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PwC South Africa

2022-12-03 03:32:28

Job location Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Line of Service AdvisoryIndustry/Sector Transportation and LogisticsSpecialism Advisory - OtherManagement Level Senior ManagerJob Description & Summary As a member of PwC’s rapidly growing Middle East Transport & Logistics (T&L) Practice, you willhave the opportunity to work closely with the best and brightest consultants across the industry. Youwill enter a fast career track, and have the opportunity to rapidly expand your horizon across theentire Middle East T&L industry.Regionally, the maritime sector is playing a pivotal role in both shaping and enabling ongoingnational transformation programs through enhancing the ports and maritime infrastructure andperformance, enabling efficient import and exports of goods and people, streamlining intermodalconnectivity and attracting foreign direct investments. PwC is at the heart of this sector’stransformation. We boast a globally recognised practice with over 5,000 professionals, and a verystrong presence in the Middle East. As part of our regional practice, you will be a member of a widercommunity of multi-modal experts that provide a one-stop business advisory solution to both publicand private tier-1 organizations.As a Senior Manager you would combine a track record of strategy or management consulting witha proven portfolio of projects in the Ports and Maritime sector, and broader transport & logisticsindustry knowledge, preferably in the Middle East region. We expect our Senior Managers to bethought 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 toteam members and oversee day-to-day delivery. Assignments are expected to bepredominantly within the land transport sector, but could also include to the broadertransport and logistics space? Perform hypothesis driven thinking, guide the team’s analyses and push their thinking todraw meaningful insights, and ensure credibility of analytical approaches, methodologiesand conclusions.? Review work produced by the team to ensure highest quality levels output aligned with thescope 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 finalrecommendations.? Ensure smooth handover of project deliverables and results and effectively close outconsulting assignments with the client.? Build strong, trusted advisor relationships with your clients beyond the immediate consultingassignment and identify and contribute to follow-on work, and maintain an emerging networkof contacts and relationships inside and outside the firm’s network.? Proactively lead the drafting of proposals and marketing efforts and participate in proposalpitches 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 toenhance our brand.? Provide guidance and coaching to team members as needed and ensure a professional andproductive team environment.? Mentor – formally and informally - other members in your team/ business unit in order tofoster a high performance team environment.? Manage internal requirements for quality, compliance, policies, procedures and systems andrelated.Requirements:? 8-12 years of professional work experience out of which at least 4-6 are in consulting with aleading global consulting firm, with a proven portfolio of projects in the ports and maritimesector, preferably -but not necessarily-in the Middle East, advising tier-1 organization? Experience in ports, commercial and passenger shipping, regulatory authorizes, ports relatedfreezones, investment funds active in this space, and / or ports and maritime Authorities orgovernmental entities in the sector.? Key areas of functional expertise include, but are not limited to, strategy development,strategic transformations, capability led transformations, strategy implementation, corporategovernance, operating models, etc.? Strong business acumen and structured problem solving capabilities, using first principlethinking 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 momentumwithin 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 areputable business school.? Language Skills: Proficient in written and spoken English. Arabic is a significant plus Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified) Degrees/Field of Study required:Degrees/Field of Study preferred: Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified) Required Skills Optional Skills Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified) Travel Requirements Up to 60%Available for Work Visa Sponsorship? YesGovernment Clearance Required? NoJob Posting End Date

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