PwC Strategy& Deals Strategy, Senior Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Specialty/Competency: Deal Strategy
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 40%
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.
As a Senior 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:
Full ownership to deliver a client-ready output with guidance from Partners and Directors
Effectively leading hypothesis generation & problem structuring for all workstreams across a variety of business issues
Functioning as a subject matter expert and actively teach others in core Deals Strategy frameworks (actively teaches others)
Taking full ownership of at least one business / practice development initiative
Learn the fundamentals of new businesses / sectors quickly without guidance
Creating and demonstrating “team norms” that promote high-performance and a sustainable work-life balance while managing expectations with leadership and client
Leads C-level and MD-level client discussions by tailoring approach and messaging based on audience while handling challenging questions
Establish effective working relationships directly with clients
Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen
Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand
Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in written form
Embrace diverse perspectives and welcome opposing and conflicting ideas
Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.
Demonstrates thought leadership of, and/or proven record of success in roles involving, commercial due diligence or corporate strategy, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, private equity or corporate organizations, emphasizing the following:
- Understanding various facets of mergers, integrations, spin-offs and/or divestiture transactions, including options analyses and recommendations; and, - Leading teams to assist clients with strategic planning and business reviews; growth, market entry and international expansion; and market opportunity sizing.
Demonstrates thought leadership abilities, and/or proven record of success with, managing and developing strategic client relationships while providing the highest quality client work across multiple client projects, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, private equity or corporate organizations, emphasizing the following:
Building solid and collaborative relationships with team members, fostering a productive teamwork environment, leading teams to generate a vision, leveraging diverse views, and helping to develop and grow team members throughout the course of every engagement;
Taking a lead role in new business development and pursuit activities, including client lead maturation, proposal development, and closing new business opportunities;
Managing and delivering significant business results that reflect strategic and creative thinking and individual initiative;
Developing a business vision and leading complex projects while functioning as a trusted advisor at the highest levels of client organizations;
Identifying and addressing client needs by building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships;
Directing and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of complex data, including Market and competitor analysis (market sizing, drivers and dynamics), customer analysis and internal analysis (strategic analysis, business model reviews, financials);
Framing and understanding key client issues, client processes and mandate, defining realistic expectations for the client, team, and PwC;
Being hypothesis driven by employing scientific method for business problem solving, with high level of prioritization on core issues for the client and problem at hand;
Scoping and developing high-yield work structures by defining the scope, breaking down work in meaningful structures, prioritizing sequencing;
Driving thought leadership; being in-tune with industry- and function-specific issues; developing action-oriented points of view; and developing new offerings which drive demand for the Deals Strategy;
Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently; to and/or for all levels of audiences, clients and internal staff and management;
Leading project workstreams and developing proposals, deliverables and reports using the Microsoft suite of applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
Multi-tasking and balancing time effectively, keeping a rapid pace without sacrificing quality; and,
Understanding advanced analytics and big data is preferred.
Job Requirements and Preferences:
Minimum Degree Required:
Required Fields of Study:
Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Economics, Data Processing/Analytics/Science, Computer and Information Science
Additional Educational Requirements:
Other relevant fields of study may be considered
Minimum Years of Experience:
Preferred Fields of Study:
Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Business Administration/Management
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