Managing Consultant - Consumer & Manufacturing

Gebouw B, Papendorpseweg 97, 3528 BJ Utrecht, Netherlands, Utrecht 3528 BJ, NL


Company description

We are PA Consulting, and we are not a traditional consulting firm. We are different in what we do and how we do it. PA Consulting is an innovative and transformation consultancy, who believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

We are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers, and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the Netherlands, Nordics, UK, and US.

Job description

PA Consulting is a leading advisor within consumer & manufacturing in the Netherlands.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Managing Consultant to join our team in the Netherlands, specializing in Consumer & Manufacturing Operating Model. In this role, you will lead consulting engagements focused on optimizing operational performance, driving efficiency, and fostering innovation within consumer goods and manufacturing companies.

Our strong team in Netherlands is growing and we are hiring Managing Consultants and Principals to continue building our strong presence in the sector. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead new accounts and focus on Business Development in general.
  • Lead client engagements, working closely with senior stakeholders to understand business objectives and develop tailored solutions.
  • Design and implement operating models that align with client objectives, leveraging industry best practices and innovative methodologies.
  • Drive process improvement initiatives to streamline operations, reduce costs, and enhance productivity.
  • Provide expertise in supply chain optimization, including distribution network design, inventory management, and logistics optimization.
  • Advise clients on digital transformation strategies, leveraging technology to drive innovation and competitive advantage.
  • Lead change management efforts to ensure successful implementation of operating model transformations.
  • Contribute to thought leadership initiatives, sharing insights and best practices with colleagues and clients.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team culture.

Our team is based in Utrecht, and you will work predominately on client site. Travel may be required, but we are committed to working with any qualified candidate to understand what flexible working patterns can be adapted.


  • Consumer & Manufacturing experience including the following:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business, Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in consulting roles, with a focus on consumer goods and/or manufacturing sectors.
  • Expertise in operating model design, process improvement, supply chain optimization, and digital transformation.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to lead client engagements and manage project teams effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Analytical mindset, with the ability to solve complex problems and drive innovative solutions.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English languages.

Additional information

Why Join PA Consulting

  • Opportunity to work with leading companies in consumer & manufacturing and make a real impact on their businesses.
  • Access to cutting-edge tools, methodologies, and training programs to support your professional development.
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture that values diversity and encourages innovation.
  • Competitive compensation package including base salary, performance-based bonuses, and comprehensive benefits.

Does that sound like somewhere you want to work? Get in touch!

Diversity & Inclusion

We are convinced that diversity makes us a stronger company and are happy to hire people from diverse backgrounds. Diversity fosters a rich, creative environment, in which our people develop, and our customers achieve lasting results. We are committed to recruiting, promoting, and rewarding our people based on their ability to contribute to PA's goals, regardless of their gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or marital status. We welcome international applications, but we cannot offer sponsorship for work permits, so you must have the full right to live and work in Netherlands. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.