Assurance - Data & Analytics Senior Manager - South East
The use of data is becoming more and more important to our clients. To meet this growing demand, we are significantly investing in our practice to offer a wide range of data-related services, from data governance and data quality, through to strategy development, visualisation and advanced modelling and analytics.
Who we are looking for
We are currently looking for Senior Managers to join our fast growing Data & Analytics team in our South-East (SE) region. Our South East (SE) team, provide specialist advisory services to a wide range of UK’s business from FTSE 250 business, SME’s and exciting start-ups, including data work to support the delivery of the regions audit portfolio. Within the SE, our DAA team provide a wide range of solutions to our clients including telecommunications, utilities, entertainment and media, retail and consumer. We’ve experienced double digit growth in the last five years and are forecasting for this continue so it’s a great time to join us.
We have ambitious plans and are looking for individuals who can support our go-to-market offerings and excel in client delivery. You will gain exposure to working on and leading engagements for a wide variety of clients with opportunities for excellent career development and international travel as well as the chance to actively coach and develop our junior team through their careers.
About our team
PwC work with some of the largest UK and international organisations. These organisations are collecting and using more data than ever before to drive their business, serve their customers and to meet expected standards and regulatory requirements. As data becomes more integral to the operations and management of businesses, the businesses and environments in which they operate are becoming more complex. This introduces new and ongoing challenges that organisations need to deal with in order to understand and make effective and efficient use of the data that they hold. It is essential that we are equipped to help our clients face these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that new techniques and technologies present.
The SE Data Assurance & Analytics team works with clients across three key areas:
Data management, including data governance and designing and implementing responses to regulations eg General Data Protection Regulation;
Analytics and reporting, including visualisation of data to help organisations manage business risk establish the right controls, processes and structures to ensure that information can be trusted and improve decision-making;
Advanced analytics, where we use data science techniques to help our clients navigate future risks and opportunities through predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Our DAA team work with clients to deliver crucial insight through data analytics, advanced modelling and data visualisation. We also help our clients to establish the right controls, processes and structures to ensure that decisions are based on accurate information. We often assure that information and data provided to regulators and third parties is accurate, complete and can be trusted.
What makes us different is our ability to combine data analytics with our other offerings across the firm, enabling us to provide truly innovative services and solutions to our clients.
About the role
As a Senior Manager you will be responsible for supporting the development of and taking our market-facing offerings to our clients and managing the engagements arising from our client conversations. You will also work with partners and directors across the SE region and nationally.
Owning and delivering client engagements;
Establishing credibility both internally and externally through your knowledge, approach, and professionalism;
Developing and owning client and internal relationships, including bringing existing relationships across to PwC;
Selling Data & Analytics services to clients through continually looking at areas to enhance value to their organisation;
Leading and assisting business development activities through working on bids and proposal responses;
Be an active member of the team on client-facing project work, being self-starting and motivated to produce the required high standard of deliverables including ensuring the appropriate risk management procedures are undertaken;
Providing SME knowledge and experience to engagements based on your experiences both technical and consulting;
Coaching the team to help them develop and progress.
Demonstrable ability in at least some of the following areas:
Strong market credentials in data & analytics working with organisations and an ability to demonstrate knowledge and insight in data management, management information and analytics;
Gained through either experience in industry or a consulting environment;
Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills, including communication with senior stakeholders of a non-data background (being able to communicate technical issues in simple business terms) and excellent reporting writing skills;
Ability to identify and address client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships and understand the client’s business;
The ability to build and manage your own portfolio of opportunities, engagements and relationships;
Demonstrable experience of identifying opportunities and moving them through the process to client engagement;
Solid experience in managing projects, including developing project plans, budgets and deliverables schedules;
Experience of managing people both in terms of managing delivery teams and providing coaching to individuals;
Experience of the full engagement delivery lifecycle including risk and stakeholder management;
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities;
Potential and ambition to develop a long-term career in PwC.
Demonstrable experience in some or all of the following:
Data Governance and Data Management;
Operational and business process knowledge (e.g. Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, Manufacturing, Supply chain etc);
Use of technology in data & analytics including for use in providing managed services
A technical background in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics or similar is desirable
As a senior manager we expect people to have a range of skills and knowledge in these areas:
Technologies that underpin the data management and analytics organisations. This may include technology supporting data lakes, “Big Data” analytics and data quality management;
Enterprise performance management (EPM) solution design and implementation;
The vision/roadmap of these tools and the wider challenges for data analytics;
Development of data standards and taxonomies;
Strong experience of operational application of computer science and mathematics;
Use of visualisation technologies such as Qlikview, Tableau, Spotfire and Power BI;
Database and ETL technologies;
SQL (preferably SQL Server) and data manipulation;
MS Excel and Access
Cambridge, Gatwick, Reading, Southampton, St Albans, Uxbridge