Lead Consultant | Manufacturing

Sydney, Melbourne
Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

We are looking for someone who is highly analytical, focused, and goal-oriented. Join us to grow your career and make a real impact.

About us

We are Argon & Co, a global management consultancy that specialises in operations strategy and transformation. Our expertise spans the manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, logistics, warehouse automation and distribution network optimisation, working together with clients to transform their businesses and generate real change. We care about each other and our clients. We enjoy working together and our business is founded on a supportive culture.

We foster an inclusive culture driven by the diversity of our employees and flat structure management to encourage collaboration and contribution from the whole team.

About the Role

The primary role of a Lead Consultant is to take the lead on projects aimed at improving our clients’ businesses. This involves leveraging the Argon & Co toolkit, creative thinking and good business practice. In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of the projects and/or workstreams and the people you lead.

We are looking for someone who loves solving problems, simplifying the complex, and has a genuine interest in manufacturing and supply chain. You will thrive in a diverse work environment, comfortably engaging with people across all levels of an organization, from the shop floor to the boardrooms.

This role can be based out of either Sydney or Melbourne.


  • Deliver operational improvement projects on client sites focusing on manufacturing and supply chain value streams
  • Lead end to end supply chain transformations and change management initiatives
  • Deliver customer proposals and presentations
  • Lead, develop and mentor team members within the organisation
  • Support sales and networking initiatives by identifying and communicating opportunities for repeat business (on-sell and cross-sell). 
  • Coach clients (mid-management down)
  • Analyse data and processes to find opportunities, and present them to clients
  • Support and drive the implementation of opportunities with client teams
  • Shape and lead assignments and accounts with support from the leadership team

What you will need to succeed: 

  • A degree in Engineering, Science, or a comparable field with a focus on numerical and analytical disciplines
  • Operational experience with a recognisable international organisation
  • 5+  years of manufacturing experience across industry or supply chain consulting
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines, for both yourself and your team
  • Effective at leading, managing and coaching people
  • Have strong analytical capability
  • Work experience in manufacturing in FMCG or similar environments. 

This role requires a willing to travel across Australia.

What we offer:

  • Flexible annual leave: We are committed to support our employees’ well-being and work-life balance. With flexible leave policies, we offer 25 days of annual leave, ensuring you have the time to recharge and explore.
  • 15 days for you: Your time, your way. Flexible days you can use for career progression, personal development, business interest, charitable time or important one-off life activities
  • Learning is never ending: Once someone joins us, we believe it is essential to provide an environment in which they can continually develop and expand their capabilities. We run an internal training program and offer opportunities to access external training
  • Global career journeys: Our International Mobility Program offers employees the chance to work and grow in diverse locations worldwide. Immerse yourself in new cultures, broaden your skillset, and build valuable relationships - all while advancing your career with exciting international.
  • Team development days: Each year we aim to invest up to 30 days in developing employees and the business. These team sessions are all about training, team bonding, and knowledge sharing
  • Great performance bonus: Our bonus is linked to business and personal performance, both short and long term
  • Free tickets to SCG and Allianz Stadium sporting events in Sydney.
  • Make your day incentive: Use up to $250 to positively impact your team’s day
  • Corporate sponsored monthly, quarterly and end of year team social events: A mixture of fun and charitable work.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities to apply.

Please follow this link to apply – https://argonandco.recruitee.com/o/lead-consultant-manufacturing

For further information or to request any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process please contact careers.australia@argonandco.com

Job information

Firm: Argon & Co

Location: Sydney, Melbourne

Education: Postgraduate degree