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Senior Associate - BRS Operational Restructuring - Corporate

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_203329WD

About the team

Our Business Restructuring Services (BRS) practice is currently the largest restructuring practice in the UK operating from 23 offices.

Within BRS, our Operational Restructuring practitioners work alongside Senior Executives to drive operational change at pace whether it be to reduce cost as a means of protecting margins, responding to a crisis, to generate cash or to realise the value of a deal or transaction.

We develop and implement realistic and pragmatic plans by applying restructuring and stakeholder management skills, functional knowledge, and proprietary assets and tools to support Executives in making difficult decisions and driving through change in a short timeframe.

About the role

Corporates are under significant pressure to make changes to their businesses and operating models as a result of the macro-economic and geopolitical landscape, increasing competition and ongoing revenue pressures.

We are expanding our team to support the increasing demand from our clients across a broad range of sectors to transform their operations. As well as working with a wide range of clients, you will also work with leading practitioners across the Deals, Strategy & and Consulting practice within the Firm.

As a Senior Associate in the team, you will be working with clients on a breadth of operational restructuring assignments, including cost reduction, cash management and working capital management, focused on identifying and implementing sustainable performance improvements.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Developing, planning and supporting the delivery of operational improvement projects;
  • Developing and implementing cost reduction and control programmes;
  • Performing working capital analysis and process reviews;
  • Financial baseline and forecast review
  • Cost control programme development and implementation
  • Strategic planning with business case and scenario modelling
  • Establishing programme management offices and supporting operations;
  • Help client management develop and implement a turnaround plan to maintain
    stakeholder support
  • Take on a "hands-on" role to manage stakeholders and drive change
  • Provide robust management and monitoring of change programmes
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and/or reports for key stakeholders
  • Take responsibility for overseeing junior members of the team when required

The role will be based in London but requires flexibility to travel throughout the UK, with the potential to travel overseas, depending on client requirements

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Sound analytical skills (financial and non-financial), including strong use of Microsoft Excel;
  • Report writing skills, including use of Microsoft PowerPoint;
  • Solid interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating at different levels;
  • Willingness to learn about and participate in marketing and business development;
  • A commitment to continued personal development;
  • Project and time management skills;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in rapidly moving working environments;
  • Flexibility to work on diverse projects;
  • Experience of the Working capital, NHS, supply chain, manufacturing, financial services or procurement experience is desirable but not essential;
  • Financial expertise is desirable, but not essential.

You'll be joining a team who welcome your outlook and knowledge, whilst providing you the opportunity to develop your skill set further within one of the world's leading professional organisations

Whilst under current COVID-19 restrictions, the way in which we are working with clients has changed. We are primarily working remotely (with a small number of our team working from client sites) and as a team are working in line with the firm's and government's policies. As changes are made to the firm and national policies, it is anticipated that our working practices will continue to evolve and return to close working with our clients.

You will, therefore, need to be willing to travel and be flexible around your working location. This could require working away from your base office location on a regular basis and regular overnight stays may be required. Where possible, we will take your preferences into account and strike a balance between meeting your career development/personal needs and those of the business and our clients.


Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.
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