Finance Consulting Pharmaceuticals Senior Manager

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1386123

 Job Description

As a Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex issues from strategy to execution.

About the role 

Our Pharmaceuticals business is a part of our broader Health Industries team which comprises both the private and public sector providers in this space. We see significant potential for growth in our consulting support to this market and are actively looking for individuals with Pharmaceuticals experience to grow the team.


Our Finance Consulting team supports the agenda of the CFOs in those organisations. This can be in a functional capacity as they seek to drive the efficiency and control of their Finance functions and improve the effectiveness of Finance’s contribution to the business through insight and challenge. It also though extends to their organization-wide role of making sure the organization delivers on its strategy whilst optimizing the value it gets from its resources, underpinned by strong financial management and robust commercially based decision making.


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

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients

  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team

  • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria

  • Train, coach, and supervise team members

  • Contribute to the development of your own and the team’s technical acumen

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand


You will primarily work on the delivery of client engagements, contributing to and leading change projects, but you will also spend time supporting the development of the team and will be expected to contribution to sales origination.


Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of Pharmaceuticals companies, either directly or through a Professional Services organisation

  • A delivery track record on large change projects

  • Experience of leading and developing teams

  • Ability in stakeholder management and relationship building;

  • Demonstrated ability to advise senior management on alternative solutions and risks with experience of presenting and influencing at a senior level

  • Commercial acumen

  • Supported the development of solutions to Finance challenges in one or more of the following areas

    • Finance vision, strategy and operating models

    • Finance process redesign and optimisation

    • Organisation wide Cost reduction solutions, including benefits realization approach

    • Investment Business Cases

    • Finance system design and implementation – EPM, ERP, MI Visualisation tools etc,

    • Cultural change and continuous improvement


Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Education to degree level plus either formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.

  • Understanding of back office transformation approaches outside of pure finance such as HR, IT or Procurement transformation

  • Finance Systems architecture, Data architecture and data management

  • Exposure to robotics process automation and other disruptive technologies

  • Experience of a lean approach to process/cost optimisation