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Management Consultant/Senior Manager - Consumer Products Commercial Transformation



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.

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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 Consumer Products companies. Over the last 5 years, Capgemini Invent has achieved continued growth and is now seeking to recruit experienced Consumer Products industry experts to support the continued expansion in the Consumer Products sector team.

Our Consumer Products 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 Consumer Products, across food and beverage, household and personal care, luxury and health and beauty. In this sector team we work together facing into industry trends where boundaries continue to blur with the rise of AI, 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 companies in the Consumer Products sector. Drawing on your knowledge and experience of Commercial strategy and operations 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 Commercial function of the future needs to evolve 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 Commercial Transformation can span from strategy and operating model briefs through to the business design and change elements of large-scale commercial systems implementations. Helping commercial functions to become more data- and insight-driven is also a key pillar of our work.

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 Managing Consultant or Senior Manager 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 Consumer Products sector and sub-sector experience (e.g. Food and Beverage, Household Products, Personal Care etc.)
  • Demonstrating deep knowledge of the workings of the Commercial function with experience in some or all of the following Consumer Products capabilities: Portfolio Strategy, Innovation/NPD, Category Strategy, Channel Strategy, Digital Commerce, Pricing and Promotions, CRM, Net Revenue Management and Commercial Data & Insights
  • Building trusted client relationships through delivery excellence and bringing your industry experience to bear
  • Supporting the growth and expansion of our team and supporting consultants from across Capgemini Invent working with our Consumer Products clients 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

Our most successful Consumer Products consultants generally bring:

  • Consulting experience - To land well in our business we find that having a strong background in a leading consulting firm is beneficial. This may be combined with time also spent in industry roles. The consulting background should cover both business development and project delivery.

  • Consumer Products industry knowledge and experience Our most impactful consultants are passionate about Consumer Products and have track a record of successful delivery in that sector. Candidates may specialise in specific sub-sectors such as food and beverage, household and personal care, luxury or fashion. Candidates’ skills should be transferable across sub-sectors.

  • Specific industry-related capability, Our primary focus will be industry experience, but this should be supported by industry-related capability as a second consideration. In this case, Commercial Transformation. Candidates should understand how the Commercial function operates and how it links to other functions in the context of the overall value chain.

  • 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 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

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


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.