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Implementation Specialist - Advanced Planning Systems (APS)

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Atlanta, GA, USA · Boston, MA, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Dallas, TX, USA · Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Implementation Specialist - Advanced Planning Systems (APS)

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Waltham
  • Washington DC

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in our Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Waltham or Washington DC office. You will be a part of MSC-X, the analytics wing of McKinsey & Company's Manufacturing and Supply Chain practice, and will work directly with McKinsey project teams and clients across regions and sectors on complex supply chain planning problems.
You will also have an opportunity to travel to client locations.

What You'll Do

You will spend a significant part of your time in working with McKinsey clients to design and implement advanced digital planning solutions.
You will participate in the complete lifecycle of a project from design to delivery of Advanced Planning Systems (APS) solutions for clients across industries and geographies.
You will specialize in APS software implementations (Kinaxis, Blue Yonder, OMP, o9, SAP/IBP), advanced planning analytics, configuration of advanced statistical forecasting models with a focus on driving continuous improvement and machine learning solutions.
As part of your role, you will work closely with solution architects to develop clear functional and technical design, document data requirements and build complex datasets, and configure the APS platform based on the blueprint laid out during design to solve deep operations / supply chain problems. You will also create and execute workflow and data analytics test-cases and document issues and track progress of issue resolution.
You will also work with McKinsey’s internal product teams as well as third party planning solution providers to shape future solution roadmap based on client’s pain points and business requirements.


  • Graduate or postgraduate degree in: science, engineering, mathematics, business or MBA; master’s degree in supply chain optimization / operation research / industrial engineering is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain or related field
  • Kinaxis, Blue Yonder, SAP/IBP, OMP or o9 experience required
  • Good understanding of demand planning, inventory optimization, supply chain planning or operational supply chain fundamentals 
  • Familiarity with supply chain data and supply chain data systems such as ERP, TMS, WMS
  • Familiarity with data extraction, data transformation, analytics, and visualization tools 
  • Exposure to advanced optimization techniques such as mixed integer linear programming, statistical analyses, and machine learning 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; understanding of both written and spoken English
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Job Skill Group - N/A
Job Skill Code - CIAS - Capabilities and Insights Analytics Specialist
Function - Operations
Industry -
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - Boston
LinkedIn Posting State/Province - Massachusetts 
LinkedIn Posting Country - United States
LinkedIn Job Title - Implementation Specialist - Advanced Planning Systems (APS)
LinkedIn Function - Analyst;Consulting;Supply Chain
LinkedIn Industry - Information Technology and Services;Logistics and Supply Chain;Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Not Applicable