Lean Manufacturing Operations Consultant- Madrid

  • Profesional Services (Consultancy)
  • Madrid

Leading International Strategy Consultancy

Lean Manufacturing Junior Practice Specialist

Our client is a  leading international  strategic consulting company that help Spain’s major companies and public institutions tackle key challenges and deliver distinctive and sustainable performance improvements.

In this two-year training program, we develop our junior consultants to become specialists with an emphasis on operational topics in one of our service lines: Manufacturing, Product Development & Procurement, and Service Operations. Unique in the consulting industry, the OEP (Operations Excellence  Program)  imparts comprehensive knowledge about lean operations – both in theory and practice. Throughout the program, the consultants work closely with clients at all levels of seniority in many different industries.

Willing to relocate in Madrid



  • Master’s degree and excellent academic record
  • Initial experience in an operational topic, e.g. product development, lean manufacturing or lean services, six sigma, industry 4.0, process optimization or
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Mobility and enthusiasm for taking on longer, international assignments
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English and Spanish.



You will be working with the  Operations practice in our Madrid office.

Our Operations practice assists our clients in solving complex operational challenges. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients’ most critical problems. We help our clients tackle challenges in lean manufacturing, lean services, change transformations, product development, purchasing, supply chain management, and capital productivity. Our teams combine the comprehensive business understanding that underpins all disciplines with practical operations expertise in a wide range of industries worldwide.


You will play an active role in problem solving for clients, including identifying issues, forming hypotheses, designing and conducting analyses, and synthesizing conclusions into recommendations.

As part of our two-year Operations Excellence Program (OEP), you will work on client engagements in the same way as any other company consultant. You will gain leading-edge operations and consultancy skills, primarily through on-the-job coaching, which will be complemented by the OEP’s structured capability-building program.

We view the OEP position as the start of a rewarding, challenging, and highly flexible career with the company  and the Operations Practice. During your first few years with the firm, you will serve as a junior practice specialist on multiple client engagements and work with a number of colleagues and clients in a range of industry and operations service lines. You will acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to help companies achieve excellence in their operations.

Along with other members of the OEP community, you will dedicate many days to functional training and knowledge development under the leadership of our operations experts. You will follow a curriculum based on operations excellence themes and will receive advanced training in one of four  specific areas of operations: manufacturing, product development, purchasing, service operations.

Upon completion of the program, successful consultants will join our global group of leading experts in operational excellence. We already have OEP graduates working at all levels of the firm from associate to partner.


Requisites for Application:

Optimaes Talent is conducting the filtering process before you enter the proper Recruitment process with the European HR Department of the Client. Once our client has verified your profile, they would decide whether to proceed with your candidature and reveal their name.


  • High level of English.
  • 2-5 years experience in one of the following areas of Operations: 
    • Lean Manufacturing,
    • Procurement,
    • Product development
    • Service Operations (business Transformation).
  • Outstanding academic degree (average 6.8 or higher for Engineering studies or 7.7 for Business Administration or Economics studies)


 If you comply with  the academic standards requirements  (average grade of 6.8 or higher)   we can  set up a call to discuss this opportunity in detail with you. If you don’t meet the academic pre requisites, I am afraid we could not proceed with your candidature.


Please send your cv  in English (operations@optimaes.es) and include your transcripts (university final overall grades), indicating all relevant grades. We need a 6.8 overall average or higher for Engineering Studies. Or 7.7 if you have Business Administration or Economics  studies.


To apply for this job email your details to operations@optimaes.es