Expert Principal (Operations, Distribution and Logistics)


Boston, Chicago, New Jersey, New York


North America


Lean & manufacturing, Operations, Strategy


Engineered products & infrastructure, Transportation, travel & tourism

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Practice Area Profile

The Operations Practice (OPS) Area is one of BCG's largest functional practices. We help our clients create competitive advantage by enhancing their performance and building strategic capabilities. BCG’s expertise in Operations covers the following areas - supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, service operations, cost efficiency, operational transformation, research & product development, program and project management, all with a strong digital and analytics overlay.

Role Profile

We are looking for an expert at the Principal level with significant experience in supply chain management, particularly in distribution and logistics.  This candidate should have experience in helping companies improve their service levels and productivity in distribution and logistics topics, which can include: warehouse layout, lean operations in warehousing, automation, transportation sourcing, and mode optimization.  In this role, you will lead teams and clients on supply chain performance improvements.  You will also provide input to case teams and clients on an individual contributor basis, support the business development process, and participate in developing intellectual property (publishing articles, staying abreast of digital trends in logistics, etc).

Your Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in supply chain operations with a focus on distribution and logistics

o   At least 2 of these years should be in the management consulting space

o   Other acceptable experience to complement past consulting experience can include work on the shipper or 3PL/carrier side

  • The candidate should be familiar and conversant in all of the below topics, with distinctive expertise and depth in several:

o   Warehouse layout and flow optimization

o   Lean warehousing and operational excellence in distribution

o   Transportation management

o   Transportation and logistics sourcing

o   Outsourcing of distribution and logistics activities from a shipper to a 3PL

o   Benchmarking warehouse operations

o   Transportation mode mix optimization

o   Warehouse management systems

o   Transportation management systems

o   Digital trends in supply chain with a focus on distribution and logistics

  • Established network with distribution and logistics industry participants
  • Track record of success in implementation


Chicago preferred, New York, New Jersey, Boston flexible

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