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Consultant/ Senior Consultant- Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing



United Kingdom
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

About Capgemini Invent

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.

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, fueled 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.

An overview of the role:

During one of the most profound periods of disruption and transformation we partner with businesses and help them understand the issues, define solutions and steer them on the journey of transformation. We have a track record in delivery and our clients need results more than ever. We are thought leaders in manufacturing and supply chain with a particular focus on Aerospace and Defence clients.

Within the UK, we are amongst the fastest growing and most successful supply chain consultancies, a testament to the tangible results that we continue to deliver with our clients. To continue this exciting growth, we are looking to recruit high calibre end to end digital manufacturing and operation experts who can really make a difference for our clients in Aerospace and Defence.

The work

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

Why this role?

As a Consultant- Aerospace & Defence 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:

• As a key member of our Manufacturing Sector Unit, you'll closely collaborate with our Digital Engineering capability team, combining deep knowledge of digital technologies like PLM, MES, digital twin, and IoT with expert consulting skills to drive innovation for our clients. Working alongside talented colleagues, you'll drive comprehensive improvements in profitability, efficiency, quality, and behavior.

• You'll develop new skills that complement your existing expertise, making a lasting impact for both Capgemini and our clients. Your work will involve multi-disciplinary teams, covering various activities such as strategic planning, project analysis, thought leadership, and professional growth, ensuring a dynamic and rewarding experience.

• In this role, your primary responsibility is to create and implement innovative digital transformation solutions for top Defense Manufacturing companies. You'll collaborate with Capgemini and clients to address their specific challenges and turn digital concepts into practical solutions. You'll play a vital role in shaping the future of digital manufacturing and bring these ideas to life for our clients.

• Because of the client's needs, extensive travel will be necessary.

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 with someone with:

  • 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.
  • You’ll bring extensive digital manufacturing experience gained through either operational and change leadership roles in industry, or through delivering major consulting assignments for consulting organisations into Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing clients.
  • You will either already have SC (Security Clearance) to work in the Defence and Security Industries, or you will qualify for this level of clearance by being a UK resident for at least 5 years and not having lived outside of the UK within the past 5 years.

Experience in Manufacturing and Operations:

• Manufacturing operations and processes, decision making, shift management and lean teams
• Engineering and asset management
• Process excellence in operations, quality or test, lean 6 sigma improvements
• Change management across multiple manufacturing sites
• Aerospace & Defence commercial acumen

Understanding of Digital Manufacturing in some of the following:

• Use of IOT sources for data and analytics
• Digital manufacturing and process transformation
• Manufacturing execution systems
• Product Lifecycle Management
• The model-based enterprise including MBSE
• Digital twin and thread
• Solutions addressing sustainability in Engineering, Manufacturing and Operations
• You will be able to demonstrate an active, well-informed knowledge of manufacturing trends in defence manufacturing and have an opinion on key trends

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.


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 or Manchester 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:

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.