Consulting - Data & Analytics - BI Senior Manager

11 Mar 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
PwC helps a variety of organisations harness the value of their data. Using innovations in data analytics and human insights, we help clients collect data, analyse it and use it to understand potential futures, improving business performance and transforming the way they work.

As part of PwC’s strategy to embed data analytics in how we operate and the services we offer to our clients, the Consulting Practice (Technology Competency) is looking to recruit individuals with a proven track record in Data and Analytics Technologies (DAT), specifically Business Intelligence and Analytics] at the Senior Manager grade.
We support the wider Consulting firm in embedding Data & Analytics in everything we do for our clients, and often deliver DAT solutions as part of wider technology-enabled business transformation. We are particularly focussed on:

Helping clients do much more with the volume of data they have available

Providing clients with solutions that are tailored to meet their specific business problems

Engaging with stakeholders across our clients’ businesses to deliver Data Analytics solutions

Design and implement effective Data Analytics capabilities focussed on delivering business value

We do this by:

Inspecting, cleansing, transforming, modelling and exploiting our clients’ data to support decision making, deliver business outcomes and adopt an insight to action management approach

Developing innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies, structured and unstructured information

Implementing governance strategies to ensure the security, integrity, and availability of information

Working with a range of global alliance partners from the largest (Microsoft, Oracle, Google) to SMEs specialising in specific technologies or industry verticals

A successful candidate must understand a client's business and be able to dive deeply into their issues and requirements. Assignments will vary and will involve managing small teams/work streams, providing expert consultancy, mentoring and acting as a "trusted advisor" to clients. Relationships will run from business and IT specialists to senior management.

The role, largely based at Client sites (~80%) will involve providing key technical advice to clients within the Business Intelligence & Analytics domain. It is essential that the candidate is capable of delivering high quality work for clients, demonstrate an understanding of both the client’s business and relevant professional standards. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain respectful client relationships at a wide variety of levels.

Many of the tasks and assignments will involve working with teams that are drawn from a diverse cross section of the PwC Consultancy practice including other team members from the Information Management area. It is crucial that the candidate is able to take advantage of new opportunities for learning, sharing new knowledge, being intellectually agile and thinking creatively. The building of internal and external relationships and networks will be highly important as will the ability to consider the needs of others when designing a strategy and delivering a project or programme of work. Essential Candidate Traits:

Creative thinking

Intellectually agile

Demonstrated senior level client stakeholder management (C suite)

Excellent interpersonal skills

Strong technical abilities combined with business acumen

Track record of working as part of a team

Ability to stay current with business and industry trends

Ability to deal with ambiguity

Ability to adapt quickly to diverse environments/challenges

Basic understanding of BI Architecture

Proficient in at least one BI vendor

Education to degree level or equivalent

BI work stream/project management

Implementation of BI architecture

Awareness of business issues for BI project delivery

Ability to develop new approaches and tools to solve client problems

Lead and mentor junior team members (from both client and PwC)

BI Project/Programme leadership and management

Design and roll out of BI solutions

Definition of KPI’s / metrics and reporting requirements

Can articulate business opportunities during BI projects

Understands BI project selling points

Has experience of working with and presenting to C-suite

Can develop propositions and take them to market

Establishes new contacts and leverages existing networks

Experience of design and implementation of Information Strategy and Information Architecture

Experience of designing operating models for BI and reporting

As a Senior Manager you will also be expected to design, manage and lead a service offering and take it to market. You will be expected to position PwC services with clients and sell engagements and be able to adopt a land & expand strategy with clients. At Senior Manager level we expect a very well rounded consultant. Technical Requirements:You should have good delivery knowledge in at least one of the following vendors:








Analytics (SAS, SPSS)


Plus Advanced MS Excel/Access skills.You should:

Be able to prove and demonstrate expertise in at least one BI vendor. Possibly certified.

Have a broader understanding of the BI market and be able to engage in conversations with the C-suite about market trends, lessons learnt, good practices and pros/cons of different vendors in the market.

As a Senior Consultant, also be able to deliver Information strategy engagements and lead larger BI implementation projects.

Desired Skills:





Programming experience (SQL, VBA, or similar

Cloud Computing - Azure / GCP





CDMP Practitioner

CDMP Mastery

Enterprise Content Management

SAP/Oracle/Cognos/Qlikview certification



In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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