Consulting - Maritime - Senior Manager

Industry: Professional Services

Job Family: Consulting

18 Jan, 2023


Full Time

United Arab Emirates

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Description At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

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Advisory Industry/Sector

Transportation and Logistics Specialism

Advisory - Other Management Level

Senior Manager Job Description & Summary

As a member of PwC’s rapidly growing Middle East Transport & Logistics (T&L) Practice, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the best and brightest consultants across the industry. You will enter a fast career track, and have the opportunity to rapidly expand your horizon across the entire Middle East T&L industry. Regionally, the maritime sector is playing a pivotal role in both shaping and enabling ongoing national transformation programs through enhancing the ports and maritime infrastructure and performance, enabling efficient import and exports of goods and people, streamlining intermodal connectivity and attracting foreign direct investments. PwC is at the heart of this sector’s transformation. We boast a globally recognised practice with over 5,000 professionals, and a very strong presence in the Middle East. As part of our regional practice, you will be a member of a wider community of multi-modal experts that provide a one-stop business advisory solution to both public and private tier-1 organizations. As a Senior Manager you would combine a track record of strategy or management consulting with a proven portfolio of projects in the Ports and Maritime sector, and broader transport & logistics industry knowledge, preferably in the Middle East region. We expect our Senior Managers to be thought leaders within their areas of expertise and have an incipient network within the sector. Responsibilities as a Senior Manager: ● Lead and deliver consulting assignments – develop content, project plans, distribute work to team members and oversee day-to-day delivery. Assignments are expected to be predominantly within the land transport sector, but could also include to the broader transport and logistics space ● Perform hypothesis driven thinking, guide the team’s analyses and push their thinking to draw meaningful insights, and ensure credibility of analytical approaches, methodologies and conclusions. ● Review work produced by the team to ensure highest quality levels output aligned with the scope of work, delivered on time and within budget to the expectations of the client. ● Engage client counterpart(s) to align with them on the work plans and interim and final recommendations. ● Ensure smooth handover of project deliverables and results and effectively close out consulting assignments with the client. ● Build strong, trusted advisor relationships with your clients beyond the immediate consulting assignment and identify and contribute to follow-on work, and maintain an emerging network of contacts and relationships inside and outside the firm’s network. ● Proactively lead the drafting of proposals and marketing efforts and participate in proposal pitches with a focus on converting pipelines into secured mandates . ● Stay up to date on the land transport industry in the region, including the government agenda, players’ positioning and strategies, latest trends and developments. ● Develop and maintain intellectual capital and publish thought leadership on aviation to enhance our brand.

● Provide guidance and coaching to team members as needed and ensure a professional and productive team environment. ● Mentor – formally and informally - other members in your team/ business unit in order to foster a high performance team environment. ● Manage internal requirements for quality, compliance, policies, procedures and systems and related.

Requirements: ● 8-12 years of professional work experience out of which at least 4-6 are in consulting with a leading global consulting firm, with a proven portfolio of projects in the ports and maritime sector, preferably -but not necessarily-in the Middle East, advising tier-1 organization ● Experience in ports, commercial and passenger shipping, regulatory authorizes, ports related freezones, investment funds active in this space, and / or ports and maritime Authorities or governmental entities in the sector. ● Key areas of functional expertise include, but are not limited to, strategy development, strategic transformations, capability led transformations, strategy implementation, corporate governance, operating models, etc. ● Strong business acumen and structured problem solving capabilities, using first principle thinking to frame solutions. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, validate, structure and analyze financial, operational, and market data. ● Output focused and resilient with the ability to rally resources and maintain momentum within a fast paced and high energy team. ● Able to work independently and effectively within a team. ● Strong communication skills with the ability to operate in a multi-stakeholder environment. ● Ability and willingness for frequent travel within the GCC and Middle East. ● Education: Relevant Bachelor’s degree, with Masters degree a plus, ideally an MBA from a reputable business school. ● Language Skills: Proficient in written and spoken English. Arabic is a significant plus

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