirement for clients in manufacturing sectors as well as non-traditional Lean areas such as process (energy, basic materials) and service (banking, retailing, airlines) industries.

What you’ll do

As Manufacturing Specialist, you will work with colleagues and client staff to build best practices of lean transformation, from shop floor improvements to fundamental changes in work processes and information and material flows.

In addition, you will work in cooperation with our worldwide network of consultants to shape McKinsey's thinking in this area, continuously developing your own knowledge, as well as that of the firm.

Examples of the type of work our Manfacturing Specialists perform include: design operating and production systems; drive and support implementation of lean improvement activities on the shop floor and along the value stream; improve the energy efficiency of manufacturing operations; build and enhance quality systems; build lean manufacturing capabilities in client organizations; and optimize global networks of manufacturing facilities.

  • Bachelors degree, engineering field (ideal), Advanced degree in related fields or MBA is preferred
  • Minimum 6 years of hands-on experience in a high-performance manufacturing environment
  • Solid knowledge in system-level lean transformation tools and techniques rooted in the Toyota Production System, e.g., Kaizen methods, TP, TQM, policy deployment, JIT, Kanban, Hoshin, SMED, 5S, Poka Yoke
  • Comprehensive understanding of production system improvement, reliability centered maintenance, and the applications of Kaizen gained from world-class lean manufacturing organizations
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively in English and Korean

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