About our practice
Cyber security is one of the defining topics of our age, and cyber risk represents one of the most significant strategic risks to PwC’s clients. In a recent PwC survey it remains the top risk in the minds of CEO’s globally, with 91% of UK CEOs rating it as a significant concern. Businesses are changing rapidly, facing disrupted supply chains, rapidly changing workforces and accelerating digital transformation on an unprecedented scale.
In particular, Cyber attacks on Operational Technology (OT) are more complex and more prevalent than ever before. Malicious actors are smarter and more determined to bring operational infrastructure to its knees – from infecting engineering and manufacturing plants with ransomware, to hacking the systems that run public utilities. No matter which industry our clients are in, if they have operational technology, these kinds of threats pose a fundamental risk – to our clients, their customers and the communities they’re part of.
At PwC we help our clients transform, and our cyber security practice enables them to execute that transformation securely and to become more resilient to cyber security threats. Our cyber security practice operates nationally, and serves clients holistically with both strategy, risk and governance advice, and with deep technical implementation and assurance expertise.
As one of the largest cyber security specialist consulting practices in the UK, we have over 250 practitioners who range from business risk advisors who work with CEOs, CFOs and boards, to transformation specialists who execute major change programmes, to deep technical SMEs who help clients implement controls to secure their businesses from attack, and support them to respond when an attack occurs.
Our practice is experiencing significant growth which is driven by demand from our clients for greater assistance in dealing with increasingly complex cyber security risks, and support in executing their change and growth agendas securely. We believe helping our clients gain confidence in their digital future is essential to their growth, and as a result our cyber security practice is one of the key growth priorities of our firm.
We are seeking an experienced OT capability lead to join our “Commercial sector” advisory vertical in cyber security at the “Director” level, to respond to strong demand-led growth. The cyber security advisory team helps clients to understand their cyber risks and define and execute a strategy which enables the business to deliver its objectives within their desired risk envelope.
We support client leadership teams to define their risk appetite and a proportionate target state of cyber capability and maturity to deliver it; we define operating and governance models to make cyber security a sustainable capability which responds to evolving business priorities; we deliver complex multi-year transformation programmes both uplifting clients’ cyber security capability, and baking cyber security in to other transformation agendas. We also help clients define and assure complex control solutions to help them manage their risks.
As a leader in our practice you will job a vibrant team of Partners and other Directors leading the execution of our most complex client engagements, developing and nurturing trusted relationships with senior stakeholders at our largest clients, identifying and winning new work for our practice, and leading our team of cyber security specialists.
The “Commercial sector” vertical in this team works with clients across industries (excluding financial services), and we are particularly looking to add an OT director to our team to help drive the growth of our OT capability with focus on the following key industries:
- Industrial Manufacturing and Transportation
- Energy, Utilities and Resources
- Consumer (Manufacturing)
You may have worked across multiple industries, or have developed an OT specialism in a particular sector. Whichever of these describes you, you will have a strong track record of credibility as a trusted advisor to senior business stakeholders on OT cyber security, and you must be experienced and comfortable building relationships and working with stakeholders up CxO level in FTSE350-scale companies.
You will have experience in building an OT capability or in leading large and complex OT programmes. You can demonstrate a track record in developing strong client relationships with diverse stakeholders from across both corporate and operational environments and you have a track record of identifying opportunities to serve clients, developing new business and winning new work.
- Leading OT cyber security and cyber risk assignments, including producing documentation and reports, and quality assuring the work produced by junior team members.
- Working as a senior OT subject matter expert to support a team, and managing a larger team in delivering engagements at scale.
- Maintaining awareness of key business and industry trends, and understanding how they impact responses to OT cyber risk. Being able to translate these themes into strategic advice for senior client leaders.
- Providing our clients with trusted advice, rooted in a pragmatic understanding of their business situation and objectives, to help them navigate complex, risk-driven Cyber OT decisions.
Business and practice development
- Building and nurturing senior client relationships and establishing credibility by demonstrating knowledge of various aspects of cyber security, and identifying opportunities where PwC can assist.
- Identifying client issues and qualifying opportunities for PwC to respond to those challenges, and leading the development of client proposals and solution offerings.
- Leading the end-to-end business development cycle, and winning work which will excite and energise our team.
- Taking on specific leadership roles in the practice, for example covering the pastoral leadership of a group of colleagues, or a driving a cross-business agenda topic such as diversity, working capital management, or an industry group.
Skills & Experience
- Excellent communication skills – both oral (for interviews/meetings, presentations) and written (for designing and writing engaging reports which communicate recommendations and actions succinctly and clearly convey the message in a way which is appropriate for the audience, and rooted in the client’s needs).
- A keen eye for detail and strong focus on encouraging quality work by all team members, and a constructive approach to developing and mentoring colleagues with those goals in mind.
- Experience of leading business development or sales, including leading bid teams, and experience of writing winning proposals and RFP responses.
- Experience in helping clients effect substantial and complex business change, and experience of assuring or enabling change at scale is essential.
- Experience providing expert strategy, risk and technical advice, guidance and support on OT cyber security, both in business-as-usual and for live and planned projects within our clients’ business.
- Broad range of cyber and information security skills, knowledge and experience to underpin senior OT SME experience across one or more of the industries mentioned above.
We welcome applications from candidates who have spent some time working “in-house” in a relevant organisation, but it is likely that you will have gained at least some of your experience working in a business-oriented consulting environment where you have faced off to clients’ senior business leaders, and relationship-based business development experience is essential.
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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