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Strategy & Deals - Senior Associate - Generalist

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_183714WD

A career in our Deals Strategy practice, within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organisations realise the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. In short, we help some of the world's leading companies originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.Our team helps companies navigate the accounting and financial reporting challenges of business combinations. As part of the team, you'll develop roadmaps of the driving economic objectives, determine the appropriate professionals needed, and consider financial reporting implications for deals.
Who we are looking for

Are you from a Strategy Consulting or Corporate Strategy background? Do you have Commercial Due Diligence experience?

PwC's Strategy& Deals practice is growing quickly and we are looking for strategy professionals to join us through the next phase of our journey.

The Strategy& Deals practice is looking for Senior Associates to join the team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced strategy consultant from a recognised firm or has experience in the strategy department, and specifically in conducting commercial due diligence, in a corporate environment.

About the Strategy& Deals Team:

PwC's Strategy& Deals practice is comprised of approximately 170 consultants in London with strong international practices across the PwC & Strategy& network. Our teams work with a wide variety of corporate clients and investors, with a mix of transaction-related work (commercial due diligence, synergy assessment, pre and post-deal value creation) and strategy development (growth strategy, market entry, initiative prioritisation, policy assessment). We support private equity firms, investment funds and corporate clients through their toughest decisions including group and business unit strategy, investment trade-offs, M&A and much more. In all of these cases we provide detailed evaluation of the target or our client's proposition and market need, and help identify opportunities or constraints to be addressed.

Our Deals practice has depth and breadth across all sectors, the strategy professional we are looking to recruit may specialise in a particular sector. You may be required from time to time, to work in other sectors as per business need.

About the role:

Our projects are typically short and sharp, providing the opportunity to gain a variety of experience across sectors and/or engagement types, whilst continuously learning and developing. As a Senior Associate, you will work in a project team that typically consists of one to three Associates/Senior Associates, a Manager, a Senior Manager or Director and a Partner. The primary role of a Senior Associate is developing the analysis and client deliverable, with responsibility for key work-streams of the project, reporting directly into the Manager or Senior Manager. The role involves both the technical delivery of work as well as the emerging skills of management.

Typical duties include:
  • Working for a Manager and Senior Manager, likely leading one or several key workstreams on a project/deal, and driving delivery of the work on a day-to-day basis
  • Planning initial hypotheses and analysis; formulating initial hypotheses based on previous experience, knowledge of the sector and understanding of the scope of work
  • Storyboarding to present a compelling narrative to the client
  • Completing rigorous desktop market research, and financial/data analysis to prove out hypothesis
  • Designing and conducting interview or survey programmes
  • Delegating work and coaching junior associates who may be supporting you with your workstream
  • Communicating progress and findings to senior team members
  • Contributing to conclusions and supporting senior team members in presenting back to the client
  • Contributing to the wider business through business development, knowledge sharing, coaching and mentoring junior team members and other activities

Our team is primarily based in the London Bridge office, with c. 10-20% of time spent on client sites, typically throughout the UK and Europe.

  • Previous strategy consulting experience from either a strategy consulting firm or the strategy or business development function in a corporate
  • Direct experience of delivering strategy and commercial due diligence assignments for private equity or corporate clients, with the ability to act independently
  • Strong technical skills in;
    • Market and competitor analysis (market sizing, drivers and dynamics, competitive intensity, etc.)
    • Customer analysis (segmentation, customer journeys)
    • Internal analysis (capabilities, business model review, financial assessment)
  • An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time between project delivery and business development support effectively
  • Good people and client management skills, including an understanding of how to communicate with clients of different backgrounds and opinions
  • Experience of coaching junior team members
  • Evidence of contributing to the wider team and leading on business development opportunities
  • Fluency in another (European) language is an asset

You'll be joining a driven and diverse team that's welcoming of your opinions and enables you to develop within one of the world's leading professional organisations. With an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working requirements where appropriate and have many successful arrangements currently in place. Please apply if you have a keen interest in the work we do.


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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