Operations Manager / Senior Manager
Who we are looking for
PwC is investing in the further expansion of its Operate business based in Belfast. This is an exciting time to join a high growth team, who are providing a range of services to clients. Operate will enable us to meet a growing demand from clients to help deliver large-scale implementation programmes - particularly those with regulatory, risk and compliance requirements. Our clients are predominately in the financial services sector, although other regulated sectors such as Utilities, Pharma. Oil & Gas are becoming increasingly prevalent.
This is an important strategic investment for the firm and we are looking for a number of managers to strengthen our operational delivery capability. Working with our multi-disciplinary team, consisting of compliance, regulatory risk, and data and operations specialists, the successful candidate will play a key role in the continued growth of our Operate business.
About the role
You will be responsible for the day to day management of specialist operational delivery teams. We are looking for an Operations Manager who will be an integral member of our Operate team, supporting the growth plans for a key part of our business. Working within a regulated environment, you will need to stay abreast of regulatory developments and future trends impacting the financial services sector.
What is in it for you?
This is a fast-paced, challenging environment which can provide you with a rewarding and stimulating career. You will work with well-known, global clients and have opportunities to further develop both technical and softer skills. You will be a key member in a dynamic and expanding team, where there is a strong emphasis on encouraging, developing and retaining our people. We have a dedicated Capability and Development team who are committed to developing you and the wider team through structured training programmes.
Where will you be based?
The role will be based in Belfast; however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond, sometimes at short notice. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered and it is not a pre-requisite of the role.
Applicants should have these essential skills and experience:
Solid proven previous experience within an operations / delivery role across a regulated or compliance agenda.
Proven ability to operate at a senior level and deal confidently with stakeholders (internally and externally)
Responsibility for managing large teams, understanding financial budgeting, billing and staffing.
The ability to mentor other members of the team and support their development; respecting and valuing all people and encouraging different perspectives
An adaptable mindset, specifically in relation to service delivery on behalf of a range of clients - often driving agile time critical solutions within heavily regulated environments
Extensive experience interpreting and implementing client policies across a broad range of industries
Managing relationships with key internal stakeholders: Resourcing; Marketing; Operations etc.
Set performance and development targets for all staff, including strategy sessions with senior stakeholders to design individual objectives
Prepare and deliver key MI reports to the client’s specification, ensuring the delivery is consistent with overall project requirements