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Specialist - Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Seoul, South Korea
Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Specialist - Manufacturing

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work with our Operations practice and will be based in Seoul, 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.

McKinsey's 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 help build best practices on lean transformation which will range from shop floor improvements to fundamental changes in work processes and information and material flows. You will also identify industry, business, and technology/digital trends that can be applied to digital manufacturing areas, such as big data, cloud, IoT, etc

You will make an important contribution to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches. You will develop tailor-made solutions, working closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to design operating and production systems and drive and support the implementation of lean improvement activities on the shop floor and along the value stream. You will help improve the energy efficiency of manufacturing operations and build lean manufacturing capabilities in client organizations. You will also help optimize the global networks of manufacturing facilities. In this position, you will identify and solve major issues to accelerate the evolution of digital manufacturing transformations, creating fully "digital-capable" organizations.


  • Bachelors Degree, ideally in the engineering field; Advanced degree or MBA is preferred
  • 5-10 years of 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
  • Knowledgeable in digital manufacturing, automation experience is preferred
  • Experience in the application of advanced technology, including digital and big data is a plus (e.g., IoT, Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, automation/robotics in world class production facilities)
  • 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
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively
  • Fluent in both English and Korean

FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

FOR NON-U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity employer. For additional details regarding our global EEO policy and diversity initiatives, please visit our McKinsey Careers and Diversity & Inclusion sites.

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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - PS - Specialist
Function - Operations
Industry - Aerospace & Defense;Automotive & Assembly;Capital Projects & Infrastructure;Chemicals;Consumer Packaged Goods;Electric Power & Natural Gas;Financial Services;High Tech;Industrials & Electronics;Media & Entertainment;Metals & Mining;Oil & Gas;Private Equity & Principal Investors;Retail;Semiconductors;Social Sector;Telecommunications;Travel, Transport & Logistics
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Tue Feb 19 00:00:00 GMT 2019
LinkedIn Posting City - Seoul
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - South Korea
LinkedIn Job Title - Specialist - Manufacturing
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Manufacturing;Production
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Associate