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Senior Manager, Strategy& - Financial Services

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_185268WD-int

A career within Corporate and Business Strategy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients solve their toughest problems and seize essential advantages by defining and evaluating strategies of all types. We analyse business and market trends to explore new approaches that help our clients make tough choices and surpass the competition. At both the business unit and corporate level, we help organisations with organic enterprise growth, pricing and profitability, shareholder value, and sustainable corporate strategies.
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 Senior Manager, 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:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

About the role

As a Senior Manager in Strategy&, you will lead work with Executive clients, and work with Directors and Partners to help solve complex strategic problems.

You will lead teams, with a focus on solving problems, delivering exceptional client engagements, developing strong client relationships and leading the personal development of others.Leveraging the PwC global network, you will have the opportunity to shape the strategy of leading international banks, insurers and FinTechs. The FS Strategy& team also works closely with the Delivering Deal Value (DDV) team, assisting both Corporate and Private Equity clients in a wide range of business critical operational and transformational challenges, driven by Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity.

Building networks and engaging across our Strategy& community and sector consulting teams is key to growing our firm; building new initiatives based on personal interests and participating in thought leadership are some of the many ways Strategy& members continue to develop the business. Strategy& are shaping and taking to market new propositions which reflect leading thinking in customer experience and customer led change, and are underpinned by PwC's Experience Centre and Customer capability groups.

Strategy& offers in-depth training across all consulting levels and will support your development throughout your career. Using a combination of formal training programs and on-the-job feedback learning, our Senior Managers combine outstanding management skills with core analytical thinking to deliver tangible client deliverables.

Key responsibilities of a Senior Manager
  • Reporting to the Partner and Principal/Director team, you will have responsibility for managing client projects, structuring the work schedule and driving each assignment to a successful conclusion.
  • Producing clear, persuasive and concise documents for Executive audiences.
  • Building productive and lasting client relationships at all levels.
  • Directing analysis, assessing the depth required on each assignment, translating the analysis into useful findings and quality assuring the results in conjunction with project leadership.
  • Planning and managing the delivery of quality work.
  • Defining the source and level of data gathering required to solve complex problems in a short timeframe.
  • Managing the development of junior team members on projects and identifying opportunities for them to grow and build their skills.
  • Building relationships within the PwC Network at all levels and be seen as a valued member of the community, including proactively leading internal, firm-building activities.
  • Professional experience with a leading strategy consulting firm, and a record of achievement and progression
  • Experience working with clients in the financial services sector, ideally with large banks, insurers or asset managers, on one or more of the following:
    • Corporate or business unit strategy
    • Growth strategy
    • Cost reduction strategy
  • Ability to lead self and others, in particular, experience in leading teams in a challenging situations and coaching others to high performance
  • Experience in leading functionally, geographically and culturally diverse teams
  • Ability to lead top-down strategic thinking to client problems and a demonstrated ability to work quantitative data and structuring quantitative analysis
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience in structuring communications with senior Executives in oral and written form
  • Ability to quickly and confidently develop Executive relationships, including in challenging situations
  • Degree qualified, Honours or post-graduate preferred (MBA desirable)
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