Senior Manager - Operations Consulting - Aerospace & Defence

Postgraduate degree
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A career within Operations Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability.


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 business 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

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand

About the team

PwC’s Consulting Practice has ambitious growth plans and the Operations team is at the heart of this growth. Our team work off an enormously strong client platform with strong board level commitment to this growth agenda.

The Operations Consulting team at PwC advises leading organisations in the Aerospace & Defence sector. Our ambition is to be the pre-eminent strategy-led digitally-enabled transformation advisor to the industry, recognised for delivering sustainable value to our clients and great opportunities for personal growth and career progression to our people.

We work with clients throughout the change lifecycle, from strategy to execution and are seeking high calibre individuals at the Manager/Senior Manager grade to help drive our rapidly growing practice. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate relevant, practical and successful sector experience, be able to work in multi-disciplinary teams and have an international mind-set.

We are recruiting at both Manager and Senior Manager grades for this team.

About the role

As a Manager / Senior Manager within Consulting at PwC, you will build on the success of the Aerospace & Defence Industry sector practice.

You could find yourself leading complex transformation programmes, defining operations strategy and implementing operating models including organisation, process and technology, improving performance, and reducing costs in one or more of the following areas

  • Asset lifecycle management

  • Business and operating model transformation

  • Operational excellence

  • Procurement and supply chain management

  • Product development and innovation

You will work with diverse multi-disciplinary teams that utilise proven methods and tools in combination with deep sector expertise to deliver the solutions that our clients expect from a leading brand.

Essential skills and experience
  • Awareness and understanding of market trends, major A&D industry issues and an appreciation of how professional service companies can support clients in this environment

  • Experience of interpreting clients’ strategic, operational and external drivers for change, gaining respect, building trust and inspiring stakeholders

  • Understanding of what constitutes an Operating Model for Aerospace & Defence Industry sector and what are the general factors to be considered while designing and implementing an Operating Model

  • Experience of generating a vision, establishing direction and motivating people

  • Awareness of end to end business processes and ideally, an appreciation of underlying technology platforms, including cloud based services

  • Experience of new process-focused technologies such as Robotics and AI

  • Track record of programme delivery and leading complex engagements

  • Track record of delivering transformation with sustainable benefit delivery

  • Practical and output focussed approach

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


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.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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