Finance Consulting Pharmaceuticals Senior Manager

Recruiter
PWC 1
Location
Belfast, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1158021360
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About the roleOur Pharmaceuticals business is a part of our broader Health Industries team which comprises both the private and public sector providers in this space. We see significant potential for growth in our consulting support to this market and are actively looking for individuals with Pharmaceuticals experience to grow the team.Our Finance Consulting team supports the agenda of the CFOs in those organisations. This can be in a functional capacity as they seek to drive the efficiency and control of their Finance functions and improve the effectiveness of Finance's contribution to the business through insight and challenge. It also though extends to their organization-wide role of making sure the organization delivers on its strategy whilst optimizing the value it gets from its resources, underpinned by strong financial management and robust commercially based decision making.
ResponsibilitiesAs 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 issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to
Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above

Be involved in the financial management of clients

Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients

Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team

Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria

Train, coach, and supervise team members

Contribute to the development of your own and the team's technical acumen

Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand

You will primarily work on the delivery of client engagements, contributing to and leading change projects, but you will also spend time supporting the development of the team and will be expected to contribution to sales origination.
Essential skills and experience
Experience of Pharmaceuticals companies, either directly or through a Professional Services organisation

A delivery track record on large change projects

Experience of leading and developing teams

Ability in stakeholder management and relationship building;

Demonstrated ability to advise senior management on alternative solutions and risks with experience of presenting and influencing at a senior level

Commercial acumen

Supported the development of solutions to Finance challenges in one or more of the following areas
  • Finance vision, strategy and operating models
  • Finance process redesign and optimisation
  • Organisation wide Cost reduction solutions, including benefits realization approach
  • Investment Business Cases
  • Finance system design and implementation - EPM, ERP, MI Visualisation tools etc,
  • Cultural change and continuous improvement

Desirable Skills & Experience
Education to degree level plus either formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.

Understanding of back office transformation approaches outside of pure finance such as HR, IT or Procurement transformation

Finance Systems architecture, Data architecture and data management

Exposure to robotics process automation and other disruptive technologies

Experience of a lean approach to process/cost optimisation

Consulting

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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