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M&A Integration Consulting - Senior Associate - Delivering Deal Value

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_153614WD

A career in our Merger and Acquisition Integration practice, within Data and Analytics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations uncover enterprise insights and drive business results using smarter data analytics. We focus on a collection of organisational technology capabilities, including business intelligence, data management, and data assurance that help our clients drive innovation, growth, and change within their organisations in order to keep up with the changing nature of customers and technology. You'll make impactful decisions by mixing mind and machine to leverage data, understand and navigate risk, and help our clients gain a competitive edge.Our team helps our clients undergoing post deal integration turn complex data into actionable business intelligence. As part of the team, you'll help with data analytics, modelling, benchmarking, and visualisation.
Detailed description

Our M&AI team has grown rapidly over the last few years to become a strategic priority for PwC's Delivering Deal Value practice.

To continue this success, we are looking for an outstanding Senior Associate / Manager who has demonstrated experience in planning and executing complex merger integrations to join our team.

The successful candidate will work closely with our clients and the M&AI leadership to:

Bring on integration expertise to our engagements through end-to-end support to our clients to maximise the value of their acquisitions along the whole deal lifecycle (from pre-deal to post-deal)

Identify and contribute to business development opportunities

Participate in building our M&A Integration practice and "refreshing" our approach as part of the Value Creation in Deals strategic priority

Overall responsibilities

As a Senior Associate / Manager, you are mostly on the ground ensuring that our clients focus on the right things at the right time in their M&A integration projects.

You will make a meaningful, hands-on contribution and will engage at a deep level, working in small teams to help our clients define the integration strategy and target operating model needed to deliver bottom-line results and then ensure those results will be captured and sustained.

In this exciting, collaborative culture, your work will be about:

1. Supporting the execution of integration programmes

o Work with clients to realise their integration programmes, including integration strategy definition, target operating design, value creation (synergy) assessment, integration planning (Day 1 / "100-Day"), Taking control, and integration execution (post-acquisition)

o Manage day-to-day client interactions working with C-suite executives and their teams, delivering work at high quality standards and ensuring relevance of our recommendations

2. Contributing to business development

o Support creation of proposals and client presentations in collaboration with other PwC's functional and sector teams

o Drive M&A integration growth and forge strong business relationships with clients

3. Building PwC's M&A Integration practice

o Collaborate with our team to build and share knowledge, support the continuous development of our best practices, and bring relevant new ideas (i.e. digital tools)

o Lead on practice development initiatives and act as a role model to support development of team members (incl. recruitment and training responsibilities)

Desired skills

Innovation and excellence are at the heart of PwC; therefore we need talented and ambitious people who inspire and deliver change. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

Technical competencies and experience:

• Previous experience in M&A integration, synergy and/or performance improvement or business transformation projects in M&A context

• Strong knowledge in merger integration, business transformation including strategy, operational transformation and performance improvement (value creation)

• Experience in a major advisory or management consultancy firm is a plus

• Bachelor's degree (MBA or advanced degree in business management preferred)

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required; Advanced software knowledge (e.g. Alteryx, Power BI, Tableau) is a plus

Soft skills:

• Hands-on and non-hierarchical team player who is equally effective in managing up and down and relates well at all levels and cultures

• Effective written and verbal communication skills, confident and impactful presenter

• Strong facilitation skills, forging consensus around credible, executable solutions

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the gravitas and experience to successfully engage and manage a multiple stakeholder environment, and lead by example

• Objective, fact-based approach to problem solving

• High energy and capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and uncertain environment

• Willingness to travel is required

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