Senior Associate - Manufacturing Consulting - Delivering Deal Value

Postgraduate degree
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About the team

Our Delivering Deal Value (DDV) team, within Consulting, assists both Corporate and Private Equity (PE) clients in a wide range of business critical operational and transformational challenges, driven by Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity.

We advise our clients on deals with values ranging from £50 million to over £9 billion. DDV is now a core team of over 100 specialists covering all industry sectors.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate with experience from the Industrial Products/Manufacturing sector

This individual will ideally have:
  • Proven previous relevant industry experience
  • Experience in working on change projects / business improvement and delivering quantifiable benefits
  • Project Management experience
  • Exposure to M&A
  • Experience of organisational change, sourcing and supplier management
About the role DDV focuses on providing support for potential/actual transactions and assists clients in all operational aspects of the transaction, pre and post completion, including:
  • Buy and sell side operational due diligence
  • Synergy development and review
  • Carve out and divestment support
  • Taking control and 100 day planning
  • Mergers & acquisitions integration
  • Rapid Value Creation
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 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 opportunities, implementation plans and programme management. As well as consulting expertise, our team members have considerable industry experience in running businesses and implementing change. Due to continued success and increased demand for our services, DDV is seeking to enhance this team via select, high calibre appointments. Skills and experience required Essential skills:
  • Previous relevant Industrial Products experience ideally within Industrial Manufacturing
  • Experience of operations, production, or supply chain
  • Experience in working on change projects / business improvement
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage ‘change’ projects
  • An ability to ‘read’ a business/process
  • A demonstrated ability to operate on your own initiative
Desirable skills:
  • A comfort around financial analysis and understanding of the key drivers, Knowledge of deals, which might include: mergers & acquisitions, synergy reviews and carve-outs
  • Degree, MBA or other relevant qualification
  • Comfort and ability around report writing
  • Continuous Improvement/ Lean/ Six Sigma experience
  • Commercial exposure in negotiation and consultation
  • Language skills (oral and written)
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to work autonomously and operate on own initiative. They will be required to work across a number of industries on a variety of projects with colleagues at all levels. Whilst primarily London based, our deal involvement is global in nature and candidates must be prepared to travel widely and frequently as and when required Additional Information
  • Amount of time client based: 50%
  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home: Yes
  • Amount of time PwC office based 50%


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

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Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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