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PwC Private Equity Value Creation Consultant - Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Deal Strategy

Industry/Sector: Private Equity

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

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 Associate, 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:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Strategy’s Private Equity Value Creation (PEVC) team that exclusively services top Private Equity Clients and their portfolio companies in Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) context. In these roles you will help clients in a variety of different ways. The team currently delivers operational assessments and value creation planning services across select industry verticals including TMT (Telecom, Media & Technology), Industrials, Healthcare and Retail & Consumer.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master of Business Administration

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success in relevant industry or functional / operational experience, showing progressive/promotion and academic achievement in the following areas:

  • Delivering significant business results that reflects strategic and creative thinking, sharp analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to frame complex problems and apply creative analytics to formulate a pragmatic solution;

  • Participating actively in client or Target company management discussions to gather data and understand issues;

  • Managing and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of complex operational data leveraging strategic analysis techniques and develop client deliverables;

  • Developing a high-level road-maps of structural operational performance improvement initiatives;

  • Defining and tracking key Financial and Operational measures (KPIs) that indicate progress against value creation plan;

  • Leading teams that foster a productive teamwork environment, as well as coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback;

  • Building solid and collaborative relationships with team members and fostering a productive teamwork environment;

  • Facilitating working sessions of medium to large sized groups;

  • Communicating complex material effectively in written and oral formats to various audiences;

  • Utilizing the Microsoft suite of applications such as Word, PowerPoint and proficiency with Excel;

  • Multi-tasking and balancing time effectively, ability to work in a fast paced environment (‘deal speed’) without sacrificing quality; and,

  • Providing strategic and operational advice to companies, including flexibility and desire to travel, as client assignments require.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisoryseniorassociate .

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.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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