PwC Corporate & Business Strategy Manager, Consumer Markets in Chicago, Illinois

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.

Responsibilities

As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges

  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects

  • Train, coach, and supervise staff

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Preferred skills

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master of Business Administration

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success in the Consumer Markets industry – either in professional consulting services or corporate roles including:

  • Helping companies define and evaluate corporate and business unit strategies and investment portfolios; and,

  • Reflecting market, competitive and other external drivers with specific areas of focus including Corporate Strategy, Business Strategy, Deals Strategy, and Digital Strategy.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in leadership, strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, individual initiative, including the following areas:

  • Identifying and addressing client needs, rapidly building credibility, and maintaining and utilizing networks of client relationships;

  • Managing teams / multiple workstreams to establish successful project conclusion – i.e., delivery of quality work on time and within budget;

  • Building productive relationships with team members and clients, both long term and day-to-day, by using a collaborative approach with thorough listening skills and the ability to manage through influence;

  • Utilizing first principles thinking, and developing credible and pragmatic analytical approaches, frameworks and methodologies;

  • Analyzing complex quantitative and qualitative data in an efficient manner and synthesizing the output into meaningful and actionable insights;

  • Designing and conducting market research to understand consumer needs and purchasing behaviors;

  • Communicating effectively in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats to senior audiences and being able to deliver difficult messages with persuasiveness and sensitivity;

  • Demonstrating executive presence and ability to become a trusted advisor to the c-suite level clients;

  • Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, and leading client / market development;

  • Attracting, retaining, assessing and developing staff / team members;

  • Demonstrating flexibility and creativity in managing work-life balance of self and team members;

  • Demonstrating Power User ability with MS Office suite of applications including Word, Powerpoint and Excel; and,

  • Demonstrating proficiency in Google Suite of collaboration and productivity apps including Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.