Senior Manager Strategy Consulting Pharma&Life Sciences - London

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by PWC-1

London, London United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

About the role

As a Senior Manager in Strategy&'s Pharma Life Sciences group, you are a leading thought-partner to clients, solving problems and running the day-to-day activities of client engagements. You will lead teams of 2 to 5 members through problem solving, building client relationships and managing the personal development of others. Working with consultants from across our global offices, you will have the opportunity to interact with leading international clients across the PLS industry.

On projects, you are the point-of-contact for client stakeholders and manage daily activities of the team to deliver project milestones. Typical daily activities include structuring client problems, story-boarding project approaches and coordinating multiple workstreams. You will also have responsibility for building trusted relationships with senior members of the client organisations that enable us continue to serve them beyond the immediate projects that you manage. You will be supported by Directors and Partners, while providing direction for the Manager, Senior Associates and Associates on your teams.

Outside of engagements, senior managers are mentors within the firm, acting as people-managers and coaches for other Strategy& consultants. Engaging with the wider (UK, European and Global) Strategy& and PLS community is key to growing our firm; participating in thought leadership and building new initiatives based on person interests are some of the many ways Strategy& members continue to develop the business.

Strategy& offers in-depth training across all consulting levels and will support your development throughout your career. Using a combination of formal training programs and on-the-job feedback learning, our consultants combine core analytical thinking with hypothesis-driven approaches to deliver tangible client deliverables.

As a part of Strategy&, you will support clients in developing their capabilities across functions, whether it is strategy development, capabilities assessment or transforming the way the company works within the pharmaceutical industry. This is an exciting time for the industry and for Strategy& as we help pharmaceutical companies transform their business models.

Key deliverables

  • Support senior leadership in managing client engagements from strategy development to end-to-end deliverable creation
  • Use analytical, hypothesis-driven thinking to form and shape solutions to unstructured client problems
  • Communicate effectively to clients and internal stakeholders through verbal and written presentations
  • Manage and support teams of 2-5 junior members with a high level of independence
  • Engage with the greater Strategy& and PLS community to develop firm presence


  • To manage individual work-streams on client assignments, structure the work schedule and support driving each assignment to a successful conclusion
  • Producing clear, persuasive and concise documents for senior audiences
  • Planning and managing the delivery of quality work as part of the project team
  • Directing the quantitative analysis, assessing the depth required for an individual work-stream on each assignment, translating the analysis into useful findings and quality assuring the results in conjunction with project leadership
  • Work with project leadership to define the source and level of data gathering necessary and judge the necessity of client interviews and the strategic content of those interviews
  • Responsible for managing the development of junior team members (internal and client) during the length of each project and identifying opportunities for them to grow and build their skills
  • Building productive and lasting client relationships at all levels
  • Building productive and lasting relationships within the PwC Network at all levels and be seen as a valued member of the office community -contributing to internal, firm-building activities proactively


  • Experience managing 2 - 5 individuals
  • The ability to think strategically about business and industry trends and use analytical, problem-solving techniques to break down issues into the 'so what'A track record of delivering quality work for clients, demonstrating an understanding of the client's professional standards and maintaining respectful client relationships
  • PhD in Life Sciences and / or MBA qualification (preferred)
  • Demonstrable expertise (prior consulting or industry experience) in at least one of core service areas (refer to paragraph 3)
  • Experience within strategy/management consulting or a PLS organisation (preferred)


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients' business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries - everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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