Vacancy: Associate Director Manufacturing Consulting (MES/MOM)

  1. Summary:

Cognizant Engineering Consulting provides strategic advice to clients on issues at the cusp of business and technology.  We provide and enhance a value proposition by helping clients tackle business problems w.r.t manufacturing operations. Seasoned consultants work closely with clients’ onsite to structure their problem, gather data and define strategy. We work across all industries. Specialists from all industries collaborate with our engagement teams to provide deeper insights into the industry.

Typical client problems addressed include:

  • Manufacturing IT strategy and industry 4.0 consulting (Production / Inventory / Quality / Analytics)
  • ROI Justification
  • Technology / Product selection (MES / QUALITY / EMI)
  • Challenges in the field of Engineering and Manufacturing solutions, Plant automation, IoT and Industry 4.0 initiative
  1. Key Responsibilities of the job:

As a senior member of consulting group, you will be owning following key responsibilities in the Europe region:

  • Actively involve for providing business consulting, roadmap and solutions for Mfg. IT
  • Business process mapping, Assessment, Blueprinting – Mfg. Operations Management
  • Consulting value adding solution proposals, project scoping
  • Client workshops, requirements, validations
  • Solution designing and implementation within Mfg. Operations management
  • Analyzing client business processes, re-engineering the client’s processes to improve efficiency
  • System implementation for improving operations excellence
  • Provide consulting for product evaluation and implementation for MES, EMI, Quality
  • Pre-sales support, Manage client discussion and relations
  • Documentations – RFP, Presentations, Requirements specifications, HLD, Test cases, etc.
  1. Skills & Experience (essential skills, knowledge and experience needed to do the job)

Requirements (Mandatory Skills & Knowledge):

  • 13+ years of Mfg IT experience in consulting and project implementation (at least 3+ years in consulting)
  • Strong experience in manufacturing domain (preferably production related processes)
  • Experience of at least one large MES/MOM implementation and multiple consulting projects (client facing)
  • Experience of requirements gathering, process mapping and solution designing
  • Knowledge of production, quality, inventory management processes
  • Experience of manufacturing client facing environment (consulting / implementation)
  • Client interaction and good communication skill in English (French, German added advantage)
  • Ability to document, articulate requirements, effectively create business case / solution proposals and deliver it to the client

Additional skill and desired experience:

  • Understanding of standards – ISA 95, ISA 88, MESA, etc.
  • Understanding of Plant Automation, System integration with SAP and Automation system
  • Project management (knowledge of SDLC)
  • Knowledge of IoT, Manufacturing big data analytics
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing expert or Six Sigma
  • Fluent in English and/or French /German / Dutch
  1. Qualification & Professional Certification:

–  Bachelor in Engineering / Industrial

–  Certification – MESA  , MES Product(s) (nice to have)

–  Master in IT/ Business economics (nice to have)

–  Lean six-sigma black belt (nice to have)

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is the fastest-growing global IT services and business process outsourcing solutions provider, headquartered in Teaneck, N.J. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together with clients to make their businesses stronger.

Today with over 50 delivery centers worldwide and over 100,000 employees as of December 31, 2010, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 1000, and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.


Elangovan Anbalagan | Senior Corporate Recruiter

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