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Director, Analyst – Supply Chain, Network Design

Remote, United Kingdom | The Gartner Group

  • Industry:
    Market Research
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Supply chain coverage and support for the manufacturing and retail sectors, with a specific focus on global network design and modeling strategies and execution.

Experience in an operational or consulting/service provider role where designing and modeling the physical network of manufacturing and logistics assets was a primary focus

Drive research on best practices in Supply Chain network design and modeling with emphasis on

End to End network design and subsets like logistics network design and last mile

Major network design drivers e.g. cost reduction, resiliency, and access to customers

Best practices for defining and delivering network design initiatives

Best practices in make/buy manufacturing decisions and shoring strategies

Software and consulting providers in network design

Responsible for conducting research, and developing and writing in-depth reports that demonstrate a mastery of best practices and strategies to guide user decision-making in supply chain strategy and execution for these topics

Responsible for ongoing publication of research notes that are topical, based on case studies or follow on from research reports to generate client readership and interaction

Demonstrate expertise through development of presentations and client interaction covering specific trends, best practices and relevant technologies.

Conduct ongoing interaction with clients and prospects interested in these topics (including meetings, conference calls, strategy sessions and formal presentations). 

Prepare and deliver presentations at Gartner, industry and professional association conferences, and client briefings. Collaborate across research groups to ensure presentations and messages comprehensively represent best practices.

Support the Gartner sales team in closing deals through proof of capability.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties in a strategic, analytical and articulate manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Located in Europe

6-8 years of experience in an operational or consulting/service provider role where designing and modeling the physical network of manufacturing and logistics assets was a primary focus.

Good understanding of the end-to-end supply chain, and ability to link network design best practices to client’s business strategies.

Ability to interact at various levels of an organization on supply chain network design and related topics such as inventory optimization, long term growth strategies, and cost optimization.

Ability to represent and defend analysis in client interactions.

Excellent writing and presentation skills. Written work must be concise and persuasive.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Be able to travel minimum 3 working days per month and attend 2 Gartner conferences per year.

Bachelor’s degree. MBA preferred.

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