Commercial Controls – Senior Associate

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At, PwC, our Commercial Control 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.
We’re seeking talented, high performing professionals to join our team across all levels of experience.
If you enjoy working with high profile clients – often household names – then our growing Commercial Control team at PwC will provide you with that opportunity.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Delivering work-streams within a larger engagement;
  • Delivering contract reviews;
  • Supporting senior team members to assess projects/contracts to review the compliance, effectiveness or maturity of a client’s supplier and performance management activities;
  • Reviewing commercial matters (i.e. major deals / business cases / commercial strategies) and drafting observations, recommendations and proposals to clients;
  • Supporting senior team members in the formation and / or review of complex third party arrangements
  • Performing 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:

  • Supporting internal presentations;
  • Contributing to business development activities;
  • Contributing to thought-leadership; and,
  • Preparing management information.

What’s in it for you

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing Commercial Control 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 Control 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 or contract review programmes;
  • Supporting the implementation of commercial arrangements with either customer or supplier facing contracts; and
  • Providing input into 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.
Additional information

  • Opportunity for working from home? Yes
  • Amount of time client or PwC office based – 60%
  • Opportunity for job sharing? No

Essential skills:
Essential academic:
2:1 or above class degree (any subject); and,
Preferred but not essential 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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