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Management Consultant - Retail - Store Operations and Transformation

Capgemini

Capgemini

Operations
United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

At Capgemini Invent, we help our clients to embrace innovation and transformation to get the future they want.

By combining strategy, technology, data science, and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we partner with our clients to innovate and transform their business, helping them navigate today, while plotting a course for the future.

About Capgemini Invent

As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in more than 36 offices and 37 creative studios around the world, it comprises a 10,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.

Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion.

Our brand promise “Get The Future You Want” reflects our passion for people and technology and highlights the company’s commitment to inclusion and sustainability.

An important aspect of ‘Get the Future You Want’ is to balance hybrid ways of working between your Capgemini office, home, and client location (where applicable). We recognise that it is an imperative to create flexibility so you can enjoy an optimal work-life balance and feel empowered to achieve success. When you come onboard, or before, please discuss this with your manager so you can agree the best ways of working for your role, team, and client.

Get The Future You Want

With continued growth across the Retail sector, we are seeing a significant increase in demand for our teams who are already working with major UK retail organisations. As such, we are recruiting store transformation specialists into our Retail team to support clients across the UK and globally.

See what it’s like to work at Capgemini Invent, visit our Glassdoor page

An Overview of the Role

As a global leader in strategy and transformation, Capgemini Invent provides industry-specific services and guidance to the world’s leading retail companies and brands.

Over the last 5 years, Capgemini Invent has achieved continued growth and are now seeking to recruit experienced retail experts to support the continued expansion in the Consumer Products and Retail sector.

Our retail business brings together skills and expertise from across the Capgemini Invent capability units and works closely with other service lines across the Group. We oversee a portfolio which covers some of the biggest names in UK retail, across the apparel, grocery, GM and Quick Service Restaurant sub-sectors. As part of a joint sector team with our Consumer Products business we work together where sector boundaries continue to blur with the rise of D2C and the face of traditional retail evolves. We believe in a ‘sustainable by default’ mindset, working closely with Capgemini Invent’s Centre of Excellence for sustainability to challenge our thinking and that of our clients.

First and foremost, you will be responsible for designing and delivering innovative solutions for some of the world’s largest retailers. Drawing on your knowledge and experience of store operations and transformation you will work collaboratively with Capgemini colleagues and our clients, supporting them to understand challenges and opportunities, design future models to address and realise these, and implement new solutions in their businesses. You will be working closely with colleagues from our Supply Chain, Customer Transformation and Analytics & AI teams to bring to life how the store of the future and its employees will operate for our clients. You will bring industry expertise, practical lived experience and a collaborative and can-do attitude that inspires progress and change in our clients.


The work we do in Store and Omnichannel Transformation can span from strategy and operating model briefs through to the business design and change elements of large-scale retail systems implementations. Helping head office, field and store-based functions to become more data- and insight-driven is also a key pillar of our work.


Innovation is at the heart of our retail business. In 2022 we opened Cornershop, an innovation store in east London, where we are trialing new concepts, partnering with start-ups and establishing co-innovation projects with new and existing clients. We believe seeing concepts in action, learning fast and scaling quick is a necessary capability for our clients to be disruptive in the market and keep pace with customer expectations. This spirit of rapid innovation transcends all our retail projects, be it the use of data science to prove complex supply chain hypotheses, building agility into core ERP landscapes or seeking new ways for retailers to engage with their customers.

Why This Role

As a Management Consultant in the business you’ll help set the direction, driving forward the business, model our values and behaviours, and coach and develop junior members of the team. Key expectations from this role include:

  • Demonstrating deep sector and sub-sector experience and knowledge in the workings of a retailer’s Retail Ops/Store function with experience in one or more of store management, store support, operations development, omnichannel operations, store colleague experience/people strategy
  • Building trusted client relationships through delivery excellence and bring your industry experience to bear
  • Supporting the growth and expansion of our team and supporting consultants from across Capgemini Invent working on our retail accounts by sharing your industry expertise and perspectives
  • Driving thought leadership and innovative solutions to take to our clients which challenge and stretch their thinking in your area of expertise

As part of your role you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the business and your own personal growth, through activities that form part of the following categories:

  • Business Development – Leading/contributing to proposals, RFPs, bids, proposition development, client pitch contribution, client hosting at events.
  • Internal contribution – Campaign development, internal think-tanks, whitepapers, practice development (operations, recruitment, team events & activities), offering development.
  • Learning & Development – Training to support your career development and the skills demand within the company, certifications etc.

We'd Love to Meet Someone With

Retail industry knowledge and experience
Our most impactful consultants are passionate about retail and have experience working within the retail sector. Expertise can be gained either through time spent working in large or progressive retailers, or through delivering projects for retail clients in a consulting context. We expect candidates to understand how the store/omnichannel function operates and how it impacts the wider end-to-end business landscape. We are looking for candidates from all retail sectors, including fashion, general merchandise and grocery.

Experience in the Management Consulting sector
Our Managing Consultants shape and deliver large, complex transformation programmes. Experience from similar consulting organisations is key to ensure candidates are equipped to be successful from day 1. We will immerse you in the Capgemini way and support you in navigating the organisation.

A confident and collaborative attitude
Collaboration is key to our business and we require consultants at all grades to be confident and capable building relationships in our own and our clients’ businesses. Experience in consultancy methods and approaches is helpful, but not essential. If joining from industry (with no or limited consulting experience) we find resilience and a humble, proactive attitude to learning is essential.

Passion and creativity
We are looking for entrepreneurial individuals with the knowledge and creativity to deliver truly inventive solutions for our clients

We are also looking for candidates with the following:

  • Proven ability to be successful in a matrixed organisation, and to enlist support and commitment from peers in selling and delivering consulting solutions.
  • Experience of proposition building and delivery.
  • Currently working in a major Consulting firm, and/or in industry but having a Consulting background.

Why Capgemini is Unique

At Capgemini we don’t just believe in Diversity & Inclusion, we actively go out to making it a working reality. Driven by our core values and Active Inclusion Campaign, we build environments where you can bring you whole self to work.

We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance. Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.

Employee wellbeing is vitally important to us as an organisation. We see a healthy and happy workforce a critical component for us to achieve our organisational ambitions. To help support wellbeing we have trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ across each of our business areas. We have also invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.

Collaboration and Innovation

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together.

Learning and Development

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so. So, you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference. Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all our teams.

CSR

We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious about. In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 10th year. When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.

Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.

We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.

More information is at available at: https://www.capgemini.com/gb-en/about-us/who-we-are/our-brands/capgemini-invent/

In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.