PwC OFRO SNAP Operations, Research & Reporting Senior Associate in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Specialty/Competency: IFS - Risk & Quality (R&Q)
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career in Risk Management, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to advance and foster integrity based decision making and conduct by PwC professionals throughout our organisation. You’ll focus on promoting and monitoring compliance with applicable external laws and regulations as well as internal policies and procedures to help manage PwC’s regulatory, litigation, and reputational risk.
Our Operations team helps internal leaders validate and improve the reliability and effectiveness of business operations. You’ll help the team with issues related to business continuity, environmental risk, crisis management, process systems and risks associated with operations, health and safety and technology.
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.
The Strategic Negotiations and Pricing (SNAP) Team is focused on driving improved economic terms with our client accounts. SNAP helps PwC partners and business teams negotiate commercial terms (e.g., fees and expenses) and alternative pricing structures and methods in client contracts.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
High School Diploma
Minimum Years of Experience :
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
Additional Educational Preferences :
Experience reviewing/negotiating commercial contract terms) or Juris Doctorate
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:
Having a proven track record as both an individual contributor and team member, with demonstrated expertise identifying and addressing client commercial and contracting needs;
Managing the preparation of client-ready deliverables, including managing expectations and meeting deadlines for internal stakeholders and external clients;
Performing research and analysis on existing and new contracts;
Supporting the SNAP Operations Senior Manager in team operations, including utilizing Power BI reporting dashboards and creating collateral, research and education materials;
Providing support to the SNAP Deal Advisors as they lead negotiations;
Developing commercial contract terms and navigating engagement delivery lifecycle;
Researching, extracting, and synthesizing relevant data/information from existing and new contracts and providing synopses of key commercial, risk, and legal terms;
Creating templates in order to conduct research, compile data, and perform preliminary analysis;
Utilizing and applying knowledge of engagement contracting processes and requirements in assignments;
Understanding engagement economics, including profitability levers, budgets, billing, and collection in a professional services and a products/technology context;
Demonstrating an understanding of high-level account profitability strategy, while also focusing on details to establish accuracy of models;
Cataloguing and maintaining inventory of contracting patterns and trends for data analysis;
Utilizing project management skills demonstrated through prioritizing and taking ownership for completion of tasks in an environment with competing priorities and multiple projects;
Actively and effectively leveraging MS Office applications (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Google applications (including Docs, Slides and Sheets);
Working with data visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau, data analysis tools such as Alteryx, and robotic process automation tools such as UiPath; and,
Creating and editing presentations, video scripts, written communications, and talking points for oral communications.
Demonstrating proficiency in the following business acumen areas:
Combining critical thinking with analytical skills to develop practical solutions;
Communicating with impact verbally to clients and PwC stakeholders (including confidently explaining and exploring assumptions and variables with senior stakeholders);
Working in a teaming environment, building relationships and collaborating effectively with stakeholders;
Exercising patience and an even-keel temperament under pressure;
Navigating a fast-paced, matrixed, ever-changing organization with a sense of urgency and agility;
Developing self and others through coaching, continuously learning and sharing knowledge through training and upskilling others;
Building and sustaining relationships at all levels by working directly with stakeholders in different areas of the business; and,
Anticipating future needs of stakeholders and the team and learning to proactively address those needs;
Researching to learn about broader business context of clients and managing multiple requests and responsibilities; and,
Utilizing research and evaluating possible alternatives to leverage the information to develop enhanced plans.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
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.
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