Senior Manager - Working Capital - London
Posted on Jan 23, 2019 by PWC-1
Our team provides organisations with pragmatic solutions for operational restructuring and resource management for a swift recovery and sustained future success. You'll work on performing short term cash flow reviews, advising on capital management, and assisting with stakeholder negotiations and restructuring methodologies.About the TeamOur specialist Working Capital team sits within our broader Operational Restructuring team. We work closely with our clients to develop sustainable solutions to free up cash from our client's balance sheets. Our skills and knowledge are applied and gradually transferred to improve working capital management, leaving clients with sustainable performance improvement.About the roleAs a Senior Manager within the Working Capital team you will work with cross-functional stakeholders across many different Industries to assess and benchmark current performance, identify areas for improvement and lead change and transformation efforts. You will focus mainly on working capital improvement areas matching your previous experience and expertise, including
Review of working capital cycles in a business
Understand key business processes and working capital requirements
Financial analysis of opportunities for working capital reduction, within context of commercial requirements of business
Develop action plans addressing opportunities
Working alongside management to implement and support project plans
Post implementation reviews and monitoring of performance improvement
Assessment of operational and management teams within an organisation, identifying skill gaps
Tracking and evaluation of working capital performance
Working with other PwC teams in the UK and abroad
Presentations and/or Reports to key stakeholders (e.g. Board level/management)
Active contribution to the teams marketing efforts (both internal and external) is expected and encouraged.
Company, sector and market research and analysis
Experience of running working capital improvement / cost reduction programmes in either public or private sector
Good end to end understanding of flows of goods, information and services and how all different functions internally and externally cooperate.
Previous experience in Purchasing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Credit Control or Procurement
Proven project and time management skills
Sound financial analysis skills
Strong commercial awareness and business analysis skills
Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating with all levels
Experience of a range of sectors or specific expertise in a broad market sector
Other languages beneficial (but not necessary)
Ability to lead and motivate others, where required in the role
Ability to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised working environment
Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.
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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