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PwC OFRO RAFT Contracting Center of Excellence - Managing Director in San Jose, California

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Risk & Quality (R&Q)

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in PwC's One Firm Risk Organization (OFRO) provides the opportunity to develop, interpret, inform and monitor areas of risk management which includes: internal and external risk management policies, contracting, independence, quality, compliance and related technology. OFRO supports PwC's market facing activities by enabling client engagement teams to more effectively assess and manage risks in order to facilitate the profitable delivery of our products and services.

Our Contracting Center of Excellence consults and aligns on risk management positions, provides input and information on fully executed and in-negotiation contracts, coordinates with other risk management teams on responses to engagement team inquiries and connects risk management teams with relevant in house counsel colleagues.

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 an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. 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 Managing Director, 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:

  • Actively shape and contribute to the strategic vision that motivates and excites others.

  • Participate in driving a culture of continuous development, including in-the-moment feedback.

  • Support and promote opportunities which strengthen the PwC brand.

  • Apply analytical judgement to develop solutions and solve complex problems.

  • Drive performance metrics with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Set expectations and promote conditions which enable others to deliver high quality work.

  • Seek out and build relationships across the Network within industry/sector/business area.

  • Make strategic introductions and proactively help others connect.

  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.

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

The One Firm Risk Organization (OFRO) Risk Assessment Facilitation Team (RAFT) provides a role focused in the risk management (RM) and quality aspects of the Firm. OFRO works as an enabler to support Firm, Platforms, and Practice Team Leadership; works with Global and other Territory RM teams, OGC, Independence, E&C and other client service/ infrastructure teams. The RAFT CCOE team focuses on contracting risk and supports the Firm with all matters of client service and other related contracts.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

15 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Juris Doctorate

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

The OFRO RAFT CCOE team has a deep understanding of risk management, quality and independence policies and guidance, and the application of these policies and guidance to new strategies, services and related initiatives and because of this, our client service engagement teams have the ability to serve their clients and markets more efficiently and effectively.

The CCOE Managing Director will lead a number of critical transformational initiatives to improve the contracting process and must demonstrate thought leader-level knowledge and a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Applying contract law and skills in negotiating and drafting contracts, especially as it relates to contract language that deviates from standard templates, in a consulting services environment;

  • Serving as a primary point of contact for Managed services, Outsourcing arrangements and System Implementation services and other related contracts, preparing exceptions and reviewing draft proposals, reviewing engagement letters and assisting with negotiation of terms related to the delivery of those services, review and negotiation of non-disclosure agreements, and other engagement related contract requests;

  • Demonstrating thought leader - level knowledge of US commercial law and familiarity with legal concepts;

  • Identifying, mitigating and controlling client engagement risks and experience assisting teams with troublesome practice matters should they arise;

  • Directing efforts and large teams to develop and implement sound contracting standards using an action-oriented approach;

  • Working with a high degree of independence and applying project management methodologies to drive compliance related initiatives;

  • Directing efforts to provide guidance to teams and/or projects on contractual matters and work to build consensus with multiple stakeholders;

  • Leading initiatives and contributing to the development and integration of guidance and policy across multiple functions;

  • Solving complex problems related to contract transactions using a creative and collaborative mindset;

  • Respecting and maintaining confidentiality of clients, staff, and Firm information;

  • Possessing extensive experience as a team leader: supervising teams and creating an atmosphere of trust and seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation;

  • Being comfortable challenging other and being challenged; and,

  • Communicating clearly and concisely in verbal and written communication including the utilization of Google Suite to draft and review documents and analyze data.

While a successor pool has been identified for this role, interested parties may self nominate in order to be considered.

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