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Director, Asset Management Operations - FS Consulting

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 Closes: 11 Dec 2020
Edinburgh, London, London Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_45167BR

Job description

In support of our growth, PwC's Consulting practice is currently recruiting a Director to join our Asset Wealth Management (AWM) sector team, in the FS Consulting business. This role is focused towards the Asset Management (AM) side of our business.

Our AWM client base covers a breadth of organisations spanning Traditional & Alternative Fund Managers, Fund Service Providers (Administrators, Transfer Agents, Depositaries, etc.), Prime Brokers and Custodians. These are primarily large multinational organisations who are leaders in their respective markets. OT helps organisations to deliver on their strategic objectives and respond to market and regulatory changes by supporting the development and implementation of innovative operating models which can deliver the required change.

As part of a small specialist team, within the wider OT Financial Service cluster, you will be encouraged to initiate and develop new ideas. Our highly motivated team have an excellent track record of delivering high quality work to major international clients and has ambitious growth plans for the next few years.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations
  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions
  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments
  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart
  • Promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams
  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders
  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct
About the role

This role will be mainly client-based, developing teams and leading / supporting transformational work and change engagements as well as supporting business development responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering Operational Transformation change projects, taking leadership roles in mixed PwC / client teams
  • Contributing to our continued thought leadership to ensure that appropriate solutions are developed for our AWM clients
  • It is likely that your work will be part of wider transformational programmes and hence exposure to other competencies (Technology, Regulatory etc...) is desirable
  • Building relationships with our key AWM clients
  • Identifying client needs and proposing solutions to them
  • Developing the careers of the teams working with and reporting to you
  • Being part of the leadership team in the OT practice
  • Maintaining a consistently high and leading edge market profile.
Requirements

Joining our team as a Director, we would expect you to have considerable experience of leading large change projects and performance management programmes, preferably within a consulting environment or a leading AWM focused business.

You will have been supporting decision making at a senior level and be able to demonstrate a track record of implementation success, achieving savings and overcoming various challenges.

In addition, we require all candidates to have;

Essential
  • Significant relevant operational change leadership experience with one or more of the following types of organisation Traditional or Alternative Fund Manager, Fund Services Provider, Prime Broker or Custodian
  • Strong understanding of the role of all of the key players in the AWM value chain and across the lifecycle of a trade
  • A good understanding of fund types (OEIC, UCITS, Hedge etc.), typical associated trading strategies and key differences
  • Knowledge of the asset classes and products that funds typically invest in (Equities, FI, Derivatives Real Estate, etc.)
  • Consulting experience derived from a consulting or professional services firm
  • Knowledge of the key trends and regulatory changes shaping the Fund Services industry
  • Demonstrated ability to advise senior management on alternative solutions and risks with experience of presenting and influencing at a senior level
  • Demonstrated experience of managing a large team
Desirable
  • Education to degree level
  • Additional qualifications such as ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA/ MBA are highly valued but not essential
  • Confident approach, self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • A flexible and team focused working style within a multi-functional team

Consulting

In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients' business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries - everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.
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