Delivering Deal Value - Transportation & Logistics - Senior Manager | PricewaterhouseCoopers

Delivering Deal Value – Transportation & Logistics – Senior Manager | PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Deals, Deals Strategy & Operations – Delivering Deal Value – Transportation & Logistics – Senior Manager – Dubai

Line of Service



Delivering Deal Value

Management Level

Senior Manager

Job Description & Summary

Deals Strategy & Operations Overview

As businesses grow and become more complex, they navigate complicated transactions. Our growing Deals Strategy & Operations (DS&O) practice helps executives achieve strategic growth objectives for their organizations by driving informed and empowered acquisition, divestiture and reorganization decisions. Our deals professionals help companies across the deal continuum developing the right strategy, identifying issues and points of negotiation and value, executing the deal seamlessly, and implementing changes to deliver synergies and improvements post integration. In summary our business unit takes strategy to execution to create value to shareholders.

Our Deals Strategy & Operations team offers strategic advice to a broad range of investors including the leading private equity houses, family offices, major banks, and companies undertaking mergers and acquisitions or investment opportunities. We deliver deep commercial and operational insights into the attractiveness of a transaction, helping clients think through investment/divestment decisions about businesses. We advise our clients on critical operational and transformational challenges around Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity that are focus on deal value (EBITDA) driven initiatives. We also evaluate business plans and company strategies against market performance and competitor strength, to deliver a rigorous appraisal of a business’ commercial and operational outlook.


The Delivering Deal Value (DDV) team is part of the DS&O business unit. Our fast-growing practice is looking to double the team in the next 12 to 18 months. It focuses on providing support for potential, actual transactions and assists clients in all operational integration aspects of the transaction, pre and post completion, including: Buy side operational, integration due diligence; Synergy development and review; Sell-side due diligence; Carve-out; Turnaround; Taking control and 100-day planning; Value creation plan; Mergers & Acquisitions Integration; Post-acquisition performance improvement.

As part of the transaction process, the DDV team develops a rapid understanding of the target, client business in order to quickly assimilate the key operational issues, synergies, risks and value upsides around a transaction. We report our findings real time to our clients but, typically, we will also produce clear, written reports articulating our findings for any purchaser or vendor. We may then be involved in helping our clients with the post deal

implementation, advising on synergies, cost reduction and sales growth opportunities, implementation plans and programme management. We deal directly with client’s CEO and other C-suite as well as top senior management.

As a Senior Manager within the DDV team, your responsibilities will include:

– Leading the successful delivery of projects, which can include multiple projects at a time, and driving the key hypotheses of the team.

– Be the main point of contact for our clients to build relationships and with the project manager for day-to- day activities.

– Framing and understanding key client issues, client processes and mandate, defining realistic expectations for the client, team, and PwC.

– Project budgeting and finance management, along with coaching and resource management on a portfolio of clients.

– Managing client expectations and ensuring that the scope of work, as agreed upon within the contract, is completed to PwC’s standards of excellence.

– Building long lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to identify value add opportunities for existing and potential clients.

– Developing value propositions for the clients by anticipating their future needs and the competitor landscape.

– Seeking opportunities to sell add on and new work with the DDV team or with the wider PwC firm. Senior Manager are expected to generate revenues based on their own business development activities.

– Ensuring that the client engagement is carried out by the team in a manner which adheres to the risk and quality guidelines of the firm.

– Contributing to the wider business unit through knowledge sharing, recruitment, mentoring, training and other activities.

– Keeping up to date with current trends, from the region and from across the world, and understanding how these impact our clients.

– Whilst working in the Delivering Deal Value team you will develop your understanding of the key themes in the market and in the region. You will work collaboratively with other Deals experts to shape the future of our clients and to bring about positive change. You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network.

– Developing strong internal network across the Middle East practice and globally to identify and support business development activities and identify subject matter experts across key sectors.

– Identifying opportunities for efficiencies within the firm and take action to implement them.

– Develop at least 1-2 deep sector knowledge in the region and leverage PwC global sector expertise to support business development activities.