Business Risk & Controls Commercial Control Senior Manager

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At, PwC, our Commercial Controls team typically reports to the CFO or CPO, providing expert challenge and scrutiny over third party relationships in order to deliver improved outcomes, whether that is reduced cost or risk, or an increase in business performance. We deliver complex programmes of work using a high-performing team diverse in its experience in performing contract reviews, commercial and commercial management, deal shaping / re-shaping and negotiation. To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. If you enjoy working with high profile clients – often household names – then our growing Commercial Controls team at PwC will provide you with that opportunity. The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing engagements;
  • Overseeing and providing expert advice to clients and internal teams;
  • Assessing projects/contracts to review the compliance, effectiveness or maturity of a client’s supplier and performance management activities;
  • Assessing commercial matters (i.e. major deals / business cases / commercial strategies) and providing observations, recommendations and proposals to clients;
  • Leading the formation and / or review of complex third party arrangements
  • Leading supplier compliance and dispute resolution activities, to investigate value leakage or identify poor performance;

The role is primarily client facing at a senior level in often time-pressured environments; whilst there is frequent scope to innovate, recommendations must be based upon clear commercial logic and a robust understanding of the client’s unique circumstances and issues. Additional activities may include:

  • Giving and supporting industry presentations;
  • Contributing and leading on business development activities;
  • Generating thought-leadership; and,
  • Providing training / preparing management information.

What’s in it for you

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing Commercial Controls team, where you can directly contribute to our growth agenda and shape the direction of your career
  • You will operate as part of a close knit team and will benefit from interaction from senior team members and other experts from across the PwC network
  • World class training and development
  • Challenging, impactful and diverse work
  • Joining a close community, regular team socials and national Commercial Controls team events
  • Opportunity to be part of a technology enabled environment and bring that to our clients
  • Market leading total benefits package

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • Previous experience of working in professional services either delivering cost reduction, commercial strategy, dealing shaping or contract review programmes;
  • Previous experience of implementing commercial arrangements with either customer or supplier facing contracts
  • Previous experience leading or providing input in to procurement activities and negotiation/contracting strategies;

The role will allow the right individual to progress rapidly through the firm and develop a broad set of skills and experiences that are highly valued by senior executives at our clients.
Preferred qualifications:

We’re a leading provider of trust in the digital world – in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders. Today’s business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.

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