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Job: Corporate & Business Strategy | Director
Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: September 18, 2021
Locations: Australia (New South Wales)
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Corporate and Business Strategy

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

With PwC, you’ll ignite a meaningful career while being supported by a flexible working culture, innovative learning and development opportunities and progressive policies and benefits, such as 18 weeks paid parental leave for mums, dads and foster carers (no minimum service!)

What will you create?

You’ll help Australian businesses, not-for-profits and governments create value and improve the way they work. From digitising healthcare, to creating smarter cities and igniting our start-up industry, together we build trust in society and solve important problems.

Consulting brings this to life by helping clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent, or fundamentally change the way they do business. Your work here will help organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster.

Strategy& is a global community and is within the Strategy consulting arm of PwC, with more than 3500 consultants in 50 offices around the world. We work with the C-suite of the world's leading institutions on their most critical strategic issues. We are known for turning our big ideas into action, reshaping businesses and creating lasting impact. As a member of the Strategy& community you will benefit from both the first-class PwC Consulting proposition as well as specific value proposition elements commensurate with working in a leading strategy consulting team.

As a Director in our Financial Services Strategy& team your impact will be seen by:

Analytical strength with the ability to solve problems accurately and quickly

Manages execution of rapid hypothesis-based fact-finding efforts with sound results.

Coaches client and / or Strategy& team members in preparing for presentations

Understanding implications and the ability to prove more deeply when confronted with inconsistent or interesting findings

Ability to discern fact from opinion and offer proof

Communicates meaningfully in both formal and informal settings

Writes / edits key sections to achieve maximum focus, cogency and fit within overall framework clearly communicating ideas and conclusions in writing

Actively listens and responds to input of others

Frequently assumes control in presentations with the ability to present ideas and information at CEO and Board level and explain conclusions drawn

About you

As part of our team, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

Assists in "cracking" the tough problems especially under time pressure.

Generates innovative approaches to address business problems with the ability to draw well-integrated conclusions and insights from this analyses

Ability to identify creative and useful additional analyses required and suggest new paradigms for recommendations

Takes a "macro" view of the industry and incorporates into findings

Distills and proposes the key themes in a client assignment to help client define agenda

Sets overall conceptual framework and approach

Continually refines approach to developing work plans based on experience

Negotiates with client to ensure sufficient staff for assignment

Works with client staff to ensure well-coordinated execution of work plans. Works with client senior management to ensure that structure is in place to support real change

Executes minimal OIC intervention or redirection

Manages global teams and resources as needed

Builds productive relationships with client and senior management

Ensures senior client buy-in to recommendations

Prepares and educates client to ensure that assignment hand-off results in successful execution

Communicates high-level objectives to inspire team and to garner their support for the assignment

Ensures that team has a common vision, sense of purpose and understanding of how their individual work contributes to the larger purpose

Understands and meets team members' varied needs for feedback and structure including keeping the team abreast of key developments and getting their input on changes in direction

Is a leader in identify and integrating diverse Strategy& and client team members

Takes initiative to see that others demonstrate respect and fulfill diversity commitment

Maintains strong relationships with senior level clients beyond duration of an assignment as appropriate

Relates well with people at all levels of an organisation. Is often sort for advice and counsel by clients

Proactively sources key industry contacts and begins meaningful dialogue on behalf of the Firm

Leverages firm capabilities against key client problems

Convinces client to commit to additional new business

Takes lead in publication of articles

Develops a reputation for a particular area of expertise

Essential skills

MBA or industry equivalent

Exceptional academic record and achievements

At least 6 years industry experience

Personality characteristics

Confident, creative, curious, self motivated individuals

A strong personal desire to succeed

A track record of excellence in teaming

Strong communications skills, both written and verbal

Passionate about being at the forefront of change, you’re ready to help our Consulting team deliver practical advice that speaks straight to the heart of client business issues and deliver innovative results.

You’re collaborative and enjoy working in an innovative environment. You’re a problem solver by nature and want to join a firm that values the kind of people who reimagine the possible for their clients and stakeholders. Most importantly, you act with integrity and show care for the people you work with.

Life at PwC

Our culture and benefits are something we’re proud of, and also why we’re consistently named as one of Australia’s best workplaces. With PwC, you’ll belong to an inclusive community where differences are both embraced and the underlying driver in everything we create together.

We empower you with the technology, coaching, flexibility and trust needed to make a meaningful difference, while supporting you in bringing your whole self to work each day. We’re committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce because we know it’s only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and society around us.

We’re living this commitment through initiatives including our Reconciliation Action Plan to increase Indigenous employment and employee-led diversity networks promoting cultural, disability, LGBTI and gender equality. At our core we’re a people business, which means you’ll be supported not just in your professional development but your personal growth as well.

Steph Alderton is the Recruitment Manager for the role. As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

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Travel Requirements

Not Specified

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


Job Posting End Date

December 11, 2021

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