FS Technology Strategy Managers and Senior Managers
The increased focus on transparency within the marketplace and ever-increasing regulatory requirements need to be addressed in parallel. Our FS client base covers a breadth of FTSE 100 organisations covering Retail and Commercial Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance and Investment Management (I&IM). In the current economic climate, organisations are increasingly turning to PwC for advice on leveraging their business operations and sustainably developing their organisations in response to market opportunities.
We deliver high value solutions, from strategy to execution, solving our clients’ complex business problems through technology enablement:
Driving value from technology and operations;
Competitive advantage through agility;
Risk and regulatory complexity;
Achieving business insight; and
Achieving business growth.
Who are we looking forPwC is looking for new Senior Managers and Managers within our Technology Strategy focussed FS Consulting team. We are looking for people with skills in designing, implementing and assessing IT strategy with experience in assessing IT operating models, IT sourcing and supplier management within the FS industry.
Key responsibilitiesWithin the field of Technology Strategy this is an appointment for Managers and Senior Managers to be responsible for:
Assessing client’s Technology Strategy and IT Operating Model;
Identifying inefficiencies or gaps and proposing a recommended strategy and target operating model;
Managing the delivery of implementation projects and identifying new opportunities;
Building relationships with our key financial services clients;
Developing the careers of the teams working with and reporting to you;
Maintaining a consistently high and leading edge market profile;
Technology and wider Consulting team building; and
Will I have opportunities to work from home? Yes, although this is typically client and/or project dependent.
How much time will I be spending on client site? This varies, but typically you can expect to spend 60-70% of your time on client site.
Will I have to travel and stay away from home overnight? Yes, this may happen, but flexible arrangements are very common.
Is it possible to have flexible working hours? Yes, although this is typically client and/or project dependent.
How much time will I be spending in the PwC office? This varies, but typically you can expect to spend 30-40% of your time in the PwC office.
Skills and experience required for this role
Essential skills and experience:
Significant experience in FS IT strategy design and implementation, including IT infrastructure architecture, IT transformation, service architecture and operating model transformation programmes;
Understanding of a typical IT strategy and operating models used across the financial services industry and knowledge of recent best practice methods of organising IT functions and sourcing IT services;
Knowledge of key upcoming regulations within the financial services industry and the potential impact on organisations in this industry;
Understanding of IT governance and control requirements;
Understanding of the operational model of CTO/CIO in the FS industry;
Excellent interpersonal skills & networking ability to develop and nurture contacts;
Individual, social and business interaction - flexibility in using a range of influencing styles in order to build strong sustainable relationships, and demonstrating the firm's values;
Business acumen to identify client’s real business needs which PwC can satisfy;
Excellent delivery skills of large, complex and multi-vendor projects;
Solid and articulate report, proposal and article writing skills;
Commitment to seeking and acting on feedback and learning opportunities;
A track record of coaching and developing team members; and
A track record of delivery within a similar environment.
Desirable skills and experience:
Business skills - understanding our client's business and showing strong commercial acumen in the seeking out of opportunities and the winning of work;
Delivery skills - the ability to use our industry and technical skills to better deliver practical solutions that are valued by the client, for instance, the shaping and delivery of recently outsourced IT service; practical experience in leading vendor selection processes and contract negotiations;
Analytical skills - identifying and diagnosing client issues through rigorous analysis, including data analytics, rather than selling PwC solutions; and
Technical skills – knowledge of specific technologies and methods that can be used to drive quality and efficiency across key processes.